Rules for Access to a Tenanted Property

In this blog, we look at the rules and regulations in respect of a landlord, agent or any other third party entering a tenanted property. The overriding rule in all circumstances is in accordance with the Housing Act 1988 that a landlord or letting agent must notify the tenant, in writing, at least 24 hours […]

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How to Handle Offers on your Property Sale

You’ve prepared your home for sale. You’ve appointed your estate agent and your home is on the market. Then you receive an offer.. One of the most common dilemma’s when selling a property is how to respond to an offer when a potential buyer comes forward with an offer. An accurately priced property based upon […]

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How Long will it Take to Sell my Home?

The burning question for anyone who wants to see their home… unfortunately, one without a specific answer. ‘How long is a piece of string?’ comes to mind! However, don’t despair. In this blog we look at this common question in detail and give an insight into the components that make up the answer. We look at: […]

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Letting Out Property is not Personal, it’s Business.

During the 21 years as a letting agent, we’ve seen on numerous occasions where people who have decided to rent out a property can’t ‘let go of it’ emotionally. This often happens with ‘accidental landlords’. These are people who didn’t buy a property with the intention of letting it out, but have ended up doing […]

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Top Tips to Personalise Your Rented Property

As any tenant will tell you, it is a balancing act when trying to personalise and create as nice a home as possible and wanting to avoid spending lots of money that you will never be able to recoup. Your tenancy agreement will go to great lengths to tell you the things you can’t do, […]

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Top Tips for Tenants Looking for a Property to Rent

Whether you’re renting for the first time, upsizing to a bigger property, downsizing to a smaller property  or moving into a new area, renting gives you both flexibility and independence.  However, it can feel a little overwhelming and there can be a lot of unanswered questions. There is certainly a lot to think about when searching for […]

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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 #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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Fewer Young Homeowners in Derby and not enough Bungalows…

My good friend Michael Harris,a  37-year-old father of two from Derby, was out house hunting. It was a pleasant September Saturday afternoon, and our man cycles along on his bike. He cycles up a street of suburban semis, where he spots a few retired mature neighbours, chatting to each other over the garden fence. He leans […]

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5 Reasons Why September is a Great Time to Sell

Lot’s of people decide to put their properties on the market during September. Below are 5 reasons why it’s a great time to sell your property. Viewings are Easier! For families with school aged children it is even more difficult than normal to try and keep your home tidy during the school holidays with the […]

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