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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

 


Has your property got the U-Factor? Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property News

Has your property got the U-FactorForget streets with the X-factor, living on a street with a name beginning with the letter ‘U’  could mean your property is worth a lot more, according to new research from property website Zoopla.co.uk.

Average property prices on streets that start with a ‘U’ currently stand at £251,307 – the highest of any letter in the alphabet and £25,503 more than the current average UK property value of £225,804. Zoopla.co.uk analysed average house prices of the more than three quarters of a million streets in the UK. The most expensive street beginning with ‘U’ is Upper Phillimore Gardens where the average home is worth £5,640,496. Continue reading Has your property got the U-Factor?


Advertise property to let, reference tenants, guarantee rent – one package Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property News

Advertise property to let, reference tenants, guarantee rent - one packageHow difficult can it be to advertise property to let on all the major rental portals, reference the tenants properly and guarantee the rent and legal expenses in one package with money back guarantees?

It shouldn’t be difficult should it?
Continue reading Advertise property to let, reference tenants, guarantee rent – one package


Guaranteed Rent – A Warning for Landlords Buy to Let News, Cautionary Tales, Landlord News, Latest Articles, Lettings & Management, Property Investment News, Property Investment Strategies, Property News, UK Property Forum for Buy to Let Landlords

Guaranteed Rent Warning for LandlordsA growing number of Landlords are falling for a “Guaranteed Rent” scam which enables a landlord or an agent to sublet a property.

There are several examples of how this works, below is a relatively “clean” one, I will share a much nastier example of how landlords are being stung as comments begin to appear in the forum thread below this article:- Continue reading Guaranteed Rent – A Warning for Landlords


Some good News for Landlords in Scotland at last Landlord News, Latest Articles, Letting, Lettings & Management, Property Investment News, Property News

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 (SAL) and via listening to members of the Association, many of whom joined SAL on my recommendation.

Members of SAL tell me landlords in Scotland are feeling the pinch of all the new regulations. Letting Agents fees are rocketing to offset the premiums they used to charge to tenants and many of the online portals have pulled out of working with Scottish landlords altogether.

Just because I don’t own any properties myself in Scotland doesn’t prevent me from keeping an eye on the market to look out for solutions though, my ancesters are Scots so I know that every penny counts.

The new regulations might be a pain in the neck for some (OK most!) but as they say, as one door closes another one opens.

I’ve been discussing the challenges with several of my contacts and one of them, an online letting agent (member of the Scottish Association of Landlords and ARLA), has decided to buck the trend and create a brand new product for Scottish landlords whilst their competitors are exiting the market in droves.

This is an overview of their product and I would be very interested in your feedback, especially if you own and let properties in Scotland.

Scottish Landlords Letting and Rent Guarantee Package

  • Advertising of your property on all the major property portals (Rightmove, Zoopla, Prime Location etc)
  • Tenant referencing
  • Dealing with Deposit Protection
  • Rent collection
  • Legal Expense Insurance Cover and Rent Guaranteed for 12 months up to £2,500 pcm and £25,000 in total (with an option to renew each year)
  • Eviction Proceeding costs covered

What’s more, you remain in control. You do the viewing so you get to look your prospective tenants in the eye and decide whether you want them living in your property. This also helps keeps costs down 🙂

The outcome of a tenancy is set at the beginning I think you will agree? However, on top of the increased regulation in Scotland and the associated costs being passed onto landlords, rent arrears, which are every landlords worst nightmare, are increasing too.

One bad tenant can leave you unable to pay your mortgage with prospects of losing your property and possibly bankruptcy. Worse still the court system can take well over 6 months to achieve eviction!

Add to that extortionate lawyers fees and damage to the property, is it any wonder that rent arrears and rising costs of compliance are the biggest fear amongst Scottish landlords?

The rent arrears situation is getting worse.

Arrears are increasing, courts are closing and the process of re-gaining possession of your property is taking longer and longer…

Is it any wonder that “professional rent dodgers” are having a field day?

Things are now about to change for the better for Scottish Landlords though 🙂

The rent guarantee insurers are happy to partner with the agent offering the above scheme due to their unparalleled tenant find and vetting procedure which provides for low risk letting.  

The bottom line is that if the tenant does not pay – you still get paid, and you still save money :-)

Given that 10% of tenants are in arrears amounting to thousands of pounds, and you get rent protection and legal cover, you’d expect a hefty premium wouldn’t you?

Not so – because of this letting agents bulk buying power already established in England and Wales, all of the above can be offered for a full year for just £247 + VAT. Compare that to the fees that your letting agent charges!

It get’s better though!

The deal even comes with a Money Back Guarantee!

If your property is not “Let Agreed” within 30 days you can cancel your instructions and have a full refund.

It’s a meaningful guarantee too, not from some two bob business operating from a bedroom, these agents are qualified members of ARLA and are also members of the Scottish Association of Landlords.

So, why take the risk with your property when you can use this service and get complete peace of mind at such an incredible price?

To find out more please complete the form below.

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Special Offer for Property118 Readers via Let Rent Landlord News, Latest Articles, Letting, Lettings & Management, Property News

Special Offer for Property118 and Property Tribes ReadersLetRent.co.uk have a special offer for Property118 readers and are giving both landlords and letting agents an opportunity to trial their new lettings portal FREE OF CHARGE for a whole year.

LetRent hopes one day to compete with the likes of Rightmove and Zoopla, however, the owners recognise the need to prove their concept before they can charge for the service. Continue reading Special Offer for Property118 Readers via Let Rent


How private landlords can beat the rent arrears problem Advice, Buy to Let News, Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property Investment News, Property Investment Strategies, Property News, UK Property Forum for Buy to Let Landlords

How to beat rent arrearsRent arrears are every landlords worst nightmare.

One bad tenant can leave you unable to pay your mortgage with prospects of losing your property and possibly bankruptcy. Worse still the court system can take well over 6 months to achieve eviction! Continue reading How private landlords can beat the rent arrears problem


Advertise property to let, reference tenants, guarantee rent – one package Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property News

Advertise property to let, reference tenants, guarantee rent - one packageHow difficult can it be to advertise property to let on all the major rental portals, reference the tenants properly and guarantee the rent and legal expenses in one package with money back guarantees?

It shouldn’t be difficult should it?

What will happen to landlord confidence when such a package is available do you think?
Continue reading Advertise property to let, reference tenants, guarantee rent – one package


UK Landlords Austerity Tips for 2013 Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property News

UK Landlords Austerity Tips for 2013Here at Property118 we constantly share ideas to help UK Landlords to reduce your costs and maximise your returns. These are our austerity tips for 2013, each section is linked to the relevant page of our website where you can find out more and make contact with the providers of products and services we currently recommend. Links are in slightly larger bold text, blue in colour and underlined. Continue reading UK Landlords Austerity Tips for 2013


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