Estate Agent Blog

One hundred and eighty!

The average Portsmouth property has increased in price by 180 per cent since 2000, according to latest figures. Our Portsmouth Property News bulletin for May reveals that flats have been the best performing property type, which have increased by 218.5 per cent – equivalent...


A Day in the Life of…managing director Neil Shaw

Welcome to our new ‘A Day in the Life of…’ feature giving a glimpse behind the scenes at Chinneck Shaw from various members of our team.  Our managing director Neil Shaw sets the ball rolling with his everyday responsibilities and some funny anecdotes&...


Move in right direction

Private rental sector tenants stay in their homes for an average of 4.1 years, according to the latest figures. The statistic is revealed in the latest English Housing Survey for 2017-2018 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. This backs up our own...


Keeping the peace

Where do you think the most peaceful place to live is? According to TV property guru Phil Spencer, it is the Outer Hebrides, followed by Clackmannanshire in Scotland and then Mid Devon. His advice site MoveiQ has analysed the number of noise complaints to reveal the top ten &...


Legal Update – Switch on for electrical safety

Electrical safety inspections are set to become mandatory in the private rented sector under new Government rules. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced its intention to introduce legislation as soon as possible. It means that landlords and...


Business as usual despite letting fees ban

Tough new laws on tenant fees are set to come into force this summer in the latest Government shake-up of the Private Rented Sector. The Tenant Fees Act – sometimes referred to as a ‘ban on letting fees’ – will take effect from 1st June 2019. It ends the...