How the property sector is adapting due to COVID-19

By published on 01/04/2020  

The coronavirus outbreak has impacted many businesses across a variety of sectors and there is no doubt that the property sector is one which has taken a particularly hard knock. The government’s advice to delay non-essential house moves has certainly put the breaks on sharply, in addition to the banning of face to face property viewings. This meant that suddenly, it became very difficult to Tags: Covid19, Coronavirus, Lockdown
Here at Paige & Petrook, we’ve been proudly supporting women in business for over five decades in fact, three generations of Petrook women have worked for the business!Gloria Petrook first began working at Paige & Petrook alongside her husband Gerald Petrook in 1967 and continued for over thirty years, up until 1998. At this point her daughter Suzie Summer took over with her husband Tags: Family Business, Lettings Agency, Female
There are many reasons why you might find yourself in the position of having an additional property. Perhaps you have gained a property through inheritance, or are in a new cohabiting relationship. The decision to sell up or continue renting will often depend on your specific personal circumstances, but if you are debating which route to choose, here are a few points to consider.Regular IncomeRent Tags: Renting, Property

Property Lettings - Why Do We Do It?

By Clive Summer published on 15/09/2017  

As a family-run business, we make sure that you get the best possible professional service backed up by fully qualified staff who can take you through every stage of the renting process with complete transparency on fees and paperwork.Today we are still the only specialist lettings agency in Pinner. We know the lettings market inside out, which gives us the advantage when matching tenants to the r Tags: Property Lettings, Lettings, Rentals, Pinner

Barbara Wins Best Customer Service Award From All Agents UK!

By Clive Summer published on 29/08/2017  

Our letting agent Barbara Beaber is one of Paige & Petrook’s longest serving team members, she’s a highly experienced Lettings Negotiator who enjoys helping tenants find the right home and landlords the right tenant. So, it’s no wonder that she won the Best Letting Agent in Pinner in the AllAgents 2017 People Awards for Customer Experience. Since her win, we decided to have a Tags: Letting Agents, Paige & Petrook, Pinner, All Agents, All Agents Review

Celebrating 50 Years of Service

By Clive Summer published on 09/08/2017  

50 years’ ago saw the launch of Concorde, the creation of the fantastic Beatles’ album St Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band and the launch of our lettings & property management agency in Pinner - Paige & Petrook! How have we lasted so long in the business we hear you ask? In this article, we thought we’d tell you a bit more about our business and how we’re celebrating Tags: Landlords, Property Management Agency, Property Management, Rentals, Lettings, Pinner

Landlords: How to add value to your rental property

By Clive Summer published on 20/07/2017  

All landlords want to get as much income as they can from their rental property. So why wouldn’t you make some basic improvements to increase its’ value? In this article, we look at factors which could affect the value of your rental and what the actions you can take to increase the value.LocationThe value of a property is greatly affected by its location. The closer your property is t Tags: Rentals, Rental Property, Landlords, Buy To Let, Pinner

By Clive Summer published on 04/07/2017  

Considering investing in buy-to-let? When renting out your property you need to ensure you are fully covered if something goes wrong. As a landlord, you need specialist insurance to ensure your investment is covered.We know that being a landlord is all about getting the most out of your investment. Our fully managed service protects you as a landlord, your tenants, and your property. A good insura Tags: Buy To Let, Insurance, Landlords, Rentals,
What do we do?At Paige and Petrook in Pinner, we offer landlords and tenants a personal and professional service which deals with all aspects of residential lettings and property management. When deciding to let your property, you can often be faced with a lot of decisions to make. Using an ARLA Propertymark agency, such as Paige and Petrook means we can deal with any tenancy disputes, background Tags: Landlords, Property Management Agency, Property Management, Rentals, Lettings

Landlords: Why Maintaining Your Rental Property Is So Important

By Clive Summer published on 23/05/2017  

With our many years in the business, we know that the majority of landlords with a property portfolio want their properties maintained to the highest standard. However, if a tenant is unaware of their responsibilities with regards maintaining the property, the landlord will be faced with serious issues. If you are a landlord, here are some tips on the actions you can take to minimise any problems Tags: Rentals, Rental Property, Property Maintenance, Pinner, Lettings

How To Avoid Rogue Landlords

By Clive Summer published on 11/05/2017  

Use a reputable lettings agencyAs a tenant, the best way to avoid rogue landlords is to use an ARLA Propertymark agency such as Paige and Petrook. Your landlord must follow all the correct procedures and ensure you have an agreed tenancy agreement in place. We ensure all statutory Landlord obligations are met.Background checksMost landlords complete background checks on their tenants, so why shoul Tags: Rogue Landlords, Lettings, Rentals, Property Management, Landlords, Pinner

How To Manage Your Time As A Landlord

By Clive Summer published on 04/04/2017  

Being a landlord can be stressful. To get the most out of your properties, you don’t have to spend all of your time managing them. It’s proven that lettings agents help to make your property more marketable to tenants. In this article, we look at actions you can take to ensure your property is successfully let and maintained.Use a Property Management ServiceMany landlords spend time on Tags: Landlords, Property Management Agency, Property Management, Rentals, Lettings

How To Become A Successful Landlord

By Clive Summer published on 16/03/2017  

Treat it like a businessBy doing this you ensure that your tenants will not lose out. We recommend that you set money aside for repairs using your rental income, which we will manage for you. We will also make sure you have a system in place for who your tenant can contact if you are on holiday and repairs are needed to the property. Don’t treat being a landlord as a hobby, as long as you ar Tags: Landlords, Property Management Agency, Property Management, Rentals, Lettings, Pinner

What The Spring Budget Means For Property

By Clive Summer published on 16/03/2017  

In the recent Budget, little was said about property. This means there will be no major changes to impact property owners. However, most property experts are left disappointed as they believe the Chancellor failed to address the current issues with the housing market. Some say this was a missed opportunity to get the housing market back on track. There was no mention of the Help to Buy scheme whic Tags: Landlords, Property Management Agency, Property Management, Rentals, Lettings, Spring Budget

How To Handle Difficult Tenants

By published on 26/01/2017  

Over the years we have met hundreds of tenants and landlords, many of whom have become good friends along the way. On the odd occasion we do come across a ‘difficult’ tenant, however, our experience has taught us how to handle these situations. For the inexperienced landlord, though, it can be stressful, exhausting and even expensive! To ensure you’re not caught out by difficult Tags: Landlords, Property Management Agency, Property Management, Rentals, Lettings, Tenants, Pinner
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