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" Why buying with a tenant in situ is a good idea? "

Following the recent budget, it was no surprise that the chancellor is still keen on using buy to let landlords as an easy win for additional tax income. And it’s no surprise. The popular vote believe that all buy to let landlords are enormously wealthy with multiple properties and exploit the public by charging rents that are too expensive.

Paul McGuirk - 15/12/17

" The importance of inventories "

Inventories are often seen as additional products which the agent is tasked with selling to the landlord at the point the tenant moves in. Often, the problem is that specifically let only landlords are faced with the dilemma of having to pay monies for these additional services as the first month’s rent often doesn’t cover the charges due. As a result, the landlord may well skip this very important part of the move in.

Paul McGuirk - 08/12/17

" Gazumping - The fault of the agent? "

Although not the biggest issue in house buying and selling, the term gazumping still exists. As today’s market calms to a more sensible level it is less prevalent but in some circumstances, is used by client’s due to the lack of explanation by estate agents

Paul McGuirk - 29/11/17

" Autumn Sale time? Perhaps “Black Friday” could offer some great property deals "

Recent figures from Rightmove have confirmed what analysts and agents have believed anecdotally for some time which is that the market is beginning to show signs of cooling down.

Paul McGuirk - 23/11/17

" Ban on Tenant Fees - the first Draft "

It almost slipped through the net as a quite piece of news, but late last week the government published its draft proposals on the banning of tenant fee’s.

Paul McGuirk - 17/11/17

" We have a simple answer to the Government review into making buying houses simpler. "

The government announced this week a full review of making buying homes simpler. We know the problems of delays caused by solicitor’s, mortgage lenders, surveys and sellers or buyers simply changing their minds. On top of this, English property law is exceptionally complicated and the legal implications of making a mistake can be costly.

Paul McGuirk - 10/11/17

" What will an interest rate rise mean to me? "

The bank of England has today met and as the media predicted, they have decided to raise interest rates from their historic low by 0.25%

Paul McGuirk - 02/11/17

" The importance of Online reviews "

Review sites have become the norm nowadays. We all do it. We start searching for a holiday or hotel then start looking at trip advisor for the latest reviews.

Paul McGuirk - 25/10/17

" How to tell the Children "

Moving is very exciting for us as adults, new beginning, fresh start or even a new project on the go. As adults we can consume and even embrace this type of stress, but what goes through the minds of Children?

Paul McGuirk - 18/10/17

" Buying to let for the first time? Want an easy Solution? "

Buy to let investors come to us in many forms. Some are professional landlords and understand the complexities and pitfalls, but there are lots of landlords considering investing for their future and are slightly wary of the process.

Paul McGuirk - 11/10/17
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