Changes to EPC requirements: what do landlords need to know?

30th March 2018

From April 1st 2018 landlords will no longer be able to let properties in the private rented sector which have a minimum energy performance rating of below an E on their Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). An EPC is required for all properties when constructed, sold or let. However, for landlords, it will now be unlawful […]

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Managing a rental property – do you really need a letting agent?

27th March 2018

At Bricknells, we regularly come across landlords who mistakenly think that all it takes to manage a rental property is to collect the rent each month and to take care of the odd bit of maintenance now and again. Sounds simple doesn’t it? Unfortunately, this is far from the reality! What these landlords don’t realise […]

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Rent to Own – coming soon to Bricknells

20th March 2018

Bricknells Rentals is excited to be launching our very own ‘Rent to Own’ scheme soon. How does ‘Rent to Own’ work? Bricknells will be letting properties on behalf of landlords in South Yorkshire to tenant buyers who have aspirations of owning their own home. The tenant will rent the property at a pre-agreed rental price […]

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Homeownership Amongst Rotherham’s Young Adults Slumps to 49.59%

14th March 2018

The degree to which young Rotherham people are locked out of the Rotherham housing market has been revealed in new statistics. A Rotherham landlord was asking me the other week whether homeownership rates in Rotherham in the early to middle-aged adult age range had affected the demand for rental property in Rotherham over the last […]

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Bricknells Rentals: Proud supporters of Seussical The Musical

6th March 2018

Bricknells Rentals are proud to support the RTSA as they present Dr Seuss’ Seussical The Musical at the Civic Theatre in March. Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza with all of the favourite Dr. Seuss characters! Book your tickets today and make sure you keep your eyes opened for a Bricknells advertisement in the […]

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Invitation to the Rotherham Landlord Seminar

10th January 2018

Invitation to the  ‘ROTHERHAM LANDLORD SEMINAR’ at Bricknells Rentals Office, 1st Floor Cotswold House, Clifford Lister Business Centre, Bawtry Road, Wickersley. Rotherham S66 2BL Date: 25th January 2018 6pm – 8.30pm At Bricknells we realise that the Lettings business is getting tougher for all those involved. New regulations, withdrawal of mortgage interest relief, the prospects of tenancy […]

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Landlords, we’re here to help!

7th December 2017

First time landlords often come to us feeling pretty fearful of the letting process. This is no surprise – even more experienced landlords can get frustrated! At Bricknells Rentals, we recognise these fears and frustrations in order to most help our landlords. By listening to landlords, we have aligned our procedures to reassure and mitigate […]

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Why have house prices not increased in Rotherham?

4th November 2017

I read an article from entitled: “Stuck in the past: The 17 Towns where house prices haven’t recovered from the financial crisis.” Guess what? Rotherham was included in the list! In June 2007 average house price was £133,572 In June 2017 average house price was £128,544 That’s a drop of -3.8% So I thought […]

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Testimonial from Raj Shah

25th October 2017

We recently received the following testimonial from Raj Shah of Blue Wealth Capital regarding our services. With his permission we share his feedback here. It is always a delight to receive positive feedback from our landlords:   Dear Chris and Dawn, On behalf of my wife and I, I am writing to thank you for […]

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A guide to buy-to-let yields

9th October 2017

Your mind-set towards buying your first Rotherham buy-to-let property needs to be much different to your mind-set and tactics you employ when buying a home for yourself to live in. The main difference is when purchasing your own property, you may well pay a little more to get the home you (and your family) want, […]

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