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Paul Keeling of PK Properties Walsall GOOD Landlords Campaign Sponsors

The GOOD Landlords CampaignPaul Keeling of PK Properties Walsall

I’ve been involved with properties since 2005 when I bought my first Buy to Let, whilst at the same time embarking on a new career in Estate Agency.

Having achieved Branch Manager status within 12 months, I continued with building my personal property portfolio whilst fully immersing myself within my very busy and ultimately successful branch of a well known UK wide estate agency organisation.

I gained a valuable knowledge both as an individual landlord and on the other side, from direct contact with surveyors, solicitors etc. I consider myself to have a wide knowledge of properties within the West Midlands, and am always happy to help should someone need a little bit of assurance.

My one tip for any potential landlord – Do not get emotional about your properties (they’re just bricks and mortar that you can make money from).
Continue reading Paul Keeling of PK Properties Walsall

Green Deal problem – Advice Requested Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property News, UK Property Forum for Buy to Let Landlords

Green Deal problem - Advice Requested

Advice Requested

David Brinsden has a Green Deal problem and has requested advice from Property118 readers as follows:

“I have two Victorian flat conversions in Bedford, both let on LHA. Both properties have been visited by a council surveyor with a list of improvements needed. This came as a bit of a surprise!

One was easy as the property was due a new boiler & was soon installed. Continue reading Green Deal problem – Advice Requested

Download Barnes Property Auction Catalogue for 28.02.2013 Property Auctions

Guide To Buying Property At AuctionPer instructions from East Midlands Housing Group, Mansfield District Council, executors, Beneficiaries, trustees and other sources Barnes Chartered Surveyors is holding a collective sale of investments and “property with potential” of immediate interest to speculators, builders and investors on Thursday 28th February 2013 at the Towers, Botany Avenue, Mansfield, Notts NG18 5NG commencing 3pm prompt.

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Is rent hiking a good business model?

Is rent hiking a good business modelIt’s been a while since I wrote anything in my ‘Don’t shoot the messenger’ series. Mainly because I kept getting shot ha-ha.

But I have a tough skin.

This article is an open letter to all you P118 landlords but probably more the London crew, because it is about rent increases and London is a different animal to the rest of the UK. I see properties for rent in different parts of Britain where the rents seem reasonable.

London is off the scale though. read on

Landlord registration is costing £400,000 per rogue

Landlord registration is costing £400,000 per rogueA multi-million pound scheme introduced to crack down on rogue landlords has resulted in only 11 people being reported to the procurator fiscal in two years.

The Landlord Registration Scheme has so far cost landlords and the taxpayer nearly £18 million since 2006, figures obtained by the Scottish Conservatives have revealed.

That breakdown revealed responsible landlords have paid £11.2 million in fees, while the start-up Scottish Government grant for the scheme was £5.2 million. Annual running fees for the website since 2006 are estimated to be just under £300,000. read on

Should I purchase a dryer in a shared house ?

Should I purchase a dryer in a shared houseI have a shared house where the tenants are respectful and love this refurbished property as their home. The only thing they are requesting is proper drying facilities so they no longer need to use clothes racks or hanging stuff outside in the winter months

What do I do ?

The tenants would be happy to purchase tokens off me for its running cost if I purchased a token/coin operated timer equipment controlling a standard dryer.  read on

Readers question for building contacts and advice

Readers question for building contactsWe are a Manchester based property company and are in the process of building a small two bedroom two bathroom house, which we would like to sell or let when completed.

Where can I find authoritative information, preferably free, regarding the cost differences between :

(1) 12.5 mm dot and dab plasterboard and skim and 13 mm 2 coat wet plaster finish.

(2) 22 mm t & G flooring grade chipboard and 22 mm timber t & G boarding. read on


Tenancy Deposit Question from a Tenant


We have been renting a house and our landlady used a local estate agent for the process.

We are due to renew our tenancy and our landlady, after seeing all the charges for renewing to us from the estate agents, has said she was happy to do a private agreement between us. We get on very well and are good tenants.

The estate agents are now saying I can’t get my deposit back, surely if she is dispensing of their duties, I am entitled to it back? read on

Seller numbers jump by 22% and Rightmove traffic swells by 27%

Rightmove have released their House Price index for January which reveals some very interesting trends summarised below.

A copy of the full report can be downloaded by completing the form at the foot of this article. read on

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  • Landlords investing more according to new data from ARLA
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  • Advertise property to let, reference tenants, guarantee rent – one package
  • NLA welcomes the launch of the Green Deal Cashback Scheme
  • Nottingham Buy to Let with three year assured 9.2% net yields
  • The Deposit Protection Service announce new pricing structure
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Dafydd Hardy Property Auction – 31/01/2013

Dafydd Hardy Property AuctionDafydd Hardy are holding a property auction on Thursday 31 January 2013 at the Anglesey Arms Hotel, Menai Bridge – 5:30PM.

To download the auction catalogue please complete the short form below. read on

Parsons Son & Basley Property Auction East Sussex – 21/02/2013

Parsons Son & Basley Property AuctionParsons Son & Basley are auctioning 10 properties at the Banqueting Suite, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove BN3 3BQ Thursday 21 February 2013 at 3pm.

To download a copy of the catalogue please complete the form below. read on

Louis Taylor Property Auction Stoke on Trent 12/02/2013

Louis Taylor Property AuctionLouis Taylor are holding a property auction consisting of 12 lots with guide prices from as little as £35,000 at 7pm on 12 February 2012.

The venue for the auction is 66 Trinity Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5NB

To download a copy of their catalogue please complete the short form below. read on

Clive Emson Auctioneers – Property Auctions 4th to 7th February 2013

Clive Emson AuctioneersClive Emson Auctioneers are holding their first auctions of the New Year on 4th-7th February offering 116 Lots. Download their auction catalogue by completing the form below. The four auctions cover lots of land and commercial and residential properties across the whole of southern England, from Kent to Cornwall and from the Isle of Wight to the M4 corridor. read on

Athawes Son & Co National Property Auction 29.01.2012

Athawes Son & Co Property Auction 29.01.2012Download the auction catalogue for the Athawes Son & Co National Property Auction Sale.

Date: Tuesday 29th January 2013 commencing at 1pm

Venue: The Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, Kingsway, London WC2. read on

Nottingham Property Auction – 13th Feb 2013

Nottingham Property Auction - 13th Feb 2013HEB Chartered Surveyors are holding their first Nottingham property auction of the year on 13th February 2013.

There are 17 properties going under the hammer with guide prices from £20,000. read on

Bullied over fence repairing responsibilities – READERS QUESTION Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property News

Readers QuestionI own the left hand half of a semi detached property. In the row all right hand properties own the right hand fence, the middle fence is jointly owned and the left hand fence is then the right hand fence of the next property if you see what I mean.

All ownerships are clearly marked with a T, or with 2 Ts for joint ownership. I have a very long left hand fence because the house is at the end of a cul-de-sac.  The first third of the fence backs onto a detached property the owner says it is his fence and has replaced it twice since he has lived there. The next two sections are behind a pair of semis. The middle section is adamantly owned by the half of the semi in front of it and a previous owner replaced it and there was some issue of a few inches (prior to my purchase of my property), so he also knows he owns this Third.  The owner of the last section is adamant that the final third is jointly owned and is demanding I pay for replacement fencing of his choice. I have shown him my deeds, showing lack of ownership T all along the length. He says these marks are meaningless and in discussions he has had with his solicitor and land surveyor – who is a legal witness, the courts would consider that we were owners in common.  The problem is that my deeds diagram ends at the fence and thus do not show his ownership marks. Continue reading Bullied over fence repairing responsibilities – READERS QUESTION

Post credit crunch property investor story Landlord News, Landlords Stories, Latest Articles, Property Development, Property Investment Strategies, Property News, UK Property Forum for Buy to Let Landlords

Readers Questions

Lucasz is a post credit crunch property investor. In other words, 100% of his property success has been achieved since 2009, arguably the most difficult property trading period in two decades!

Mark Alexander’s story has inspired thousands but there have always been the doubters who have said that he was lucky and and that his successes were all as a result of fortunate timing of the property market. They have used this as a reason to justify doing nothing. Lucasz’ story blows this misconception out of the window! Lucasz wrote to Mark to ask for advice and Mark was delighted when Lucasz agreed to his suggestion of providing free online mentoring as it gives them both an opportunity to inspire thousands of others as well as the obvious benefits to Lucasz. Continue reading Post credit crunch property investor story

The Truth About Buying Repossessed Property Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property News, Property Sales & Sourcing, Property Sourcing

All the property “gurus” (and I’ve really started to despise that word) advocate buying BMV property – “you make your money when you buy the property not when you sell it” as Robert Kiyosaki (the guru’s guru) says.

One of the best ways of doing that is buying repossessed property at below market value. Given the state of the economy, you can find plenty of these deals through estate agents and auctions and, if you are buying large numbers direct through the asset management companies. It helps enormously if you are a cash buyer and at the very least you need to have funding already in place as the seller will always want to see proof of funds before even considering an offer. Continue reading The Truth About Buying Repossessed Property

Readers advice request – cellar keeps filling up with water Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property News

Sallie has written in to request advice from Property118 readers as she owns a property in which the cellar keeps filling up with water. Have any readers of Property118 had a similar problem or can you offer solutions please? Do we have any surveyors reading Property118 who can provide advice on “tanking” the cellar or similar solutions?  Does anybody know whether insurance might cover this?

Sallies email is below:- Continue reading Readers advice request – cellar keeps filling up with water

Bridging finance surge in demand Commercial Finance, Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property Auctions, Property Development, Property Investment Strategies, Property News

Brooklands Commercial Finance have witnessed a significant upsurge in demand from referred Property118 readers for bridging finance as traditional secured lending markets become less accessible.

No longer seen as a lending product of last resort, bridging finance has become a mainstream vehicle for a wide range of purposes. Bridging finance can be arranged quickly compared to high street commercial loans with funds being made available often within days rather than weeks. A short-term lending facility can be used to secure an important purchase or unlock a value enhancing project to existing securities and more. Continue reading Bridging finance surge in demand

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