How Much Have Burton Homeowners Saved in Stamp Duty?

By Daren Cope. If you read blogs regularly, you know I love the stats! In this blog I take a look at the early Stamp Duty savings made by property buyers in Burton-on-Trent. Burton homebuyers and landlords purchasing residential property have saved £49,200 since the Chancellor reduced stamp duty on 8th July 2020, yet many […]

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Is ‘Generation Rent’ To Become ‘Generation Buy’?

By Daren Cope. Boris Johnson has attracted both praise and horror in equal measure with a new plan for 95% mortgages to help beleaguered first time buyers to get on the property ladder, but would that expose UK taxpayers to too much risk? In this article I discuss the implications of what that would mean […]

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Homeowners Finding it Tough to Move Up the Ladder

By Jane Mason. Post lockdown, the need for families who want bigger homes has meant homebuyers must now pay considerably more to trade up to that larger home… One thing that has come out of lockdown has been the inexorable movement of households wanting to upsize to a larger home. Often considered to be first […]

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Downvaluing and ‘Backdoor Gazumping’ on Derby Property

By Simon Joyce The Derby property market is an enigma and packed full of contradictions. Notwithstanding an economic recession and forecasts of property values dropping, nobody seems to have informed the Derby homeowners selling their homes and those Derby people looking to buy them. As I have discussed in many recent articles on the locality, […]

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The Price is Right… But Not Always

By Simon Joyce. I was video chatting with a friend of mine a few days ago who has recently sold his house over Nottingham way. We were discussing the sales process and what sort of service he received from his agent and it transpired that the first agent he used couldn’t sell the property despite […]

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3 Reasons to Stop Being a Buy-to-Let Landlord…

… and the 6 reasons why you most definitely shouldn’t! By Simon Joyce. The buy-to-let market is about to enter a challenging 12 to 24 months. Yet, by looking back at the last recession and what is happening now, there are vital lessons all  landlords can learn to protect themselves. In fact, landlords can create […]

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The Buy-to-Let Road Trip

By Daren Cope. We speak with lots of landlords who have completely different individual circumstances. Some individuals find themselves being landlords not necessarily through choice, but rather through necessity. Perhaps they are homeowners looking to move and,  rather than staying put and hoping for a sale, decide to turn their home into a rental property […]

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Property. 100 Days since Lockdown.

By Simon Joyce. With only around 1 in 5 house sellers actually selling their home in the last month, sellers and buyers will need to continue to be pragmatic if the surprisingly strong current levels of activity in our local property market are to be sustained. To start, we had the once in a lifetime […]

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Lettings Jargon Buster

Within the Private Rental Sector, there is a whole host of phrases, terms, acronyms, organisations and legal jargon that landlords and tenants need to be aware of. This list covers some of the most common terms you may come across, and what they all mean. Applicant: The individual that is applying to rent the property. […]

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Moving Back In with Mum and Dad…

By Daren Cope. Roll the clock back 20 years or so and any self-respecting late 20’s / early 30’s something would never say on their first date that they lived with their mum and dad! It was seen as a sign of immaturity being tied to your mother’s apron strings with as a failure to […]

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