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3rd May 2021
Are Landlords Growing in Confidence Heading Into Q2 of 2021?
There’s a lot to look forward to in Q2; with things beginning to return to normal by degrees, and the property market still buoyed by the stamp duty holiday and the changing requirements of various office-based roles, it’s an interesting time to be in the property market.
30th April 2021
Landlord’s Guide to Certifications
For any new landlord, one of the most difficult hurdles to overcome is getting used to the regulatory requirements for letting a property. For the protection of both landlord and tenant, there are a host of certifications which are required (and some just nice to have) which a landlord will need to safely and legally let a property.
22nd April 2021
Landlord’s Guide to Marketing a Property
Marketing a property is arguably one of the more difficult and most important aspects of being a successful landlord – especially if you decide to go it alone. While we love nothing more than looking after our landlords, we’ve decided to pass on the Wirral Homes wisdom on marketing a rental property.
18th April 2021
Birkenhead 2040 Framework Consultation Open for Contributions
With Birkenhead regeneration taking its next steps, Wirral Council has opened up a consultation for its Birkenhead 2040 Framework which offers a view of their vision for the area as a green, climate friendly town of the future.
15th April 2021
A Landlord’s Guide to Inventory & Deposit Management
There are many pain points in the management of a property portfolio, but the right advice (or years of experience) can make for an easier experience for both landlord and tenant. As such, we’ve decided to tackle one of the trickier aspects of the landlord/tenant relationships – the management of inventory and deposits.
10th April 2021
What Wirral Landlords Need to Know About New Tax Rules for 2021
In addition to the various measures that Rishi Sunak announced to attempt to stave off further economic consequences of the pandemic, there were also various changes to tax law – some of which will need to be taken into account by landlords for the 2021/22 tax year.
28th March 2021
Zoopla’s March 2021 Property Market Report Digested
In its latest review of the property market, Zoopla has broken down the changes that February brought to property prices and demand throughout the UK. Each month, we bring you the highlights to help you make informed decisions.
21st March 2021
Four Years On – What’s Happening with New Ferry Regeneration?
The 25th of March 2017 changed New Ferry forever, and progress has been painfully slow in the quest to rebuild and regenerate the area devastated by the gas explosion that left almost 100 people homeless and destroyed businesses. However, things seem to be moving in the right direction as we approach the four-year anniversary of the event.
14th March 2021
Is the Wirral Set for a Maritime Property Boom?
The recent announcement from the chancellor of the exchequer that the government will be creating freeports throughout the UK has been met with mixed reactions, but data from the UK land registry suggests that the previous Merseyside Freeport was at least good for Wirral property values.
7th March 2021
Wirral Regeneration Takes Next Steps
With plans dating back several years, regeneration of multiple areas of the Wirral moved forward this week according to announcements in several of the region’s local newspapers. With the end of lockdown delays approaching and stamp duty extended, could now be the ideal time to buy?
21st February 2021
Property Portfolio Management Guide
While letting properties can be extremely profitable – with rental payments supplemented by the rising value of property – it is far from a passive source of income and if a landlord begins to increase the number of properties they are letting, it can quickly become a juggling act that can damage a portfolio’s profitability.
7th February 2021
February 2021 Market Reports Digested
Once a month, the largest online property sites – Zoopla and Rightmove – release market data based on the tens of thousands of properties they deal with, and in our role as advisor and partner to both landlords and tenants, we make sure we’re always up to date with the latest facts and figures.
30th January 2021
Landlords Using new ‘Model Tenancy Agreement’ Will No Longer be Able to Blanket Ban Tenant Pet Ownership
New ‘Model Tenancy Agreement’ rules out blanket ban on pets as UK Ministry of Housing seeks to end ‘unfair’ practice – a first step to a possible legal end to a landlord’s ability to restrict their tenant’s pet ownership.
24th January 2021
The Pros and Cons of Using a Letting Agent
At Wirral Homes, we always do the best we can to provide a return on investment for our landlords – but we also believe that honesty is the best policy, and a letting agent isn’t right for everyone. So, here’s the information you need to decide what’s right for you.