Posts Categorized: Landlords

Rising Damp and the Rental Marketplace in Harrogate

These are some of my reflections on renting as I gaze from my study window at the top of the house across the sweeping grasslands and woods of ‘Gods own Country’. Renting was rather unfashionable back in the 60’s & 70’s and youngsters either lived in a Rigsby ‘Rising Damp’ style bedsit with woodchip wallpaper… Read more »

Don’t over price your property!

It is a natural instinct for many sellers in Harrogate to think that it’s a good idea to go to the market with an over ambitious asking price. And why not ? – given that our overall local market is so buoyant and demand for good quality homes in the town in every price range… Read more »

Rents set to rise in Harrogate!

The next few years may well see some significant changes in the Harrogate property landscape. Our belief is that rents in the towns private rental sector will increase at a faster rate than property prices rise. Let’s explain why we’ve have come to this conclusion. Put quite simply we’re talking about the laws of supply… Read more »

Why should I use a high street Estate Agent?

Why should I use a high street Estate Agent?

We’re sometimes asked “why should I use a high street estate agent?” Given that it’s almost impossible for consumers to watch TV nowadays without seeing a commercial from an online property company claiming that they can sell your house and save you thousands of pounds. Well the first thing we would say is that all High… Read more »

What Makes a Good Renter?

What makes a good Renter?

New & inexperienced landlords often ask me “what makes a really good renter in Harrogate?” This is a large and varied topic, so to start in brief, let’s leave on one side the issues of purchase price, capital growth, BTL (Buy To Let mortgages) and taxation efficiency. Let’s also assume that you have instructed Myrings… Read more »

Harrogate Property Investment Guide

Buy-to-let landlords have come under the cosh recently from the 3% surcharges on SDLT (stamp duty) to the upcoming tax reforms under Section 24. Having said this, a great many landlords and investors in Harrogate still see property as a very attractive investment at a time of low interest rates and volatile stock markets…. but… Read more »

How To Select A Letting Agent In Harrogate

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These are more challenging times for Landlords in Harrogate. We’re acutely aware that good quality rental property is in short supply in the town whilst strong demand has increased income (rents/yields), reduced void periods and allowed landlords to be highly selective in choosing new tenants. However, as we blogged very recently, increases in Stamp Duty on… Read more »

Harrogate’s Private Rental Sector

Harrogate's Private Rental Sector

Harrogate has been called a lot of things, but the most relevant to our business is “Teflon Town” The idea being that despite what else happens throughout the property market nationwide, Harrogate, as part of the Golden Triangle, seems to remain relatively unscathed. The latest bad property weather to hit England is concentrated onto the… Read more »

When’s The Best Time To Sell In Harrogate?

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It’s understandable that we’re regularly asked ‘when’s the best time of the year to sell my home?’ Our reply, although there are certain hotspots during a typical year there are usually a great many other factors that must to be taken into consideration before a decision can be made. Even with over 20 years of… Read more »

Landlord Problems & How To Solve Them | Part 2

In Part 1 of this Blog we looked at the rental marketplace from a landlords perspective and listed a number of concerns, which could have a severe, unwelcome impact on the property and or, financial yield. These concerns are commonplace to professional landlords and to the majority of our reluctant landlords (homeowners renting out their… Read more »