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Would You Let a Tradesperson Use the Loo?

Posted by Stacie on October 13th, 2017

Would You Let a Tradesperson Use the Loo? Research Says a Third Wouldn’t There comes a time in every resident’s life when you have to deal with a tradesperson. Often (although not always) it’s as a response to some sort of breakdown or emergency – and it might be that we aren’t best disposed in […]

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Autumn: The Perfect Time to Sell a Home

Posted by Stacie on September 7th, 2017

As September rolls around, we are often busy returning to some sort of normality after a summer of fun and freedom. Moving house might seem like the farthest thing from your mind right now. But did you know that Autumn is actually a popular time of year for selling property? Many people resolve to change […]

Property searches when buying a property

Posted by Stacie on July 20th, 2017

Ever Wondered Why? Property Searches when buying a property. In the next instalment of our ‘Ever Wondered Why?’ series of blog posts, we’re tackling the property search process. This takes place after an offer is accepted on a sales property and must be completed before the sale goes through. But why does it happen? Property […]

Stamp Duty and Rental Properties

Posted by Stacie on June 17th, 2017

Ever Wondered Why? Stamp Duty and Rental Properties In the first part of our ‘Ever Wondered Why?’ series of blog posts, designed to give you the inside track on estate agency, we are asking if you’ve ever noticed the words ‘Stamp Duty Land Tax’ on your tenancy agreement. ‘What?’, you may ask. Isn’t stamp duty […]

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 […]

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 […]



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