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How to choose the Right Tenants

29 January 2013

The demand for private rented housing has never been higher, however that doesn’t mean that you should just choose the first tenants that come along wanting to rent your property and has the money for a deposit. You need to think carefully as to whom you want living in your house, and there are a…

House Prices flatten during January 2013

28 January 2013

Throughout the past couple of years the housing market has declined rapidly, which has had both pros and cons for landlords. Even though it means that landlords can now afford to add more properties to their portfolios, it also means that the properties they already own have greatly depreciated in value, so their investments are…

Property Sales Increase Five Years in a Row

23 January 2013

The increase in property sales in 2012 meant this trend has carried on for five years. 2012 actually saw a five per cent increase on 2011 with 932,000 transactions completed according to HMRC. This is good news for landlords as it means there are more opportunities to buy and develop their portfolios. If you are…

Attending Motor Trade Events in 2013

22 January 2013

The motor trade industry has gone through many ups and downs in 2012, and with the economic climate not looking to stabilise any time soon it is expected to be just as unpredictable this year. It is therefore wise for motor traders to keep up with industry news and events that can give you information…

Investing in Houses of Multiple Occupancy

17 January 2013

The demand for more private rented housing means that many people are now more inclined to live in Houses of Multiple Occupancy (or HMOs), where other households live in the same property and share the facilities. Students are well known to live in HMOs, and as rent prices are increasing, young professionals are now also…

Lloyds to increase Buy-to-Let lending in 2013

16 January 2013

In the past few months there have been an abundance of news articles discussing how the demand for private rent properties has been increasing nationwide, and how the government is urging local councils to increase the amount of properties they aim to build to be eventually entered into the buy-to-let sector. Now it seems that…

How to Prepare for the Welfare Reforms

15 January 2013

In the next few months the government is planning on implementing their welfare reforms, however many landlords and tenants are still not sure how this will affect them. Here we explain in simple terms what the welfare reforms mean and how they will change the face of the rental market. We also look at the…

Jaguar Land Rover to create 800 new Jobs

14 January 2013

On Friday we reported that the Japanese car manufacturer Honda was planning on cutting eight hundred jobs at its manufacturing plant in Swindon, but in a complete turn of events it has been reported today that Jaguar Land Rover is actually planning on creating eight hundred new jobs at their manufacturing plant in Solihull. These…

Honda to cut 800 jobs at Swindon branch

11 January 2013

It has been reported today that the Japanese car manufacturer Honda are planning on cutting eight hundred jobs at its Swindon based plant after a substantial slump in demand for the vehicles. The economic problems in Europe have meant that Honda’s sales have suffered, especially in countries such as Spain, Italy and Greece where sales…

Cap Automotive appoints new Operations Director

09 January 2013

It has been announced today that Cap Automotive has appointed Adrian Rushmore as their new operations director. Rushmore was previously employed by Cap’s competitors Glass’s Information Services, with whom he worked with for twenty six years. Both Cap Automotive and Glass’s Information Services provide motor traders and potential car buyers information on second hand vehicles…

How to Deal with Tenants Smoking in your Properties

08 January 2013

There are numerous problems you may encounter with tenants once you start renting out your properties, however smoking is probably one of the most common. Most landlords these days flat-out refuse to let their tenants smoke in their properties mainly due to the fact that cigarettes can cause damages such as burns in furnishings and…

Volvo Car Sales Drop by over Six Per Cent

07 January 2013

It has been reported today that the car manufacturer Volvo has seen a 6.1% drop in car sales during 2012, and is claiming that 2013 will also be a difficult year for the company due to the bad economy and price wars with other companies. Chinese manufacturer Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. bought Volvo from…

Mortgage lending increase

04 January 2013

It has been announced that in the final three months of 2012 the Funding for Lending Scheme had encouraged more lending and this trend should be carried forward into this year which looks very positive. This is great news for those who are looking to start a property portfolio and become landlords.

The Best Selling Cars of 2012

03 January 2013

There has been good news for motor traders recently as the UK car market has improved and car sales have increased to the highest figures since 2008. In November of last year the number of new registrations increased by just over eleven per cent in the UK, so what cars proved to be the best…

Private Rental Sector Complaints on the Rise

02 January 2013

According to a report today there has been an increase in complaints by private sector tenants about landlords in South Cheshire and North Staffordshire. This news comes shortly after reports that landlords are being urged by local authorities to register to a landlords association so that they are legally responsible to keep their properties at…