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Hidden charges: Things you need to budget before buying a house

22 March, 20170 Comments
Once you’ve gone to all the trouble to save the deposit to find your first home, you’ll either be buying something you know needs renovation or a house that is ready to go. It’s the ready to go house that comes with risks, hidden maintenance costs and things you might not have budgeted in to
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More than a fifth of privately rented properties have an unsafe gas appliance

30 January, 20170 Comments
New data from the Gas Safe Register shows that 21% of privately rented homes still have an unsafe gas appliance. The new investigative data, spanning 5 years, also shows that 59% of those unsafe appliances are gas heaters. The overriding problem that leads to unsafe gas heaters is the failure to ensure regular maintenance –
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5 boxes ticked by the purpose built rental market

12 January, 20170 Comments
The benefits of the purpose-built rental market that are enjoyed by landlords and residents in the sector. Rental homes have changed somewhat in the last couple of decades. While rental properties used to be homes bought by landlords in the mainstream market and just let out to tenants, a practice that does still continue, we’ve
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Delayed repairs cost UK landlords £4.1billion a year

12 December, 20160 Comments
New research has revealed that almost a quarter of buy to let landlords blame delays by tenants informing them about maintenance issues in their homes, which inevitably results in more costly repairs further down the line. Conducted by LV=, the study shows that the annual cost of essential maintenance comes to more than £2,360 per
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Poor insulation means money out of the window for 2.6 million households this winter

17 November, 20160 Comments
The Association for the Conservation of Energy have revealed that UK windows are the leakiest out of 11 northern European nations, with 15.9% suffering from badly insulated windows and walls. With one in ten families facing the tough decision between ‘Heating or Eating’ this winter, the association’s CEO says the situation has turned the UK
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Free online maintenance and repair tracking tool for private renting tenants

19 October, 20161 Comments
The National Landlords Code of Excellence Ltd have launched a free Property Maintenance and Repair reporting facility for private renters, to help tackle the age-old problem of maintenance/repair issues between tenants and their landlords. Maintenance is one of the more complex issues to define, particularly for private tenants and is one of the main reasons for deposit disputes
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Free online maintenance and repair tracking tool for private landlords

19 October, 20162 Comments
The National Landlords Code of Excellence Ltd have launched a free Property Maintenance and Repair Report facility for private renting tenants, to help tackle the age-old problem of maintenance/repair issues between UK landlords and their tenants. Landlords are really on the front line and under fire from all angles in the current climate. With more and more
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Should I rent to family members?

15 April, 20160 Comments
Do you have a buy-to-let property but you’re wondering what to do with it? Has renting it out to your siblings crossed your mind but you’re still unsure? Well, as we all know it can sometimes be difficult renting to our relatives and the last thing you want is a family feud. Not only can
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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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