Now You Can Move Home in Harrogate During the Coronavirus Outbreak

The last couple of months has seen many industries having to adapt to how they run their businesses.  At Myrings Estate Agents we have put various procedures in place in line with government guidelines to protect you and our team.  Over the last week there has been a slight easing of the lockdown and on… Read more »

How Kerb Appeal Could Aid a Post-lockdown Sale in Harrogate

The restrictions are starting to lift and although it will take a long time before things resemble what they were, there are trickling signs of life returning.  Not everyone has had the desire to continue with their plans to move, and others’ decision to find a new home in Harrogate could be a recent one.  But… Read more »

Harrogate Will Come Out Fighting

Those of us who live and work in Harrogate know that besides our wonderful Georgian and Victorian architecture , the breath taking Stray and world famous Betty tea rooms we have a very robust and resilient property marketplace. Our marketplace never took a beating during the major 2008 financial crisis and even now during these awful /… Read more »

Virtual ways to keep all your family entertained in Harrogate

Staying at home is a challenge, staying away from family and friends but also keeping up with new ideas to keep the whole family occupied.  Many of us are embracing this time as precious as we are getting quality time with the ones we love even if there is a little or big niggle now… Read more »

How the lockdown is the ideal time to get your property ready for sale in Harrogate.

Although the pause button has been pressed for many of us, that doesn’t mean that life has stopped.  Having to spend so much time at home may have even started conversations about future moves when normality resumes. That being said,we are still having properties come to the market in Harrogate and buyers – albeit only serious ones – are still seeking their… Read more »

New Electrical Safety Regulations

New ESR (Electrical Safety Regulations) will shortly come into force, subject to parliamentary approval. In simple terms, these new electrical requirements will replicate those of the long standing Gas Safety Regulations. These new regulations are part and parcel of the governments Rental sector reforms which mean that Landlords’ legal responsibilities are increasing and workloads growing…. Read more »

A Good Letting Agent – More Precious Than Rubies

Proverbs 31:10 ‘Who can find a wife of noble character. She is far more precious than rubies’. Too true and most Landlords take the same view about finding and keeping a good Letting Agent. From time to time however we are approached by a Landlord who is looking to instruct us but is unsure on how to go about dis-instructing… Read more »

No Deposit Option

We like to think that we tackle some tricky topics where there are no “rights or wrongs” and numerous legitimate “for and against” reasons on both sides of the  “No Deposit” debate. We don’t currently tend to recommend  “zero deposit” schemes to our Landlords for the simple reason that we very seldom get asked for… Read more »

DO YOUR OWN HOUSE SURVEY – Part 2

EXPENSIVE DEFECTS Planning to do your own initial survey – what must you look for? The state of the décor shouldn’t worry you too much as even if the property is well decorated you will probably change it within the first couple of years. What you should be looking out for are any serious defects… Read more »

DO YOUR OWN HOUSE SURVEY? Part 1

Part 1 Can you do your own initial survey ? Yes. You certainly can take a careful look at any property that you are thinking of buying ahead of instructing / paying for a RICS qualified Surveyors report. These are a number of things you should be able to see, and then consider. Flat Roofs If… Read more »