Compulsory Electric Checks are here!

It has been announced by the Government that Electrical Safety Checks will have to be carried out in all private rental properties in England according to Regulations now laid in Parliament. This is the detail as reported by Property Industry Eye on January 15th: The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 […]

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Derby Buy-to-Let… Past, Present & Future

Investing in a Derby buy to let property has become a very different animal over the last few years. In the glory days of the five years after the turn of the Millennium, where we had double-digit house price growth, mortgage companies desperate to get on the buy-to-let mortgage bandwagon ridiculously low rates and a […]

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EPC Fines to hit Landlords from April 2020

“Washing machine energy ratings for houses” was the phrase one landlord told me a few years ago when we were talking about the colour bar chart graphs that every property has had for over 10 years now. Now these weren’t brought in to use the whole palate of ink in people’s printers, but to increase the […]

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The Renters’ Reform Bill and More Pets!

A couple of recent developments in the Lettings Sector offers more evidence of the Governments intention to make the renting experience more beneficial for tenants. Renters’ Reform Bill In the Queens speech on 19th December, Her Majesty outlined plans to introduce the ‘Renter’s Reform Bill which will be introduced to offer more protection for tenants. […]

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More Pets for Tenants!

In a surprising announcement, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick intends to overhaul the tenancy agreement to make ieasier for tenants to have pets in their rented accommodation. Here’s how Property Industry Eye reported the statement: Robert Jenrick says more young people and families than ever before are renting and should be able to enjoy the happiness that […]

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Why the Property Market in Derby Never Sleeps

The floor to ceiling coverage of the General Election may have you dozing off. The seemingly never-ending story called Brexit might be sending you off to sleep. And with Christmas starting to creep into our consciousness you may well feel in need of a lie-down. But allow us to shatter a sleep myth. Counting sheep […]

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The Effect of Section 21 on Derby Landlords..

Following my video on the soon to be abolishment of Section 21, I have had a number of Derby landlords contact me anxious that removing a tenant from their Derby buy-to-let property in the future will suddenly become a lot more problematic. Yet, at the launch of the consultation on the changes to the piece […]

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The End of Section 21… What Happens Next?

I just wanted to record this video today to share my thoughts on a story that’s been in the news for a few months now and that’s the potential abolishment of Section 21. Section 21 is the process that is used by landlords to regain possession of their property without having to state a reason. […]

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Capital Gains Tax Changes… Are You Ready?

I wanted to remind landlords and property investors of a legal change that’s probably gone under the radar a little bit, certainly very important for landlords and property investors out there and it’s to do with the changes in the capital gains tax rules which come into effect on the 6th of April next year. […]

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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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