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Sheffield Landlords paying above asking price as sales hit FIVE-year high!

The proportion of homes sold to landlords has hit a five-year high, but buyers are paying above asking price due to the lack of supply, especially in Sheffield. The latest Lettings Index has revealed that the share of homes bought by landlords across Great Britain rose from 12.0% in the first quarter of 2021 to

Sheffield Landlords – Should you be worried about these new rental regulations?

Everyone should be doing their bit to help reduce the UK’s carbon footprint on the globe – yet the question is, is that burden being put too much on the shoulders of Sheffield landlords with potential bills of £7,800+ in the next four years? The UK has obligated itself to a legally binding target to

Apartment or House – Which is best to buy to let in Sheffield, Yorkshire?

  It’s the age-old question that most investors are likely to find themselves wondering at one point or another – which property type is best for Buy-To-Let? Houses and apartments both have their own strong selling points, so knowing which one would work best with your financial goals can be one of the most challenging

It’s Not That Bad – Many landlords to expand portfolio in 2022

  A relatively optimistic sentiment survey of landlords suggests many remain upbeat about the prospects for the sector after a worrying 18 months through the Lockdowns. According to the Shawbrook Bank survey a third of landlord’s plan to expand their portfolio in the next 12 months, buying at least one more property. Of those, 14

Longer tenancies making Inventories and Property Inspections vital

  The UK’s largest provider of inventory services says rising tenancy lengths make a combination of inventories and regular inspections more valuable than ever. No Letting Go cites the latest English Housing Survey findings that private renters live in their home for 4.3 years on average – up from 3.9 years as recently as 2017.

Deposit Disgrace by leading online agent

Buy-to-let landlords who recently let their properties through a well-known online BIG name estate agent could potentially face fines running into thousands of pounds after it emerged that the online estate agency failed to comply with the most basic legislation by placing tenants’ deposits in a government-backed tenancy deposit scheme. When renting out a property,

Rents set to rise again in 2022?

The long-term undersupply of rental properties across the country, especially in South and West Yorkshire is expected to support rental growth into 2022. In addition, the supply shortage coupled with the strength of the employment market which, despite the pandemic, is set to remain robust, will in turn support demand and sustain rental growth. The

What Social Media Tells You About Your Letting Agent?

When choosing a Letting Agent or Property Manager, it pays to channel your inner Miss Marple or Sherlock Holmes and do a little online sleuthing. As we all know, many Letting Agents are known for having the ‘gift of the gab’. You’d be hard-pressed to find one who doesn’t claim to have a strong community

Should agents be suited & booted at all times?

The pandemic has led to many people ditching more formal wear as they work from home on a more regular basis, and even taking a more casual approach when they do work in the office. But now, new research, backed by a leading psychologist, suggests that peak professional performance is not necessarily linked to comfort,

Tenant Demand Officially Now Highest on Record!

The scale of demand in the private rental sector is now the highest on record according to ARLA Propertymark. The average number of new prospective tenants registered per branch increased in July to 102, from June’s figure of just 88. This is the highest figure ever recorded, breaking August 2020’s previous record of 101 tenants

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