As I am sure you are aware, one the best things about my job as an agent is helping Hounslow landlords with their strategic portfolio management.

Gone are the days of making money by buying any old Hounslow property to rent out or sell on. Nowadays, property investment is both an art and science. The art is your gut reaction to a property, but with the power of the internet and the way the Hounslow property market has gone in the last 11 years…..

It’s now been a good 18/24 months since annual rental price inflation in Hounslow peaked at 4.3%. Since then we have seen increasingly more humble rent increases. In fact, in certain parts of the Hounslow rental market over the autumn, the rental market saw some slight falls in rents. So, could this be the earliest indication that the trend of high rent increases seen over the last few years, may now be starting to buck that trend?

For the last 10 years, every private rental property must have an Energy-Performance-Certificate (EPC) rating.  The property is given an energy rating, very similar to those on washing machines and fridges with the rainbow coloured graph, of between A to G (A being the most efficient and G the worst). New legislation comes in to force next spring (2018)