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Globrix & findaproperty – advice to letting agents Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property News, UK Property Forum for Buy to Let Landlords

GlobrixLetting Agents using the Globrix and findaproperty logo’s on their websites might wish to consider updating their logo’s.

The firms were acquired by the Digital Property Group which has itself recently been renamed the Zoopla Property Group.

Agents can find the latest set of logo’s for the Zoopla Property Group with a Google search for “Zoopla Marketing” or via THIS LINK

Find-a-propertyIf you now search Google for Globrix or findaproperty you will see that Zoopla is the first listing.

Similarly, if you use the old Globrix URL of http://www.Globrix.co.uk or the old findaproperty URL of http://www.findaproperty.co.uk you will also find that you are redirected to the Zoopla website.

It will be interesting for you to note how up to date your own letting agents are next time you visit their website. If they are still showing the Globrix or findaproperty logo’s please mention this article to them 🙂 Our mission at Property118 is to share best practice. Please also mention The GOOD Landlords Campaign which is now attracting a lot of attention as can be seen from our forums.

If your letting agent is using the most up to date suite of logo’s to advertise their affiliation with the Zoopla Property Group it will look like the image below. As you will see, Globrix and findaproperty logo’s are nowhere to be seen.

Zoopla Property Group

 


How I doubled my money in three seconds on a property deal Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property News

How I doubled my money in three seconds on a property dealOK, so I wrote this headline and added an image to attract your attention. I really did manage to double my money on a property deal in three seconds, however …….

Yes, there’s a catch – but you probably guessed that didn’t you?

Please allow me to share a story with you, it is relevant to everybody in the property investment business and particularly newcomers. Continue reading How I doubled my money in three seconds on a property deal


Landlords Bank Account Question Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property Investment Strategies, Property News, Tax and Accountancy

Landlords Bank Account Question

Scott Hymas has written in to ask what other landlords do in terms of bank accounts. Scott said  …

“I have always used the same bank account for all my finances.

What I want to know is what does everyone else do and what is best practice?

Should I have one account for my personal banking and one for each property, one personal and one for all my properties or keep it as it is.

I keep an account of each properties cashflow separately and so far it has been worked.” Continue reading Landlords Bank Account Question


Latest Newsletter dated 22nd February 2013 Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property News, UK Property Forum for Buy to Let Landlords

NEWS from Paragon Mortgages for Professional LandlordsThis week 29 pages have been added to Property118.

(Links to the relevant pages are in blue and underlined).

5 Readers Questions Articles and Discussions

  • I think my tenants removal company knocked my garden wall down
  • Legal advice required on Scottish HMO issue
  • Shared ownership – can this be done on leasehold flat?
  • Should I sell tenanted or serve notice and sell with vacant possession?
  • Parting company with my letting agent

3 New Auction Catalogues for you to download

  • Network Auctions 6th March 2013 – Glaziers Hall, London SE1 9DD Commencing: 1pm
  • Pearsons Property Auction 5th March 2013 – 11am Hambledon Suite, The Solent Hotel, Fareham, PO15 7AJ
  • Salter McGuiness Property Auction 5th March 2013 – 1.30pm Quality Hotel, Empire Way, Wembley, HA9 0NH

11 New Articles containing News and Reviews:

To keep you up to date and help you to save money, minimise risks and maximise returns

Some good News for Landlords in Scotland at last

I keep in touch with what’s going on in the lives of my fellow landlords North of the border via my friends at the Scottish Association of Landlords…

Kent Reliance release new buy to let range for portfolio landlords

Buy-to-let products with no restriction on the size of the landlord’s portfolio. They are available for loans of up to £1m at 85% LTV, and at 75% TV for loans over £1m.

Property Portfolio Review Spreadsheet – FREE Download

This property portfolio review spreadsheet calculates your rental yields net of voids, the interest rate which will make your portfolio cash neutral and the true costs of rental void periods

Suffolk Holiday Homes on sale at bargain prices

You could own one of these 3 bed, brick built, double glazed Suffolk Holiday Homes for personal use or as an investment for just £55,995. That’s not the deposit, it’s the cash price!

A Landlords Mid Life Crisis

OMG, what have I done to this poor landlord! I wrote an article a while back called 10 things landlords must do before it is too late.

Tenants in Scotland missing vital deposit protection information

Tenants in Scotland could be missing vital information which can affect the return of their deposits at the end of the tenancy.

LANDLORDS – don’t let tenants steal your property

Is it even possible that tenants could steal a property you might ask! As part of its campaign to stamp out property fraud, the Land Registry has just set up a dedicated phone line.

Oxford – Not Hot But Always Warm!

I am often asked why Oxford represents such an attractive option for buy to let property investors.

Wealth Tax proposed by Lib Dems could affect Landlords

One of the best forum posts I’ve ever seen on the topic of economics and  the proposed new Wealth Tax.

Sprightly start to 2013 but ‘old hands’ support the market

Rightmove have just released their February 2013 House Price Index which shows a “Sprightly start to 2013”

Residential Property Inventory Services In A Nutshell

What is an Inventory? To sum it up in simple terms, an inventory is a detailed list using specific phrases to describe the features, items and condition of a property.

Good Landlords Campaign Click Here to see Sponsors

We would like to welcome the following new sponsors of the Good Landlords Campaign

  • Peter Harris of Bristol

  • Anthony Altman of Platinum Property Sheffield
  • Brian Turner of SCPR Sheffield
  • Dave Gardner of Top Management Wellingborough

  • Matthew Farrow of Phoenix Independent Advisers Cromer

  • Richard Baker – Northampton and Rugby
  • Oliver Cornes of Juicy Property London

  • Bill Cooper of WDC Rentals Ewloe

  • Glyn Jones of GPJ Ltd Stockton on Tees

  • Ramesh Pindoria of Regal Estates Willesden

Don’t miss this opportunity …….

Don’t miss this opportunity …….

The closing date to become a founder member of The GOOD Landlords Campaign is fast approaching. It doesn’t matter whether you have one property or you are a full time landlord, we welcome anybody who believes in sharing best practice in the UK Private Rented Sector. That includes letting agents and other associated property professionals…


Don’t miss this opportunity ……. Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property News, Property118 News, UK Property Forum for Buy to Let Landlords

The GOOD Landlords CampaignThe closing date to become a founder member of The GOOD Landlords Campaign is fast approaching.

It doesn’t matter whether you have one property or you are a full time landlord, we welcome anybody who believes in sharing best practice in the UK Private Rented Sector. That includes letting agents and other associated property professionals.

We would also like to take this opportunity to ask for your feedback on the changes we have made to the Property118 website which include:- Continue reading Don’t miss this opportunity …….


I Love GOOD Landlords – Happy Valentines Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property News, The GOOD Landlords Campaign

I Love GOOD LandlordsI sincerely hope that you enjoy visiting Property118 and that you find it useful, informative and hopefully entertaining at times.

We don’t just love GOOD Landlords on Valentines day of course, we love building a community where we can all help each other, learn from each others experiences and access useful information and contacts 24/7 and 365 days a year.

Our mission is to share best practice in the UK Private Rented Sector. Maybe you would consider helping us to maintain this resource? Continue reading I Love GOOD Landlords – Happy Valentines


The Ultimate Solution For Preventing Overflows Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property Maintenance, Property News

This article which looks at “The Ultimate Solution For Preventing Overflows” is the sixth and final part of a series of articles by bathroom water damage prevention specialist Steve Dalloway.

Some years ago we spotted a company pitching to The Dragons Den a device they called a Novaflow.

This unit shut off the water supply to the bath when the water level reached the overflow and it works a treat. We have sold many of these over the years, they are excellent and they do 100% guarantee no overflows. Continue reading The Ultimate Solution For Preventing Overflows


Sealing in Baths and Shower Trays to avoid expensive leaks and also black mould. Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property Maintenance, Property News

This article which looks at “Sealing in Baths and Shower Trays to avoid expensive leaks and also black mould.” is the fifth in a series of articles by bathroom water damage prevention specialist Steve Dalloway.

As an engineer working in the oil industry, some 20 years ago I started my rental property business as I had time between contracts. Continue reading Sealing in Baths and Shower Trays to avoid expensive leaks and also black mould.


Shower Curtains vs Over Bath Screens Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property Maintenance, Property News

This article which looks at “Shower Curtains vs Over Bath Screens” is the fourth in a series of articles by bathroom water damage prevention specialist Steve Dalloway.

In my experience of over 20 years as a landlord, screens leak and don’t keep the water in the bath. That’s a fact ! They look nice but they don’t do their job properly. Continue reading Shower Curtains vs Over Bath Screens


Sealants that don’t go black and mouldy Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property Maintenance, Property News

This article which looks at “Sealants that don’t go black and mouldy” is the third in a series of articles by bathroom water damage prevention specialist Steve Dalloway.

I know its wrong, but I love standing in the sealant isle in the leading Orange shed and watch people try to decide what to buy. They have no chance in getting it right sadly and it’s not their fault at all. It’s all about knowledge and experience of the products available. Continue reading Sealants that don’t go black and mouldy


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