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November 8, 2023

Winter-Proof Your Property: Expert Advice for Landlords and Property Owners/Occupiers to Ensure a Cosy and Energy-Efficient Winter

As winter approaches, landlords and property owners/occupiers should take steps to winter-proof their properties. The benefits of this include lower energy bills, increased property value, improved comfort, reduced environmental impact, and minimised risk of damage from extreme weather. Here, we…

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October 4, 2023

The Ten Most In-Demand Features For UK Buyers and Renters

Are you looking for a new property? Knowing what features are in high demand is essential whether you’re buying or renting. To help you in your search, we have compiled a list of the top 10 most sought-after features for…

September 6, 2023

What are the rules for rental property landlords concerning Energy Performance Certificates (EPC), and how can you prepare for any potential changes?

Landlords in England and Wales might already be privy to the modifications suggested to raise the minimal Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating demanded for rental residences. But if you’re not, then in brief, to meet the country’s goal of Net…

Parkgate Estate Agents in Richmond - Landlord top tips to get tenants
February 4, 2023

Landlords these are the top five priorities London tenants want from your rental property

We’ve just won The British Property Award for Best Letting Agent in Richmond for 2023. Its the third year we’ve won. It has got us thinking about what makes us different as a lettings agent. The private rented sector has…

Parkgate Estate Agents in Richmond
January 13, 2022

Richmond property price update – January 2022

With the uncertainty created by Covid-19 over the last two years, it became very clear, very quickly that homeowners were once again eager to get moving with their plans once the economy opened back up. Following a busy last half…

Top Tips for First Time Landlords - Parkgate Estate Agent
June 21, 2019

Top tips for first-time landlords

Becoming a landlord for the first time can be somewhat daunting, especially with the growing number of laws governing the private rented sector. As well as being aware of current legislation, you also need to think of the best ways…

Landlords update on Tenant Fees Act - Parkgate Estate Agents
May 31, 2019

What do landlords need to know about the Tenant Fees Act?

After first being announced in late 2016, the tenant fees ban – known officially as the Tenant Fees Act – is effective from June 1 2019. This means letting agents and landlords are no longer be able to charge upfront…

Is Your Letting Agent Compliant - Parkgate Estate Agents
April 29, 2019

Is your letting agent compliant with the latest regulations?

When renting out your home through a letting agency, it’s important to work with a firm which takes its compliance responsibilities seriously. In recent years, government regulation of the private rental sector has increased significantly, meaning landlords – and letting…

Landlords should partner with a good agent - Parkgate Estate Agents
January 21, 2019

Why landlords should partner with a good local letting agent

As a local estate agent which deals heavily in lettings, it won’t be a surprise to know that we fully encourage tenants to use an agent when they are trying to find a place to live. But it’s always good…

Landlords - Understanding Deposit Deductions - Parkgate Estate Agents
September 20, 2018

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…

Tenants - Why a hotel style bathroom is top of their lists
August 13, 2018

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….

Boosting security of your rental property in SW London - Parkgate Estate Agents
July 24, 2018

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,…

Emre OvacıkEmre Ovacık
08:38 01 Sep 23
Very responsive, informative and always kind people. We didn't have much time, but they helped us with creating some time in their agenda and squeezing us in. We rented our place just in time, thanks to them.
Branka ObradovicBranka Obradovic
12:21 22 Feb 23
Parkgate has been my agent of choice for a number of years now and has secured good tenants for my properties. They are hard working, respond in a timely manner and best of all are always friendly rather than aggressive or overbearing, which is the case with many of their competitors.
Jorge RodriguezJorge Rodriguez
15:01 02 Feb 23
Excellent service throughout.We rented a property that they manage for 4 years.Parkgate team is very professional and approachable. Way better than dealing with a big agency, they offer a more personal approach, always available and willing to solve any issues.From the tenancy agreement to handing the property back, it has been a real pleasure working with them.
Catherine BrownCatherine Brown
12:16 30 Aug 22
I have had an eight year relationship with Parkgate, in fact they originally sold my flat to me 12 years ago in Putney. Their service and professionalism is unrivalled. They managed the leasing of my flat from 2014 and assisted me to negotiate the successful sale just now in 2022. Chris has been there throughout with an open door and no request too trivial to assist. Klaudia negotiated my sale and worked with amazing tenacity throughout. I would not hesitate to recommend Parkgate to anyone in the Putney/Richmond area, they know their stuff.
Ali ChampkinsAli Champkins
10:16 31 Jan 22
We have had a wonderful experience with Parkgate and would highly recommend them. Chris was brilliant on the valuation - what we liked is he was totally honest about our chances of selling and gave us the positives and negatives about our property (such as facing a council estate!). Other agents tend to just gush over the good bits which is great, but actually not that helpful.The selling process was great - we were given good feedback from the viewings and got the price we wanted within about 8 weeks.We really have nothing but praise for Klaudia and Chris, it's been really enjoyable, easy and stress free and we will be recommending Parkgate to all our friends in the area and our building.***** Thank you! *****
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