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How to get ‘In’ on the ‘Off Market’? 5 Things You Should Know Now.

March 19th, 2021|Categories: Property, Uncategorized|

With house price activity showing no signs of slowing for the time being, estate agents across the uk are reporting that the market has reached a frenzied state of affairs with competitive bidding and gazumping going on everywhere. And whilst ‘off market’ was a term only used within property clubs [...]

Letting to Students – And why we need private landlords in this sector

March 11th, 2021|Categories: Property, Uncategorized|

LETTING TO STUDENTS - AND WHY WE NEED PRIVATE LANDLORDS IN THIS SPACE Many people believe that going to University is a right of passage and a chance for young people to venture out from the family home and, to a point, stand on their own two feet. Whilst the [...]

Pre-Budget Update – New Mortgage Guarantee Scheme

February 28th, 2021|Categories: Property, Uncategorized|

On Wednesday, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak will announce this year’s budget and as Budgets go, this one could be quite interesting. The question on the lips of many people is how he plans to repay the astronomical cost of the various government support schemes introduced over the past year to [...]

Its official….landlords are getting younger!

February 17th, 2021|Categories: Property, Uncategorized|

Its official….landlords are getting younger! There comes a time in your life when everyone seems to appear young to you. From the bank manager who looks like he’s just out of school and the accountant fresh out of university to the solicitor who looks as baby faced and youthful as [...]

Another set of house price data…another duvet moment?

February 1st, 2021|Categories: Property, Uncategorized|

Martin gives his spin on the latest property market figures- whatever they are! Whenever house price data comes out, I think the Nation collectively hides under its metaphorical duvet, nervously glancing at the numbers in case they announce the end of the world as we know it (again) and, whether [...]

Breathing Space Law – Why Landlords with Tenants in Arrears need to know this

January 28th, 2021|Categories: Property, Uncategorized|

Earlier this month, the Government set out details of a new Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space Moratorium and Mental Health Crisis Moratorium) - which is to be also known as ‘Breathing Space’ law - that comes into effect in May 2021. This new law is designed to give tenants legal [...]

WHAT’S THE IDEAL PROPERTY FOR 2021?

January 19th, 2021|Categories: Property, Uncategorized|

Despite all the economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit and Covid 19, last year proved to be a stellar year as far as property transactions and prices were concerned. Boosted by pent up demand following the first lockdown and the announcement of the stamp duty holiday, buyers came out in their droves [...]

Martin’s Top 10 Ideas for Using Space Under the Stairs

January 13th, 2021|Categories: Property, Uncategorized|

MARTIN’S 10 IDEAS TO USE SPACE UNDER THE STAIRS In today’s modern homes, space is a premium, so you need to make the most of every last inch. Aside from ‘Harry Potter’ style hideaways, the space under the stairs is often just a dumping ground for the vacuum cleaner and [...]

Martin’s Top Tips for Improving Your Bathroom

January 9th, 2021|Categories: Property, Uncategorized|

Second to kitchens, bathrooms are those rooms that can make your property instantly more appealing and therefore add value. Even if you’re not in the market for selling, having a lovely space to carry out your morning rituals will set you up for the rest of the day. Here’s Martin’s [...]

What Does 2021 Spell for the UK Property Market?

January 5th, 2021|Categories: Property|

What does 2021 spell for the property market? Despite lockdown#3 being thrust upon us on 4th January, just as most people were returning to their more normal routines after the Christmas / New Year break, it seems that this news will do little to slow the momentum of the UK [...]

Top Tips on Short Term Holiday Lets

January 5th, 2021|Categories: Property, Uncategorized|

Top Tips on Short Term Holiday Lets When you say the words ‘rental property’, most people generally think of a traditional Buy to Let arrangement -  but there is an alternative rental strategy for property investors. The market for short term or holiday lets has caused some landlords over the [...]

Mortgage Holiday Extension Announced

November 30th, 2020|Categories: Property|

A little bit of news announced last Friday, that passed me by was the fact that the Government’s financial services regulator, the FCA announced an extension to the mortgage holiday for those people who have been financially impacted by Coronavirus - which by my reckoning, is everyone. While reiterating customer [...]

Listen and learn | Martin Roberts Property & Home Magazine Winter 2020

November 16th, 2020|Categories: Property|

From some angles, the UK property market has never looked busier – but how do you learn to get into it and make a profit? Despite the coronavirus lockdown – or perhaps because of it, if you take into account pent-up demand and the incentive of the Stamp Duty holiday [...]

Head of Childline joins Martin at the Hampshire launch of ‘Sadsville’ book

April 29th, 2019|Categories: Charity, Uncategorized|

The striking Southampton Harbour Hotel was the venue for the official launch of the Hampshire edition of Sadsville on Thursday 28th March 2019. The campaign to give a free copy of Sadsville to all Year 4 children across the UK has so far seen 6000 books go into primary schools [...]

Martin Roberts is pleased to unveil the Somerset version of the ‘Sadsville’ book

June 11th, 2018|Categories: Charity, Uncategorized|

Martin is very proud to officially launch the Somerset version of his ‘Sadsville’ book, kindly hosted by The Grand Pier in Weston-Super-Mare on Monday 11thJune 2018. According to Martin: “I am truly delighted to launch the Somerset version of my ‘Sadsville’ book in support of the NSPCC at such a [...]