Manchester Property News

  • Will Darling's Stamp Duty Cut revive the Property Market?

    David Boyd Mar 30, 2010, 22:52 PM

    In this week's Budget, Chancellor Alistair Darling announced that stamp duty of 1% on properties worth between £125,000 and £250,000 would be removed for the next two years for first-time buyers.  But is this enough to revitalise the property market?

    Probably not.  It will encourage ...

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  • HMO's will now required Planning Permission

    David Boyd Mar 30, 2010, 22:47 PM

    The Government plans to require HMO accomodation to have planning permission after April 6, 2010.

    If you are planning to convert an existing property to HMO then you will have to pay £335.00 and wait eight weeks (at a minimum) to receive planning permission before ...

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  • 999 Calls - Only For Emergencies

    David Boyd Mar 30, 2010, 11:48 AM

    Alaine Bradbury, Estates Manager, PAD4U Letting Agents Manchester writes:

    Please only call 999 if you have a real life emergency, if yours or someone else's life is in immediate danger!

    Recently 999 Crews have reported that they are struggling to attend to critically ill patients ...

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  • How PAD4U manages Contractors

    David Boyd Mar 30, 2010, 11:23 AM

     Alaine Bradbury, Estates Manager, PAD4U Letting Agents Manchester writes:

    I am coming across miscommunications between landlords own contractors and tenants on a regular basis and this is leading to frustration on all parities especially the tenants,

    The procedure that we try to adhere for landlords ...

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  • Conversion of Shop into Flats

    David Boyd Mar 30, 2010, 10:47 AM

    Donna Weetman, Maintenance and Development Manager, PAD4U Letting Agents Manchester writes:

    Peter Anthony Developments are currently converting a shop into two modern flats on Levenshulme Road, Gorton, Manchester.  These types on conversions are becoming popular as it is often the case that residential properties can be more ...

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  • We've Started Again!

    David Boyd Mar 30, 2010, 10:41 AM

    Donna Weetman, Maintenance and Development Manager, PAD4U Letting Agents Manchester writes:

    deniston2New Extension in Heaton Moor

    After completing a double storey extension in Congleton at the start of the new year, Peter Anthony Developments have started another double storey extension at Deniston Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport to ...

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  • Rent Payments

    David Boyd Mar 29, 2010, 16:40 PM

    Alaine Bradbury, Estates Manager, PAD4U Letting Agents Manchester writes:

    We are finding that tenants are contacting us more frequently to make rental  payments by debit card over the telephone.  I must make you aware that rent  payments must be paid by standing order as per ...

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  • Google StreetView Adds Full UK Coverage

    David Boyd Mar 12, 2010, 09:44 AM

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

    Google StreetView has substantialy increased it's UK Coverage.  Pretty much every UK location has now been photographed and can be viewed via Google StreetView.  PAD4U.com has supported StreetView for sometime.  If you would like to try ...

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  • Prize Draw for Landlords - Update!

    David Boyd Mar 4, 2010, 09:52 AM

    Paul Robertson, Business Development Manager, PAD4U Letting Agents Manchester writes:

    Perhaps I set the bar too high?  We only received one correct response, so congratulations to Steve Hall your IPOD is on it way!

    I will run a few more competitions later in the year, but remember ...

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  • Double Dip Anyone?

    David Boyd Mar 3, 2010, 09:31 AM

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

    Double Dip is an unpleasant term that is doing the rounds at the moment and we're not talking about Nachos.  The term has been whispered around the City for sometime, but it's now turning into a ...

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  • To let board or not to let board?

    David Boyd Mar 2, 2010, 15:32 PM

    Alaine Bradbury, Estates Manager, PAD4U Letting Agents Manchester writes:

    All Estate & Letting Agents in Hastings have been banned from having sea front boards by Hastings council, but locals on the whole support agents views.

    Today on Radio Sussex's Breakfast show presenter Neil Pringle highlighted ...

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  • Beware! Inside Track Resurrected

    David Boyd Feb 11, 2010, 14:53 PM

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

    Jim Moore, who could never be described as having a lack of confidence, has setup a new vehicle for  his property investment club called IAP Global.  Mr Moore's preceding companies Inside Track and Instant Access Properties(IAP) collapsed into administration ...

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  • Win an IPOD Shuffle! Prize Draw for Landlords

    David Boyd Feb 4, 2010, 19:38 PM

    We recently did a promotion to attract tenants to move into any of our empty properties before Christmas by offering them a free Ipod shuffle. There is still a few Ipods remaining and we are offering these to our landlords if they take part in ...

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  • Outrage as TDS (Tenancy Deposit Scheme) hikes prices by over 400%

    David Boyd Feb 3, 2010, 08:40 AM

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

    The TDS (Tenancy Deposit Scheme) is one of three Government schemes introduced in 2007 to regulate how deposits are collected, processed and to resolve deposit disputes.  Since inception the schemes have proved controversial.  Although supposedly the ...

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  • Extension in Congleton Completed!

    David Boyd Feb 1, 2010, 17:29 PM

    Donna Weetman, Maintenance and Development Manager, PAD4U Letting Agents Manchester writes:

    Referring back to our newsletter in December 2009, the double storey rear extension we were working on in Congleton, Cheshire has now been completed.

     

    The extension created two additional bedrooms and another sitting room transforming ...

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  • 2010 - A Precarious Market Balance

    David Boyd Jan 4, 2010, 17:42 PM

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

    The property market staged a surprise recovery in 2009 amidst economists specualating further losses (as much as 20%) putting egg on their faces, the property market promptly about-turned and rose 5.9%.  Economists scrambled to come up with explanations ...

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  • A Helping hand at Christmas

    David Boyd Jan 4, 2010, 12:57 PM

    Alaine Bradbury, Estates Manager, PAD4U Letting Agents Manchester writes:

    As you are no doubt aware PAD4U encourages the team to get involved with charitable events whenever possible. At Christmas time we considered having a food collection for the homeless but we felt we’d like to take ...

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  • Happy New Year!

    David Boyd Jan 4, 2010, 11:23 AM

    Paul Robertson, Business Development Manager, PAD4U Letting Agents Manchester writes:

    Your PAD4U team joins me in sending you best wishes for the New Year.

    I’m delighted that this greeting goes to more than clients than ever before. Not bad for a recession - but in ...

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  • Eid Mubarak

    David Boyd Dec 2, 2009, 09:03 AM

    Luke Elston, Negotiator, PAD4U Letting Agents Manchester writes:

    Some of you may well be aware that this past month has seen the passing of the Muslim festival of Eid ul-Adha. The second and final Eid celebration of the year, it commemorates the completion of the Hajj ...

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  • Paragon Rises from the Ashes

    David Boyd Dec 2, 2009, 09:01 AM

    Paragon, the buy-to-let mortgage specialist has said it is ready to resume lending to new customers following its withdrawal from the market two years ago.

    IntroducerToday.co.uk – 25 November 2009

    The Solihull-based lender was forced to launch an emergency GBP 287m rights issue to avert ...

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