The days of advertising properties in newspapers are most likely a thing of the past. Properties available for rent are often gone before the paper is available and the amount of information and photos shown are limited.
We have seen huge rises in both property prices and rents in Luton, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard and the surrounding areas in the last 18 months. Mostly this has been as a result of the overpriced London market
After an election there is historically a boost in the number of transactions, as a result of renewed certainty and due to the shortened time span before the poll this is expected to take place sooner rather than later.
For the cost of a cup of coffee a week you might choose an agent who is not going to look after your property, will not care about the tenants until they don't pay the rent, will not be using the most current tenancy agreements and notices
The Government will finally make CMP mandatory, but it isn't in place yet. That means both landlords and tenants are still at risk of losing money. It is so important that consumers understand that they need to choose their agent wisely
So far the Dunstable & Leighton Buzzard property market in 2017 continues to see the activity and enquiries from landlords/investors looking to expand their property portfolios with new and existing landlords approaching me for advice.