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How to make money in property and the mistakes to avoid

30 April, 20140 Comments
With all of the T.V programmes and newspaper articles taking about how people are getting rich in property every day, it’s easy to get drawn in to the glitz and glamour and the view that property is a short term ride to quick riches. But is it really the case? When I started in property
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Landlords must reference to avoid these new potential threats

09 August, 20131 Comments
Following a recent article by Samii and the team at ‘LandlordReferencing.co.uk’ (http://www.landlordreferencing.co.uk/discuss/community-forum/can-you-afford-to-take-these-tenants/) regarding changes to housing regulations for social housing in North Somerset, (including our beloved Weston-Super-Mare) we decided it was the perfect excuse to jump to our keyboard and blog. We do love to harp on about the local lettings market from the perspective of a lettings agent, so
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‘Model landlord’ stabbed to death & dismembered by tenant after rent arrears questioning

30 January, 20130 Comments
A former slaughter-man has been sentenced to life imprisonment after murdering his landlord because he was questioned about his outstanding rent arrears. The court heard that Karl Bestford, 35, had argued with his wife on July 28th 2012 regarding the seven months of rent arrears (£2,765) and debts of £11,000, after two country court judgements.
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Rent arrears could increase by £245 million!

24 January, 20131 Comments
A survey of housing associations has found that, on average, they expect their rent arrears to increase by 51% as a direct result of the government’s impending welfare reforms. The survey of 232 housing associations, carried out by Ipsos Mori for the National Housing Federation, has also revealed that if this is extrapolated across the
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Free deterrent to troublesome households within the PRS

23 January, 20130 Comments
A government report has found that councils are wasting billions of pounds, by not intervening with anti-social families more effectively. Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has published new findings showing the huge savings that can be made for the taxpayer from turning around troubled families, by intervening more effectively in problem households. The Department for
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Houses in Multiple Occupation

22 January, 20132 Comments
House in multiple occupation (HMO) is a term used to describe accommodation in which part of the property is shared by multiple, unrelated households. These are becoming increasingly popular with investors and residential landlords as the yields on HMOs can be significantly higher than for other properties. However, owning and running an HMO does work
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