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Open Letter to Luciana Berger, MP for Wavertree, Liverpool

Dear Luciana, We at Homesure Property regularly house asylum seekers, often at very short notice, providing them with clean, safe, and suitable accommodation at the relevant local authority housing rate. We support the local authority who lean on us heavily as they know that we work quickly to house their clients, especially when other agents […]

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What makes a great Buy-to-Let Landlord?

I like it when a property investment company makes the point of including a lettings agents’ fees into their return on investment yields. Many investment companies will ignore these ‘optional’ costs & fees to massage the ROI figures and make them look more attractive. Just like a good quality hedge fund, you will have a […]

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Iain Duncan Smith, more bad news for landlords and tenants?

He is to introduce week long supervised job centre sessions with the message “No attendance, no benefit. That is only fair. At last, no longer will a life on benefits be an option if you can work.” So what does all of this mean for the private rented sector? Well, the obvious fear to arise […]

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The importance of being idle

From a landlord’s point of view however, it is often the cause of great frustration as outgoing Tenants magically change their opinion on cleanliness when they leave. Properties are very rarely handed back to a landlord or Agent in the same condition that it was handed over. Ovens that “must be professionally cleaned before I […]

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Bitter sweet VAT

As of 1st October 2013, Homesure (UK) Ltd trading as Homesure Lettings will have to be VAT-registered. Please note that our Estate Agency Sales and HOMEbuild Maintenance division will remain VAT-free. We sent out the following notice to all of our clients: With mixed emotions of pride & frustration, we regret to inform you that […]

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Beginners guide to landlord insurance

Not only for your peace of mind, but to ensure you are doing everything to protect the people renting your property (tenants). There are two main branches of insurance a landlord needs to consider… Building Insurance Contents Insurance Building Insurance This form of insurance will cover a landlord for any damage to the actual bricks […]

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A Universally bad idea?

Although a nice idea in principle I cannot see the legacy of universal credit being anything other than increased rent arrears and homelessness. The majority of private landlords already struggle to get to grips with housing benefit payments so their minds will be blown by this rebranding. Looking through the headlines I do not believe […]

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