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Stags lettings seminars to return in 2019

Thu 22 November 2018

This autumn, Stags held four successful lettings seminars in Taunton, Exeter, Totnes and Tavistock. Read More

Stags Lettings department launches new buy-to-let advice line

Wed 21 November 2018

Stags Lettings department has recently launched a dedicated buy-to-let advice line for those considering investing in a rental property in the West Country. Read More

The three biggest issues facing landlords today

Wed 21 November 2018

Following Exeter City Council’s Renting Minefield event, Claire Pile of Stags Lettings outlines the three biggest issues facing landlords today.  Read More

Government's rogue landlord database available to tenants

Thu 8 November 2018

The Government has recently given in to pressure and pledged to give all tenants access to the government’s new rogue landlord database. Read More

Everything you need to know before investing in a buy-to-let property

Wed 31 October 2018

Claire Pile of Stags Lettings department outlines everything you should know before investing in a buy-to-let property. Read More

Competition winner announced following landlord networking event in Devon

Wed 10 October 2018

Stags was delighted to attend the recent Mid Devon District Council’s Landlord Networking event held at Paschoe House, near Crediton. Read More

Enjoy six months free management when you instruct Stags in 2018

Wed 10 October 2018

Instruct Stags in 2018 and you will save an average of £600 by making the most of this exclusive promotion. Read More

Unlock your property's rental potential with Stags' lettings advice evenings

Mon 8 October 2018

This autumn Stags is joining South West accountants and business advisors to bring you three informative events about property letting. Read More

What you need to know before serving a Section 21 notice

Fri 28 September 2018

Are you a landlord who is considering issuing your tenants with a Section 21 notice? Claire Pile MARLA of Stags Lettings department outlines what you should know before you act. Read More

Are you prepared for upcoming HMO legislation changes?

Mon 24 September 2018

If you own a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO), make sure you're one step ahead of the upcoming HMO legislation changes. Read More

Six top tips for finding the right tenant fast

Wed 5 September 2018

Need to fill your rental home quickly but don't want to compromise on the quality of your tenants? Claire Pile MARLA of Stags Lettings department offers her top tips for finding the right tenant fast. Read More

The Private Rented Sector continues to grow

Tue 28 August 2018

One in five of us live in the Private Rented Sector, according to the Government’s latest English Housing Survey. Read More

Proposed mandatory electrical checks for all private rental homes

Mon 20 August 2018

A comprehensive review of fire safety guidelines will begin this autumn, Housing Secretary James Brokenshire recently announced. Read More

Recommend a landlord to Stags and receive a £50 M&S gift card

Tue 14 August 2018

Do you know an excellent landlord you'd like to recommend? Here's how you can get your hands on a £50 M&S gift card! Read More

125 reasons landlords need to be in the know

Mon 13 August 2018

With well over 125 pieces of legislation now in place for the private rental sector, it is more important than ever to be well-informed when renting our letting a property. Read More

Autumn Letting Seminars 2018

Mon 13 August 2018

In the last two years Stags have undertaken a number of letting seminars throughout the South West primarily focusing on the current letting market, Buy To Let investment and held in conjunction with other professionals such as accountants and financial advisors. Read More

'Let your house for free' winner announced

Thu 30 November 2017

Following our summer of shows, during which we ran a competition to 'let your house for free', a lucky winner has been announced. Read More

Government finally issues guidance on MEES

Thu 26 October 2017

Andrew Luxton of Stags Residential Lettings Department discusses new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards regulations. Read More

Landlords seminars

Thu 21 September 2017

Confused about how recent legislation changes might affect you? Have your questions answered at our upcoming landlords seminars across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. Read More

Average tenancy length is now 20 months and increasing

Mon 18 September 2017

Andrew Luxton sheds light on tenant demand in the South West and further afield. Read More

Stags lettings manager Jenna Kerby passes ARLA exams

Fri 25 August 2017

Congratulations to Stags letting manager, Jenna Kerby, who has recently successfully passed her ARLA exams. Read More

Many landlords still confused about tenancy agreement changes

Tue 4 July 2017

Andrew Luxton of Stags Residential Lettings Department sheds light on new eviction notice legislations. Read More

Changes to EPC regulation

Tue 6 June 2017

Claire Pile from Stags lettings department outlines future EPC changes that landlords should be aware of. Read More

Top cleaning tips to help avoid issues at the end of the tenancy

Sat 3 June 2017

The most common cause of tenancy deposit disputes in private rented properties is cleaning - here's how to avoid it. Read More

Why pre-purchase advice is key to buy-to-let investments

Wed 31 May 2017

Following two well-attended Landlords Advice Evening in the Barnstaple and Okehampton Offices, we would encourage all prospective Buy-to-Let investors to seek advice first. Read More

Letting exam success in Stags Tiverton Office

Mon 24 April 2017

Andrew Luxton MRICS FARLA, head of Stags Residential Lettings Department congratulates Gemma Webber in passing her NFoPP Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management, and becoming a member of ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents). Read More

Compulsory money protection for all letting agents on its way

Fri 7 April 2017

After two years of campaigning by ARLA the Government have just confirmed that they will be introducing compulsory money protection and it will become mandatory for all agents to offer this greater level of protection for landlords and tenants. Read More

New penalties for rogue landlords

Thu 23 March 2017

The Government have recently confirmed that new measures to crack down on rogue landlords will come into force on the 6th April 2017. The new measures include powers to prosecute and impose significant fines or issue civil notices with penalties of up to £30,000. Read More

Lettings exam success in Stags Honiton Office

Fri 3 February 2017

Andrew Luxton MRICS FARLA, head of Stags Residential Lettings Department congratulates Kelly Hall in passing her NFoPP Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Letting & Property Management and becoming a member of ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents). Read More

Right to Rent Act producing results

Mon 16 January 2017

Brought in under the Immigration Act 2014, Right to Rent was introduced in February last year, it requires Landlords and Agents to check the immigration status of prospective occupiers before they allow them to move in. Read More

Qualification success in Stags Okehampton Letting Office

Mon 14 November 2016

Andrew Luxton, Head of Stags Residential Lettings congratulates Maria Craze in passing her NFoPP Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management and becoming a Member of ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents). Read More

Landlords - Are you prepared for Right To Rent?

Wed 27 January 2016

The Governments new legislation comes into place on the 1st February 2016 and will require all landlords and agents in England to check a tenants immigration status or “right to rent” in the UK. A failure to prepare could leave landlords at serious financial risk, with potential fines of £3,000 if they do not comply. Read More

Buy To Let Update Success

Thu 5 November 2015

Stags Residential Lettings Department is delighted to report on two highly successful Buy To Let seminars that took place recently in Exeter and Truro. Read More

A Buy To Let Update

Mon 5 October 2015

Stags Residential Lettings Department are delighted to announce two forthcoming Buy To Let Updates that they are holding with partnering firms in Exeter and Truro. The events will be held on Thursday, 22nd October 2015 at The Devon Hotel, Exeter and Wednesday, 28th October 2015 at The Alverton Hotel, Truro. Read More

Green Deal is finished What next for Landlords?

Mon 3 August 2015

Andrew Luxton MRICS FARLA, Partner in charge of Stags Residential Lettings Department confirms that on Thursday, 23rd July 2015 the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate, Amber Rudd, announced the end of funding to the green deal finance company effectively ending the green deal. Read More

One in four households privately renting by 2025

Tue 28 July 2015

Andrew Luxton MRICS FARLA, Partner in charge of Stags Residential Lettings Department comments on a recent report from PwC Business Consultancy which states that one in four households in the UK will be privately renting by 2025. Read More

A thirst for Buy To Let investment

Tue 31 March 2015

Stags Residential Lettings Department are delighted to report on two highly successful Buy To Let seminars that took place recently in Cornwall at Lifton and Truro. Read More

Pension changes could lead to a rise in "Silver Landlords"

Fri 20 March 2015

Andrew Luxton, Partner in charge of Stags residential Lettings Department feels that recent changes to pension rules could lead to a significant increase in the number of retiree landlords investing in the private rented sector. Read More

Stags support the ARLA housing manifesto

Tue 10 March 2015

Andrew Luxton MRICS FARLA, Partner in Charge of Stags Residential Lettings Department welcomes the recent publication of the ARLA and NAEA Housing Manifesto for 2015. Read More

Rise in Private Rented Sector

Tue 3 March 2015

The recent English Housing Survey results for 2013/14, have just been released, confirming a further considerable rise in the private rented sector in England. Read More

Learn all about Buy to Let

Tue 17 February 2015

Stags Residential Lettings Department are delighted to announce two forthcoming Buy To Let Seminars that they are holding with partnering firms. The events will be held on Tuesday, 17th March at Lifton Farm Shop and Wednesday, 24th March at Epiphany House in Truro. Read More

Recent survey confirms no need for rent controls

Thu 29 January 2015

Andrew Luxton MRICS FARLA, Partner in charge of Stags Residential Lettings Department points towards a recent residential landlord’s association press release confirming that private sector rents are actually falling in real terms. Read More

22 billion invested in Buy to Let over past year

Wed 14 January 2015

Stags Residential Lettings Department confirms that a recent National Landlords Association report has shown that just under 22 billion has been invested in the UK’s Buy to Let sector in the past 12 months. Read More

Lettings regulations

Thu 8 January 2015

Andrew Luxton MRICS FARLA, Partner in charge of Stags Residential Lettings Department confirms that a recent survey has shown that many new landlords are unaware of basic legal, health and safety regulations that relate to letting property. Read More

Empty property with winter approaching?

Thu 11 December 2014

With the prime selling season now past and winter fast approaching, many owners are faced with decisions as to how to deal with a property that could be empty for several months. Read More

Stags support better letting agent regulation

Thu 11 December 2014

Stags Residential Lettings Department supports the latest ARLA call for better regulations of letting agents when it comes to tenant fees. Andrew Luxton MRICS FARLA, Partner states said, “that whilst fees are necessary, a minority of agencies are over-charging. Read More

Buy to Let Seminar Success

Thu 11 December 2014

Andrew Luxton MRICS FARLA, Partner in charge of Stags Residential Lettings Department, confirms that the two recent seminars which followed another held in Exeter, confirm the appetite for more information from both those existing Buy To Let investors and those contemplating an investment for the first time. Entitled “Let us help you through the Buy To Let maze”, it was an invitation to all those interested either as existing or new Buy to Let investors to come along and learn about the current market, receive advice and hear from various speakers Read More

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