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Iain Duncan Smith, More Bad News For Landlords & Tenants?

By Mark Loughnane | Oct 1, 2013 | Comments Off on Iain Duncan Smith, More Bad News For Landlords & Tenants?

Iain Duncan Smith, the work and pensions secretary, has today pledged to end the “something for nothing” culture that he alleges resides amongst Britain’s unemployed. He is to introduce week long supervised job centre sessions with the message “No attendance, no benefit. That is only fair. At last, no longer will a life on benefits…

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It’s looking good for home buyers in 2014

By Nicholas Stott | Sep 26, 2013 | Comments Off on It’s looking good for home buyers in 2014

David Britch of Total Peace of Mind has kindly offered to write a guest blog post to give some guidance on mortgages and purchasing a home. If you’d like further information, don’t hesitate to contact him using the details at the end of the piece.   Hi guys, 95% mortgages will be readily available from the…

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The Importance of Being Idle

By Nicholas Stott | Sep 18, 2013 | Comments Off on The Importance of Being Idle

When new Tenants move into a property, they can be forgiven for wanting everything to be perfect. After all, moving home is one of the most exciting things you can do in life as it’s often a lifestyle change for the better. From a Landlord’s point of view however, it is often the cause of…

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Owning Property in Spain – Know the risks

By Nicholas Stott | Sep 16, 2013 | Comments Off on Owning Property in Spain – Know the risks

Paul Williams of Victor Welsh Legal has kindly offered to write a guest blog post to give some guidance on property ownership in Spain. If you’d like further information, don’t hesitate to contact him using the details at the end of the piece.   Hi All, “Owners of property in Spain may be carrying risks…

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A Tenant For Every Home

By Mark Loughnane | Aug 20, 2013 | Comments Off on A Tenant For Every Home

Earlier this week I was left with a very grateful viewer for, quite frankly, doing my job properly. Whilst training up a new member of staff I was sent on a viewing in, well let’s call it, a less desirable area of Liverpool. My viewer was an out of town student with a young child.…

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Salesmen Vs Experts

By Mark Loughnane | Aug 18, 2013 | Comments Off on Salesmen Vs Experts

It would be interesting to know exactly what a landlord/vendor looks for in an agent & what the majority of agents think that they are looking for. I recently read a ‘Day In The Life’ blog of a London agent & thought to myself thank God I don’t run my business in that way. He…

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Meeting with Rob Bence of RMP Property

By Nicholas Stott | Aug 17, 2013 | Comments Off on Meeting with Rob Bence of RMP Property

Mark and I met one of the voices of The Property Podcast & owner of RMP Property, Rob Bence, this morning at the wonderful Coffee Co Bebington. What a nice guy! It was great to meet a like-minded, young, motivated, and driven property professional who is making waves in the industry for all the right…

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Boomerangs

By Nicholas Stott | Aug 17, 2013 | Comments Off on Boomerangs

I’ve just been listening to Pat Flynn’s second appearance on the Entrepreneur On Fire podcast (highly recommended) and one thing in particular struck a chord with me: Give out more than you take. It is a running theme of EOF interviewees that they become more successful the more free content they put out. Mark and…

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Like 2 PEAs in a pod

By Nicholas Stott | Aug 12, 2013 | 2 Comments
Personal Estate Agents

HOMEsure Property has recently started offering a Personal Estate Agent service (PEA) which is a personal franchise for selling clients’ properties. Meeting up with a new recruit today, I realised just how simple the theory is yet how hard it may be to convey this to a potential Vendor. What would you say if one…

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Bitter Sweet VAT

By Nicholas Stott | Jul 23, 2013 | Comments Off on Bitter Sweet VAT

As of 1st October 2013, HOMEsure (UK) Ltd trading as HOMEsure Lettings will have to be VAT-registered. Please note that our Estate Agency Sales and HOMEbuild Maintenance division will remain VAT-free. We sent out the following notice to all of our clients:- With mixed emotions of pride & frustration, we regret to inform you that…

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