Why Landlords Need an Agent

While landlords might once have chosen to manage buy-to-let properties themselves to maximise profits, recent changes to the law mean they may no longer have this option. The heavy legislation of today’s private rented sector means being a truly DIY landlord is now difficult to achieve. The Housing (Wales) Act 2014, for example, resulted in…

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Northampton Property Market – End Of Year Update

Well, hasn’t 2016 been eventful. The ups and downs of Brexit, the Queen’s 90th, Andy Murray winning Wimbledon, Trump, Bake Off to Channel 4 and something close to the hearts of every buy to let landlord and homeowner in Northampton … the Northampton property market. So, let’s look at the headlines for the Northampton property…

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The Northampton Semi Was The Best Investment!

The semi-detached house with its bay windows and net curtains has long been ridiculed as an emblem of safe, lacklustre and desperately uncool suburban life; the homes of the likes of Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping up Appearances and more latterly Alan Partridge – but they could have the last laugh – having enjoyed the highest…

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Peaceful Buy to Let Northampton

Today I have found this suitable buy to let property in Westone, Northampton, although it’s a bit further out of the town it is very popular with tenants wanting more of a peaceful surrounding.   It’s a ground floor maisonette and is offered to the market with No Upper Chain. Accommodation comprises; entrance hall, sitting…

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High Demand Property Northampton

Two bedroom houses are in high demand with tenants at the moment, so why not check out this property for sale as a possible investment… It appeared today on Rightmove and is being sold with Connells estate agents in Kingsthorpe Northampton.  They describe it as a well presented two bedroom terraced property with accommodation comprising…

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Private Renting set to grow by 6,800 Northampton households by 2025

I was having a most interesting chat the other day with a Northampton landlord when we were looking at a property. As I am sure you are aware, I am always happy to cast my eye over any potential buy to let purchase in Northampton, be that you emailing me a Rightmovelink, a brochure in…

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716% – Rise in Northampton Property Prices since 1981

Roll the clock back 35 years to 1981, and Mrs. T was in power, we had a Royal Wedding, Britain won the Ashes and Bucks Fizz won Eurovision with ‘Making your Mind up’.   Haven’t things changed? The number of homeowners and property investors who said they wish they had hindsight and bought up every house in…

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Project Property Northampton

Today’s buy to let deal requires refurbishment so if you fancy a bit of a project this one could work for you… It’s recently been listed For Sale with Acorn estate agents and they have marketed it for £110,000. I estimate this refurbishment costing in the region of £15,000 which would mean your total out…

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