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The Dangers Of “No Deposit” Renting

The Dangers Of “No Deposit” Renting
No deposit? It might sound like a good thing initially, but not when you look more closely. When you hear about letting agents who don’t ask for a deposit, it can be tempting to take them up on the offer without thinking about the consequences. But in our view, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is! Here’s why “no deposit” letting is a bad idea both for tenants and landlords:
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5 Easy Ways To Make Your Rented Room Feel Like Home

5 Easy Ways To Make Your Rented Room Feel Like Home
Moving out from the family home into your first rented property or house-share is a big step. There’s so much to think about. Once you’ve found the perfect rented property in the right place, you need to make sure it really feels like somewhere you want to spend time. At Blue i Properties, we love helping our tenants to feel at home. We do everything we can to make sure that their rented property works out for them and we also provide support as and when required. However, there some simple but effective things that our tenants can do themselves to make their rented room feel like just like a home from home:
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Derby's Changing Student Accommodation Market

Derby's Changing Student Accommodation Market
Our Director, William Barron, recently attended the local meeting of the National Landlords Association. One of the speakers at the event was Rosanna Moore-Smith, Housing Manager at Derby University. She gave a very interesting talk on the student market, which is changing fast and private landlords must improve or they will die. Rosanna’s conclusion is that we are heading for interesting but difficult times, as some landlords appear as if they don’t want to improve their stock. Whichever way you look at it, it will involve more investment. 
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9 Important Student Accommodation Trends

9 Important Student Accommodation Trends
As we mentioned in our latest newsletter, student accommodation is being affected by  a number of key trends, which have been gathering pace over the past five years or longer. Here are nine trends, which we have identified with some background information, a potential trigger and a possible solution. Without doubt, the solution is up to individual landlords and their long-term strategy. If you would like to discuss any of these trends with us and how it affects your rental property, please get in touch.
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Why Strategy Means Success In Buy-To-Let

Why Strategy Means Success In Buy-To-Let
Buy-to-let. Even now, it is mistakenly associated with getting rich quick and with millionaire landlords. Yet this viewpoint is far removed from the reality of property investment in the UK today. The fact is that property investment is not as easy as it used to be. It’s a fast-evolving and challenging world and the changes brought in by the government aren’t making it any easier. Private landlords are gradually being pushed out of the market. While there is still a lingering pre-conception that buy-to-let is a get-rich-quick scheme, the opposite is true.
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