How Often Should You Inspect Your Rental Property

Whether you are managing your own property or a letting agent is doing it for you, how often should there be a property inspection? Inspect too frequently and you risk souring the relationship with your tenants and having to find new ones whereas don’t carry them out often enough and you may miss some potentially […]

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With over 41,000 renters in Derby, is the market saturated?

If I were a buy to let landlord in Derby today, I might feel a little bruised by the assault made on my wallet after being, and continuing to be, ransacked over the last 12 months by HM Treasury’s tax changes on buy to let. To add insult to injury, Brexit has caused a tempering […]

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5% Unemployment in Derby and it’s effect on Property.

It was late May 2016, The Right Hon. Member for Tatton, Mr George Osborne, published an official HM Treasury analysis stating UK house prices would be lower by at least 10% (and up to 18%) by the middle of 2018 compared with what is expected if the UK remained in the European Union. So, almost […]

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Is Buy-to-Let in Derby Immoral?

‘An Englishman’s Home is His Castle’ as Maggie Thatcher lauded – everyone should own their own home. In 1971, around 50% of people owned their own home and, as the baby-boomers got better jobs and pay, that proportion of homeowners rose to 69% by 2001. Home ownership was here to stay as many baby boomers […]

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Computer says ‘NO!” to Derby youngsters..

Remember Carol Beer in ‘Little Britain’? Well, she seems to be making a comeback in Derby… Can we blame the 55 to 70-year-old Derby citizens for the current housing crisis in the city? Also known as the ‘Baby Boom Generation’, these Derby people were born after the end of the Second World War as the […]

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Derby Property gets a surprise 9% boost!

It doesn’t seem like two minutes ago that it was Christmas – and now it’s all over! Just before the end of the year and after taking down the office Christmas decorations for another year, I thought I would nip out for a quick festive coffee and over-priced mince pie at my favourite local coffee […]

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