Author Archives: Sue Brennan

This month we sit down with our Investments Manager Neil outside a sunny restaurant to hear about the best property investment opportunities in Manchester. When you purchase a buy-to-let investment property through Philip James you gain access to some of Manchester’s best-performing, and exclusive properties before they go on the market. Every month we will […]

With city living becoming more popular and the price of rentals increasing, tenants expect high-quality finishes. This is something that one of our landlords has embraced. As a client for over 15 years, we offered advice on how to maximise rental income from investment properties and the landlord subsequently renovated this two bedroom apartment with […]

Property investors scanning the UK for the top 2023 location may find the most lucrative opportunities in the north west city of Manchester. Manchester as a key property investment location is not a new phenomenon. Many parts of the city have transformed beyond recognition over the past couple of decades, meaning the housing market there has been […]

10 house price and mortgage predictions for 2023 House prices will fall, but higher mortgage rates are here to stay. From record property prices to soaring mortgage rates, 2022 was a tumultuous year for the housing market. But with some degree of normality having returned after a chaotic few months, could we be set for […]

Economic uncertainty and the increase to the cost of living have meant that in the last 12 months, the number of tenancy renewals achieved stand at 70%. This is a substantial increase on the previous year where 56% of all tenancies resigned, and we suspect that we will see this continue in 2023. Our Property […]

Sellers are beginning to offer bigger discounts to buyers to get their sales agreed, but we’re not seeing the need for a big double digit reset in UK house prices.  Key takeaways Buyer demand falls to pre-Christmas levels earlier than normal The average seller is accepting offers at 3% below the asking price lately to […]

Stamp duty is the money you pay to the taxman when you buy property or land in the UK worth over a certain value. As part of their September mini-budget, Lizz Truss’ short-lived government made cuts to stamp duty to make purchasing property more affordable.  However, as part of the next government’s autumn budget, chancellor Jeremy Hunt […]