Manchester Property News

  • Potential Investment Properties

    David Boyd May 4, 2011, 14:31 PM

    David Boyd, Managing Director, PAD4U Estate and Letting Agents Manchester writes:

    We have a couple of potential investment properties that landlords may be interested in building their portfolio.

    The first is a 3 bedroomed end terrace in Waterloo Street, Crumsall, Manchester.  The property is in need ...

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  • Reminder: Gas Checks

    David Boyd May 4, 2011, 11:09 AM

    Gas Safe Register Logo

    David Boyd, Managing Director, PAD4U Estate and Letting Agents Manchester writes:

    Gas Checks need to be performed annually on every property that has gas appliances, such as boilers, gas fires, gas cookers, etc.  It is vital that the Gas Check is carried out by a Gas ...

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  • Can a 300 dollar house be built?

    David Boyd May 3, 2011, 11:45 AM

    300 Dollar House

    David Boyd, Managing Director, PAD4U Estate and Letting Agents Manchester writes:

    I read with disbelief this weekend in the Economist (see article by Schumpeter) that a $300 house was being contemplated, surely this is an impossible feat?  Perhaps, but such unlikely endevours have achieved ...

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  • Landlords Don't Snooze during Voids!

    David Boyd Apr 20, 2011, 15:39 PM

    David Boyd, Managing Director, PAD4U Estate and Letting Agents Manchester writes:Picture of Black Hole

    Voids are the Black Holes of property investment, they will suck out your yields and chew them up!  So, although with a great managing agent by your side this post is likely to find you sipping a mai tai ...

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  • Landlord reminder: PAD4U Online

    David Boyd Apr 7, 2011, 15:03 PM

    David Boyd, Managing Director, PAD4U Estate and Letting Agents Manchester writes:

    Just a quick reminder for our landlords who are not yet benefiting from our online members area.  The Landlord's area allows you to view all your historic and up-to-date statements securely online.  Not only this, ...

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  • Calling all budding property developers!

    David Boyd Apr 6, 2011, 10:30 AM

    We've recently taken on an instruction that might be suitable for a refurbishment project.  The property is a 3-Bed Semi Detached property in Droylden.  Full details can be found here.

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  • The Budget and UK Housing

    David Boyd Apr 3, 2011, 14:55 PM

    David Boyd, Managing Director, PAD4U Estate and Letting Agents Manchester writes:

    George Osbourne

    The chancellor didn't have much up his sleeves this time around, certainly not any money, so the country's expectations were not sky high.  However, the budget had been touted as a budget for growth, and there ...

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  • Pancake Facts !!

    David Boyd Mar 7, 2011, 17:25 PM

    In light of it being pancake day tomorrow or Shrove Tuesday for the traditionalists I have dug out some pancake facts and a link to some excellent recipes.

    1. The tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday is nearly 1000 years old 2. The first recorded ...

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  • Join us on Facebook - prizes to be won!

    David Boyd Mar 3, 2011, 10:41 AM

    We're inviting all of our landlords and tenants to join us on Facebook.  Here you will receive up to the minute news, find out about properties before they come on to the market, and we'll be giving away prizes over the year including an IPAD2! ...

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  • Thinking of buying a repossessed property? Read this first!

    David Boyd Mar 2, 2011, 15:52 PM

    David Boyd, Managing Director, PAD4U Estate and Letting Agents Manchester writes:

    Buying a repossessed property can present a compelling opportunity.    Repossessed properties are usually priced competitively compared to similar non-repossessed properties.   PAD4U partners with many of the banks (via Asset Management Companies) and sells ...

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  • UK Property Prices

    David Boyd Mar 2, 2011, 14:20 PM

    David Boyd, Managing Director, PAD4U Estate and Letting Agents Mancheste r writes:

    There has been a wealth of news regarding UK property prices this week, so lets take a look and see what we can learn.  First up Nationwide reported prices up 0.3% in February, making ...

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  • Levenshulme Discounts anyone?

    David Boyd Mar 2, 2011, 11:01 AM

    PAD4U are pleased to join the Levenshulme Tagpassit on scheme.

    Tagpassiton is a local community scheme that is linked by a card. It involves many of Levenshulme’s local traders including PAD4U. One card allows you to get special discounts across Food & Drink, Leisure & Activities,Shopping, ...

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  • The German Rental Market - What makes it different?

    David Boyd Feb 4, 2011, 12:53 PM

    David Boyd, Managing Director, PAD4U Estate and Letting Agents Mancheste r writes:

    I recently caught up with a colleague of mine James Kirkman, who has been working on helping UK property investors invest in the German property market.  Usually I steer well clear of investing in property abroad, ...

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  • New Landlords Online Area

    David Boyd Feb 4, 2011, 12:18 PM

    David Boyd, Managing Director, PAD4U Estate and Letting Agents Mancheste r writes:

    Today a number of changes have now gone live to the secure landlords area of the PAD4U website, that will allow PAD4U landlords to view recent rents received and property balances which are updated ...

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  • REMORTGAGE……. DO I OR DON’T I

    David Boyd Jan 26, 2011, 16:24 PM

    Catherine, Fresh Partnership, Mortgage Brokers for PAD4U, writes:

    Over the last few weeks I have noticed an increase demand for re-mortgage products, both from residential and investor clients.  This is possibly due to the amount of press speculation that swap rates have increased.  Also, I ...

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  • Outlook for the Property Market in 2011

    David Boyd Jan 5, 2011, 12:37 PM

    David Boyd, Managing Director, PAD4U Estate and Letting Agents Mancheste r looks into the crystal ball:

    Sales

    Predicting the property market, like the weather, can be an embarrassing task.  For all the news stories of property prices over the last year, nothing much happened (prices ended slightly higher over the ...

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  • Merry Christmas!

    David Boyd Dec 21, 2010, 10:21 AM

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  • Celebrity in Levenshulme

    David Boyd Dec 21, 2010, 09:49 AM

    Basma Ahmad has called into our office and been presented with her Vouchers this week. We are very pleased to announce that her drawing has been sent to the printers and the ‘welcome to your new home’ cards will be implemented next year.[gallery] Basma’s drawing will ...

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  • Levenshulme at Christmas

    David Boyd Dec 17, 2010, 15:20 PM

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    PAD4U are where pleased to be involved with this year’s Levenshulme Christmas Light Switch on. The event took place on Tuesday 30th November at the Village Green, local children were invited to meet Farther Christmas and receive a free present. A local school choir spread Christmas ...

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  • Christmas Opening Times

    David Boyd Dec 17, 2010, 15:19 PM

    PAD4U's opening times for the  festive period are as follows:

    Monday 20th December 9am  - 5.30pm
    Tuesday 21st December 9am  - 5.30pm
    Wednesday 22nd December 9am  - 5.30pm
    Thursday 23rd December 9am  - 5.30pm
    Friday 24th December 9.30am – 2pm
    Saturday ...
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