Posts Categorized: Property Advice

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 »

Take the stress out of moving ( Part 2).

take the stress out of moving

Your Moving House Checklist & Timeline 2 months before you move You’ve found a home, your offer has been accepted and you need to start your moving house checklist. With two months until you move, it is time to compare quotes and reviews to help you select your Conveyancing Solicitor. It is essential to get… Read more »

How To Take the Stress Out of Moving (Part 1)

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We like to make sure that all our clients, whether buying, selling, letting or renting, have as positive an experience as possible and with that in mind we do our best to make it as close to stress free as we can! First of all lets demolish an urban myth. Moving house does not even feature… 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 »

Harrogate House Prices & The Brexit Vote

House prices in the UK may well weaken in the coming months as the ramifications of the Brexit vote in the referendum are digested, but the prior warnings of a massive crash in property prices across the country now seem very far-fetched. Even if there was a slowdown in the property marketplace it is highly… 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 »

Landlord Problems & How To Solve Them | Part One

We have a wide range of landlords who own anything from a one bedroom apartment to a large detached house, from a single property to a large portfolio. All of our Landlords however have one important thing in common. Their principle aim is to let to well qualified tenants who pay their rent on time, honour… Read more »

Has the death of buy-to-let been greatly exaggerated?

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BTL (Buy-to-Let) has long provided some very good returns for investors, but a number of clouds on the horizon have signalled some serious concerns. Changes to stamp duty, tax relief and new lending rules in the UK could significantly reduce the likelihood of being able to make money from letting property. The national picture is… Read more »