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Electrical Safety in the Private Rented Sector

Posted on November 20, 2017 by Denise OHanlon in Landlord news, News

A Government working group, set up to examine electrical safety in the private rented sector (PRS), has now published its report, recommending that five – yearly mandatory electrical installation checks be introduced. Below is some useful information for both tenants and landlords, from our Managing Director, Andrew McCausland:- The PRS Electrical Safety Working Group was […]

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Will your property pass the new MEES energy test?

Posted on October 19, 2017 by Andrew McCausland in Landlord news, News

There are now only six months until the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) are implemented. This sweeping change due in April 2018 will rule out any new or renewed leases on commercial property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of F or G. Time is running out and landlords with commercial portfolios would […]

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Best areas for property investors in Wirral?

Posted on September 18, 2017 by Andrew McCausland in Landlord news, Landlord training, Local investment opportunities

Many of our clients are from out of area and want advice on the best areas to invest in the Wirral. Most don’t know much about the area – apart from the fact it offers great returns for property investment.  When investors come to our offices for the first time we sit them down in […]

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Investing into Wirral

Posted on September 15, 2017 by Denise OHanlon in Landlord news, Local investment opportunities, News, Portfolio investments

We had another 3 investors into our offices today looking to buy into the developments available in Wirral.  It struck me that we know a lot about what is going on locally – but that message is much less widely known outside our area. I have a couple of links from Wirral Council’s development company, […]

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New build property investment returns: Liverpool V’s Manchester V’s Birkenhead.

Posted on December 10, 2016 by Andrew McCausland in Landlord news, Local investment opportunities, Wirral property investments

We have all heard a lot over the past months about the death of new build buy to let investment in the UK. Undoubtedly the second homes SDLT surcharge has caused investors to carefully consider the maths for new purchases. Likewise, the upcoming changes to the taxation of mortgage interest relief will cause many landlords […]

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Merseyside tops Property Investment league table

Posted on May 9, 2016 by Andrew McCausland in Landlord news, Local investment opportunities, News

I post regularly on some national blogs, and have included a copy below of something that affects all local investors.  It is a map showing likely investment returns for all areas of England, and Liverpool has done well as expected.  However, my gripe was with the mapping which put Wirral in with Clwyd for some […]

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UK Estate Agent, Hamilton Square Estates – What a start to the year!

Posted on January 28, 2016 by Andrew McCausland in Landlord news, Landlord training, News

Wow – what a start to the year!  We normally get a slow down in this business around 10 December when everyone turns their mind to Christmas, and not buying, moving or renting houses.  Last year was an exception and we were busy right up to 24 December 2015.  Having got through that we were expecting […]

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Changes to energy efficiency requirements

Posted on January 12, 2016 by Andrew McCausland in Landlord news

The Government has must announced the dates by which rental properties are required to meet certain energy efficiency measures.  These are related to the property’s EPC and are as follows: April 2018: by this date it will be unlawful to let out a property with an F or G Energy Performance Certificate rating, as a new let. There […]

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Multi-million pound golf resort for Hoylake

Posted on November 4, 2015 by Andrew McCausland in Landlord news, News

A BLUEPRINT for a multi-million pound golf course on the Wirral designed by the sport’s icon Jack Nicklaus is to go on public view soon. Hoylake and West Kirby residents get the chance to check on the progress of the proposed Hoylake Golf Resort during a series of drop-in sessions. The sessions organised by Wirral […]

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L2 ports development moves forward

Posted on November 3, 2015 by Andrew McCausland in Landlord news, News

THE arrival of a giant vessel bearing five ‘megamax’ quayside cranes for Liverpool’s new deep water port has been hailed as a “truly unique day” in the city’s maritime history. The eye-catching red cranes, which sailed up the River Mersey on Monday, were built in Shanghai and have been transported more than 18,000 miles to […]

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