Derby Landlords Owed £2.5 million in Unpaid Rent…

…are landlords ‘Rogues’ or ‘Saviours’? Could landlords have done more? There is no getting away from the fact that the rise in the number of buy-to-let properties in Derby has been nothing short of astonishing over the last twenty years. As a result, many in the press have said Britain is a broken nation, with […]

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£257 11s 2d – The Price of a Derby Home in 1871!

I love writing these blogs and sometimes, one really grabs you and is really great fun to research… and this is one of them! Would it surprise you even more when I say that the ratio of house prices to wages are still lower today when compared to 1871? Yes, you read that correctly, as […]

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A Quarter of Burton Landlords Could be Fined £5000 Each

… also, new mortgage rules for homeowners would make it harder to sell their draughty old properties. As the UK has committed to a legally binding target to be carbon neutral by 2050, one of the biggest producers of greenhouse gasses are residential properties. To hit that target, every UK property will need to achieve […]

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Is Burton buy-to-let property in crisis?

Derby and Burton landlords… sell your property portfolios, your tenants will soon be leaving in droves as they buy their first home with the new 5% deposit mortgages backed by the Government’s new mortgage-guarantee scheme revealed in March’s budget! These 95% mortgages are to be supported by the Treasury, lessening losses for mortgage lenders should […]

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12 Pieces of Legislation a Self Manage Landlord Should Know

Landlords’ purse strings have been squeezed by tax and regulatory changes over the last few years and it seems that more and more buy-to-let investors are opting to go it alone and manage the letting and management of their property themselves. The recent last 15 months of lockdown, furlough and restrictions has also contributed to […]

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Will the Derby Property Market Continue to Boom?

All the signs are that the Derby housing market is sat on good foundations, yet one key hazard could still scupper the market. ‘UK Property Prices Rising at Record Levels’ is the headline of many newspapers. In the last few weeks, the Halifax reported they had grown by 6.5% in the last 12 months, whilst […]

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Will Burton on Trent house prices fall in 2022?

I ask this question as 1 in 5 Burton on Trent homes are selling within a fortnight of coming to market One of the most astounding things that has happened in the last 12 months was something that did not happen. Even after the country saw the deepest recession since the Great Freeze of 1709, […]

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Panic Buying in the Derby Property Market

Would it surprise you that there are 64% fewer properties for sale today in Derby than a decade ago? Property values are much higher than a decade ago and the property market at the moment in Derby is on fire. In all my years as an agent, I have never seen it like it is […]

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Over 1 in 4 Burton Properties Sold with No Chain

If over 28% of properties are being sold with no chain, is it a good idea to rent in between moving home, to be chain-free? Moving home is said to be the third most stressful thing you can do, so if you can do anything to reduce that stress, so much the better? When buying your […]

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Derby Property 2011 – 2021: The Census Year

A look back at the Derby housing market over the last decade. With all of us completing the Census a few weeks ago, it made me realise profoundly that mine and my family’s life, which from our own point of view seems unique and delightful, makes us all into a series of statistics for the […]

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