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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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. […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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. […]

Continue Reading