Is Rental Overcrowding Worse Than We Thought?

I spotted this report on Letting Agent Today (14th January 2019) which highlights a subject close to my heart – the lack of new property builds. This article puts a slightly different slant on the subject which I thought would be of interest to our readers… A report claims that England has just 825 homes […]

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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 of […]

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Is ‘Sell to Rent’ the New ‘Buy to Let’

I don’t know about you but since the winter hasn’t really kicked in yet, I can still remember quite clearly the lofty temperatures of 32 degrees Celsius and it being too hot to sleep at night! As the temperatures remained inordinately high for the time of year in October and November the Derby property market […]

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Top 25 Most Saleable Streets in Derby

Following on from my last article, if you recall I said that Kedleston Road had the most properties sold in the DE22 Derby postcode, yet I felt that this information wasn’t telling the whole story, as some roads in Derby have more properties on them than others. Therefore, I promised that I would compare the […]

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Tenants Could Sue Over Poor Conditions

There seems to be no let up when it comes to more landlord legislation…  it’s Christmas for goodness sake! Here’s how Property Industry Eye reported  a new Private Members’ Bill which will allow private rental sector tenants to sue over the conditions of their property: A Private Members’ Bill which will allow private rental sector […]

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Kedleston Road, Derby – Where People Move the Most!

Many folks say moving home is the most stressful thing. Moving home is like someone has collected all your worldly goods, put them into brown boxes and into a lorry making your whole life look like a Amazon delivery van, only to spend the next six months unpacking it all, whilst unable to find important […]

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Deposits Capped at 5 Weeks Rent

The Government has announced that it is to cap Tenancy Deposits at 5 weeks rent. This article is from Property Industry Eye: Agents and landlords have united against what is being seen as the latest attack on the private rental sector by the government. In May the government said it would cap deposits at six […]

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Brexit and Derby House Prices

I have been asked a number of times recently what Brexit would mean to the Derby property market. To be frank, I have been holding off giving my thoughts, as I did not want to add fuel to the stories being banded around in the national press. However, it’s obviously a topic that you as […]

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New HMO Regulations from 1st October 2018

 From 1 October 2018, significant changes are being made to which HMOs are licensable and minimum room sizes in HMOs in England. Changes to mandatory licensing Currently, a property requires a mandatory licence if all of the following apply: the property is a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) (occupied by individuals who are not […]

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Interest Rates Up! What now for Derby Property?

The current average value of a property in Derby currently stands at £199,300 so what will the recent increase in the base rates to 0.75% from 0.5% do to the local property market? In many of my articles, I talk about what is happening to property values over the short term (i.e. the last 12 […]

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