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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How Many Annual Salaries for a Derby 1st Time Buyer?

Oh what is it to be British! Wearing summer clothes at the first sight of sun, stocking up with food at the first sight of snow, queuing, apologising automatically, our ability to talk at length about the weather, making a cup of tea at the first sign of a crisis, having a beer at the airport even though it’s before […]

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A Property ‘MOT’ for Derby Landlords…

“I just love looking over and keeping up to date with the 150 plus pieces of legislation that govern the rental of residential property in the UK”  said No Derby Landlord… ever If you are one of the 6,827 Derby landlord’s that manages your own property, would it surprise you to know that there around […]

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30% of all Derby Properties Bought by Cash…

For most Derby people, a mortgage is the only way to buy a property. However, for some, especially Derby homeowners who have paid off their mortgage or Derby buy to let landlords, many have the choice to pay exclusively with cash. So the question is, should you use all your cash, or could a mortgage […]

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Buy to Let of the Week

Here are our Buy-to-Let recommendations this week brought to you by Simon Joyce, our Derby property expert. Be quick though, some of these properties do sell during the time taken to record the video and post it on the site!  Please note that these properties are general recommendations only and may not suit all types […]

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The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill

Another piece of lettings regulation is due to come into force on 20th March 2019. The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill has seems to have largely gone under the radar, being left a little in the shadows of the more newsworthy Tenant Fee Bill. The bill has passed through Parliament and received Royal Assent, making […]

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Remember House Prices in Millennium Year in Derby…

As we go full steam ahead into 2019, it’s certain that the Derby housing market in 2018 was a little more restrained than 2016 and 2017 and I believe this will continue into 2019. Property ownership is a medium to long term investment so, looking at the long-term, the average Derby homeowner, having owned their […]

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Buy to Let of the Week

Here are our Buy-to-Let recommendations this week brought to you by Simon Joyce, our Derby property expert. Be quick though, some of these properties do sell during the time taken to record the video and post it on the site!  Please note that these properties are general recommendations only and may not suit all types […]

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Can Derby Retirees Afford to Rent?

If you read the personal finance pages of the newspapers, it all seems to be about the impending pensions crisis… where people aren’t saving enough for their retirement. However, it’s not the lack of Derby peoples’ future pension incomes that are my immediate concern. The fact is that so many of the future retirees in […]

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Private Landlords and the Tenant Fee Ban…

On the 15th January 2019, after what seems like an eternity of uncertainty,  the 1st June 2019 was announced as the date the Tenant Fee Bill will come into force. Although private landlords across the country may have heard whispers of the Tenant Fee Bill, many have failed to consider the impact it will have […]

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