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The Leeds Homebuyers’ Guide to the Cost of Moving

The Leeds Homebuyers’ Guide to the Cost of Moving

Buying a new home can be an exciting prospect, but often in the thrill of the search, buyers fail to budget for some of the costs that are part and parcel of the process.

 

Consumer champion Which? estimates moving costs on average of £10,000 (that’s excluding deposit), although this figure varies depending on the value of the new property.

 

By starting with a clear picture of all the fees you’re likely to incur, you can avoid any last-minute

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Ten Things Leeds Landlords Should Know About Tenants and Pets

Ten Things Leeds Landlords Should Know About Tenants and Pets

 Should tenants be allowed to keep pets in rental properties? It’s a thorny subject that is back in the spotlight after an MP called for landlords to be more flexible on the issue.

 

Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell argues that preventing tenants from being with their beloved pet companion is cruel and discriminatory.

 

“For most people, being separated from your dog is really no different than being separated from your brother or your sister,” he says.

 

Mr Rosindell

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Top Tip for 2021 Sellers: Don’t Break Out the Baubles and Tinsel Just Yet

Top Tip for 2021 Sellers: Don’t Break Out the Baubles and Tinsel Just Yet

 

If you’re contemplating putting your home on the market next year, there’s one thing you can do right now to maximise your chances of getting a great deal.

 

Before you get carried away in a giddy rush of festive fever and adorn your house in flashing lights and sparkly tinsel, take a deep breath and pause for just a moment.

 

You may be planning to kickstart the sale of your home in January – once the silly

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On the Record – The Documents that Leeds Landlords Need

On the Record – The Documents that Leeds Landlords Need

 

First-time landlords often make the rookie mistake of underestimating the amount of paperwork involved in letting a property.

 

Many assume that once the ink dries on a tenancy agreement, they’ve got the paperwork sorted – but nothing could be further from the truth. 

 

Record-keeping is an integral part of a landlord’s duties and falls into two categories: 

 

  • Documents that you must keep. Landlords are required by law to keep records covering things such as safety
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Government Announces New Rule on Evictions During Lockdown 2

Government Announces New Rule on Evictions During Lockdown 2

 

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced a ban on bailiffs carrying out eviction enforcement during the lockdown in all but the most serious of cases.

 

While the courts are continuing to hear eviction cases, under the new rules announced last week as England returned to lockdown, bailiff enforcement action cannot be implemented until January 11, 2021, “at the earliest”. 

 

Mr Jenrick says the move protects those who have found themselves in financial difficulty through no fault of

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How will the new lockdown impact the property market in Leeds

How will the new lockdown impact the property market in Leeds

 

 

On Saturday we received confirmation England will go into lockdown from Thursday, November 5 until at least December 2.

So, how will this affect people in the process of moving or thinking about selling in Leeds?

Well, firstly it's good news from a property moving perspective because the Housing Minister Robert Jenrick confirmed in a tweet on Saturday evening that the market was still very much open for business.

QUESTION:

'Can I still move home?'

ANSWER:

'Yes

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Six-Month Moving Checklist for Home Seekers in Leeds

Six-Month Moving Checklist for Home Seekers in Leeds

 

 Moving can be stressful ­– some people rate it right up there with divorce in the aggravation stakes – but there are ways you can take the drama and disruption out of the process.

 

The first step is to acknowledge that buying a new home is likely to be one of the biggest purchases you make in your lifetime.

 

And if you plan to sell a property to fund your next move, you’re effectively carrying out two

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A Horror Story ALL Leeds Homeowners need to read

A Horror Story ALL Leeds Homeowners need to read

 

 

In this terrifying three-minute true story, we reveal how a Leeds family endured a nightmare experience when selling their home.

In the beginning

The Thomas family were like many you’ll know in Leeds.

There was mum, dad, two young children and a black cat called Lucky.

They were popular with their neighbours and active members of the local community.

And that’s why people were disappointed to learn they were selling up and moving on due to Mr Thomas getting

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What the Tier System Means to Landlords and Tenants in Leeds

What the Tier System Means to Landlords and Tenants in Leeds

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What the Tier System Means to Landlords and Tenants in Leeds

The tier system announced by the Government this week to combat the increase in Covid-19 cases has caused some concern from landlords and people who are looking to move.

The good news is that it shouldn’t.

This is because even in the highest tiered areas which the Government has said are at very high-risk, people can still move. Albeit with extra safety precautions which we’ve been

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Steady as She Goes – Latest Forecast Predicts Leeds Housing Market Growth

Steady as She Goes – Latest Forecast Predicts Leeds Housing Market Growth

 

After one of the most unusual years on record for the housing industry, the latest market predictions from a major property chain make for interesting reading.

Think back to March, when the housing industry screeched to a halt for more than seven weeks during what is typically a busy time of year for property sales.

Then jump ahead to May and June when the UK’s market re-opened – and demand rocketed. A month later, the Stamp Duty holiday was

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Breaking News – A Big Announcement for First-Time Buyers in Leeds

Breaking News – A Big Announcement for First-Time Buyers in Leeds

 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced yesterday afternoon that he would make the dream of buying a first home a more achievable reality for first-time buyers.

The news came in a speech to the virtual Conservative conference.

The PM claimed his Government would introduce fixed-rate long term mortgages which would see as many as 2 million first time buyers being able to borrow 95% of the value of the property they want to buy.

The move is intended to help

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Seven Ways to Deal with Nightmare Tenants

Seven Ways to Deal with Nightmare Tenants

 Seven Ways to Deal with Nightmare Tenants

Let’s start with the good news: the vast majority of tenants pay their rent on time and cause their landlords very little, if any, grief.

Now for the not so good news: a small percentage of tenants wreak havoc. They infuriate the neighbours, damage property and behave in a violent and aggressive way.

Legal Issues

From a legal perspective, it’s difficult to hold a landlord responsible for the behaviour of a tenant

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How Homeowners in Leeds can Avoid the Curse of Terrible Property Photos

How Homeowners in Leeds can Avoid the Curse of Terrible Property Photos

When selling or letting a property, it’s impossible to overstate the importance of getting the imagery right.

As most buyers and renters spend hours scrolling through property portals before arranging viewings, first impressions are crucial.

So why then do so many people get it wrong? Such is the volume of bad estate agency photos out there, that there are entire websites dedicated to mocking dodgy property pics (check out Terrible Estate Agency Photos).

To avoid becoming an object of

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How to Avoid a Tenant Leaving You a Nasty Surprise

How to Avoid a Tenant Leaving You a Nasty Surprise

End-of-tenancy checks can spring all manner of surprises on landlords. Take, for example, the landlord in north-west London who discovered an abandoned kitten when taking possession of a property back in August.

 

The tenants had shot through and left the black and white fluff ball behind. Thankfully, our hero landlord rang the local rescue centre, The Mayhew, and raised the alarm.

 

An animal welfare officer was quickly on the scene and the feline fella, believed to be about

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How to Avoid Falling the Wrong Side of ‘Backlog Britain’

How to Avoid Falling the Wrong Side of ‘Backlog Britain’

The legendary American author Mark Twain famously said this about procrastination: ‘Never put off till tomorrow which may be done the day after tomorrow.’

And while it might be a useful mantra when doing something mundane like mowing the lawn or some home DIY, it doesn’t apply to the housing market in Leeds right now.

The national lockdown and subsequent localised ones are causing delays in the home moving process.

If you are thinking of moving and cashing in and making

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Ten Things Landlords in Leeds Need to Know

Ten Things Landlords in Leeds Need to Know

If you’re contemplating becoming a landlord, here’s a helpful checklist explaining what it takes to let a property.

 

You may wonder why a checklist is necessary. After all, how hard can it be? You buy a property, find a tenant, and boom, you’ve got the whole landlord game figured out. Wrong! 

 

The private rental sector is subject to so many rules and regulations that even experienced landlords get caught out and make costly mistakes. 

 

Here’s what you

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Four Simple Steps to Ensuring Your Leeds Home Is Gas Safe

Four Simple Steps to Ensuring Your Leeds Home Is Gas Safe

 

Monday 14th September saw the tenth annual Gas Safety Week begin.

The awareness campaign is timed to get people thinking about and checking their gas appliances as the autumn starts to take hold.

Gas Safety Week’s goal is to raise awareness among homeowners about the crucial importance of having their gas appliances serviced every year.

Here’s a question for you – When was the last time you had yours checked?

If it’s been over 12 months, you need to act now

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How Landlords in Leeds Can Stay Resilient During Tough Times

How Landlords in Leeds Can Stay Resilient During Tough Times

When officials announced on 12 August that the UK had entered recession, lots of economic experts came out of the woodwork.

 

Some predicted things would get much worse; others suggested the downturn may be less severe than first predicted.

 

The truth is this year has been so unprecedented, it’s difficult to forecast the road ahead precisely.

 

With so much uncertainty landlords in Leeds may feel a little wobbly, but the good news is that there are steps you can

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Five Reasons Why Overvaluing Your Leeds Property Could Cost You

Five Reasons Why Overvaluing Your Leeds Property Could Cost You

 

 If you’re planning on putting your property on the market, there’s one key piece of advice to remember.

 

It’s not a slick statement from a TED Talk or the title of a trendy self-help book. It’s an age-old saying that your Nana probably used: “If it’s too good to be true, then it probably is.”

 

Vendors should keep this in mind when looking for an agent to sell their property in Leeds because there are unscrupulous players out there

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How Landlords in Leeds Can Outsmart the Cannabis Gangs

How Landlords in Leeds Can Outsmart the Cannabis Gangs

If you have a nice property in a respectable street in Leeds, you probably would never imagine that criminal gangs would ever target you. Well, think again.

 

Cannabis farms are a widespread and persistent issue; as soon as the police crackdown in one location, the problem springs up elsewhere.

 

And the scale of the crime is staggering. In June, 5,000 plants valued at £3.5 million were seized from Leicestershire properties. In Nottinghamshire, police captured £4 million worth of cannabis

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