Christmas 2018

As Christmas is on its way the property market generally quiets down in December. AGT have been very active over the last week, letting 4 rooms in shared houses and 3 family homes.

We currently have 1 room available to rent in Milton Road, Fletton at £75 per week. All bills, wifi and TV license is included.

Please contact us if you wish to arrange a viewing or to discuss the room available.

We do have a studio coming available in January, in South Bretton, a short walk to Peterborough City Hospital. The room is furnished with a double bed, wardrobe, chest of draws and bed side cabinet. It has a kitchen area with sink, 2 burner electric hob and fridge with freezer compartment. There is a private bathroom with this studio downstairs. This studio is £100 per week and includes all bills and Virgin Superfast Broadband. (No TV License as separate studio rooms, they need their own independently)

You can see how the studio looks here – Studio To Rent

The best part of doing what we do is when we match great tenants with great landlords. Especially this time of year when families can just about move in and get settled into their new home for Christmas. A lot of our new tenants have had to move because their current landlords are selling the property they live in. This seems to be a theme revolving around Brexit, landlords selling because they are worried that house prices are going to go down and they don’t want to be in negative equity!

From the research we do, we will never really know what will happen, until it does. We do predict house prices to go down slightly, but we believe they will soon go back up. Unfortunately we also believe rents will rise again next year. The government are giving landlords a rough time and when the tenant fee ban comes into force next year, it will only increase rents to combat agents loss of income. We wrote to the government with our views on the tenant fee ban, which we believe should be capped at £100. There is a lot of work which goes into letting out a property and referencing does need to be paid for. However some agent fees are very expensive and this is why the government are banning all fees!

AGT doesn’t have a high street presence, meaning the money we save on office space is passed over to landlords and tenants, keeping our fees low but still able to offer a personalised, honest, friendly service.

Can AGT help you on finding your next tenant?

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and we hope December isn’t too hectic.

Property For Rent – Bretton

AGT are pleased to offer this property for rent. The property is located in Bretton, Peterborough. It is newly decorated and carpeted, with three bedrooms, making it the perfect family home.

Could this be your next family home?The property has a good size kitchen/diner with a separate lounge.

This property for rent is marketed at £750 pcm, with a Deposit required of £850.

Charges

We do charge £160 application fee, but this is per property and not per tenant. We don’t charge any extras for guarantors, check in/out, tenancy agreements etc. Everything is included within the £160 application fee.

The property for rent is a long term let, so you as a family will be able to get and stay settled for many years to come.

Bretton

Bretton has a lot of local amenities, the ice rink and snooker hall is only a short walk. Local shops and major supermarkets are within easy walking distance. Good road links are easily accessible and there are ample primary schools within walking distance with the nearest secondary school only a 25 minuet walk.

To see all of our properties to rent, please click here – AGT – Property For Rent

ARLApropertymark

Remember, we are members of ARLApropertymark.

Why use a ARLApropertymark member?

• Backed by Propertymark Client Money Protection scheme

• Experienced and trained professionals required to undertake regular training

• Up to date with complex legislative changes and best practice

• Adhere to nationally recognised Code of Practice

• Submit independently audited accounts to Propertymark annually

• Membership of an idependent redress scheme

• Professional indemnity insurance

Call us for a free, confidential chat to see if we can help you find your next home. Bretton isn’t the only area we have properties available.

Love your home like we love our property. We pride ourselves on matching great tenants with great landlords.

Tenants – have a look at our tenants page – Tenants info

Landlords – have a look at our landlords page – Landlord info

You can find more out about us here – About us

Thank you for reading our property to rent blog, we look forward to speaking to you soon.

Rented Property Updates March 2018

It has been another crazy start to the year for the lettings industry.

Ever changing legislation always keeping landlords on their toes.

The Energy Performance Certificate will only effect some properties which have a low grade. Please check your EPC, making sure it is in date as it only lasts 10 years and mainly, making sure it is higher than grade E.

New tenancies from April 2018 wont be allowed if the grade is lower than E. Also existing tenancies have to bring the grading to a minimum of E by April 2020 to comply with the regulations.

For agents, the tenant Fee Ban will be coming into force most likely in October 2019. We understand why the government are enforcing this. We charge £140 per property (no other tenant charges) but most agents charge around £300/£400. Which from a tenants point of view is a very high cost.

We believe the fee should be capped at say, £100, as work still needs to be done to let a property. Travelling to viewings, time spent and the paperwork involved is a lot of work. We can only see rents going up even more. Good for landlords but not so good for tenants. A cap may prevent rents shooting up, however the government are firm on a complete ban. Only time will tell how it really pans out.

Thank you for reading and we wish you the best for the remainder of 2018.

 

Local Events in Peterborough 2014

A busy time in Peterborough at the moment, naming just a few with the fireworks @

Peterborough Lions Rugby Club, Bretton Park, Friday 31st of October

Peterborough Arena (Showground), Saturday 1st of November

Also the Christmas Lights @

Queensgate Shopping Centre, Friday 7th November, 5-7pm with Pepper Pig

Serpentine Green, Thursday 13th November, Santa’s Grotto opens at 4pm, Heart FM from 5pm and Warick Davies from 6.15pm with the lights on at 6.30pm.

Great Eastern Run

Just a heads-up folks.

The Great Eastern Run will be disrupting the Peterborough area on 12th October. Please check the route before making travel arrangements.

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AGT has a new website!

Hi there,

AGT is happy to announce the launch of this new website!

This particular area is our blog, and will be where we  post all important information. It could be law changes, new properties coming, or even Christmas opening times, so visit this page for frequent updates.

Over time our website will feature homes from in and around the Peterborough area, both to rent and to buy. Until then, feel free to contact us and see what options we have available for you.

Thanks!