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January Round Up & February Foresight

January 2022 proved to be an intriguing month, with all our offices reporting more activity than in previous years. January can prove to be an insightful month and tends to indicate what’s on the horizon for the next few months, traditionally the busiest months of the year in the property market. So, here's the Hern & Crabtree market overview for early 2022...

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Staying put is so last year... quite literally!

Thinking of putting your house on the market and moving to Cardiff? The start of the year is a great time to get a free valuation with Hern & Crabtree, and here's why!

Boards – Do I really need one?

This slightly paranoid fear of putting up a sign, when really this is one of your best marketing tools for your home. Even today in our tablet, smartphone techy obsessed world, for sale and letting signs still work wonders.

Written by: Mike Baillie, Director, Hern & Crabtree Estate Agents

Add new life to your home

Update your interior by adding style and colour; it’s one of the easiest ways to freshen up the look and feel of your home.

Reap what you sow

With plant-based diets on the increase, now might be the time to dig up the lawn and grow your own vegetables

Government’s tax and spending plans revealed in Budget

Delivering his first Budget in the House of Commons, Chancellor Rishi Sunak laid out the government’s plans for the year ahead.

Make the most of your storage space!

Struggling for storage space in your home? Here are some great space saving ideas

What to consider when moving for a new job

Whether it be a career change or a promotion, one day you may be required to up-sticks and leave your comfortable surroundings…

What to consider when replacing your windows and doors

New windows and doors can not only keep your house warmer over winter but also save you thousands of pounds in the long run.

Cleaning hacks you can’t live without

Thanks to the likes of Mrs. Hinch, giving your house a spring clean in preparation for selling or for house viewings has never been easier. Here we’ve compiled a few of our favourite cleaning hacks to make the cleaning process easy and cost effective; some of the tips may surprise you!


Our highly experienced team are well equipped with extensive local knowledge and expertise to assist in selling your property. Our sales progression team has been developed to ensure all parties are kept informed and the sales process moves forward smoothly.

Lettings & Property Management

We work with a number of landlords across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan to manage and maintain their property. This includes finding suitable and reliable tenants while ensuring the property is well looked after and payments are managed.

Probate Services & Estate Management

Our Estate management and probate valuation services are available across the UK. We offer a bespoke service depending on the client’s needs and have experience working across Wales and England.

Land, New Homes & Part Exchange

We assist property developers of all sizes with many aspects of development land and new homes; assessing and finding potential development land sites, marketing and selling new build property and the valuation and disposal of part exchange property.

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Refundable Holding deposit - Capped at 1 weeks rent

Security Deposit - Capped at 5 weeks rent for annual rental under £50,000, or 6 weeks rent for annual rental over £50,000

Rent - The agreed monthly rent

Changes to tenancy - Capped at £100 inc VAT

Early termination charge - Not exceeding the landlord’s financial losses

Late payment of rent - Interest of 3% above BoE base rate for each day the rent is late, once it is 14 days overdue

Replacement keys - Reasonable costs or give the tenant the option to purchase themselves

Utilities, council tax, communication services, TV Licence etc - Tenants own responsibility unless otherwise stated in contract