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ABOUT US

I hope you enjoy reading my blog and find it both informative and useful. These articles are designed for people who have an interest in the residential property market in and around the Alfreton and Ripley areas. 

 

We are a local, family run letting agency, passionate about property and our local area. 

 

If you have any questions regarding the information in these blogs, property investment, lettings or management please feel free to contact me. I am always happy to help. 

October 16, 2018

New build homes, are they shrinking?

The question of whether to purchase New Build housing over an existing property is something that I am asked about on a regular basis in my business, especially with the number of new build homes currently being built in and around t...

October 9, 2018

Leasehold Confusion

The age old question of Leasehold vs Freehold has raised its head once again after a new report says that many buyers of leasehold property felt they were not informed of the implications before making their purchase.

What’s the difference?

Someone who...

September 27, 2018

Well, so far we’ve had a great Summer haven’t we and far be it from me to put a dampener on the weather but Autumn is approaching and in my earlier newsletters I have said that Autumn is the time when enthusiasm for buying houses generally increases as people return fr...

September 25, 2018

We have been spoilt by the hot temperatures over the past three months, but have the BBQs, paddling pools and warm nights helped or hindered our housing market?

The number of properties sold in Amber Valley’s main towns over the last three months was estimated at around...

August 20, 2018

Well, I’ve considered the space around our homes, I’ve discussed the benefits of digging down and transforming the basement, the only area I’ve yet to investigate is the space above us.  I just want to take a quick look at loft conversions as a way of increasing the li...

August 18, 2018

For many young adults leaving home for further study this is likely to be the very first time that they rent a property and enter into a Tenancy Agreement, so here are a few tips that both students and parents might want to consider.

Who will you be living with?

Most stu...

July 16, 2018

In one of my recent newsletters I considered the benefits that an additional outside living space can bring to a property with regard to a larger floor area and also in increased value. Many people are very creative with the space that they live in and they can transfo...

July 14, 2018

Recent reports have shown that over 400 fines have been issued to landlords who have failed to meet their obligations under the Right to Rent scheme, which came into force in February 2016. Landlords are required to check whether potential tenants have the right to liv...

June 13, 2018

What are your options?

When you inherit a property, there are decisions that you need to make.  You may wish to sell it, rent it out or live in it yourself.  If you inherit part of a property you’ll need to make joint decisions with the other part-owners.

An increas...

June 12, 2018

The advantages and disadvantages

If you sell your house using a traditional High-street estate agent, their fee will usually be based on a percentage of the price paid by the buyer. This kind of estate agent's fee is called commission. However, most Online Agents and so...

May 8, 2018

If you are thinking of investing in a property, particularly at this time of year, you might want to think about the financial benefit a garden might bring, and consider the question - does the outside space around our home actually add any value to our property? 

There...

May 1, 2018

When deciding to sell, many people think that the first step is choosing the right Estate Agent to market their home and give little thought to HOW they might sell their property.

In the UK there are three main ways to sell a property:

  1. Private Treaty - Traditional me...

April 11, 2018

Some things you might want to consider before investing in property.

  • You might tie your money up for a period of time

  •  Understand that property prices like any investment can go down as well as up

  • Understand and accept the additional risks that are assoc...

April 4, 2018

2018 is well and truly under way, and as the days begin to lengthen, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at how the property market has performed in our local area over the first few months of the year.

The talk amongst various property professionals over t...

March 10, 2018

As from the 1st April 2018 there will be a requirement for any properties rented in the private rented sector to have a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). 

The regulations will come into force for all new lets and renewals...

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