Last month, according to Mortgages for Business*, Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMO’s) produced the highest yield of all buy-to-let investments in 2017 at an average of 8.9% across the UK. We’ve spoken before on the blog about HMO’s and seeing that there is a rise in popularity with these types of lets, we thought now… Read more »

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In 2017 tenants across Great Britain paid a staggering £51.6 billion in renting charges, a £1.8 billion increase on 2016. This has been put down to the number of households renting, and seeing as rent prices have risen each year in the last decade, it’s no surprise to hear of the large increase. Over the… Read more »

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This week Reuters reported that residential development in inner cities stands out in 2018. You can read the full report here: goo.gl/BNKhbc. The article discusses some of the power houses of the Industrial Revolution including Belfast, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester but other old industrial cities such as Sheffield and Bristol are following suit and here at… Read more »

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After having read Aleksander Stoyanov’s recent blog post on Property Eye, in relation to agent fees being charged to tenants, we wanted to give our opinion on the subject here at SurePropertyGroup.  Aleksander who writes on behalf of Tenants Voice, one of the UK’s largest online communities for tenants says “Tenants will have to (and… Read more »

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I was surprised when I reviewed the content of the blog over the past eighteen months to find we have given little advice to our landlords about rental increases. It’s a topic which frequently crops up in property management and a subject which is best handled well. Although no longer in a recession, the economy… Read more »

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With January 31st fast approaching, it’s that time of year again where we all seem to be scrambling around to find our reminders, references and log in details to submit our self-assessment tax returns. Like each year the HMRC prepare themselves for an influx of excuses as to why people haven’t been able to submit them… Read more »

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It’s January, a month of new beginnings; a New Year, a fresh start, plenty of ambitions and, for some, the goal of getting on the property ladder this year. We’ve started to see an increase in buyers looking for their first home and with that comes many questions about what the process of buying a… Read more »

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Things are happening in the Forest of Dean and if you are a landlord looking to make your next property investment, 2018 is the time to act. As of this week VAT has been removed from the M4 toll charges over the Severn Bridge, reducing car crossings from £6.70 to £5.60 (an annual commute saving… Read more »

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Hello, and firstly, a very Happy New Year to you. I almost entitled this blog, ‘don’t accept the first offer on the table’, but we are very early into the New Year; we can be a little bit more positive than that, can’t we? So far, since we’ve been blogging about Sales, we’ve talked about… Read more »

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Hello, and a very Happy New Year from all of us at Sure Sales & Lettings Gloucester. Whatever your plans for 2018, we hope it’s going to be a happy, healthy and successful year for you. We thought we would kick-start the year with a Lettings Round-Up but, before we do, we wanted to bring… Read more »

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