Goadsby Knowledge Hub

Knowledge Hub

Welcome to our Knowledge Hub. Here, you will be able to keep up with important information regarding the commercial and residential property markets as well as access to our ‘how to guides’. If there is anything you would like more information on that we haven’t covered, why not drop us a line.

Should I retain an agent to find and negotiate a property for me?

Your retained agent will have good local knowledge and understanding of the marketplace and can therefore point out the benefits as well as pitfalls of a particular area and property

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Tips for managing your commercial property investment

Things to consider when letting your commercial property, if this is not for you then our property management department would be delighted to help.

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Residential Energy Performance Certificate

If you are going to sell or let your home then you will probably require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for the property first.

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Commercial Property Investment - What to Consider?

What to consider when looking for a commercial property investment. Location - Do you want to be able to keep an eye on the building or will you appoint a Managing Agent?

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Looking To Rent Your First Commercial Property

Things to consider when you are looking for your first commercial property.

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Reinstatement Cost Assessments for Insurance Purposes

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors consider it prudent to re-assess the sum insured of a commercial building every three years or whenever significant alterations and/or extensions are made to the building

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Commercial Property and Energy Efficiency Standards

It will be illegal to let or renew the lease of a property that does not meet energy efficiency minimum standards from 1 April 2018. It is estimated that 20% of UK commercial property will be impacted

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Dilapidations

Dilapidations are designed to show both Landlord & Tenant what work is required to put a building back into a reasonable condition. Goadsby offer advice to either of the parties involved, both landlord and tenant.

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Letting to Students

Why should a student landlord choose Goadsby? Goadsby can assist in making sure that your property complies with the HMO licencing conditions.

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Right To Rent

Effective from 1st February 2016 the Right to Rent is a check a landlord, agent or householder renting out property should make to ensure that the prospective tenants or occupants have a right to rent

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Smoke Alarms

The Building Regulations (1991) state that all properties built since June 1992 must be fitted with mains operated interlinked smoke detectors/alarms with at least one detector per floor level.

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Electrical Safety in Rental Property

Apart from the Landlord's Common Law duty of care, the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985 (and several other statutory regulations see below) requires that the electrical equipment is safe at the start of every tenancy and maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy. Electrical hazards are also covered by the Housing Health and safety Rating System under the Housing Act 2004.

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