Social Media can Help Burglars Target your Home

A THIRD OF PEOPLE (34%) REGULARLY POST UPDATES THROUGHOUT THEIR TIME OFF ON HOLIDAY Whether it’s that #nofilter shot of a sunset, the “hot dogs or legs” photo, or checking in to an intimate beach-side dinner, many of us love to show the world what we’ve been up to on our holidays. Aviva’s Travel Report […]

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Burton’s 2604 Mortgage Time Bombs?

According to my research, of the 30,320 properties in Burton, 12,056 of those properties have mortgages on them. 85.1% of those mortgaged properties are made up of owner-occupiers and the rest are buy-to-let landlords. … but this is the concerning part .. 2,604 of those Burton mortgages are interest only. My research also shows that, […]

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Derby Homeowners and their £2.47bn Debt!

Over the last 12 months, the UK has decided to leave the EU, have a General Election with a result that didn’t go to plan for Mrs May and to add insult to injury, our American cousins elected Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. It could be said this should have caused […]

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Burton ‘Baby Boomers’ vs ‘Millennials’!

A recent article written by my colleague “The Unfairness of the Derby Baby Boomer’s £7bn windfall?” caused a stir! In it he looked at a young family member of mine who was arguing the case that Millennials (those born after 1985) were suffering on the back of the older generation. They claimed the older generation had […]

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The Derby Baby Boomer’s £7bn windfall… It’s Just Not Fair!

Recently, I was having a chat with one of my cousins at a big Derby family get-together. The last time I had seen him, his children were in their early teens. Now they are all grown up, have partners, dogs and children. Wow – how time flies! So, I got talking over a glass of lemonade with […]

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How Burton’s Population Growth affects Rents…

On several occasions over the last few months, in my Burton Property Blog, I predicted that the rate of rental inflation had eased over the last year. At the same time, I felt that in some parts of the UK rents had actually dropped for the first time in over eight years. Recent research backs […]

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Derby Property, Abba, The Beatles and 50 Year Mortgages…

50 years ago, in 1967, the first human heart transplant was performed by Dr Christian Barnard in South Africa. In the same year Sweden switched from driving on the left-hand side to the right-hand side of the road. The average value of a Derby property was £2,589, interest rates were at 5.5% and The Beatles […]

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Is there a Legal Tax Loophole for Burton landlords?

In November 2015, George Osborne disclosed plans to restrain the buy-to-let (BTL) market, implying its growing attractiveness was leaving aspiring first time buyers contesting with landlords for the restricted number of properties on the market. One of things he brought in was that tax relief on BTL mortgages would be capped, starting in April 2017. […]

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Derby’s Council House waiting list down by 63%…

Should Derby people buy or rent a house? Buying your own home can be expensive but could save you money over the years. Renting a property through a letting agent or private landlord offers less autonomy to live by your own rules, but more flexibility if you need to move. Yet, there is third way that many people […]

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Paws for Thought… Should Landlords Accept Pets?

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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