41% of tenants are without Contents Insurance

A recent independent survey by the Property Academy shows that a staggering 41% of tenants do not have ANY Contents Insurance meaning there are thousands of people who would have no financial cover should their belongings be stolen or lost in a fire.

The Money Advice Service offers a great free guide (below) into what Contents Insurance is and how it works.

To discuss this in more detail please contact us on 0114 2413430. We can provide you with free advice as well as arranging a quote for you.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been in a rented property for some time or you’re about to move into one, contents insurance can be taken out at any point. Continue reading “41% of tenants are without Contents Insurance”

Looking for Sponsorship?

We’re already sponsoring Thorncliffe Cricket Club (Chapeltown), Handsworth U11 Girls and the upcoming Grenoside Panto.

It’s been a real pleasure working alongside our new friends in these groups, so much that we’re no actively seeking new Clubs and Events we can help out with.

If you have a Club or Event that you’d like to be considered for sponsorship, please use the comments box below or email us with the details and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.



Congratulations to South Yorkshire Housing Association

Crucible Sales & Lettings would like to offer a massive congratulations to SYHA  (our parent company) after they won the 24 Housing Care Provider of the Year award at the recent awards dinner on 6 November.

Shortlisted for the Care and Support Provider of the Year, SYHA won thanks to it’s work on the LiveWell project where they work with many vulnerable customers to maximise their wellbeing, help them to be the best that they can and have moments of joy.

Congratulations to everyone involved!


Crackdown on accidental landlords

Mortgage lenders are launching a tough new crackdown on thousands of so-called “accidental landlords” who let out their own homes without notifying their bank.

Lenders have become suspicious that vast numbers are keeping quiet about their arrangements to avoid being forced on to a higher interest rate or to switch to a more expensive buy-to-let loan.

In a concerted drive to catch those abusing the system, lenders are trawling the electoral register, social media websites and online letting agencies for signs that a property has been put up for rent.

Continue reading “Crackdown on accidental landlords”

A big WELL DONE to Parkgate Office

This very morning our Parkgate office have have ‘saved’ a tenants day. The tenant in question was due to move into a property today, but at 9am this morning the LL came into the office stating he  had changed his mind and was selling.

Before calling her with the bad news Parkgate arranged for her to view 3 other properties and have now managed to secure her a tancy with another Landlord at a reduced rent.

A great advert for our service here at Crucible Sales & Letting and a special mention for Dawn, Leah and Helen who have worked really hard to ensure this story had a happy ending.