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Emma Falco

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  1. There has been a buzz surrounding Peterborough for some time, following announcements of various development plans taking shape in and around the city. Peterborough, which was previously best known for having good transport links to bigger and brighter nearby cities, is undergoing a huge period of regeneration with a recent announcement made by Peterborough City Council declaring that UK and overseas investors are backing an impressive £130million regeneration plan. Read more at the BBC here; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-26229020 The redevelopment plan will see several key areas of the city centre set to be rejuvenated which will undoubtedly deliver new jobs, homes and outlooks for people living in Peterborough and generate interest from outsiders hoping to take advantage of our 45 minute commute to central London. Another boost for the cities image was being crowned the fastest growing city in the UK, followed closely by Milton Keynes, which has helped to enhance the confidence of local, national and overseas investors in the cities potential to deliver. Based on figures collected last year, and as reported by the BBC, the annual change in house prices in Peterborough is up 10.8% compared to national average of 6.84%. When this growth is coupled with house prices which are below the national average and a strong demand for rental properties, Peterborough offers profitable buy to let solutions. With all of these exciting plans and projects in the pipeline and to take advantage of a city on the up, I believe that now is the time to invest in Peterborough! For an informal discussion to learn more about potential returns, property selection and areas to invest, please get in touch Emma
  2. Hi Dominic Excellent idea to create a blog to update family, friends and nosey people like me! The house looks great Emma
  3. Hi again Jay Whittlesey is popular with renters for the reasons you've listed above and also because it seems to be a close knit town with people choosing to stay there rather than move away from family and friends. I lived there myself for a couple of months before moving into the house that I owned. The rents are slightly less than those in other areas of Peterborough but the sale values are also lower so the properties can still offer good returns. Emma
  4. Hi Jay, I am based in Peterborough and specialise in helping investors select buy to let properties It is a great area to invest as there's are lots of development plans in the pipeline and the properties offer some great returns If you want any free no obligation advice or just want to run some properties past me, feel free to drop me a line Emma
  5. Hi Damien, I don't have any investment properties at the moment however I am currently looking and hope to purchase my first in the next couple of months and then expand my portfolio over time and when funds allow! Do you have investment properties in Cambridge or nearby? Emma
  6. Hi Everyone, My names Emma, I have been working in the private rental sector for 5 years and I have experience in all aspects of the letting industry. My current role is as the General Manager for a leading letting agency operating out of franchises in both Peterborough and Cambridge. The focus of my role is overseeing the day to day operations of the business, business development, future planning and to help new and existing clients to build and improve their property portfolios. I am passionate about all aspects of the letting industry, but especially buy to let and helping clients, family, friends and acquaintances select properties and find a property solution that will maximise their investment. I completed a level 4 diploma in Residential Lettings and Property Management a couple of years ago and I am currently working towards Associate membership of RICs and joining ARLA at fellow grade. I've joined the Property Hub to get involved in discussions, share knowledge, learn some new things and hopefully help others to with their property portfolios. I hope to speak to you soon Emma
  7. Hi David, It is a legal requirement for the current landlord to have a valid gas safety in place, see http://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/advice/renting_a_property/for_landlords.aspx for more information. On the date that your property completes, you will become the landlord of the property and therefore, responsible for ensuring that there is a valid gas safety in place. My recommendation would be to make it a condition that before the property sale completes, the vendor has a gas safety certificate completed and a copy is provided to the tenant and your solicitor. This will highlight whether the boiler and other gas appliances and installations are safe for use. Waiting until the sale completed before carrying out your own gas safety may highlight that one of the gas appliances is unsafe a requires capping off. This may leave your tenant without heating and hot water or cooking facilities and result in either a claim for a rent reduction or worse case scenario, alternative accommodation, not to mention the cost of the repairs. Your suggestion below (I think an entirely reasonable condition of sale would be that the existing landlord gets a valid gas safety certificate as a pre-condition of exchange of contracts) is completely reasonable and I would recommend you not to proceed without it. I hope this helps. Thanks Emma
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