Property Manager Vacancy

Professional Properties is looking to recruit a permanent Full Time Property Manager to join their successful, friendly and hardworking team based in Derby. The successful applicant will join our Propertymark training programme to assist with career progression. The successful candidate will be part of a team managing a large portfolio of residential on behalf of the landlord. Experience […]

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“Lets with Pets”… It’s Time to Paws for Thought…

Tenants with pets are often dismissed out of hand by landlords who are worried about potential damage to their property. This is very understandable. However, opening up your property to tenants with pets will maximise its rental potential and by excluding pet owners, you are missing out on a huge part of the rental market. […]

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Make your House Sell Faster…

When your house is on the market to sell and you’re looking around at new places to buy, it can feel like it’s all taking forever. It feels even more frustrating when you have found somewhere you love and you want to make an offer, but your current home is still for sale. You don’t […]

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Stamping Out Stamp Duty? Cuts for Green Homes

The Clean Growth Strategy released in October outlined the desire to have all ‘fuel poor’ homes upgraded to, at least, Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band C by 2030 and as many homes as possible to be EPC Band C by 2035. Among the various plans and policies set out to encourage this energy efficiency improvement, […]

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How a Kitchen can Affect the Value of Your Home

When buying a new home, most buyers are looking for somewhere that requires little or no work at all. If your home isn’t perfect and you want to sell it quickly, you need to be prepared to put in a little time and money before going to market, especially if there is high competition in […]

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Beware Online Fraudsters

Online fraudster activity seems to be on the increase with both landlords and potential tenants being targeted. Several reports shown on ‘Property Industry Eye’ have highlighted the problem and two Professional Properties landlords have also been targeted. Fraudsters Posing as Landlords An estate and letting agency has warned that online fraudsters are targeting would-be tenants […]

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A Guide to Planning Permission

With a continuing housing shortage in the UK, the Government is under increasing pressure to revisit planning permission regulations and increase the pressure on housebuilders to speed up the building process. But what about local planning permission rules? I read a great article written by Sophie Bayliss at www.propertypriceadvice.co.uk all about planning permission. You can […]

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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Overview As from the 1st April 2018 there will be a requirement for any property rented out in the private rented sector to, in most circumstances, have a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The regulations will come into force for new lets and renewals of tenancies with effect […]

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Landlord Taxation ‘Clause 24’ – What does it mean for you?

What is Clause 24? Clause 24 was proposed by George Osborne in his Summer Budget on 8 July 2015 and it restricts finance cost relief for individual landlords. Companies are not affected, nor are landlords with no borrowings against their properties. The changes will be phased in gradually over 4 years, starting from 5th April 2017. By […]

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The Population of the UK in a Single Street…

If the population of the UK were condensed into just a single street, a third of us would live in a semi-detached house worth £207,000. A quarter of the population would live in a detached home worth almost £333,000 More than a quarter would live in a terraced house, at an average price of £177,000 […]

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