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Kate’s Predictions for 2010Kate’s Predictions for 2010
Many commentators are probably quite nervous about predicting this year’s property movements! And with just cause.
Kate’s Summary of the 2009 Property MarketsKate’s Summary of the 2009 Property Markets
Unlike many ‘so called experts’, I predicted that from April 2009 the market would start to stabilise – and was proved right.
Top Tips for Buy to Let Landlords in 2010Top Tips for Buy to Let Landlords in 2010
Read Kate's top five tips to help you make the right buy to let decisions in 2010.
Benefit Claiming Tenants!Benefit Claiming Tenants!
Benefit claiming tenants! I will not accept this type of tenancy.... or should I?
Rental rates on the rise? Overview of the rental market 2009-10Rental rates on the rise? Overview of the rental market 2009-10
Despite the number of people buying a home falling by half in the last 12 months, we have heard little about a different property market that has rocketed from a volume perspective and is currently signalling a rise in prices is on the way.
What’s the Bad News for Property Investors?What’s the Bad News for Property Investors?
Investing in property is a roller coaster ride and you need to avoid major and minor mistakes when investing in property or you could lose a lot of money rather than gain the riches property investment can bring!
What’s the Good News for Property Investors?What’s the Good News for Property Investors?
2009 has been an odd year for anyone involved in property. At the start of the year there were some fantastic bargains to be had as the media told ‘doom and gloom’ stories on a daily basis.
Letting Agents FeesLetting Agents' Fees
I instructed a letting agent on a ‘finder’s fee’ only, my tenant has been there for six months, my agent now wants a fee to just do the renewal paperwork, do I have to pay?
What is the point of an Energy Performance Certificate?What is the point of an Energy Performance Certificate?
EPCs for landlords have an additional advantage in that it’s only likely that the ‘good’ landlords will have them done.
When it’s time to switch your Letting AgentWhen it’s time to switch your Letting Agent
The biggest complaint about letting agents from landlords is ‘what do they do for the money?’! That’s a fair question as some letting agents don’t take anywhere near enough care of their administration.
What do I do if my tenant stops paying the rent?What do I do if my tenant stops paying the rent?
Unfortunately, during a recession more and more tenants will struggle to pay their rent, especially because of the rise in unemployment. As a result, a previously perfectly good tenant may end up being a poor paying one within a matter of months.
Top Five Reasons why Property Inspections are EssentialTop Five Reasons why Property Inspections are Essential
It’s easy to think that because your rent is being paid every month, there is no reason for you to worry about checking the property. However, that is a big mistake that has cost landlords dearly!
Top 10 Reasons why YOU should work with an Independent Financial AdvisorTop 10 Reasons why YOU should work with an Independent Financial Advisor
If you are buying, selling, letting or investing in property it’s essential you at least consult an independent financial advisor. If you don’t you may not secure the right mortgage or insurance to suit you and your family.
Top 10 Ways to Attract and Retain Your TenantsTop 10 Ways to Attract and Retain Your Tenants
In most areas around the UK with the credit crunch upon us, there are more properties than there are tenants, so attracting and retaining people to rent your property is essential.
How to Compare Letting Agents’ Property Management ServicesHow to Compare Letting Agents’ Property Management Services
So what do you get for your money and how do you know how to choose between the agents?
Five Ways to be the Best LandlordFive Ways to be the Best Landlord
The best landlords will care about making sure their property is let legally and that their tenants are happy.
Lets with PetsLets with Pets
Adopting a pet-friendly approach can help increase demand for rental properties, says the Dogs Trust.
Top Tips to Becoming a Successful Property InvestorTop Tips to Becoming a Successful Property Investor
Over 25% of people are now relying on property to support them financially in their retirement. The BBC reported that one of the Top Ten careers people wanted to pursue was property development.
Top Tips for Struggling Buy to Let InvestorsTop Tips for Struggling Buy to Let Investors
If you bought your Buy to Let properties in the last few years you are probably having a bit of a worrying time.

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