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Post Election Blues ‘But is it all over?’

Hi All Its Don here MD Go Direct Lettings Franchise team. Will Theresa May form a working government, or will Jeremy Corbyn cause a further upset. Whichever way the cards finally fall how will it affect UK housing? We still face and will continue to face, even after the Brexit deal is done, Hard or Soft, a shortage...

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Landlords… How we can mitigate your loss

As we head to the end of Q1 2017, how quick has that gone? I’ve only just put the Christmas decs away and yet it seems like an age. Have you stuck to your New year’s resolutions, or lost track amongst all the hype of BREXIT and Trump? Like most in the property game I have been following,...

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Don’s Corner: 3% Stamp Duty Land Tax Increase

The second thing I would like to highlight this month is the new SDLT (stamp duty land tax) increases being introduced on the 1st April 2016. This came as a bit of a bomb shell in the 2015 autumn statement catching many people off guard. It is suggested that the increase in mortgage lending in the latter part...

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Why You Shouldn’t Discount a Franchise Business

There are many people wanting to go into business for themselves, though many of them will simply discount starting up a franchise business. It may be that they think there is no money in it for them, or that the future prospects are limited; in fact this could not be further from the truth. Currently in the United...

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Right to Rent Launch 1st February 2016

03-Feb-2016 The ‘Right to Rent’ laws which came into effect on the 1st February 2016 across the UK and it seems to have caught both landlords and tenants out with many not knowing about thsi new law. So here at Go Direct Lettings we are making things easy for you by giving you the low down on what...

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Don’s Corner: Right to Rent Fiasco?

The ‘Right to Rent’ laws came into effect on the 1st February 2016 across the UK and it quickly highlighted why some landlords need professional letting assistance. If there was ever evidence needed as to why landlords may need the expertise of letting agents, a new survey about ‘Right to Rent’ proves it. It seems that up to...

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Landlords: Who’s in your house!

Airbnb’s launch in 2008 literally turned the travel industry upside down with its innovative idea of people renting out spare rooms to holidaymakers/travellers. The concept is not something new and for many years people have offered out their spare rooms to friends and family when travelling. Airbnb was just clever enough to see the demand for this type...

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Start Off 2016 With a New Business

Why not make 2016 the year for you to start a new business! For those looking to become self employed, the thought of starting a business can be quite daunting as they know that they are going to be on a very steep learning curve, without a great deal of support to help them when times get tough....

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Why a Franchise is Right for You

Whether you’ve ever owned your own business or not, franchising could be a really good option to explore. There are loads of franchise opportunities available – just do a quick search on Google and you’ll see hundreds of different ones come up – but it’s hard to know which, if any, are right for you. So why could...

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Predictions Best Investment Opportunities 2016

If you're hoping to invest some money in the coming year then you're probably wondering which opportunities will bring the best return on investment and the most security. Here are some ideas and suggestions... Property It's a sellers' market for property in the UK at the moment, not just in hotspots like London but also around the rest...

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