“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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Derby Landlords Planning to Grow Buy-to-Let Portfolio’s

According to The Association of Residential Letting Agents there are a record number of landlords quitting the lettings market. “The barrage of legislative changes landlords have faced over the past few years, combined with political uncertainty has meant the BTL market is becoming increasingly unattractive to investors” claims David Cox, ARLA Propertymark chief executive. However, […]

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Extra Funding Is Required for Affordable Homes in Derby

In my blog about the Derby Property Market I mostly only talk about two of the three main sectors of the local property market, the ‘private rented sector’ and the ‘owner occupier sector’. However, as I often stress when talking to my clients, one cannot forget the third sector, that being the ‘social housing sector’ […]

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Burton Asking Prices up 5% in the Last 12 Months..

The average asking price of property in Burton increased by 5% or £9,498 compared to a year ago, with particularly good demand from landlords and home-movers in the first few months of the year. This takes the current average asking price to £200,444, compared with £190,946 this time last year. The rise in asking prices […]

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£78,000 Spent on Rent Before the Age of 35

‘Millennials’ were born between the mid 1980’s and late 1990’s thus making them between the age of around 22 to late 30’s. They are the imaginative, artistic youngsters who grew up with the newest tech and computers and who are huge aficionados of music festivals, gourmet pizzas, emoji’s, selfies and old school nostalgia. Also known […]

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More People in Burton Want to Move House..

Finding an ideal new home when you’re ready to move is hard enough. It’s even harder when there’s not a lot to choose from in the areas that you want. It’s a bit like going to the pub to find the selection of beers or wine is limited to three or four options – you […]

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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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Council Tax Bands in Derby – The Facts!

Buying and selling a home in Derby isn’t the easiest or cheapest thing you will ever do. Estate Agent fees, Solicitors fees, Survey fees, Mortgage fees, Removal Van … the costs just mount up throughout every step of the move. Last week, a Derby landlord asked me whether the Council Tax Band made a difference […]

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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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Home Ownership in Burton slumps to 51%

The degree to which 25 to 44 year olds in Burton are locked out of the housing market has been revealed in new statistics. A Burton landlord was asking me the other week to what effect home ownership rates in Burton in the early to middle aged adult age range had affected the demand for […]

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