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How important is a good credit score when renting?

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

There are several factors that landlords consider before signing the tenancy agreement. The tenants usually must have a solid rental history, sufficient income, a positive criminal record,... Read More

Buy Property St Albans: Saving for a House Deposit 2023

Friday, February 17, 2023

Saving for a deposit to buy a house is one of the most significant barriers facing potential homebuyers seeking to secure a mortgage. Read More

Daniels Estates Agents wins Customer Service Award at the ESTAS 2022

Friday, November 25, 2022

Daniels Estate Agents is pleased to announce winning the Bronze Trophy award for customer service at the prestigious ESTAS Customer Service Awards 2022. Read More

Selling a House in St. Albans: What Happens at a Property Valuation

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Are you selling your home in St. Albans? If so,  a property valuation  will help you know its current market value. This vital piece of information is crucial when you put your home... Read More

Moving to St Albans: A Guide to London Colney

Monday, October 3, 2022

St Albans remains one of the most popular places for property buyers in the home counties and South-East England. A key reason for this is the diverse range of areas that make up St Albans, where... Read More

St Albans Property: 7 Ways to Improve your Property’s EPC and Add Value

Monday, October 3, 2022

With the cost-of-living crisis in full swing, more and more landlords are looking to improve their property’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and create while adding value. Read More

Moving to St Albans: A Guide to Sandridge

Friday, July 1, 2022

St Albans has recently been voted one of the most desirable places to buy property in South-East England. And while the city offers a tantalising hint of town living in semi-rural surroundings,... Read More

St Albans Named Amongst Best Places to Live

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The city of St Albans has been named amongst the best places to live in the UK in two different surveys this year, one undertaken by Rightmove and the other by The Sunday Times. Read More

New Anti-Discrimination Guide Issued by Government

Thursday, May 5, 2022

The UK government introduced new guidelines on 6 th April 2022 to ensure landlords or letting agents acting on behalf of landlords do not discriminate against potential tenants while enforcing... Read More

What’s On in St Albans in Spring 2022

Thursday, April 7, 2022

As days begin to lengthen with the early springtime sunshine extending into the evening, thoughts naturally begin to turn to spending time out and about with family and friends. As always, St... Read More

St Albans Property Predictions for 2022

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

The housing market has defied expectations over the past two years, holding up better than expected to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. In May 2020, the Bank of England warned... Read More

Buying in St Albans: How to Become an Attractive Buyer in the Current Market

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

As we head further into 2022, the property market is looking bright for sellers, which means buyers will face a lot of competition in their search for a home. According to property... Read More

Why Now Is the Best Time to Sell Your St Albans Property

Friday, January 21, 2022

Over the past 3-6 months there have been signs that the UK housing market is starting to stabilise, with more properties coming to market and house hunters eager to tie down their next move.... Read More

St Albans Landlords: How to Become a Greener Landlord

Friday, December 3, 2021

There is a growing need for homes to be more ecologically friendly, and landlords have a key part to play.  Read More

What’s on in St Albans for Christmas

Friday, December 3, 2021

Christmas is a great time to unwind and join in the festive fun taking place at various events held in and around St Albans.  Read More

New Build Homes Moving Checklist

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Moving into a new home in St Albans is an exciting time because everything is brand new and should be of the highest quality. To ensure you get everything you have paid for, use our new build... Read More

A guide to Help Buy Schemes in St Albans

Thursday, November 25, 2021

If you want to buy a property in St Albans there are a number of Help to Buy schemes that could make the process a little more affordable. Below we explain some of the key Help to Buy schemes... Read More

Renting In St Albans: What the Changes to the Standard Tenancy Agreement Could Mean For Renters with Pets

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

In January 2021, a new standard tenancy agreement was introduced by housing minister Christopher Pincher, removing the blanket ban on pets in rented accommodation.   Read More

St Albans Named Prime Property Hotspot

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

According to a recent report by Enness Global Mortgages , St Albans has had more prime property purchases over the last year than almost anywhere else outside of London, making it a prime... Read More

St Albans Landlords: A Guide To Right To Rent Checks In 2021

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Landlords are responsible for making sure only those who are eligible can access the private rental sector. This includes checking that a person has the right immigration status to remain in the... Read More

Buying in St Albans: The New Government Mortgage Guarantee Scheme Explained

Thursday, July 15, 2021

The appeal of homeownership has grown during the pandemic with many of us wanting a better quality of life. The Government knows this which is why they have launched their new mortgage guarantee... Read More

St Albans Landlords: 9 Things You Need To Know In 2021

Monday, May 10, 2021

For landlords in St Albans, 2021 will continue to see changes in the rental market. Rental property owners are hoping that this year will be less chaotic than last year. And with the rollout of... Read More

Moving to St Albans: Everything We Are Doing To Ensure a Safe Move

Friday, April 9, 2021

As the COVID pandemic continues there is understandably a lot of uncertainty about how to safely move home. At Daniels we have implemented a number of important measures for our customers to... Read More

St Alban’s Property Market Predictions for 2021

Friday, April 9, 2021

Despite COVID’s impact on everyday life in 2020, the good news for property buyers and sellers is that the market has continued to flourish. Thanks to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s... Read More

The Benefits of Using a Local Estate Agent

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Many people looking to buy, sell, let or rent in St Albans turn to a local estate agent to help them find their ideal property. They can offer professional support in a number of different ways... Read More

Buying Property in St Albans: How Much Can I Afford?

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Buying a property is a huge investment that will tie you into a long-term agreement. The first step you need to take before buying a property in St Albans is to see how much you can afford. We... Read More

Christmas opening hours

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Our Christmas opening hours and what to do if you are a tenant and have an emergency when we are closed. Read More

5 Top Tips for Making your St Albans Rental House a Home

Monday, November 23, 2020

When you are renting a home in St Albans you will no doubt want to make it feel as homely as possible. Just because you’re not the owner of the property it doesn’t mean it... Read More

Moving to St Albans: An Essential Checklist

Monday, October 26, 2020

Now that you’ve secured a beautiful new home in St Albans, it’s time to prepare for the house move. As with buying or renting a house, the more organised you are, the less stressful it... Read More

Renting in St Albans: The Tenancy Eviction Ban Comes To an End

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Towards the end of August it was announced by the government that the ban on landlords evicting tenants in England and Wales would be extended for 4 weeks until September 20 th . Read More

Which Area in St Albans Should You Move to?

Monday, September 28, 2020

St Albans has something to offer people of all ages, and from all walks of life. It’s excellent for London workers, but make no mistake, there’s more to this city than an easy commute. Read More

St Albans Landlords: New Electrical Safety Regulations are now in Force

Monday, September 28, 2020

As a landlord, it’s important to keep up to date with the latest safety regulations, to ensure that you’re acting in full compliance with the law. One of the more recent developments... Read More

Things to Consider When Buying a Leasehold Property in St Albans

Thursday, July 2, 2020

If you’re searching for a  home in St Albans , it’s important to understand the key differences between leasehold and freehold properties. Broadly speaking, most apartments are... Read More

Government Home-Buying Schemes for First-time Buyers in St Albans

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Are you keen to buy a home in St Albans ? The good news is, if you’re a first-time buyer, there’s plenty of financial support available to you. Here’s more information about... Read More

Top Tips for Buying a New Build Home in St Albans

Monday, June 29, 2020

There are some fantastic  new build properties in St Albans . From the stylish apartments to luxurious townhouses, a newly built home offers numerous benefits for home-buyers – like... Read More

Renting in St Albans: What is a Deposit Protection Scheme?

Monday, June 1, 2020

In the past, deposits have been a notable cause of friction between tenants and landlords. With no protection in place, landlords were able to withhold some or all of the original deposit; and... Read More

Buying Property in St Albans: What is the Conveyancing Process?

Friday, February 28, 2020

Looking to buy property in St Albans? As you probably already know, you will need to hire a conveyancer as part of the buying process. But what is the conveyancing process and how does it... Read More

5 Reasons Why St Albans is the Perfect Commuter Town

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

St Albans continues to appear at the top of a growing number of surveys researching the best places to live in the southeast. To give you a clearer insight into the reasons why, we’ve listed... Read More

Happy Christmas from all at Daniels and opening hours over the festive period

Friday, December 20, 2019

Over the Christmas period our office will be open reduced hours as below. Please feel free to leave a voicemail on 01727 836561 or e-mail the office on either sales@daniels.uk.net or... Read More

Choosing The Right Asking Price For Your Home In St Albans

Friday, December 20, 2019

Setting the right selling price for your St Albans property will help you find reliable buyers who are serious about putting in an offer. But finding the right balance between setting it too high... Read More

Questions To Ask When Viewing A Rental Property In St Albans

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

If you are looking for a property to rent in St Albans, you will need to book a property viewing with the letting agent or landlord. Daniels will always accompany these viewings. This is your... Read More

A Guide to Letting your Property in St Albans

Monday, November 11, 2019

When it comes to letting your property in St Albans there’s a lot to organise and manage before, during and after any tenancy. If you are new to the process, we’ve put together an... Read More

What's on in St Albans for the rest of 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019

There’s always so much to do and see in St Albans, and as we head into autumn we thought we’d pick out some of the best upcoming events for you to put in your diary for the rest of the... Read More

The Best Schools and School Catchment Areas in St. Albans

Thursday, September 12, 2019

If you are planning on moving to the St Albans area with young children you will be thinking about the best local schools available and the catchment areas of those schools. You’ll be... Read More

The Complete Guide To Selling Your Home In St Albans

Monday, May 13, 2019

Selling your home is one of the most stressful experiences for anyone to go through – especially if you buying another house to move into. There’s a lot to organise and remember, so to... Read More

Top 10 Tips For Selling Your Home In St Albans

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Selling your home can seem like a long and complicated process, so we have created our top 10 tips to help you sell your home. We have been selling homes for over 3 decades, so we know exactly... Read More

10 Key Tips For First-Time Buyers In St Albans

Monday, March 25, 2019

If you are planning on buying a new property in St Albans, it pays to get some expert local advice to make the right choice. Here are ten key tips for first-time buyers in St Albans. Read More

Should You Rent or Buy A Home in St Albans?

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Before committing to buying or renting a home in St Albans, you should investigate the local market to see which one is more suited to your finances. Below is some more detail to help you decide... Read More

Why Do People Love Buying Property In St Albans?

Monday, January 21, 2019

Property in St Albans is increasing in popularity with people leaving London and is quickly becoming a first-choice for house-hunters who are looking for affordable alternatives to London with... Read More

The Property Buying Guide For St Albans In 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019

Buying a property will be the biggest outlay of money during your lifetime, so it pays to do your research to avoid making any costly mistakes. There are always plenty of exciting property... Read More

Understanding The St Albans Rental Market In 2019

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

According to a survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics), UK rents are expected to rise a further 15% by the middle of 2023. There is a higher demand for rental properties... Read More

What you need to Know about Renting in St Albans

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

St Albans is a small, thriving city, north of London, with speedy train links that can whisk you to the capital within half an hour.  You’ll find a perfectly formed, lively centre... Read More

Why St Albans is Ideal for Families

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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A Guide to Property Prices in St Albans

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Property in St Albans is generally holding its value or adding to its worth; over the last 12 months, there has been a 1.34% increase in property values in St Albans. This contrasts with the... Read More

Is Now the Time? Get up to Date on St Albans Rental Yields

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

St Albans is a Hertfordshire town which benefits from excellent transport links into central London, without many of the problems which are posed by inner city living. For landlords, that means... Read More

Great news on Stamp Duty for First Time Buyers

Friday, November 24, 2017

Wednesdays budget contained some grest news for First Time Buyers as the Chancellor scrapped Stamp Duty on purchases under £300,000 and further concessions on first time purchases up to... Read More

The Benefits of Using a Property Management Company

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

We outline why hiring a property management company is the ideal choice for residential landlords. Read More

Forest View

Friday, August 25, 2017

Our latest development at Forest View in Sandridge is now 50% sold. Read More

Why You Should Invest in St Albans Property

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

We outline why property in St Albans is a good investment. Read More

New protection for Landlords and Tenants

Friday, March 31, 2017

This week Government announced that it intends to make Client Money Protection (CMP) mandatory for all letting agents. Read More

Government Schemes for First Time Buyers

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

We outline the Government schemes available for first time buyers. Read More

St Albans Property Market Value

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Regeneration of the area has had a positive effect on St Albans housing market. Read More

Forest View Sandridge Prices Announced

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Prices for the forthcoming development at Forest View in Sandridge have been announced. Read More

Forest View Sandridge

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Our latest development of 12 properties at Forest View in Sandridge will be coming soon! Read More

Oak Court Launch

Friday, December 23, 2016

Oak Court launches and 4 units already reserved! Read More

Oak Court Prices Announced

Monday, December 5, 2016

Prices announced on Oak Court. Read More

Oak Court Coming Soon

Friday, November 11, 2016

Our latest development at Porters Wood is well under way! Read More

Kingsley House All Sold

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Kingsley House now sold out! Read More

Kingsley House

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Just one unit remaining at Kingsley House Read More

Kingsley House launched

Monday, March 28, 2016

Kingsley House apartments launched. Read More

Kingsley Hose prices announced

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Kingsley House prices announced. Read More

Update on latest legislation for Landlords

Monday, February 15, 2016

We ensure our Landlords are kept up to date on the latest legislation that affects them and their properties. Here we list the latest changes and some handy reminders. Read More

New homes at Kingsley House

Monday, February 15, 2016

New homes at Kingsley House launching soon. Read More

'Right to Rent' is now here.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Legislation in force from 1st February 2016 means that landlords are required to check a tenant’s immigration status before granting a tenancy and risk fines of up to £3,000 if they... Read More

New homes at Woodland Court a sell out on our launch day!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Daniels launched 15 new apartments at Woodland Court on 23rd January and all units were reserved by the end of the day! Read More

Smoke alarm provision and carbon monoxide detectors

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Recently proposed legislation has just passed through parliament making it a legal requirement to have smoke detectors on each floor of private rented property as of 1 st October 2015. It... Read More

New legislation relating to Retaliatory Eviction

Saturday, August 8, 2015

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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms update

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A pilot scheme is to be launched locally on 20th August at St Albans Fire Station. Read More

A busy weekend selling,letting and touring!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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Re-branding and our office refurbishment

Saturday, April 25, 2015

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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New regulation on the installation of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms for Landlords from October? Will landlords pay or will Fire and Rescue services be given funding to offer them to landlords... Read More

Pension freedom

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Pension freedom sparks flood of cheap buy-to-let mortgages according to The Telegraph. Read More

Like most people selling a home we considered a number of agents before deciding on Daniels but...

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