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

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?
January 2nd 2020
5 new laws for Landlords in 2020
Here are the 5 new lettings laws landlords need to know about.
December 9th 2019
Who is responsible for having a chimney swept in a rental property?
Can landlords ask their tenants to pay for chimney sweeping services?
November 30th 2019
Q: As a landlord, do I need to do a Legionella risk assessment? A: Yes
Be ahead of the curve on risk assessment
November 29th 2019
Landlords - keeping up to date with current legislation
At Davis Tate we are fortunate to have the backing of a large compliance division, and part of the comprehensive services we deliver includes helping landlords keep up to date with all new regulations providing peace of mind.
November 27th 2019
It’s a buyer’s market!
It is a potentially good time for buy-to-let landlords to add to their portfolio, the latest housing market snapshot suggests.  
November 26th 2019
Top 10 things to know about the new MEES rules
The Energy Efficiency Regulations, which came into effect in 2018, established a minimum level of energy efficiency for privately rented property in England and Wales. This means that...
November 18th 2019
Reading to be fastest growing city/town in UK
Reading is forecast to beat Manchester in growth rate over next 12 months according to EY’s Regional Economic Forecast.
October 16th 2019
Our pick of investment properties
Take a look at our top investment properties for Landlords and Investors.
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!
August 14th 2019
Do I need to put fire doors in my rental property?
Find out the rules and regulations to make sure you stay within the law.