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How many times have you just sat down to enjoy a relaxing evening and realised you have forgotten to make a phone call and book that appointment? You had been meaning to ring all day and just didn’t manage to get round to it? And now you have chance, guess what, they are closed! Yes, us too. So at Ryder & Dutton we try and make it as easy as possible for you to contact us whenever and however it is easiest for you. That’s why our newest addition to our service is to p...

LANDLORDS - we guarantee your rent on time, every time!

EXTRA PROTECTION FOR LANDLORDS The Government  have continued to make life more difficult for Landlords. There are now over 170 pieces of legislation with which to comply. At Ryder & Dutton our Property Management team work tirelessly to ensure our Landlords are always compliant and within the law. Now we are adding further protection for our Landlords with the RYDER & DUTTON RENT ON TIME SCHEME. This means that all our fully managed and rent collect clients will always rec...

Ryder & Dutton ban fees to tenants from 1st March 2019

The Government are going to ban fees to Tenants from 1st June 2019. Ryder & Dutton think this is a fair and positive move and from 1st March 2019 will no longer charge Tenants ANY APPLICATION FEES WHATSOEVER. There will be a holding deposit of one weeks rent which by paying the VAT on this will make it possible to transfer this to a NIL DEPOSIT scheme making only a further one months rent payment necessary to move in. Tenants can still lodge a five weeks rent deposit instead if they...

What is the process once an offer is accepted for buyers?

After all the searching, and house viewings this can be an exciting time – but most people are often left confused as to what the next steps are, and what is expected of them once they have had their offer accepted. Once you have reached this point, the seller will usually take their house off the market in order to secure it for yourself. The house will be treated as “Sold Subject To Contract” or “SSTC” for short. Most buyers will be reliant upon using a mort...

What are buyers looking for in a property?

Surveys have often looked into the buying habits of house hunters and what attracts them to a property. Once someone views a property they can often make decisions quite quickly as to whether it’s the house for them. In fact only a couple of years ago HSBC reported that on overage it takes people longer to decide to buy a pair of shoes than it does a house! So what are buyers looking for in a property? Well, it is true that this often varies from buyer to buyer and we also see reg...

Preparing your property for photographs

Our company has become evermore aware of the importance of the pictures when it comes to marketing properties, whether to sell or to rent. The three factors that buyers are looking for when looking at a picture of a room are big, bright and clear. Here are some tips on how best to prepare your property ready for the photos.   Clear the floor space – The more floor you can see the bigger the room will feel. Pushing furniture back to the walls of a living room will make it easi...

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