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Rise in Nil-Deposit Applications as Cost of Living Soars

You don't have to look far at the moment to see that the cost of living has been increasing sharply across the board, and with the Bank of England making an 11th consecutive base rate increase earlier today it doesn't look like people's daily expenditure will be calming down for [...]

By |2023-03-23T14:34:40+00:00March 23rd, 2023|Property Market News|

How To Rent Guide: New Update for 17th March

Landlords should be aware that the Government Issued How to Rent Guide has been updated and a new edition will be available from tomorrow, the 17th of March 2023. This is a vitally important document that has to be issued by the landlord or letting agency on the tenant moving [...]

By |2023-03-16T10:35:53+00:00March 16th, 2023|Property Market News|

Majority of Self-Managing Landlords Consider Switch to Managed Service

A recent survey from Uswitch has found that the majority of self-managing landlords (69%) are considering the switch to a managing estate agency amongst a raft of legislative changes and the changing rental market in the UK. Of those surveyed the biggest reason (32%) for wanting to move over was [...]

By |2023-03-09T11:39:16+00:00March 9th, 2023|investment deals|

Potential Investment- West Didsbury

On the 1st of March, Jordan Fishwick brought to market a two-bedroom, ground-floor, apartment in Beresford Court, a purpose built apartment block on Palatine Road, West Didsbury. Although not a period property, these apartments are generally popular with tenants as they are quite substantial in size, this one is just [...]

By |2023-03-02T10:23:49+00:00March 2nd, 2023|investment deals|

Understanding safety certificates as a first time landlord

If you are a first time landlord sometimes it can seem that Letting Agents are speaking a different language. "Have you got your EPC, EICR. No, that's an EIC, how about your Gas Safety, sorry that's a service record". It is a minefield that even we struggle to make our [...]

By |2023-03-01T15:56:54+00:00March 1st, 2023|investment deals|

Prestige Police House Development Set for Rental Market

In April 2021 the MEN News revealed (original story here) that the old Police House on Wilmslow Road, sat right in the heart of Didsbury, had finally been granted a new lease of life as it was being converted into six luxury apartments. Julian Wadden has been lucky enough to [...]

By |2023-02-15T17:14:01+00:00February 15th, 2023|all things didsbury|

Mortgage Rates Drop Contrary to Interest Rate Increase

Mortgage rates are as much based on future expectations by the finance industry as it is on current market trends, and if the news coming out of Virgin and HSBC this week is anything to go by then they are expecting a healthy future for the industry. For the first [...]

By |2023-02-09T10:01:38+00:00February 9th, 2023|investment deals|

Manchester Ranked Number One Buy to Let Prospect

Surprising nobody from the area, but perhaps catching a few people from outside of the North West unawares, Manchester has been ranked the number one Buy-to-let prospect by Simply Business. Taking into account criteria such as the average total rent, yield, house price growth, vacancies and the percentage of the [...]

By |2023-01-25T10:31:12+00:00January 25th, 2023|Property Market News|

TDS Issue EPC Guidance for Buy to Let Landlords

Under current Government proposals the legislation surrounding minimum EPC ratings is set to change in 2025. Currently the minimum rating for any tenanted property is an "E", however this is set to increase to a "C". We are already having conversations with a number of buy-to-let investors who are taking [...]

By |2023-01-18T10:43:40+00:00January 18th, 2023|Property Market News|
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