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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You’ve decided to sell up and move home. Thinking about your next chapter in your new home is so exciting. But at first it can also seem a little daunting. Zoopla reports that on average people in the UK move every 23 years. Moving isn’t a process we go through as often as you may… Read more »

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There are rumours abound in the property industry at the moment. Along the lines that it’s time for ‘empty nesters’ to be knocked off their perches. Okay, I’ll stop talking in clichés; basically – and Gloucester really is no exception – there are a shortage of four bedroom homes coming to market because couples with… Read more »

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We are about to enter one of the busiest periods in the Lettings calendar. Spring has sprung, summer is around the corner (ostensibly; we’re still carrying out viewings in our winter coats!) and tenants are on the prowl for a new pad. Is that you? Perhaps you’re just moving to have a bit more room… Read more »

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The warmer weather has arrived – is it time to give your garden some TLC? It has certainly been a long time coming but finally, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and the buyers are out hunting for that next dream home. Late spring leading into summer can provide Homeowners the perfect opportunity… Read more »

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Choosing a Conveyancer I was talking to a friend the other day who had recently remortgaged. They were telling me about their experience and their feeling that the process had been drawn out and the conveyancer they’d used hadn’t been particularly knowledgeable about the Help to Buy element of their homeownership. It got me thinking… 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 Winter we talked through the best steps to weather the winter storms and successfully sell a property during the notoriously quiet winter period. The good news is that Spring is here! Well, ostensibly, we’d still like the temperature up a few degrees but the clocks have changed, the nights are drawing out and the… 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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This week The Guardian reported that house prices in parts of London have suffered falls of up to 15%* in the past 15 months. Figures from Your Move suggest prices have fallen for the last 3 months in a row, the steepest rate of decline since 2009. In contrast, the north-west of England has now… Read more »

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