MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: Project Complete!

The Throstle Lane project is now fully complete, tenanted and making rental income. There’s some transformation shots of the works included in this post, because everyone loves seeing the before and after differences! The final tally of the refurbishment cost for this house has been my most expensive project refurbishment yet… but there was aContinue reading “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: Project Complete!”

Why We Should All Love a Council House

Why we should all love a council house! Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin… Back in the misty depths of time, not quite as far back as ancient Babylon, but a few decades back to that awesome period known as the 1980s… In this era there lived in mythical beast: Margaret Thatcher. Love orContinue reading “Why We Should All Love a Council House”

My Top Five Reasons Why Being in Property is Great

Here are my top five reasons why being in property is great! Here we go… Number 1: You get to help people. First and foremost, you are providing homes for tenants. There’s a real shortage of rental accommodation, and if you can help provide that service, it benefits both parties.  A great reason to startContinue reading “My Top Five Reasons Why Being in Property is Great”

HALLOWEEN HORRORS… of Property!

I love Halloween! 🎃 👻 So as it’s October 31st, I will share with you some Halloween Horrors… of Property! There are many scary things about property that keep us terrified and awake at night… and some are just downright horrors! First one: mysterious happenings in the middle of the night! 😱 During a property’sContinue reading “HALLOWEEN HORRORS… of Property!”

How Do You Know Who To Trust With Your Money?

How do you know who to trust with your money? I’m writing this because of a little occurrence that happened yesterday, which I haven’t been able to stop thinking about.  I had put my car in for the MOT in the morning and so had to get the bus into Leeds. I was booked inContinue reading “How Do You Know Who To Trust With Your Money?”

Who Surveys the Surveyors?!

Who Surveys the Surveyors? Who invests in property? And of those, who has ever had a surveyor make an absolutely ridiculous valuation on the property? Hmmm, that’ll be every property investor then! Despite our best due diligence, our most recent sold and for sale comparables, our best work, time and money spent in refurbishment…  thereContinue reading “Who Surveys the Surveyors?!”

ENERGY?! EPC!!!!!

EEEEEH – PEEEE – CEEEE?!? What you talkin’ about, Willis?! Well landlords and property investors, just in case you missed the new Government legislation that came into force this year, here is what you need to know! “From April 2018, landlords of privately rented domestic and non-domestic property in England or Wales must ensure that theirContinue reading “ENERGY?! EPC!!!!!”