“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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Number of Bedrooms… Homeowners v Tenants in Derby…

My good friend at AKS Residential, Andrew Sanderson, sent me a graphic a couple of days ago to use on social media. However, it prompted me to investigate the issue further. Here is the graphic… Now, children equals bedrooms and the conventional way of categorising property in Britain is to look at the number of […]

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The Derby Property Market in 2019…

Derby property values are unexpectedly 6.8% higher than at the end of 2017, notwithstanding the uncertainty and threats over the potential impact of Brexit in 2019. This has exceeded all the predictions, or to be more specific, guesses of all the City of London economists, in an astonishing sign of strength for the local Derby […]

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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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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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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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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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