Category: sefton

Lord_Street,_Southport

Southport and Liverpool in demand by Property Investors

According to the National Association of Estate Agents Property Mark, the housing market is booming. In June, properties sold for over the asking price, making property sales the highest recorded number since February 2016. As demand outstrips housing stock, recent data from mortgage broker Mojo Mortgages reveals property investors favour the North-West, as prices remain […]

Read More
House prices southport 2020

House Price Prediction 2020

By Madalena Penny Data revealed by property website, Rightmove suggests that the UK can expect a modest rise in house prices this coming year, with Northern regions seeing the biggest increase of all. However, according to their statistics, the number of sales agreed in 2019 was down by 3%, and the number of properties put […]

Read More
Liverpool Landlords

Useful Tips for New Landlords in Liverpool

With the increase of people renting rather than committing to a mortgage, many are deciding to buy-to-let and becoming new landlords for prospective tenants. It can be a great way to make money but you also have to consider the obligations that come with the role, especially if it’s your first experience as a landlord. […]

Read More
cmp certified letting agent

CMP Certified Letting Agent

As one of many changes sweeping the private rented sector, as of 1st April 2019 all letting agents in England must be a certified with Client Money Protect. In a bid to plug the loopholes that have plagued the sector, landlords can now rest assured that their money is safe in their letting agent’s hands […]

Read More
Damp laws private landlords

How will the New Damp Law Affect Private Landlords

From 20th March 2019, Landlords letting damp properties can be sued by tenants under a new law passed under the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 superseding the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985. The new law is just one of many that have been introduced this year to even the playing field for renters […]

Read More
warm-and-cozy-1975215_1920

Christmas 2018 Opening Times

Yes, it’s Christmas once again, and those busy little landlord helpers are taking some time off from property for a short while.  Thankfully, the thoughtful staff at Penny Joseph will however be available for emergencies only. If you do find yourself with a property emergency, call 07832928110. For gas, water and plumbing emergencies call 07709145064 […]

Read More
southport landlords

Southport Landlords – how to deal with frozen pipes.

Being a coastal town, Southport in Winter can feel the adverse effects from the chilly season. For Southport landlords and tenants,Winter can bring its own problems, especially in the form of frozen pipes. But if you want to prevent and protect against frozen pipes, here’s some handy hints for you and your tenants. Insulate exposed […]

Read More
tenant fee ban

Landlords take the hit again under new tenant fee ban

With current tax hikes placed on landlord income, and the tenant fee ban coming into force next year, many landlords will now be wondering if having a letting agent is a false economy. Landlord News: by Madalena Penny Of course there are many pros and cons to using a property management company to look after […]

Read More
buy to let southport liverpool

Buy to Let Lending falls in March 2018

Buy to let news by: Madalena Penny  The latest study by UK finance reveals a marked decrease in buy-to-let mortgages during March this year. Compared with 6,800 BTL loans taken out in March 2017, the latest data states that 5,500 were secured buy property investors and landlords for March this year. In fact, according to […]

Read More