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Parkgate voted Best Letting Agent in Richmond for sixth year in a row

Parkgate Estates was recently voted as the best letting agent in Richmond for 2018, winning the allagents.co.uk award for the sixth year in a row. Naturally, we are delighted to receive this distinction once again, especially in an industry where reputation, trust and repeat custom are so important. Anything that can rubberstamp or highlight an […]

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Why good local schools increase the value of Richmond homes

We’ve heard plenty about the ‘Waitrose effect’ and the ‘Crossrail effect’ in recent years, but what about the Ofsted effect? According to a new study from housebuilder Barratt London, there is a close correlation between London house prices and Ofsted ratings. Using official Ofsted data for London’s primary and secondary schools, the research grouped together […]

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Landlords – what do you need to know about deposit deductions?

It’s common practice for landlords to protect their rental property by taking a deposit from the tenant and returning it once they move out. While the tenant is entitled to a full refund at the end of the tenancy, there are times when a landlord can make a claim and propose deposit deductions. This can […]

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Why a hotel-style bathroom will appeal to tenants

As a landlord, having a presentable, well-maintained property is crucial to keeping your tenants happy and willing to stay for the long-term. Because of this, you want to make sure that your home is suitably appealing to entice prospective tenants. More than anything, you will want to focus on the key parts of the home. […]

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Five ways to boost the security of your South London rental property

As a landlord, it’s important that you prioritise the safety of your tenants. This means increasing the security of your rental property to provide maximum protection against theft, break-ins, vandalism and other events that could potentially harm your tenants. Fortunately, there are plenty of measures you can take to do this, which can help to […]

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