Balconies are a wonderful outside space that we know apartment owners cherish, a place where you can enjoy a coffee in the morning, or a sip of a tipple in the evening.

Once you have decided to rent out your property, it is important to keep it occupied at all times if possible. If you don’t, the mortgage, council tax and any other bills will be coming straight out of your own pocket. Here’s a few tips to ensure you avoid any ‘empty property’ periods…

Bath Home Buyers & Landlords Set to Save £4,334,080 in Stamp Duty Over Next Nine Months

Being a landlord isn’t easy, and it helps to get assistance from a professional. Many landlords utilise the services of agents, but sometimes, this agent isn’t the optimal choice for a landlord. If you would like to explore your options, you have probably asked yourself how easy it is to switch agents during a tenancy?

External space can often be a weak spot when it comes to selling your property. Flaking paint, cracked paving stones, a garden that looks difficult to maintain, a shed that’s falling to pieces – none of these things are going to give your potential buyer the right impression.

Moving home is a stressful activity at the best of times, but for first-time parents, the process seems daunting. Caring for a young child is often more than enough to keep parents busy, but when you are moving to a new home, and unsettling their routine, you will face plenty of obstacles.

If you plan on buying a property, you may have come across property descriptions such as leasehold and freehold. You must understand the differences between these statuses and how they affect the property owner. We are here to help you consider both situations, and if you have any questions regarding leasehold and freehold property, please get in touch.

Isn’t it funny that nobody boasts they are a buy to let landlord anymore? Roll the clock back to the early millennium and you couldn’t go to the local golf club or shop at a Waitrose without someone dropping buy to let into the conversation as easily and as often as the weather.

The restorative effect of gardens is well documented, but what if you live in an apartment that is lacking in outdoor space? Although you have your daily exercise to enjoy the outdoors, the lockdown could be adding additional stresses to your life.

Recently I held a livestream with our lettings manager, Nicola Wilkes, to inform you on how we’ve adapted our lettings service. The video is still available on our Facebook page and also our YouTube channel, but here are the key parts of the interview, which will let you know how we at The Apartment Company have adapted our lettings service

Over the last few weeks our homes have become more important than ever. They have been our sanctuary, our place of work, school, and also the place where we socialise, virtually, with family and friends. There is no place like home, even if it has felt frustrating at times to be confined there.

Japanese Knotweed has gained a fearsome reputation as an invincible and destructive weed that can threaten the value of properties within its reach. Historically, mortgage providers have been cautious about lending against affected properties. But what is the real threat level posed by this unkillable plant?