Why the Property Market in Derby Never Sleeps

The floor to ceiling coverage of the General Election may have you dozing off. The seemingly never-ending story called Brexit might be sending you off to sleep. And with Christmas starting to creep into our consciousness you may well feel in need of a lie-down. But allow us to shatter a sleep myth. Counting sheep […]

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The Effect of Section 21 on Derby Landlords..

Following my video on the soon to be abolishment of Section 21, I have had a number of Derby landlords contact me anxious that removing a tenant from their Derby buy-to-let property in the future will suddenly become a lot more problematic. Yet, at the launch of the consultation on the changes to the piece […]

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The End of Section 21… What Happens Next?

I just wanted to record this video today to share my thoughts on a story that’s been in the news for a few months now and that’s the potential abolishment of Section 21. Section 21 is the process that is used by landlords to regain possession of their property without having to state a reason. […]

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Capital Gains Tax Changes… Are You Ready?

I wanted to remind landlords and property investors of a legal change that’s probably gone under the radar a little bit, certainly very important for landlords and property investors out there and it’s to do with the changes in the capital gains tax rules which come into effect on the 6th of April next year. […]

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Is Social Housing the answer to the ‘Housing Crisis’ in Derby?

The Chartered Institute of Housing has recently carried out a survey on the state of housing in Britain. Here are some of the headline findings: Almost 75% of people across Britain think there is a housing crisis. Over 50% think politicians are not doing enough about it, and most people believe that more social housing […]

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Another ‘New’ Housing Minister…

As Boris officially becomes Prime Minister, he has appointed two new MP’s as Secretary of State for Housing and Housing Minister. This was reported on ‘Property Industry Eye’ on 25th July… Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed a new Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, and a new housing minister The little known […]

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Section 21 Abolition WILL Happen…

There has been a lot of talk about the Government abolishing Section 21 – the process by which landlords can reclaim their properties from existing tenants whilst in a tenancy agreement without having to state a reason. This now seems to be a reality as reported in ‘Property Industry Eye’ on 22 July… The Government […]

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Entire Property Industry to be Regulated

The Government has published a report outlining it;s plans to regulate ALL Property Agents and, in our opinion, it’s about time! The full story was published in ‘Property Industry Eye’ on 18th July… A new era for the entire agency sector begins today, with the publication by the Government of a report calling for minimum […]

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Letting Tip #4 – Prepare Your Property For Let

In the lettings market at the moment, demand is high and supply is relatively low. It is essential that you present your property in its best possible light to attract the best tenant. As a landlord, you want tenants fighting over your property as this will ensure you achieve maximum rent. Whether you conduct viewings […]

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Letting Tip #3 – Renovations & Decor

It’s no secret that rental properties can often take a bit of a beating, it’s the nature of the beast. Therefore it is vitally important to decorate or renovate with that in mind. Renovations and Decor Understandably, most novice landlords make their investment property aesthetically pleasing for as little as possible but that can be […]

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