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" Maintenance and sinking funds - Planning works ahead of time "

Already, this year I have become aware of two fairly serious cases of inadequate funding to carry out major repairs on blocks of apartments. In both cases, the cause has been due to the salt air close to the seafront where metal frames or railings are prone to corrosion.

Paul McGuirk - 15/05/18

" Leasehold properties - What is a reasonable remaining term? "

Of course, an agent should always be able to tell you the length of a lease on an apartment for sale and the associated service charges. However, there are several other bits that mortgage lenders and solicitors are now advising their clients of.

Paul McGuirk - 25/04/18

" How to Rent Booklet – Extension to all periodic tenancies from October 2018 "

As the onus on landlords becomes more, there is yet another pending issue looming for landlords. Since 2015, it has been compulsory to issue all new tenancies and tenancies being renewed with the governments “how to rent guide” available for download at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-rent

Paul McGuirk - 19/04/18

" When the financial times asked for my views on property in Margate….. "

Its always nice to be complimented on your articles, but recently I was asked to comment for an article in a national newspaper. I thought I’d share the interview and the views.

Paul McGuirk - 13/04/18

" Preparing your tax year end - a dummies guide "

The new tax year has begun, and our accountants will start pumping out letters asking for our year end accounts as soon as possible.

Paul McGuirk - 29/03/18

" Landlords - Stop making friends with your tenants. "

Sounds incredibly harsh doesn’t it, but we must remember that letting a home is a business decision. It is simply a mechanism to provide an investment for the future or perhaps as a pension.

Paul McGuirk - 16/03/18

" Minimum EPC regulations and a Ban on letting any property rated “F” or “G” "

This little gem was almost an afterthought news item a few weeks ago, but one that all landlords and potential buy to let investors need to be aware of.

Paul McGuirk - 08/03/18

" Selling my house - Should I tidy up? "

“OF COURSE, YOU SHOULD!” I can hear the amazement in your voices, but you’ll be amazed at the amount of times in a working week we hear this from clients. Curiously, this topic was also raised by three of our staff who have recently themselves moving.

Paul McGuirk - 02/03/18

" Why would I need an inventory? Its brand new! "

This is a true story. An old friend of mine decided to get into the buy to let market, he bought a nice property which was a cracking buy to let. Being a knowledgeable chap, he decided to find his own tenants and having done this asked me for a “tenancy agreement”.

Paul McGuirk - 21/02/18

" DID YOU KNOW? - Under the radar legislation changes "

As an avid news watcher, I am normally pretty tuned in to anything related to the economy or property sector but there were two little snippets of news which seem to have gone under most people’s radars.

Paul McGuirk - 13/02/18
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