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5 Reasons you need to inspect your property

  You’ve managed to rent out your property, your tenants have moved in and seem to be living peacefully. But you want to go see your property. Should you? You want to see how your tenants are doing but don’t want to disturb them. So what should you do? As a landlord you should really […]

What is the Legionnaire Disease?

Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. Everyone and anyone is susceptible to infection. The risk, as with many illnesses, increases with age but some are at a higher risk than other, such as: people over 45 years of age smokers and heavy drinkers people suffering from chronic respiratory or kidney disease diabetes, […]

What your tenant wants

With the ever increasing house prices, it looks as though landlords in England are in the midst of a booming rental market whilst tenants are still struggling to move up the property ladder. Now more than half of tenants would prefer to buy their own house but the larger required deposits seem to make it […]

Avoiding Common Investment Pitfalls

The past few weeks concentrated on what it takes to become a property investor as well as where to find the most suitable investment property. However, even with a rapidly growing market, there are still a few common pitfalls investors make. Investing in property is a big deal – theres no doubt about that. So […]

Advantages of Property Investing

Lets look at what makes property investments so attractive. Now the number of people investing in property is growing strongly. Investors are now looking for better returns for their money. For many years, the most common financial advice had been to invest in shares due to the consistent long term useful returns. Either that or […]

Setting Investment Objectives

As with all major life decisions, investing in property is one which needs to be thought through step by step, making sure all the bases are covered. We at Silks like to offer our investors our expertise, not just in finding investment properties but also in ensuring our investors have a strategy in place to […]

Is using a Property Management Agency for you?

The past few weeks have brought on a lot of attention to both landlords and agents. Recent legislation and bills from David Cameron have continued to put landlords and their agents under scrutiny, not to mention the news regarding Foxtons maintenance charges which seemed to stir up quite a bit of attention too. So we […]

The Housing Market in 2016

  According to new research by Martin & Co, the number of private rented sector homes have increased by 135% over the past 30 years. The Martin & Co report shows there has been a 346% increase in the number of households aged between 35 and 44 in this sector. 71% of households aged between […]

Finding the Right BTL Property

    When finding the right buy to let property, location is paramount. When searching for your buy to let, think about what type of tenants you want to attract. A student, for example, will  want somewhere close to universities, somewhere with easy access whereas a family would prefer something closer to schools, local amenities […]