The Smart Property Blog

Sheffield BTL Market Recap [From a Student Letting Agent in Sheffield]

It’s been tough times for Sheffield’s Buy-To-Let landlords. As a student letting agent in Sheffield, we're at the eye of the storm! Le'ts take a look at the last year of activity and take you through the new legislation, and what it means for the future. According to Zoopla, last year

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5 tips for summer [from a student letting agent in Leicester]

The Leicester property market is positively booming with a +2.14% increase in bricks and mortar values over the last year and considerably more in the student areas of town, with HMO's fetching a premium. Average rental prices in Clarendon Park are also well above the East Midlands’ average, suggesting tha

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Student Property Management Sheffield [5 tips for summer]

Summer is here and for many landlords in Sheffield, our student properties may be sitting empty until September! With house prices on the up, we’re looking at how can you keep your property ahead of the trend this summer! … Student Property Management Sheffield [5 tips for summer]Read More »

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4 Student Property Management Tips [Do these this summer]

KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR PROPERTY.  … 4 Student Property Management Tips [Do these this summer]Read More »

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Manchester & Salford Election Update [HMO property management service]

Politics overview As the No.1 HMO Property Management Service in Manchester and Salford, we were watching the election unravel with a keen eye as we tried to establish what it could mean for landlords in the student and young professional rental markets. Manchester Central saw a massive 77.4% vote for Labour which

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Leicester Student Landlord Update [JUNE 2017 General Election]

WHAT DOES thre general election mean for the student landlord market in leicester?  On Friday the 9th, as the UK woke up to their alarm clocks, property investors will have woken up with as much alarm to the news of a hung parliament. Theresa May’s snap election to secure more

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Sheffield Student Landlord update [JUNE 2017 General Election]

Clegg out and market uncertainty This week, we’re taking a look at the General Election and what it means for Sheffield's student landlords and the local property market. Should we be worried? The announcement of the hung parliament last Friday has caused something of a snow globe effect on the

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Inventories & Inspections? [student property and landlord help]

We’re heading to the end of June and most student HMO tenancies are coming to an end. A lot of landlords will be experiencing that horrifying realisation that their investment isn’t looking quite like it did before and some will be struggling to retain deposits to remedy any damages. Now

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Better tenants? [Expert HMO property management tips for 2017]

Ensuring you recruit the right type of tenant is one of the most important parts of the lettings process. A ‘rogue tenant’ can push landlords and letting agents into a desperate situation. Whilst there are laws out there to help protect landlords, legal proceedings can be uneconomical, inefficient and very

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The quick guide to better HMO management in 2017!

As a HMO landlord, you'll no doubt be familiar with the good and the bad of managing properties tenanted by students or young professionals.  With more and more competiton from the new kids on the block (aka the purpose built accomodation blocks), effective HMO management has never been more important.

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