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Deal or New Deal?

We’re going to look at two things here. Deals you made pre-lockdown that haven’t yet progressed to contracts Offers you made that agents/vendors previously rejected The coronavirus pandemic hit the market hard and cash isn’t as free-flowing as it was, making now the perfect time to renegotiate. However the situation has affected you, one thing

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How to Stay Safe Viewing Property

Now that the property market has re-opened for business, many investors will be keen to get out there again and find some deals. As we’re thrust into this new world though, it’s important that we conduct viewings safely. Let’s look at how we can do that. A)     Prepare in advance It’s always a good idea

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How to Reserve Your Deal

There’s plenty of deals that will catch the eye of the savvy investor on the PDS website, but once you’ve managed to narrow down your search and make a decision, what’s next? Reserving your property First of all, we’ve made it simple for you to reserve your property quickly so that you don’t miss out

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Our Top Tips for Sourcers During Coronavirus

We’ve never seen such unprecedented use of the word unprecedented and we’ve got new phrases we never thought we’d say. After this has all passed you will never want to hear ‘self-isolation,’ ‘social distancing’ or ‘furlough’ again! As we slowly learn to adapt to this new temporary way of life, sentiment around how to do

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How to Profit from Rent to Rent

Over recent years rent-to-rent has exploded onto the scene when it comes to property investment strategies. So, what is rent-to-rent? The name tells the story. You rent a property off a landlord to in turn rent it out yourself to tenants. You might wonder why you would want to do such a thing, but there

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Making the Most of a Large Plot

If you’re a seasoned investor or accustomed to buying property at auction, you will likely have come across an opportunity to buy an older property that comes with a very generous plot. Of course, there’s a reason such large plots come with older properties, which is simply that modern-day developers like to maximise every possible

February 26th, 2020 by
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How to Weigh up an Area

As an investor, how do you spot the next big thing? – The next big area! A goldmine, a hotspot, a new kid on the block. How do you get into the action early? All good questions. And whilst you can never be sure what’s going to happen in an area in the long term,

February 12th, 2020 by
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Leasehold Properties: All you Need to Know

What is a leasehold property and what do you need to consider if you’re buying one? Here we look into it for you. As a property investor you will almost certainly have come across a great find only to see that it’s leasehold. It’s not always a problem but it can be if you don’t

January 31st, 2020 by
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Extra Stamp Duty on Additional Properties

Here we are going to explore everything you need to know about the higher Stamp Duty rates that apply to investors owning multiple residential properties. Firstly, what is an ‘additional property’? Simply put, if you own or have an interest in a property already (anywhere in the world), even if that’s your main home, you

January 16th, 2020 by
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What Does 2020 Have in Store for Landlords?

We’ve looked at a few of the negatives from a landlord’s perspective. The landlord tax changes coming in April and the implications. The fact that energy efficiency standards are tightening in the private rented sector. But there’s reason for positivity too… The General Election Whether you were happy with Boris Johnson’s resounding victory or not,

December 30th, 2019 by
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