Goadsby Knowledge Hub

January 2020 articles

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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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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Should I buy a B&B?

Many of us have from time to time dreamt of escaping the rat race and moving to the coast or the countryside. The “commute” from the bedroom to the kitchen would also seem very much more appealing than sitting in an endless traffic queue or making your way to the station on a wet winter’s morning.

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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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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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Open House

In our experience, all sellers would like to sell their property for the best possible price and with minimal disruption….. by instructing Goadsby to market your home by way of our bespoke ‘Open House’ marketing, we can make this happen! Now let us tell you how.

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Do you need estate agency advice or a valuation?

An Estate Agent will give a price they anticipate a buyer would pay for your property given current market conditions. This is not an exact science and therefore established local agents who know the market – are worth their weight in gold.

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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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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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How to get your property ready to rent

If you haven’t purchased the property with a specific buy to let mortgage you must contact your mortgage company or financial lender. Once you have determined that your property can be rented out, request the approval in writing for your records.

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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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Before purchasing a buy to let

You could be searching for the highest possible return immediately, or wish to find the best property for long term capital growth. Most investors want a balance of both income and capital appreciation and see investing in property as an appealing alternative to low interest savings accounts, pensions and volatile stocks and shares.

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