“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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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 #3 – Renovations & Decor

It’s no secret that rental properties can often take a bit of a beating, it’s the nature of the beast. Therefore it is vitally important to decorate or renovate with that in mind. Renovations and Decor Understandably, most novice landlords make their investment property aesthetically pleasing for as little as possible but that can be […]

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Letting Tip #2 – Taxation & Stamp Duty

All property transactions involve paying some sort of tax and investment properties are no different, if fact, landlords can bear the taxation burden more than most! You do need to understand the implications of both taxation and stamp duty on your investment purchase… Landlord Taxation and Stamp Duty Landlord Taxation When you start renting out […]

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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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How a Kitchen can Affect the Value of Your Home

When buying a new home, most buyers are looking for somewhere that requires little or no work at all. If your home isn’t perfect and you want to sell it quickly, you need to be prepared to put in a little time and money before going to market, especially if there is high competition in […]

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Beware Online Fraudsters

Online fraudster activity seems to be on the increase with both landlords and potential tenants being targeted. Several reports shown on ‘Property Industry Eye’ have highlighted the problem and two Professional Properties landlords have also been targeted. Fraudsters Posing as Landlords An estate and letting agency has warned that online fraudsters are targeting would-be tenants […]

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A Guide to Planning Permission

With a continuing housing shortage in the UK, the Government is under increasing pressure to revisit planning permission regulations and increase the pressure on housebuilders to speed up the building process. But what about local planning permission rules? I read a great article written by Sophie Bayliss at www.propertypriceadvice.co.uk all about planning permission. You can […]

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The Population of the UK in a Single Street…

If the population of the UK were condensed into just a single street, a third of us would live in a semi-detached house worth £207,000. A quarter of the population would live in a detached home worth almost £333,000 More than a quarter would live in a terraced house, at an average price of £177,000 […]

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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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