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Are Letting Agents the New Estate Agents?

By Nicholas Stott | Nov 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Just found this post on the superb on the www.landlordzone.co.uk website (@LandlordZONE), in response to a scathing generalisation of Letting Agents (LA). The image is from www.propertyinvestmentproject.co.uk, another great site with a refreshingly blunt author (@The_Landlord). It seems to me that LA can become easy scapegoat. The general rules are. a) Bad tenants are always…

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What would you rather have: a car or a house?

By Nicholas Stott | Nov 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Can’t afford a place to live? Think again! How about this 1 bedroom flat for £8,500? That’d buy you an entry-level Ford Ka, 1 litre. Even if it needed a full rip-out, you couldn’t spend more than £20,000 – a fully refurbished apartment for under £30,000! The rent on a 1 bedroom flat in that…

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Charging rent: higher or lower?

By Nicholas Stott | Nov 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Setting your rental asking price Do you set your rent higher than the local market average/nearest competitors to try and attract more discerning, respectful tenants? Or do you go for ‘value-for-money’ to occupy the property immediately and get your rent sooner? There’s a lot to be said for each argument, but which is the best…

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