With a population of just under 1 million, Birmingham is fast becoming one of the Globe’s leading cities. Recent infrastructure development backed by millions of pounds of investments, Birmingham, located in the West Midlands, is the perfect location for investors looking to benefit from long-term returns and minimal tenant void periods. The investment boom could… Read more »

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There have been murmurings in the Lettings industry for the past few months about Deposit Free Renting (DFR). With figures released by the Deposit Protection Scheme revealing that the average deposit for a rental property in 2017 was £967, many prospective tenants simply cannot afford the upfront costs associated with renting a private property. It’s… Read more »

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Last week, Rob discussed the effects of Brexit on property sales. So, I thought it only fair, this week, to discuss Brexit from a Landlord’s perspective and I’m pleased to report that, on balance, the picture is a fairly positive one. Tenant Demand Where doubt is being cast over purchasers minds over whether to stay… Read more »

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Not another landlord acronym I hear you cry? Oh, yes, and this is one you will need to comply with and soon. On 1st April 2018 Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards come into force in England and Wales.  Landlords of privately rented domestic and non-domestic properties in England and Wales won’t be able to rent out… Read more »

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This past weekend, Housing Secretary, Sajid Javid, said that dissatisfied tenants should have, ‘a clearer version of redress for their grievances. For too long, tenants have navigated multiple complaints procedures to resolve disputes about everyday household repairs and maintenance.’ The government has now set out an eight-week consultation period in order to gain more opinion… Read more »

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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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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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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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When we wrote about selling your property in winter last week, we didn’t know the great freeze of 2017 was just around the corner, promise. But with more cold weather forecast between now and Christmas, we thought it was prudent to provide Landlords with a checklist on how to keep their rental investment well in… Read more »

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Gosh, two blogs in a week; how busy are we?! Very busy, as it happens, and we are delighted to announce that we have acquired the Sure Sales division and are now Sure Sales & Lettings Gloucester! So, what does this actually mean? As of today, Friday 1st December, we are offering sales services to… Read more »

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