Is Derby too Densely Populated?

I was listening to the radio on my way into the office the other day and a discussion was taking place about the poet William Blake and his poem ‘And did those feet in ancient time’. One of the lines in the poem refers to ‘Englands green and pleasant land’. I was, as is normal […]

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Is Social Housing the answer to the ‘Housing Crisis’ in Derby?

The Chartered Institute of Housing has recently carried out a survey on the state of housing in Britain. Here are some of the headline findings: Almost 75% of people across Britain think there is a housing crisis. Over 50% think politicians are not doing enough about it, and most people believe that more social housing […]

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Another ‘New’ Housing Minister…

As Boris officially becomes Prime Minister, he has appointed two new MP’s as Secretary of State for Housing and Housing Minister. This was reported on ‘Property Industry Eye’ on 25th July… Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed a new Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, and a new housing minister The little known […]

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Home Ownership for Derby’s Young People has Halved

The proportion of 25 to 34-year olds who own their home in Derby has nearly halved in the last 20 years. So what does this mean for all the existing Derby landlords and homeowners together with all those youngsters considering buying their first home? Here are the Stats… Homeowners – Well, looking at the numbers […]

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Section 21 Abolition WILL Happen…

There has been a lot of talk about the Government abolishing Section 21 – the process by which landlords can reclaim their properties from existing tenants whilst in a tenancy agreement without having to state a reason. This now seems to be a reality as reported in ‘Property Industry Eye’ on 22 July… The Government […]

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The Derby Monopoly Board

The good old ‘Board Game’ seems a thing of the past for youngsters nowadays with their consoles and mobile phones, however, a family favourite in our household that will bring young and old together is Monopoly. A couple of weeks ago we had a typical English summer storm so we decided to get the board […]

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Entire Property Industry to be Regulated

The Government has published a report outlining it;s plans to regulate ALL Property Agents and, in our opinion, it’s about time! The full story was published in ‘Property Industry Eye’ on 18th July… A new era for the entire agency sector begins today, with the publication by the Government of a report calling for minimum […]

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How Property Affordability in Derby has Changed…

The 6th June 2019 marked the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings and whilst watching the coverage and images on television, it prompted me to think of the huge changes that have happened to Derby, and more specifically, the Derby property market since WW2. Back in 1944, the average wage in Derby was just over £5 […]

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Derby Council House Waiting Lists Drops by 53.7%..

Back in 1979, when Monty Python’s “The Life of Brian” premiered and Pink Floyd released “The Wall”, more than 4 in 10 British people lived in a council house, yet today that figure is only 1 in 12.  According to Shelter, 65% of families on the Council House waiting lists had been on those lists […]

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Investments… Stocks, Gold, Savings or Property?

I was out for a couple of Friday night beers at the local and a couple of the people I was with started chatting about investing and where best to invest your money. As with a lot of these things after a couple of IPA’s, a bet evolved between the four of us along the […]

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