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Why Property Inspections Could Save You Money 21 August 2023

As a landlord, you"ve probably experienced that feeling of dread when your tenant"s name flashes up on your phone, reporting a problem.

Or how about the horror of receiving the news that you"re going to have to pay for urgent (and expensive) repairs?

If either of these situations sound familiar, it could mean you"re not inspecting your rentals enough.... Read More

Preparing your property for photos 14 August 2023

It"s often said that you shouldn"t judge a book by its cover, but then (confusingly), it"s also said that first impressions count… Why are all these clichés so important? Well, when marketing a property, it"s a bit of both: how a property looks will catch a buyer"s eye before they pore over the finer details.... Read More

Why Self-Managing Your Rental Might Not Be the Money Saver You Think It Is 09 August 2023

Not since 2008, when Katy Perry stormed the music charts and Gavin and Stacey ruled the small screen, have interest rates been as high as they are today.

As a result, many mortgage holders are looking for ways to trim their outgoings to ease the financial burden.... Read More

Bank of Mum and Dad: What Buyers (and Their Parents) Need to Know 07 August 2023

Every year, the Bank of Mum and Dad comes to the rescue by helping tens of thousands of first-time buyers get on the housing ladder.

Last year alone, 46% of first-time buyers received financial help from their parents to purchase a property, with £8.... Read More

The Dangers of a DIY Tenancy Agreement 02 August 2023

Type ‘tenancy agreement" into Google and you"ll get thousands of results offering free online templates and guides to writing your own rental contract.

So why bother using a letting agent to sort out the tenancy agreement if you can do it yourself? What could possibly go wrong?

Well, quite a lot.... Read More

Buying a Property in 2023: What You Need to Know 24 July 2023

Buying a new home is a big step that comes with lots of considerations. Finding the right property in a good location at a price you"re willing to pay isn"t always easy and can take time.

But when you finally move into your new place to start the next chapter of your life, all the hard work is worth it.... Read More

Which Renovations Could Add Value to Your Home? 05 July 2023

Before selling your home, you might be thinking about ways to add value or unlock potential so buyers can get a feel for what it would be like to live there themselves. But renovations are costly and may not pay off. So, what can you do to make a change without spending too much?

Whilst it"s always a good idea to spruce up a property before it goes on the market, the key is to know exactly what changes really add value before making any big decisions.... Read More

Is Self-Building Really Worth It? 28 June 2023

Come on, we"ve all done it. Switched onto a property programme and fallen into the daydream of building our very own house. A walk-in wardrobe, a home cinema, a room just for shoes… sounds great, doesn"t it? But what"s the reality of a self-build project?

On the one hand, building your own home seems like a great way to get everything you"ve ever wanted out of a property.... Read More

Why Being Friends with Your Tenants Isn`t a Good Idea 26 June 2023

As a landlord, it"s important to build a good relationship with tenants. You want them to feel comfortable in their new home and to care for it, pay rent on time and generally have a successful tenancy period. But what makes a good relationship?

Unless you"re renting a property out to friends or family, it"s likely you won"t have met your tenants before.... Read More

Plants that Could Knock Thousands Off Your House Price 15 June 2023

Post pandemic, having outside space has taken on a whole new level of importance and can add significant value to a property. But what happens when your garden oasis threatens the chance of selling your home?

Some lush green plants might look nice but could signal trouble for a house sale.... Read More

Why Renting a Home Is Better Than Buying 12 June 2023

The pitfalls of renting are always shouted about: too expensive, dodgy landlords, broken appliances and so on and so on. But what about the positives?

With rental reforms on the horizon and changes to eviction rules in full swing, let"s explore why being a tenant is the best choice for some people.... Read More

Sales Progression: How a Good Agent Can Stop Your Deal Falling Through 17 May 2023

Want to guard against the disappointment of having your property deal collapse? Then go with an agent who is skilled at sales progression.

Selling a property is a bit like a football match – it"s a game of two halves.

The first half centres on finding a buyer and agreeing a deal, and the second half is about making that deal a reality.... Read More