Category Archives: Property Development

The new Refurbish-to-Let trend sweeping the UK

This week it was announced that if the Bank of England’s new proposals go forward landlords may soon have to come up with forty per cent deposits in order to be given buy to let mortgages. Landlords are already struggling to expand their property portfolios due to the rising cost of property and if the Bank of England’s plans go ahead they could make matters worse.
This is why so many landlords are taking part in a new trend: ‘refurbish-to-let’. The idea is pretty simple: buy […]

PropertyQuoteDirect Competition: Win a Chimenea!

One of the best things about summer is that after a hard day’s work being a landlord (or anything else for that matter), you get to go home, relax in your garden and appreciate the sunshine.

Enter our Facebook competition to win an Indoor Allotment!

Even though it’s technically summer, here at PropertyQuoteDirect we know that this doesn’t mean the weather will always be perfect! Those of you out there with green fingers may therefore struggle to keep your garden looking beautiful, however we have come up with a solution.

PropertyQuoteDirect Father’s Day Competition: Win a £25 B&Q Gift Card!

PropertyQuoteDirect May CompetitionThis year Father’s Day falls on Sunday 15th June, which means that busy landlords don’t have much time left to shop for a gift! This is why PropertyQuoteDirect is giving away a £25 B&Q Gift Card to one lucky winner on Twitter so they can really spoil their dad!

Preparing your Holiday Home for Summer

Preparing your Holiday Home for Summer – Winter is officially well and truly behind us, which means that people across the UK are now starting to think about their next holidays. Landlords who own holiday homes should therefore start preparing their properties as soon as possible in order to ensure that they are filled before the holiday season begins; however this can often be a bigger job than first expected. Here, PropertyQuoteDirect looks at how you can prepare your holiday home as quickly as possible:

Preparing your rental property for flooding

With the risk of flooding being very real for many at the moment, it is important as a landlord that you have done all you can to protect your investment as well as your tenants. This is why PropertyQuoteDirect has put together a guide on the best ways of ensuring you are as well prepared for the floods as possible.
Obviously, the main point of flood proofing is to keep water out or at least as much as you can. If your properties are flooded then […]

Time for Change in January

Time for Change in January – The New Year tends to bring change for many people, including where they live. Whether they are buying a property or looking for a new property to rent, there are many reasons for ensuring that if you are looking to sell a property, or you need to find a new tenant, that it will attract as much interest as possible. After all, the more people that want your property the more money you will be able to make!
The best […]

What to consider when installing a new kitchen

What to consider when installing a new kitchen – with Christmas not so far away (scary I know!) now can be the perfect time to have a new kitchen fitted. This way it will be in and ready for use to have the family round for a huge Christmas dinner and to christen the kitchen in the best way possible. For many the kitchen is the heart of the home so having one that meets all your needs is essential. It can be a very […]

Renovating to Let

Back when the property market was booming, buying a wreck and doing it up was seen by many as a sure fire way to make some money. Even if the cost of renovating your wreck ended up being more than you predicted (as, of course, it usually does!), the steady increase in property prices would (hopefully) make up the shortfall.

Basements and Cellars

Many property owners are guilty of leaving these dark, cave-like spaces unused and in a terrible state. What people don’t realise is that basements can add tremendous value to a property, especially if it’s properly converted.