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The new similarity between Gas Safety checks and your MOT certificate…

Posted on Monday, 16 April, 2018

Recent changes made from 6 th April 2018, mean a new MOT style check is now available which allows landlords the flexibility to carry out their Landlords Gas Safety check up to two months before the due date but keep the same annual check date. Old Rules: As many of you will know, if...

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Landlords, where should you buy your next investment property?

Posted on Wednesday, 4 April, 2018

Many landlords spend time hunting down new investment opportunities and the next great place to buy. In general, there is a large demand across Gloucestershire for rental properties, but in our newly named ‘Quedgeley and Kingsway’ branch, we have noticed a particular trend for...

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Two weeks to go until MEES, landlords are you ready?

Posted on Saturday, 17 March, 2018

As a landlord, you will know that every property you rent out, must have a valid EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) in place before the tenancy begins. But did you know that in April, a new law will come into force meaning there will be restrictions on renting out any properties that have...

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Celebrating at Home the CGT Way!

Posted on Friday, 8 September, 2017

In autumn this year, CGT Lettings will celebrate 30-years in the Lettings Business in Gloucestershire! We certainly aim to celebrate this milestone! Did you know that over the last 30 years we have seen The Channel Tunnel open, the Berlin Wall fall and Apple launching the first iPod –...

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Its officially the start of Autumn, preparation for tenants before we hit the colder months.

Posted on Friday, 1 September, 2017

During Autumn as letting agents, we advise our tenants to check a few things before the dreaded roof leak and boiler breakdown season hits. Here are some tips to check now, whilst it’s still warm enough for you to survive without heating, all the boiler engineers aren’t already...

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The importance of letting your letting agent know when they do a good job

Posted on Friday, 18 August, 2017

It’s the old adage, experience bad service and you tell ten friends, but experience good service and you tell only three. Factor in the rise of instant reviews to the masses via social media and search engines, and online ratings are more important than ever to businesses and consumers...

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Are you hiding a pet in your rented property?

Posted on Friday, 4 August, 2017

A recent survey by pet insurance provider animalfriends.co.uk, conducted with over 2000 renters found that 27% of renters in the UK haven’t informed their landlord that they have pets, with over half of these people admitting they owned the pet  before  they moved in. ...

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The Outdoor Room - tips for your rental garden

Posted on Friday, 28 July, 2017

We all know the kitchen is the heart of the home and where most people spend their time. It is also the room many Landlords invest as much money as they can afford and rightly so. But, have you ever stopped to consider the ‘Outdoor Room’ before letting your property? At CGT Lettings...

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Its well and truly BBQ season, things to consider on rented properties with gardens

Posted on Tuesday, 18 July, 2017

A property with a beautiful garden can be an appealing prospect to many potential tenants. Dreams of warm evenings on the patio enjoying a boozy barbeque can take hold and before you know it, you are agreeing to a twelve month tenancy on a property with a huge landscaped garden when you’ve...

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Lettings Jargon Buster

Posted on Wednesday, 5 July, 2017

We understand sometimes the world of lettings and property management can seem littered with acronyms and specific information, below is a small jargon buster to help you navigate the world of property; A ST An Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement (AST) is a widely used rental...

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