Section 21’s- what you need to know

The weeks blog is all about Section 21s, what they are, and when you can use them.  A Section 21 is a notice that you would serve on your tenant, to say that you required possession of the property. Now, you can’t serve a Section 21 until the tenancy has been running for four months. For example, if they’re in …

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What it is like to live in the tranquil area of Castlefield

Castlefield is one of the most sought after areas in Manchester, due to it being located within close proximity to the luxurious and happening Deansgate. Yet its peaceful tranquil and green which attracts thousands to live there. It is an inner city conservation area of Manchester bounded by the River Irwell, Quay Street, Deansgate and Chester Road. It was the …

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What is it like to live in Manchester’s vibrant Northern Quarter

With the Northern Quarter being the most up and coming place to live in Manchester City Centre, it was only a matter of time before plans for thousands of new homes fell into place. The Northern Quarter is known for its cool and trendy vibe, attracting music lovers from across the country with its many DJ record shops, music venues …

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Welcome to the new JP Hay tenant and landlord APP

Landlords and tenants have busy lives and they need things to be made simple when it comes to contacting their agent. Who wants to be using their lunch break or leisure time in the evening to be contacting their letting agent to ask how the latest viewings went or when the next rent on their property is due and how …

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How to value your sales or rental property

To get a true valuation of your property you should always talk to a professional but to get an idea of what your property may be worth for sale or rental there are a few simple rules that you should follow.   Have a look at what else is on the market – Specifically paying attention to those that are …

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What you will need to do to win a deposit dispute

When it comes to deposit disputes it can be a tricky and often painful process for some landlords. Tenants now have the right to dispute the amount that a landlord wishes to deduct from their deposit. To combat this landlords, have to be extra vigilant during tenancies and ensure that they keep up to date and be detailed when it …

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Are you thinking about selling or letting after Xmas?

With Christmas just around the corner you may be thinking of selling or letting your property. A lot of people tend to think “Oh i will just leave it until after Christmas and get it advertised then” but this is the wrong way to think. What happens over Christmas is that a lot of people are in wind down mode …

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Right to rent

It has now been announced by the home office that the expected roll out of the immigration act will be February 1st 2016. What this means is that all landlords and letting agents in England who allow the tenancy to take place in the UK will be required to complete ID checks on all of the occupiers over the age …

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The debate between furnished and unfurnished

We have often been asked the question when a landlord buys a property, if they should furnish the property or not. There are many reasons for and against both and there are a lot of things that should be considered before a decision is to be made and I will attempt to explain a few of these in more detail. …

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