The Lockdown Landlords of Derby

Despite Government regulations that have been in place since the 26 March 2020, when in-person viewings were made illegal, Derby buy to let landlords have, during that time, been chomping at the bit to build their property empire by looking at buying additional properties for their Derby buy to let portfolio. There are plenty of […]

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Our Safety First Way of Getting Derby Moving Again

In this three-minute read, we look in more depth at the Government guidelines released last week which kick-started the property market in Derby. On Wednesday last week, it was officially announced estate agents in England could go back to work as part of the Government’s phased relaxation of the lockdown. And we’re open again but […]

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Housing Market Starts Back Up – Guidance

At 10:00pm on Tuesday 12th May 2020, minister Robert Jenrick announced that estate and letting agents could return to wok from 13th May – the following day. As one of the first business sectors to be ‘let back’ to work, it is essential that agents are responsible and have plans and protocols in place before […]

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270 Burton Homemovers in Limbo

An immediate fallout of the Coronavirus pandemic is that it has placed many Burton house moves on hold. Government guidelines state all house buyers and house sellers who are in the process of selling their Burton homes and moving to a new property must adapt to these temporary arrangements, adjusting their usual practices, agreeing different […]

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7% of Derby People Worked From Home Before Covid-19…

Before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, around 8,000 Derby people worked mainly from home, or about 7% of Derby’s 116,254 workforce compared to the national average of 14.9%. Yet over the last few weeks, many thousands more Derby workers have joined them in their spare rooms, or at their kitchen and dining room tables. Amongst warnings […]

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Electric Shock Treatment for Landlords…

Electricians are going to very busy in the next 11 months as they will have to test the electrics of every private rented property in Derby and Burton and potentially may have to install new fuse boards and wiring in some instances. New regulations set out in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 gave the […]

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COVID-19 and the Derby Property Market

So, we are into our third week of lockdown. I speak to agents from all over the UK through social media and letting agent forums, and believe or not, letting enquiries are still being received even in these unprecedented times. The question I have been asked so many times recently by landlords, tenants and investors: […]

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COVID-19: Rights, Obligations & Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants

The last three or four weeks, unquestionably, have been one of the most life-changing times we have seen since World War 2. The imminent threat of the Coronavirus has taken over the world, the UK and our local communities and will challenge you, our families, our relationships and test us all. The drive of this […]

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COVID-19 Updates

30th March 2020 As we enter the second week of ‘lockdown’ we hope that you are safe and well. Our office is temporarily closed, as per the Government guidelines but we want to assure you we are working from home and continuing to deliver the high level of service that you would expect, albeit in […]

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Selective Licencing Extension in Burton?

East Staffordshire Borough Council is proposing to extend it’s Selective Licensing Scheme to incorporate streets that have the highest amount of complaints about housing conditions. It is proposed to designate five Streets which are shown within the table below: Current Selective Licensing Currently, the Council’s Selective Licensing Scheme requires all landlords who privately rent out properties […]

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