Kirsty McGregor

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 87

Kirsty McGregor

14:36 PM, 25th November 2013, About 9 years ago

How do you set your rent - research for seminar

Wow all fabulous comments & really useful thanks. Just as I thought actually and helps my seminar to be able to quote 'real landlords' (I'll not use names though, don't worry).
If anyone's interested, I'll post the eventual seminar slides on Thursday on my blog on my website . Thanks again & keep them coming, I'll probably still be refining the content on Tuesday evening :-)... Read More

Kirsty McGregor

19:33 PM, 20th November 2013, About 9 years ago

Should I sell my under-performing property and invest better?

Nowadays any business (property included) has to think about demand, supply but also marketing! So if others are getting £950 pcm, besides comparing the quality of your product (size, location, spec etc) also consider how effective your marketing is. If you 'tarted it up' you still have to be able to fet enough interest from tenants to sell it at £950 pcm...and that's largely down to the quality of the marketing & your product differentiation. It can be done! Have a look at which would help you massively. Happy to advise both pre & post refurb.... Read More

Kirsty McGregor

11:54 AM, 21st October 2013, About 9 years ago

What is an amateur landlord?

I agree with this in principle, that the phrase 'amateur landlord' is wrongly used. Every landlord should act professionally, as they are providing a service, and should know their industry's regulations etc.

I have to say as well, that, from what I've seen, some landlords who only own 1 or 2 properties, take far greater care of the tenants and pride in the properties, than some landlords who have 100 properties. Inevitably, for them, a tenant is only 1 customer out of many, and are potentially therefore more disposable.

But of course, with everything, it's very hard to generalise. Some landlords with just 1 or 2 properties are idiots or even criminals (knowingly or unknowingly). And some landlords with large portfolios can be amazing.

But the term "amateur" should definitely be avoided if the PRS want to improve its reputation overall.... Read More

Kirsty McGregor

9:33 AM, 16th October 2013, About 9 years ago

Rent to Rent Discussed on Radio 4 today in the next few minutes!

I'll be listening in to Radio 4! Well done Paul for continuing to expose malpractice and drive up standards (& Ben too!)... Read More

Kirsty McGregor

16:41 PM, 14th October 2013, About 9 years ago

ACT NOW to protect the margin on your YOUR tracker mortgage

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "10/10/2013 - 12:57":

Sorry Mark I've only just seen your request for help - did anyone do it? And if not, I'd be happy to.... Read More