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Tips for First-Time Landlords

There are numerous responsibilities that come along with becoming a landlord. For first-time landlords, it can be daunting figuring out where to start, how to succeed, and the best practices of the market. If you’re a first-time landlord, read our guide to help you navigate landlord duties and excel in your new venture. Legal and […]

Asset Management Awareness Month – March 2021

March brings us Asset Management Awareness Month, highlighting the importance of good asset and property management practices for businesses and property owners. At Orchard & Shipman, we know the importance of managing your assets responsibly, smart planning for investments, and maximising efficiency in the property investment market. Property management focuses on the logistical, daily responsibilities […]

Affordable Homes Management Case Study: Haywards Heath

Orchard & Shipman is a long-established private and social sector Housing Manager with a UK-wide property management team. We are a Registered Provider eligible to manage affordable housing provided under Section 106 agreements made with local authorities. Section 106 affordable homes require a Registered Provider to manage the property, but not necessarily to own it. […]

How does the Guaranteed Rental Scheme work?

What is the Guaranteed Rental Scheme? The Guaranteed Rental Scheme from Orchard & Shipman guarantees fixed rental income for landlords. Our local authority clients will nominate a suitable tenant to occupy your rental property, with a skilled team of property managers to oversee the entire lettings and management process. How does the scheme work? The […]

Affordable Homes Management: There Is A Better Option!

Are you selling your affordable homes at a loss? There is a better option! Planning obligations under Section 106 (S106) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 are often used to secure affordable housing and/or financial contributions to provide affordable housing or infrastructure. In most circumstances, developers sell their S106 properties at substantial discounts […]