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The blog is a place for us to share property news, and informative articles.

June 13th 2020
Find out more about how we're making property viewings safe with Davis Tate
We're making property viewings safe for our customers, property owners and Davis Tate agents. Find out what we're doing and what to expect at a property viewing with our short video. 
March 25th 2020
We’ve had to temporarily close our branches BUT we are still open for business
In line with recent government guidelines we confirm that all our branches are now temporarily closed
March 18th 2020
Coronavirus Update
We wish to set out the measures that we are taking as a business in response to the escalating situation in the UK due to COVID-19. We have a business response team in place who are monitoring all updates to UK Government policy and guidance.
January 24th 2020
Could you get on the property ladder in 2020?
As more younger buyers get on the property ladder - could this be you?
September 11th 2019
Is Help to Buy ISA or Lifetime ISA best for savers?
Getting on the property ladder is increasingly challenging for many, but Martin Lewis, money saving expert, offers advice on Help to Buy vs Lifetime ISAs for savers.
August 21st 2019
Duplex living - advantages over a traditional apartment
Renting a duplex rather than a standard apartment can have its advantages - and here's our pic of the best on offer in Reading right now!
July 11th 2019
To furnish or not to furnish?
The number of properties let part or fully furnished across England and Wales is increasing, accounting for 31% of properties let over the past year, up 3% year on year.
April 23rd 2019
Tenants Zero Deposit
At Davis Tate we know moving home can be costly, especially when most tenants are asked to pay the 4-6 weeks deposit at the beginning of the tenancy. The Zero Deposit Guarantee makes renting more affordable by replacing the traditional tenancy deposit and costs the equivalent of one week’s rent, so you pay less upfront and gain greater freedom when moving home.
April 22nd 2019
Help to Buy – Could it help you onto the property ladder?
Help to Buy is a government scheme that was introduced in April 2013, financially supporting new home buyers in purchasing their brand-new homes. First time buyers often find the scheme useful as they have not had the opportunity to build up equity in a property they already own.
April 17th 2019
Tenants: Protecting Your Home
With the average rent at £865 per month in the UK* and statutory sick pay (the minimum amount an employer must pay) at just £92.05 per week for up to 28 weeks**, many people will face a huge shortfall between income and expenditure should the worst happen. 
March 11th 2019
What do tenants really want?
Whether you are looking to add to your portfolio by acquiring a new property or preparing to re-let any of your existing properties, it is important landlords understand what tenants really want when searching for their new home.
March 5th 2019
Government announce mandatory electrical safety checks
In January, The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) announced that mandatory five-year electrical installation checks on private rented housing in England will be introduced.