Development

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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How to Buy a Property at Auction

We’ve all seen investors make huge profits on TV shows by buying at auction, but what you don’t see too much of is what happens when things go wrong. Of course, buying at auction brings great potential, but you need to do your homework and get it right before the auction not just while you’re

December 16th, 2019 by
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Why Overpricing a Property Isn’t a Good Idea

Whether you’re selling to the public via a traditional agent or you’re selling a deal to investors, it’s generally not a good idea to inflate your asking price. Here we’ll look at why that’s the case in general and then we’ll look at this in more depth should investors be your target market. It will

October 15th, 2019 by
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Which Type of Survey Do I Need?

We know the feeling, you’re up to your neck in paperwork, and money is flowing out of your bank account from every direction. Then, the question of which survey comes around. You might even be tempted not to have a survey at all. After all, your mortgage lender will be doing one anyway. The problem

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15 Warning Signs to Look Out for When Viewing Property

Buying property can be exhilarating. It can be easy to overlook what are likely to be minor issues when you’re keen to seal the deal. But as we’ll explain here, it’s important to take a slow, calculated and considered approach to avoid the ‘money pits’ out there and protect your hard-earned ready-to-invest pounds. Here’s what

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Tenant Fee Ban Comes Into Force

Earlier this year we informed you that from 1st June 2019, landlords and their agents will no longer be able to charge their tenants, or prospective tenants, administration fees. You can read all about it here: Tenant Fee Ban – All You Need to Know Tenants: here are the basics The tenant fee ban is

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How to Handle Disputes with Tradespeople

Of course, the best way to handle problematic tradespeople is to avoid them in the first place. We published an article recently to help you do just that: The Top 5 Things to Look for When Finding a Builder Despite your best efforts though, you can still find yourself in a position where things just

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The Top 5 Things to Look for When Finding a Builder

When looking for a builder for your project, whether for your home or an investment property, it can be a minefield… Who can you trust to do a great job for a fair price? Who can you trust to complete the job on time and be reliable throughout the process? Sometimes it’s not that easy

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