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

March 19th, 2021|

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 and networks - when large developments [...]

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

March 11th, 2021|

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 studying aspects and learning opportunities of [...]

Pre-Budget Update – New Mortgage Guarantee Scheme

February 28th, 2021|

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 assist individuals and business cope through [...]

Its official….landlords are getting younger!

February 17th, 2021|

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 you could imagine. The reality, as [...]

Another set of house price data…another duvet moment?

February 1st, 2021|

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 to those of us lucky enough [...]

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

January 28th, 2021|

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 protection from all creditors - including [...]

WHAT’S THE IDEAL PROPERTY FOR 2021?

January 19th, 2021|

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 to upgrade, relocate or improve their [...]

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

January 13th, 2021|

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 not much else. But why not [...]