Goadsby Knowledge Hub

Knowledge Hub

Welcome to our Knowledge Hub. Here, you will be able to keep up with important information regarding the commercial and residential property markets as well as access to our ‘how to guides’. If there is anything you would like more information on that we haven’t covered, why not drop us a line.

Preparing your Property for Letting

Whether you are a new landlord preparing your first property in readiness for letting or have let for many years, it is important to bear in mind that clean and well maintained properties attract better rents, quicker lets and longer tenancies

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Stamp Duty

The Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is a charge placed on all property purchases over £125,000 in England. From April 2016 the SDLT payable on the purchase of any second home or buy to let property increased by 3%.

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Once you have purchased your buy to let property

Legislation and regulations can make the lettings industry a minefield. Updates to legislation are frequent and non compliance can lead to fines and even custodial sentence’s it is therefore advised that you use an experience and reputable letting agent to ensure you are compliant and kept up to date with new and changes to legislation.

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Right To Rent

Effective from 1st February 2016 the Right to Rent is a check a landlord, agent or householder renting out property should make to ensure that the prospective tenants or occupants have a right to rent

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Deposits

The Housing Act 2004 requires landlords and letting agents to protect deposits on assured shorthold tenancies in a government-backed tenancy deposit scheme.

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Staging Your Property For Sale

Once you have made the decision to sell your home it's important to take some time to prepare your property in readiness for marketing. First impressions count for a lot and whilst there are certain things outside your control, like the number of bedrooms or the location of the property, there are a number of ‘top tips’ that will make your property stand out from the crowd.

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Conveyancing

When you're thinking about moving home it's important to take some time to prepare your property in readiness for marketing. Completing the little jobs such as tidying the front garden or repainting the front door maybe obvious as these actions will directly help in finding a buyer more quickly or in achieving a better price however sales can and often do be

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Quarter Days – A Brief History

Anyone familiar with a commercial property lease will know rents and other payments are likely to be set out as payable on quarter days throughout the year I.e. 29 September, 25 December, 25 March and 24 June.

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Tenants Guide To Renting

Prior to starting to look for rented accommodation it is important to budget carefully and calculate what monthly rental you will be able to comfortably afford. When calculating you must include the additional costs of council tax, utilities and telecommunications as these are rarely included in the asking rental.

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A Students Guide to Renting

Once you have finished your first year in halls in is time to find private accommodation. Here’s a view helpful hints to find the right student property for you.

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Repair Notices; A Stitch In Time

Active property management is not just about collecting rent from a tenant on behalf of the landlord but also being proactive in many other ways. Just one example of this is the role of property manager undertaking regular inspection of the property

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New rules for Private drainage

From the 1st January 2020 new regulations came into force for properties with septic tanks. If you are thinking of selling or are currently marketing your home for sale and have a septic tank, you may need to act now.

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