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Covid:19 Branch Policy

Posted on Wednesday, 20 May, 2020

As an industry Covid 19 has had a massive impact and requires significant changes in how we operate, as a company we take the health and safety of our staff and clients very seriously. Following recent government guidelines, we are conducting our work, as safely as possible taking into...

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CGT’s Landlord Covid-19 Guide

Posted on Tuesday, 21 April, 2020

The outbreak of Coronavirus in the UK has brought about many challenges to us all both personally and professionally. Our hearts go out to those who have suffered tragic losses or have endured this debilitating virus. The implications on the property market has maybe brought about more...

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Covid-19: One Letting Agents Experience So Far

Posted on Thursday, 16 April, 2020

Let me take you back to 31 st of January 2020 and CGT Lettings Cheltenham had just had its best start to a year in terms in a very long time and February was looking very positive too. The atmosphere in the office was electric and there was a genuine buzz and belief that 2020 was going to...

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Vouch: The Future of Tenant Referencing

Posted on Thursday, 5 March, 2020

Since the tenant fee ban last year, where tenants no longer pay for referencing fees, there was much debate around how these checks were going to be carried out or how agents were going to keep the levels of service as they were. As an agent, it is always our aim to give the landlord the...

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CGT Lettings & Sales Give the Green Light to Electric Company Cars

Posted on Friday, 15 November, 2019

CGT Lettings & Sales are delighted to have taken on a fleet of fully electric company cars in a bid to reduce air pollution in Gloucestershire. The company manages and sells property in all corners of the county, racking up the associated mileage whilst doing so. Taking the step to give...

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Landlord dilemma – do I sell the family home or rent it?

Posted on Monday, 5 August, 2019

Imagine the situation, your home has been in the family for decades, its literally part of your history and has been handed down through generations. However, it’s now empty, you’ve got somewhere else to live, you don’t need to sell your family home and so you’re in a...

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Landlords, stop kidding yourself that you are really ‘saving money’ by finding your tenants on Gumtree.

Posted on Monday, 15 July, 2019

A colleague of mine recently told me about a landlord that he spotted advertising a property on Gumtree, he recognised the property as he’d been out to value it for sale only 6 months previously and he provided the landlord with advise on the kind of rental yield he could expect if he let...

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How can banks, letting agents and local councils can work together to make housing benefit tenants more attractive to private landlords?

Posted on Monday, 17 June, 2019

With Rightmove and Zoopla recently announcing an end to ‘No DSS’ listings on their portals, and a recent meeting held by Heather Wheeler, Housing Minister at Downing Street along with several representatives from leading property portals and industry bodies to discuss the ending of...

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LANDLORDS, caution: could you be tied in to a letting agent forever?

Posted on Monday, 20 May, 2019

I’d like to tell you a little story of woe. As happens quite regularly with CGT, a landlord recently expressed intent to leave their current corporate letting agent who wasn’t performing up to scratch and move the management of their property over to us mid tenancy....

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Government announces definite plans to abolish Section 21's, but what could this mean for our Private Rented Sector?

Posted on Monday, 15 April, 2019

Today, following whispers for months, the government has announced plans to get rid of Section 21s and supposed ‘no fault evictions’ in a bid to provide more security to the 11 million private renters that we now have in England. The Government is selling this announcement as part of...

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