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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How Property Affordability in Derby has Changed…

The 6th June 2019 marked the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings and whilst watching the coverage and images on television, it prompted me to think of the huge changes that have happened to Derby, and more specifically, the Derby property market since WW2. Back in 1944, the average wage in Derby was just over £5 […]

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Derby Council House Waiting Lists Drops by 53.7%..

Back in 1979, when Monty Python’s “The Life of Brian” premiered and Pink Floyd released “The Wall”, more than 4 in 10 British people lived in a council house, yet today that figure is only 1 in 12.  According to Shelter, 65% of families on the Council House waiting lists had been on those lists […]

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Investments… Stocks, Gold, Savings or Property?

I was out for a couple of Friday night beers at the local and a couple of the people I was with started chatting about investing and where best to invest your money. As with a lot of these things after a couple of IPA’s, a bet evolved between the four of us along the […]

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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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“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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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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Create Your Personal ‘Buy-to-Let Road Trip’…

Property Investment can be a very financially rewarding experience… or it can easily turn into a financial nightmare! We’ve found that the most successful landlords are the ones who squeeze the most out of their potential investment and have a predetermined goal or endgame. With this in mind, we have developed our ‘Buy-to-Let Road Trip’ which […]

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Derby Tenant Deposits are almost £11,000,000

When the Tenant Fee Ban comes into force on 1st June,  tenant’s deposits will be capped at five weeks rent. This means that Derby landlords will soon only be protected in the event of a single month of unpaid rental-arrears, at a time when Universal Credit has seen some rent arrears quadrupling and that’s before […]

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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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