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Are You Ready For GDPR?

Are You Ready For GDPR?

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Great content at the NLA meeting in Cambridge this evening, focusing on GDPR requirements. Are you ready for the new regulations coming into effect on 25th May such as being registered with the ICO? Data protection laws are being updated. This is intended... Read More

Dealing with Evictions

Dealing with Evictions

Monday, March 19, 2018

Dealing with eviction is always a difficult balance of business and conscience but sometimes has to be done. The process seems daunting but you can now file online. Last week I  attended Peterborough court for a short hearing in front of the county... Read More

In Cambridge is Airbnb depriving the city of much needed homes?

In Cambridge is Airbnb depriving the city of much needed homes?

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Increasingly there are complaints from Cambridge residents about the constant disturbance in neighbouring Airbnb accommodation. Council planners must decide when a C3 dwellinghouse becomes redesignated a short-term visitor accommodation and the implication... Read More

Meeting Council Standards to Operate HMOs

Meeting Council Standards to Operate HMOs

Monday, November 20, 2017

Peterborough selective licensing council officer just finished his first visit to 3 of my HMOs. I was worried that however well you manage your properties, there is always something that can be wrong. Good news and relief as only one kitchen needed a 30cm... Read More

Housing Initiative by Cambridge Council

Housing Initiative by Cambridge Council

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Cambridge news says that there are 456 homes lying empty for longer than 6 months in Cambridge. Interesting that Cambridge Council want to help landlords in an initiative to return the properties to a rentable state by providing interest free loans in... Read More

Keep On Top Of Paperwork!

Keep On Top Of Paperwork!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Refurbishment finished on my 6 bedroom HMO with costs slightly higher than first anticipated. A roof problem was discovered once the scaffolding was put up; unanticipated! Fortunately valuation for the new mortgage lender came in right on target at... Read More

Councils Keep Moving The Goalposts!

Councils Keep Moving The Goalposts!

Friday, September 29, 2017

I had my first selective licensing visit from Peterborough Council on Wednesday to a single let property that I own up there (I am in Cambridge). It was surprising to discover what exactly the Council officer was looking for and what issues were flagged as... Read More

Flatmates at Fifty?

Flatmates at Fifty?

Monday, June 5, 2017

I read a Sunday Times home supplement article about "friends forever", telling the story about flatsharing for the over 50s. What a great was to enjoy your midlife years! Over 50s are better house-trained and with fewer antisocial habits that the untamed... Read More

How exciting: full speaking schedule for Christine this month!

How exciting: full speaking schedule for Christine this month!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

  I will be speaking in various pin meetings this June. 1st June - Stoke on Trent2nd June  - Canary Wharf21st June - Cheltenham  If you want to be inspired by my property journey of the last 10 years, then please come along to one of these... Read More

I was featured in Connected!

I was featured in Connected!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Here is the extract in the form of Q&A from the published article in Connected, the magazine for Chambers of Commerce. This is to understand the benefits of investing in property for short and long term returns and how I can help you in this process.... Read More

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