February 5, 2018

A guide to expenses landlords can claim

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Have you ever wondered what can and cannot be claimed for, as a landlord?  Or are you just unsure following changes in tax allowances for landlords? Even if it’s just to sanity check, we have put together a comprehensive list of the things that landlords are usually able to claim expenses for, as well as […]

February 5, 2018

Ways your tenant can legally challenge you

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In January 2018, a Bill to enable tenants to take legal action against all types of landlords (for tenancies under seven years) who do not maintain rental properties that are fit for human habitation, was taken to Parliament. It is anticipated that the Bill will be approved and so soon, tenants are likely to be […]

February 5, 2018

How to stand out as a landlord

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It’s well known that the key to a lucrative letting is to have your property let out at all times.  However, that is easier said than done. Many would say that the best types of tenants are those that stay for a long time, as they almost guarantee a reliable income. Finding these tenants can […]

January 16, 2018

Checklist for moving out of a rental property

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So, the time has come for you to move out of your rental property. Perhaps you’ve saved enough money to put a deposit on a house, have outgrown your current residence or are embarking on a stay in another part of the country. Whatever your reason for leaving your rental property, there are some handy […]

January 7, 2018

What were the main changes to the property market in 2017?

UK street properties

Like most years, the property market saw plenty of change in 2017. Politics continued to dominate the headlines and, in turn, had an effect on areas of the property market. The General Election, the aftermath and the continued discussions over Brexit all loomed over the property market. Here, we outline all of the main changes […]

December 14, 2017

Benefits of selling your home around Christmas

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With plenty of things to think about and plan through the festive season, whilst it’s meant to be an enjoyable season, it can quickly turn into a stressful time of year. With so much going on, few consider adding to the happenings by putting their home up for sale. Although not the most popular time […]

December 4, 2017

Leicester homes sell 20 days faster than UK average

House prices in Leicestershire

The annual City Rate of Sale report from Post Office Money has been revealed and show that homes in Leicester average just 76 days on the market before a buyer is found. The report, which is compiled in conjunction with the Centre for Economics and Business Research, analyses the average time a property remains on […]

November 28, 2017

Right to rent: what landlords need to know

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Right to Rent has been in place for over a year now but there still may be aspects of the scheme that residential landlords may not be aware of. They may not know of the scheme at all. What is right to rent? Immigration is a hot topic and Right to Rent is a scheme […]

November 20, 2017

Is it wise to buy a renovation home?

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Most homes that are purchased will need some form of renovation work. It’s extremely unlikely that, as a buyer, you find the perfect property to move into that requires absolutely no touching up to get it the way you like. In this post, we’re not talking about a touch of paint. We’ll be focusing on […]

November 15, 2017

Negotiation tactics for buying at the right place

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If you’re on a budget, every pound counts when buying a property. It’s obvious, all buyers want to get the best possible value for the amount being paid. To achieve this, negotiation with the seller is key. Buyers can be apprehensive about the negotiation process, but without doing it you’re potentially missing out on thousands […]