Manchester Property News

  • Licensing Prosecution

    David Boyd Sep 1, 2009, 16:44 PM

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

    A private landlord has been successfully prosecuted by Cardiff Council for failing to licence a property under the 2004 Housing Act and may now be forced to repay rent.Sabiha Almas Siddique, of Rhydypenau Road in Cardiff, ...

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  • Repossession buying hints

    David Boyd Sep 1, 2009, 16:38 PM

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

    Sadly, recession means banks are claiming more homes from bad debts, and those willing to do up rundown pads can save £1,000s. While it's easy to be squeamish, remember repossession doesn't mean the end of ...

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  • Landlord fined for radiator that led to mum’s death

    David Boyd Sep 1, 2009, 16:31 PM

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

    AN 82-year-old landlord has been fined £5,000 for supplying a faulty electric radiator which led to the death of a 33-year-old mother in a tragic accident.thisiscornwall.co.uk - 13 August 2009

    Trading standards officers from Cornwall Council ...

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  • Couple who refused to pay rent ‘not unusual’

    David Boyd Aug 3, 2009, 10:45 AM

    A couple who lived rent-free in houses for 18 months are not unusual, says Paul Shamplina of eviction service Landlord Action.

    The pair, Richard and Hazel Jerome, posed as wealthy homebuyers. They made cash offers to buy properties and then asked to rent them while ...

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  • The Finishing Touches

    David Boyd Aug 3, 2009, 10:42 AM

    When your property is nearly ready to market we will always recommend starting viewings, as long as it poses no health and safety risk to the public viewing. We have found recently that many tenants are not handing in the notice on their current place ...

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  • Book Review: The 3+1 Plan, Brett Alegre Wood

    David Boyd Aug 2, 2009, 22:27 PM

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

    3+1 PlanI tend to avoid the numerous make yourself a millionaire in property books like the plague, as they tend to be written by individuals who have taken huge risks but through sheer luck or market conditions succeeded.  Yet ...

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  • Tenants: Need more space?

    David Boyd Jul 2, 2009, 17:01 PM
    If you are thinking of moving to a larger property, or if you need help to move into a different area of Manchester, please call 0161 256 2441 and ask to speak to Alaine.
    PAD4U can make the process easier by reducing the administration and ...
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  • Can't sell your home? Must Read: 10 Rules

    David Boyd Jul 2, 2009, 10:09 AM

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

    If your house won't sell, how easy is it to rent?

    1 Study the local market

    “Sellers thinking of renting their home because of a difficult sales market need to make the decision very ...

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  • A shift in desirable areas?

    David Boyd Jul 2, 2009, 10:00 AM

    [caption id="" align="alignright" width="349" caption="Manchester Map"]Manchester Map[/caption]

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

    Manchester has always been a good place for property investment with its university recently boasting statistics of over 40,000 students studying 500 academic programs and more than 10,000 staff, ...

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  • Advantage Collecting Rent with Direct Debit?

    David Boyd Jun 24, 2009, 10:52 AM

    [caption id="attachment_50" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Direct Debit"]Direct Debit[/caption]

    Simon Galgut, Accountant and IT Manager, PAD4U Letting Agents Manchester writes:

    One of the most important duties of a property management company is to ensure rent is paid on time by the tenant.  Systems need to be in ...

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  • Interest Rates - Where to now?

    David Boyd Jun 19, 2009, 11:06 AM

    [caption id="attachment_32" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Historic UK Interest Rate"]Historic UK Interest Rate[/caption]

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

    As a Lettings Agent in Manchester, we're often asked about interest rates and what they will be in the future.  We don't have a crystal ball, ...

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  • Finding a good investment

    David Boyd Jun 1, 2009, 10:27 AM

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

    Rather than beginning a discourse on property investment, I thought it would be useful to look at a recent investment I've made and examine how I came to decide this was a good investment to choose....

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  • Welcome to PAD4U's Blog!

    David Boyd May 31, 2009, 20:53 PM

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

    This blog will examine the details of investing in property in Greater Manchester. Specifically it will focus on building a portfolio of property to achieve security and wealth. This is no get rich quick guide, but ...

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