Manchester Property News

  • Landlords: Thank you.

    David Boyd Dec 2, 2009, 08:59 AM

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

    2009 has certainly been an eventful year! It’s not many years where the housing market frequently makes the front page story of all major newspapers week in, week out.

    The property market is not immune to the ...

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  • Christmas Lights Switch ON : Levenshulme

    David Boyd Dec 2, 2009, 08:59 AM

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

    PAD4U are pleased to support the Levenshulme Traders and have donated money towards the 2010 Christmas Events!

    Christmas is a excellent time to bring the community together with festive spirits high.

    From the goodwill of local businesses, ...

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  • Work In Progress: Extension

    David Boyd Dec 2, 2009, 08:58 AM

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

    We are currently building a double storey rear extension in Congleton, Cheshire which will be completed in January 2010.

      Our dedicated team are working hard to have the roof on in time for Christmas where ...

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  • Beat the VAT rise

    David Boyd Dec 2, 2009, 08:53 AM

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

    The standard rate of VAT will return to 17.5% on 01 st January 2010, so make the most of any Building & Maintenance work you require before 31 st December 2008.

    Where work has been agreed ...

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  • Landlord Payments of Christmas and New Year

    David Boyd Dec 2, 2009, 08:50 AM

    Simon Galgut, Accounts Manager, PAD4U Letting Agents Manchester writes:

     The dates of the landlord’s payment runs over the holiday period will be as follows:

     

    1 st December

    8 th December

    15 th December

    4 th January

    11 th January

     

    Payments will reach landlord’s ...

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  • Future Newsletters and Statements

    David Boyd Dec 2, 2009, 08:50 AM

    Simon Galgut, Accounts Manager, PAD4U Letting Agents Manchester writes:

    Please remember that in the new year Newsletters and Statements will be delivered electronically to your email address.

    It’s therefore vital that we have your up to date email address on file.  Please contact the ...

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  • National Landlords Association achieves big win for LHA landlords

    David Boyd Nov 2, 2009, 14:29 PM

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

    Shadow Housing Minister, Grant Shapps MP, will announce that should the Conservative Party form the next Government, they would reinstate Housing Benefit tenants’ choice to have rent paid direct to their landlords.

    This would bring to ...

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  • Windows and Doors Offer!

    David Boyd Nov 2, 2009, 14:28 PM

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

    The days are getting shorter and colder and tenants are thinking carefully about whether a house will be warm and efficient to heat.

    To help landlords we are running an offer and on uPVC ...

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  • Manhattan of India

    David Boyd Nov 2, 2009, 14:27 PM

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

    mumbaiYou may have noticed I have been away on holiday to India. On my trip I took note of all the different culture that India offered and of course took note of the Property and Housing ...

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  • Buy-to-Let Opportunities

    David Boyd Nov 2, 2009, 14:24 PM

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

    We currently have a landlord who is looking to sell eight of his rental properties in the Longsight/Gorton areas. Some of these properties are tenanted at present.

    This would mean that any purchaser would have ...

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  • Is the housing market recovering?

    David Boyd Nov 2, 2009, 14:23 PM

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

    With Nationwide reporting a 2% rise on year on year figures for October.  Is this a sign that the housing market is recovering?

    "The last six months has seen a continued improvement in housing market ...

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  • Electronic Newsletter

    David Boyd Nov 2, 2009, 14:23 PM

    Simon Galgut, Accounts & IT Manager, PAD4U Letting Agents Manchester writes:

    As part of the improvement of our email communications, we will, from next month, move our Landlords Newsletter email to a new service run by Aweber Communications. As the first stage I will input ...

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  • Tenants - Rent

    David Boyd Oct 1, 2009, 17:18 PM

    We have had a number of cases recently where money is showing in our business bank account and we have no clue of where it came from!

    L ucky ???

    No  - as much as we would like to spend it on a staff night ...

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  • VAT and Maintenance Reminder

    David Boyd Oct 1, 2009, 16:59 PM

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

    We want to remind our Landlords of our Invoicing process which changed in April 2009, as some of you are still not aware of the change and savings that can be made.

    What has ...

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  • Receiving your Electronic Statements/Newsletters

    David Boyd Oct 1, 2009, 16:57 PM

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

    PAD4U have worked hard to make sure it’s easy for you to receive your statements and newsletters electronically.  Here I outline the different ways you can do this.

    By Email

    Perhaps the easiest of all. ...

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  • Important—Statements/Newsletters

    David Boyd Oct 1, 2009, 16:51 PM

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

    As discussed in previous newsletters PAD4U will shortly be switching to electronic Statements and Newsletters.  In this article I will answer the common questions we receive regarding the switchover.

    When will the switchover happen?

     ...

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  • Short Dip in UK Housing Sales

    David Boyd Oct 1, 2009, 16:49 PM

    Luke Elston, Negotiator, PAD4U Letting Agents Manchester writes:

    Figures from UK Land Registry are disappointing on the face of it with a 0.1% reduction in UK property prices between July and August. However, when you consider the traditional summer lull which occurs nearly every year, ...

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  • Buy-to-Let - It's all about the deposit

    David Boyd Oct 1, 2009, 16:43 PM

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

    Many landlords feel it’s a good time to be investing and snapping up those auction deals, however the amount of deposit or equity you can muster is a key factor for many of our landlords as ...

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  • Maintenance Procedures when using own contractors

    David Boyd Sep 1, 2009, 17:11 PM

     Please note the following procedures if landlords use their own contractors.

     Gas Check Procedures:

    1. PAD4U send letter to tenant & Landlord to advise of gas check expiry date

    2. PAD4U pass over tenant details to landlord (with tenants permission) or arrange access to keys

    3. Landlord arranges ...

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  • Congratulations!

    David Boyd Sep 1, 2009, 17:06 PM

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

    arlaI am pleased to announce that Luke Elston has passed his Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) examinations in Residential Lettings and Property Management .Luke has been studying for a year to gain this qualification, the ...

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