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Top Five Property Checks

Posted by Stacie on May 23rd, 2017

Top Five Property Checks for Landlords to Make Between Tenancies Both landlords and tenants will know that the rentals market moves pretty quickly nowadays, especially in big cities like Manchester. While this is great news for landlords from an income point of view, it can mean that the period between one tenancy and another is […]

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Landlords Setting Up Companies as Tax Hikes Hit

Posted by Stacie on May 10th, 2017

Recently, we reported on how changes to landlord tax are being phased in from this month. As a result, no private landlord will be able to claim more than 20% tax relief, regardless of whether or not s/he pays income tax in a higher bracket. Now, in a twist in the tale, it seems that […]

Changes to Energy Performance Certificates

Posted by Stacie on May 2nd, 2017

Changes to Energy Performance Certificates are coming – and both landlords and tenants alike need to know now that energy inefficient homes could be subject to fines from April 2018. The new laws will make it illegal for properties currently in the lowest energy efficiency categories of F and G to be rented out to […]

Build-to-Rent Boom Coming to Manchester

Posted by Stacie on April 8th, 2017

Build-to-Rent Boom Coming to Manchester We all know that renting has become more and more popular in recent years. People are taking longer to get on the property ladder – in fact, many people don’t envisage owning a home until they are well into their thirties or forties. Young professionals are enjoying the convenience of […]

Spring is Coming: Time to Create a Fresher, Brighter Home

Posted by Stacie on March 20th, 2017

Spring is Coming: Time to Create a Fresher, Brighter Home Now that we’re in March, spring seems to be beginning to come out in full bloom! The days are longer, the sun is shining more brightly, and the daffodils and tulips are emerging in gardens all over the land. It’s the perfect time to consider […]

The Northern Powerhouse: Putting Manchester on the Map

Posted by Stacie on March 12th, 2017

The Northern Powerhouse: Putting Manchester on the Map Since the then-Chancellor George Osborne coined the phrase “Northern Powerhouse” in June 2014, the idea has become almost synonymous with Manchester. Despite the widespread debate about whether or not it can be termed the UK’s “second city”, there is no denying that Manchester has taken the bull […]

Help to Buy: The Success Story So Far

Posted by Stacie on February 16th, 2017

More than 100,000 homes have been bought through the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, the BBC reports. Since the project was launched in 2013, buyers of new-build properties have been able to borrow up to 20% of the cost from the Government, meaning that people could bag a home with as little as 5% deposit […]



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