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Our Office Are Open 15 May 2020

Further to Government advice we are pleased to confirm that Able Estates have re-opened the offices and are ready to assist you.

However, we do need to adhere to the following guidelines for everyone"s continued safety.

  • A maximum of 2 persons will be allowed into the office"s at any one time
  • The 2 meter social distancing requirement will remain in force, and you will also need to be wearing a mask and disposable gloves
  • If you wish to visit the office an appointment must be made
  • We will ensure that the areas to the front of our offices are sanitized throughout the day
  • All keys when handled will be sanitized before being used again.... Read More

Information for Landlords with Homelet Cover 07 April 2020

We have received the following update from Homelet today and we hope this will be of some assistance to our Landlords who do have cover, following the publication of the Coronavirus Act 2020

RENEWALS
We have been working in partnership with our Insurers and can confirm at present renewals are being processed with their agreement.... Read More

Landlord Updates 20 March 2020

UPDATE FOR 27TH MARCH 2020
Government support available for landlords & renters reflecting the current coronavirus outbreak

The government has brought forward a package of measures to protect renters affected by Coronavirus from 27th March.... Read More

LET WITHIN 4 DAYS! Battery Road, West Thamesmead, SE28 04 March 2020

3 bedroom newly refurbished house
On the market Friday - let agreed by Wednesday at £1500pcm (STC)

MORE PROPERTY IS NEEDED
Landlords please call ☎️ 01322 40022 today to book in a valuation. Read More

LET WITHIN 3 DAYS! Similar Properties needed! 28 February 2020

Churchfield Road, Welling DA16
3 bedroom terraced house

Let within 3 days for £1350pcm
Get in touch today to arrange a valuation
01322 400222 / lettings@ableestates.com

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Electrical Safety Standard Legislation is coming... 14 February 2020

Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020

From the 1st July 2020 any new Landlord will be required to have a fixed 5 year electrical installation inspection/a satisfactory certificate before the tenancy can commence, by a qualified person.... Read More

The start of 2020 has shown increased activity for the Sales & Lettings market which is positive! 21 January 2020

We are watching & waiting for news on:

ROPA - update expected early February
Electrical Tests required from 1.7.20
Tenant Fee Ban transition period ends 31.5.20
The How To Rent Guide will be updated
Government deciding if to abolish the S21 notice.... Read More

Tax Deadline Approaches 09 January 2020

The deadline for online self assessment is the 31st January 2020.

Able Estates provide our Landlords with Annual Statements free of charge upon request. Read More

Time is ticking - Get 2 free months management fee* 09 January 2020

The offer runs from today until 9th February 2020

1. Contact us 020 8306 2020 or 01322 400222
2. Put your property on the market to LET.
3. Have a Fully Managed Service.
4. Agree to a 12 month AST

* All legal requirements will apply
We are ARLA Propertymark members Read More

Recommendations made for change to Electrical Safety Legislation for England 24 October 2019

Summary of Electrical Safety Working Group Recommendations:

Recommendation 1: Five yearly mandatory electrical installation checks should be set out in secondary legislation.

Recommendation 2: Visual checks of the safety of the electrical installation by landlords at a change of tenancy should be encouraged as good practice and set out in guidance.... Read More

Tenant Fee Ban 03 June 2019

The Tenant Fees Act came into force on 1 June 2019.

Both Agents and Landlords have been banned from charging Tenant"s fees except for "permitted payments" which include the following :
• Rent
• Tenancy Deposits maximum is set at five weeks" rent (annual rent under £50"000)
• Tenancy Deposits maximum is set at six weeks rent (annual rent over £50"000)
• Holding Deposits are capped at one week"s rent
• Changes to the tenancy requested by the Tenant are capped at £50 unless the Landlord can demonstrate greater costs were incurred.... Read More