Money-Saving Tips for First-Time Landlords

Purchasing your first buy-to-let investment is a big step, but we can help you find the best possible property for your budget, as well as giving you the professional advice you need to make the most of your letting property. Here we look at the best ways to save money whilst ensuring that you still…
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8 essential qualities that make a good estate agent

  Good estate agents can be difficult to find if you don’t know the qualities to look for. Industry research has produced 8 essential findings about what you should be looking for when scouting around for the perfect agent. They communicate As a house seller or buyer it can be stressful dealing with an agent who’s not…
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Buoyant Property Market!

We are selling and renting houses across Leicestershire in record time! Combining personal service with modern technologies and social media means you get a highly tailored, first class service all the way.   Contact Claire, Paul or Hazel to discuss your property sale or rental property. 0116 2168 178 info@phillipsgeorge.co.uk  

Industry Regulation becomes a reality

Government has today announced its response to recent consultations on industry regulation and Client Money Protection in England. If passed, the new measures will mean that agents will be required to adhere to a new Code of Practice and obtain a nationally recognised qualification, with at least one person in every organisation required to have…
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What are the main changes landlords should be aware of in 2018?

The lettings industry is forever changing and this year is no exception. If you are a landlord or hoping to become one soon, it is worth reviewing these four upcoming changes which could not only affect your compliance with the law but also the profitability of your portfolio. Mortgage Interest Tax Relief From April 2017,…
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October is National Home Security Month

As the nights are starting to draw in, it is worth considering what measures you can put in place to improve the safety of your home and possessions. Lighting Consider installing motion-sensitive lighting fixtures above front doors, porches, garage doors and entrances to back gardens. Fit timers to indoor lights when you are out for…
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SUSTAINED CAMPAIGNING LEADS TO INDUSTRY REGULATION

Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid MP has used his speech to the Conservative Party Conference to announce plans to introduce mandatory regulation for letting agents in England. These measures follow 20 years of ARLA Propertymark campaigning for mandatory regulation and will be the single greatest step forward in a generation for consumer protection within the private…
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“Great first year” for County Agent

The team at Phillips George consists of directors Clare Phillips and Paul McCullough, both experienced property professionals with a background in residential sales and lettings throughout Leicestershire. Hazel Neal is the third director and comes from a property developing background, ensuring that all things property can be catered for under one roof. A new addition…
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Top Tips for Landlords – maximise your portfolio

Spread the Risk It is often more profitable to buy a number of properties than just one for the same outlay. This gives you more flexibility and reduces the effects from empty periods; your risks are minimised. If only one property is purchased a void period will result in no income. However, if multiple smaller…
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Welcome Emma Clark – Independent Financial Advisor

We welcome Emma Clark of Fosse Mortgage & Protection Solutions who will be based in our office on Mondays and Thursdays should you wish to come in and chat about a mortgage. Because Emma is an independent advisor she is able to offer exclusive finance options not available on the high street which could save…
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