The latest from Readings Property Group

Five home renovations that require no planning permission

We all go through a phase of wanting to update our home, but sometimes big projects require planning permission. Thanks to Property Reporter, we can provide you with 5 home renovations that require no planning permission! 1: Adding a porch You don’t need to apply for planning permission when building a porch if it’s no… Read more »

ARLA Private Rented Sector Report

Key Findings • The number of tenants negotiating rent reductions fell to 1.1% • The number of agents witnessing rent increases remained at 32% • Demand from prospective tenants continued to fall with an average of 56 prospective tenants registered per branch • The number of properties managed per letting agent branch increased marginally to… Read more »

Housing market predictions in 2020

The average asking price for a property in the UK is said to rise by 2% in 2020 thanks to the general election outcome, new research by Rightmove has found. With a new year, comes new predictions for the property market. Research conducted by has found that the clear Conservative majority winning could mean… Read more »

ARLA PRS report for September

The latest ARLA PRS report for September has recently been published, and it was found that: The number of agents witnessing rents hikes remained high in September. The number of properties managed per letting agent branch dropped in September. Demand from prospective renters also fell For the full report, click here “This report sums up… Read more »

Attention Landlords!

The Consumerism Act, new Energy Performance regulations and Tenant Fee Act all impact private landlords. All of these pieces of regulation have been brought in by the present Government (and, of course, the dreaded proposed changes to Section 21 Notices!) As a private landlord, you really do need to be aware of the regulations and… Read more »

Tips on making your next move easier!

Moving home is stressful at the best of times, but how can you ensure the move goes smoothly? It’s one thing making sure everything is packed, cancelled and locked before you leave your family home forever. But what if all the planning in the world doesn’t successfully prep your children? If this is their first… Read more »