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Breaking News – A Big Announcement for First-Time Buyers 07 October 2020

A two-minute read.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced yesterday afternoon that he would make the dream of buying a first home a more achievable reality for first-time buyers.

The news came in a speech to the virtual Conservative conference.... Read More

Strategies to Help Landlords Ride Out a Recession 09 September 2020

In this three-minute read, we explain how landlords can navigate their way through choppy economic waters and achieve good returns on their investment.

When officials announced on 12 August that the UK had entered recession, lots of economic experts came out of the woodwork.... Read More

Evictions – An important update for landlords 25 August 2020

A 2-minute read updating landlords about what the new extension on evicting tenants means for them and how we"re helping them avoid the worst-case scenario.

On Friday it was announced by the Government there is now an extension on the ban on landlords evicting tenants in England and Wales.... Read More

The Most Common Mistakes Landlords Make 19 August 2020

In this three-minute read, we look at the most common mistakes landlords make and share some simple, musical theatre-inspired tips, to help you protect your investment.

Hands up if you think this statement is true. Being a landlord is easy.... Read More

The Best Ways Landlords in The Shires Can Insure Their Properties 12 August 2020

In this three-minute read, we explain what landlord insurance is and how to protect your property investment.

If the mere mention of the word "insurance" makes you want to nod off, here"s a quick hack to focus your mind.

Ask yourself this question: what"s the worst that could happen to your property investment?

Is it a flood, a fire, squatters, or a tenant tripping on a wobbly floorboard and suing you for every last penny? We bet you feel wide awake now.... Read More

Seven Steps to Being a Successful Landlord 05 August 2020

In this two-minute read, we look at seven fundamental steps landlords need to take to put themselves and their rental properties on the path to success.

Being a landlord can be challenging, complicated and confusing. But it doesn"t have to be that way.... Read More

Where Landlords Stand When It Comes to Evictions 02 August 2020

In this three-minute read, we look at the latest news on the evictions front and the moves needed to avoid legal action.

It takes flexibility, compassion, and stamina to navigate the eviction process at the best of times. But, due to Covid-19, it takes more careful and considered steps than ever to repossess a property.... Read More

Preventative Measures to Help Reduce the Likelihood of Mould Growth 29 July 2020

Mould and damp are quite common issues in this country. Many of these issues are related to a change in temperature rather than a defect with the building structure and can be resolved with often minor changes to lifestyle.

The most important issues to address are to maintain a constant temperature within the property and to ventilate adequately.... Read More

Why opportunity is knocking for buyers and sellers in the The Shires property market 27 July 2020

In this two-minute read, we discover why the opportunity clocks are ticking for people wanting to make the most of the Stamp Duty holiday.

"Life is a Game" is a quote attributed to Mother Teresa, but it could be easily applied to property.
And as with all games, there are winners and losers when it comes to selling a home.... Read More

What landlords in The Shires need to know about `No DSS` court ruling 22 July 2020

In this three-minute read, we look at what a recent court ruling that found a "no DSS" letting ban was unlawful means for landlords.

A disabled mum-of-two emerged victorious from York County Court earlier this month after winning a case that sent ripples through the lettings industry.... Read More

Every Chipping Norton Homeowner & Landlord to Receive up to £5,000 Grant for Roof Insulation & Double Glazing from September 22 July 2020

The Chancellor announced on Wednesday 8th July in his mini Budget some interesting news for Chipping Norton homeowners and Chipping Norton landlords. Rishi Sunak is going to give ‘The Green Homes Grant" of up to £5,000 to cover two-thirds of the costs of environmentally friendly upgrades to your Chipping Norton property, with the homeowner covering the other third.... Read More

Great news for first-time buyers in North Cotswolds, Warwickshire & Banbury as popular mortgages return 20 July 2020

In this two-minute read, we look at the return of 90% loan to value mortgages (LTV) and the flurry of activity in the housing market.

The property market has received a shot in the arm with some lenders including Nationwide reintroducing 90% LTV mortgages for first-time buyers.... Read More