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Looking for the best place to live in Manchester? Swinton is just the place!

by Your Move

For our next instalment of our #BranchSpotlight series, we’re focussing on the lovely town of Swinton located in Greater Manchester. There are many reasons why Swinton is a great place to work and live and Your Move Swinton is here to talk us through them.

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Letting to a couple? Essential information if they split
Letting to a couple? Essential information if they split

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At any point it’s quite possible that couples you rent to might be come to the end of their relationship and if so, here are some of our tips to make sure if this happens it doesn’t impact badly on your let.

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Are you a landlord with four or more properties?
Are you a landlord with four or more properties?

by Your Move

Are you a landlord with four or more properties? As of 1st October last year, new lending criteria came in to effect which means that for anyone with four or more mortgages Buy to Let properties, the total borrowing across the whole portfolio much be no more than 75% of its value. Read on to find out what this means for you.  

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'Fitness for Habitation' Bill hits Parliament
'Fitness for Habitation' Bill hits Parliament

by Your Move

Around one in six Private Rented Sector properties have at least one hazard that's classed as a serious risk to the tenant's health and safety.

The government recently gave local authorities the power to fine rogue landlords up to £30,000 and (from April 2018) issue banning orders to the worst offenders, stopping them from letting in the future. 

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Tax talk: Council tax
Tax talk: Council tax

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After the monthly mortgage payment, council tax is most people’s highest unavoidable monthly outgoing.

As a landlord, you’re looking to maximise your profits, so it’s important to know who’s liable to pay it and when, so you can budget properly and make sure you don’t get hit by any unexpected bills.

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Management Fees. They're like cable cars.
Management Fees. They're like cable cars.

by Your Move

For those who rent out properties, it seems a big bugbear is the management fees they have to pay for a lettings agent, and perhaps they look for the cheapest or best ‘deal’ on the market. But is this always the best approach to letting property? Management fees might actually be a good thing.

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Top six ways to improve your property's Energy Performance Certificate rating

by Your Move

Looking to improve your Energy Performance Certificate rating? Then look no further than our top six tips here... 

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How important is buildings insurance for landlords?
How important is buildings insurance for landlords?

by Your Move

Buildings insurance is something your mortgage lender will require you to have in place when you exchange on the purchase of a property, to cover the money they’re loaning you against it. But having the right insurance is also hugely important for you, so we will explain how to check your current policy.

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Brexit: How has it impacted the student accommodation market?
Brexit: How has it impacted the student accommodation market?

by Your Move

When the Brexit referendum result was announced in June 2016, there was a real fear that foreign investors would exit the UK market. So it might come as a surprise to hear that the threat of a mass-exodus doesn’t seem to have materialised – certainly not so far. And that’s great news for the student accommodation market.

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Tax Talk: Liability and Status with the HMRC
Tax Talk: Liability and Status with the HMRC

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There are two main categories of property investor: ‘investors’ and ‘dealers’, and they’re taxed differently. So one of the first things every investor should do - preferably before you’ve bought any property – is make sure you know how HMRC will class you for tax purposes.

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