30% of all Derby Properties Bought by Cash…

For most Derby people, a mortgage is the only way to buy a property. However, for some, especially Derby homeowners who have paid off their mortgage or Derby buy to let landlords, many have the choice to pay exclusively with cash. So the question is, should you use all your cash, or could a mortgage […]

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Buy to Let of the Week

Here are our Buy-to-Let recommendations this week brought to you by Simon Joyce, our Derby property expert. Be quick though, some of these properties do sell during the time taken to record the video and post it on the site!  Please note that these properties are general recommendations only and may not suit all types […]

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The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill

Another piece of lettings regulation is due to come into force on 20th March 2019. The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill has seems to have largely gone under the radar, being left a little in the shadows of the more newsworthy Tenant Fee Bill. The bill has passed through Parliament and received Royal Assent, making […]

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Remember House Prices in Millennium Year in Derby…

As we go full steam ahead into 2019, it’s certain that the Derby housing market in 2018 was a little more restrained than 2016 and 2017 and I believe this will continue into 2019. Property ownership is a medium to long term investment so, looking at the long-term, the average Derby homeowner, having owned their […]

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Buy to Let of the Week

Here are our Buy-to-Let recommendations this week brought to you by Simon Joyce, our Derby property expert. Be quick though, some of these properties do sell during the time taken to record the video and post it on the site!  Please note that these properties are general recommendations only and may not suit all types […]

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Can Derby Retirees Afford to Rent?

If you read the personal finance pages of the newspapers, it all seems to be about the impending pensions crisis… where people aren’t saving enough for their retirement. However, it’s not the lack of Derby peoples’ future pension incomes that are my immediate concern. The fact is that so many of the future retirees in […]

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Private Landlords and the Tenant Fee Ban…

On the 15th January 2019, after what seems like an eternity of uncertainty,  the 1st June 2019 was announced as the date the Tenant Fee Bill will come into force. Although private landlords across the country may have heard whispers of the Tenant Fee Bill, many have failed to consider the impact it will have […]

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20% of Derby’s Population will be over 65 by 2037…

With constant advances in technology, medicine and lifestyles, people in the Derby area are, on average, living longer than they might have a few decades ago. As Derby’s population ages, the problem of how the older generation are accommodated is starting to emerge. We, as a city, have to consider how we supply decent and […]

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Buy to Let of the Week

Here are our Buy-to-Let recommendations this week brought to you by Simon Joyce, our Derby property expert. Be quick though, some of these properties do sell during the time taken to record the video and post it on the site!  Please note that these properties are general recommendations only and may not suit all types […]

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Birchover Deal Completed!

Professional Properties are delighted to confirm the acquisition of the lettings portfolio of Birchover Sales and Lettings. Carl Bridge of Birchover said “We are delighted to have agreed the transfer of the Birchover lettings portfolio to Professional Properties. We came to the decision to sell the portfolio to concentrate on growing our main business; our […]

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