Landlords to Blame for Derby’s Housing Crisis?

Isn’t it strange that nobody boasts they are a buy-to-let landlord anymore? Roll the clock back to the early millennium and you couldn’t go to the local golf club, meet up for a pint after work or shop at a Waitrose without someone dropping “buy-to-let property” into the conversation as easily and as often as […]

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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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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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Letting Tip #1 – Where and What to Buy?

The ultimate question for both seasoned landlords and those taking the first steps into property investment… What type of property do I buy and where do I buy it? Your Own Goals Before answering this, you need to know what you want to achieve from your investment? Is it a Short term or Long term […]

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The Supply & Demand Imbalance in Derby

The most recent set of data from the Land Registry has stated that property values in Derby and the surrounding area were 5.72% higher than 12 months ago and 12.08% higher than January 2015. Despite the uncertainty over Brexit as Derby and most of the UK’s property values continue their medium and long-term upward trajectory. […]

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Burton’s 3 Speed Property Market

“What’s happening to the Burton on Trent Property Market” is a question I am asked repeatedly.  Well, would it be a surprise to hear that my own research suggests that there isn’t just one big Burton on Trent property market – but many small micro-property markets? According to recent data released by the Office of […]

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Housing.. The ‘Cinderella’ of Politics in Derby…

We are nearly 3 months into the new Tory regime and life has gone back to normal as political rhetoric on social media is replaced with pictures of dogs, cats and people’s lunch. Joking aside though, all the political parties promised so much on the housing front in their manifestos, should they be elected at the […]

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Burton’s 2604 Mortgage Time Bombs?

According to my research, of the 30,320 properties in Burton, 12,056 of those properties have mortgages on them. 85.1% of those mortgaged properties are made up of owner-occupiers and the rest are buy-to-let landlords. … but this is the concerning part .. 2,604 of those Burton mortgages are interest only. My research also shows that, […]

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Derby Homeowners and their £2.47bn Debt!

Over the last 12 months, the UK has decided to leave the EU, have a General Election with a result that didn’t go to plan for Mrs May and to add insult to injury, our American cousins elected Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. It could be said this should have caused […]

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