" 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

" 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 - 26/01/18

" Do Women Make Better estate agents? "

Now here’s one that should provoke debate!

Paul McGuirk - 18/01/18

" The danger of letting furnished "

Whether to offer your property furnished or unfurnished is a very common question to be asked mainly by newer or less experience landlords. I write this article after a recent situation with a landlord who recently let his property furnished with us.

Paul McGuirk - 12/01/18

" Professional property management - What not to expect "

During December, we’ve been fortunate to be appointed as managing agents by a number of landlords fed up with their existing agents. Usually it’s a fairly simple process, however we have noted a few areas of concern:-

Paul McGuirk - 05/01/18

" The Demise of letting agents in 2018? "

The draft paper on the banning of agent’s fees is here and the consultation period has started. But how will it impact on landlords and lettings agents in 2018?

Paul McGuirk - 21/12/17
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