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UPDATE 24TH JULY; Liverpool Landlord Licensing – What To Do

By Mark Loughnane | Mar 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

It has been announced that from 1st April 2015 ALL private landlords with properties in Liverpool (not Sefton or Knowsley) must apply for a five-year licence for each of their rented properties. The scheme is being introduced in Liverpool under the Government’s selective licensing laws and signing up for it is compulsory. Click here for information…

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Square peg, round hole: make sure your property is the perfect fit for you

By Nicholas Stott | Dec 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

A common issue we face is trying to fix other people’s problems – be it an investor who has been misled into buying the wrong property in the wrong area, or a landlord who has taken their eye off the ball and let things get out of control. What is the wrong property to buy? There…

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Letting Go: Don’t let them grind you down!

By Nicholas Stott | Jul 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

As an Estate and Letting Agent, there is nothing more frustrating than when a viewer doesn’t show up. They’ve confirmed that morning; read the confirmation email with the full time, date, & address on; and even quizzed you extensively on the particulars of the property. They are a dead cert to, not only show up,…

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Deposit Protection: How to protect yourself

By Nicholas Stott | Jun 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The introduction of the legal requirement to protect deposits in 2007 caused outcry at the time, but only within the industry. Much like now, only those who have a direct experience with deposit protection really know about it. It always amazes me just how many tenants and landlords alike are unaware of the law. I…

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Landlord Licensing in Liverpool – Consultation Forum 4th June 2014

By Nicholas Stott | Jun 4, 2014 | 16 Comments

*** Please excuse any spelling mistakes, formatting errors, profanities; I’m doing this from my iPhone! *** *** UPDATE 2 *** Due to the amount of interest in this, we’ve set up a special newsletter to keep you informed. >>> COMPLETE THE SURVEY HERE and sign up for FREE updates about Liverpool Landlord Licensing <<< *** UPDATE ***…

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Property Investments in Liverpool

By Nicholas Stott | May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’re looking for property investment advice and local knowledge, feel free to give our very own Nicholas Stott a call for a quick chat on 0151 722 22 22. If you’re just dipping your toe into the water or don’t feel ready to talk to any one yet, why not sign up and get…

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Property Investment – Geekin’ out

By Nicholas Stott | Apr 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’re not signed up to my property investment newsletter, sign up in seconds here. What do I get? You get me rambling on about property investment, specifically in Liverpool, but with a foot outside of the area wondering why Liverpool is usually performing completely differently to the rest of the country. Does it cost…

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Tenancy Deposits – Don’t Get Burned

By Nicholas Stott | Apr 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the most time consuming property management tasks that I deal with is, without doubt, deposit disputes. It is also one of the issues that landlords feel most passionately about and understandably so. A lot of landlords are accidental and have inherited their properties. It is therefore even more distressing if a tenant leaves…

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Hats on or off for The Benefit Cap?

By Nicholas Stott | Apr 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

General housing policies The current government have evidently identified housing as a target area and are definitely keeping landlords and agents on their toes! Last year, we saw the introduction of the widely discussed bedroom tax. What seems to have been widely ignored by the press, is that this tax only affects social landlords and…

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Feedback Needed on New Property Research Tool

By Nicholas Stott | Jan 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mark Alexander of the excellent property118.com website emailed me to ask my thoughts on their new Property Search Tool, launching on their website. Check out the tool here: UK Property Research Tool What you need to know and where to find the information X Mark is a champion of investors and puts a hell of…

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