Farrell Heyworth Blog

Property Sellers

Sellers - here's why staging can make a difference to the price of your home

This means proceeding with time-tested ideas and processes that are focused on achieving these objectives. For an increasing number,…

July 21, 2022
Landlords

Furnished or unfurnished - does it make a difference to rental income?

This includes: Maintenance of appliances and equipment Maintenance of the property Compliance with furniture and furnishings regulations Compliance with…

July 18, 2022
Property Sellers

News update: Mortgage lenders told they can scrap affordability rule

Time to tackle soaring inflation Introduced in 2014, the rule was intended to ensure that borrowers did not take…

July 14, 2022
Landlords

Rental reform White Paper finally released - what did it reveal?

Sweeping reforms The measures outlined were perhaps more radical and wide-ranging than had been anticipated, with more of a…

July 01, 2022
Property Sellers

A sellers’ market – why now is the ideal time to sell

A seller’s paradise Recent research from trade body Propertymark claimed that the chances of a seller selling their property…

June 20, 2022
Landlords

Renters’ Reform Bill – has the confidence vote put a spanner in the works?

A shaky victory The confidence vote on Monday June 6 saw the prime minister win the support of 211 MPs,…

June 14, 2022
Property Sellers

Transactions speed is the top concern – how can sellers speed up the process?

Speed and delays the top gripes for sellers A YouGov survey commissioned by purchasing specialist House Buyer Bureau found…

June 09, 2022
Landlords

Homes are amongst the worst fire offenders – how can landlords meet standards?

What are the main reasons for inspection failure? The Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) has warned a ‘tragedy is…

May 27, 2022
Sellers

North West sellers – here are the features that can devalue your home by 20%

What features are the top turn-offs for buyers? In a study that asked house hunters which features they’d avoid…

May 23, 2022
Landlords

The Queen’s Speech – Government doubles down on radical rental reform

Scrapping of Section 21 will go ahead The government confirmed it will bring forward a Bill to abolish Section…

May 11, 2022
Sellers

Homes with heat pumps come at a premium – how can sellers prepare?

Homes with a cleaner energy source command a higher price tag The survey by global property consultancy Savills revealed that…

May 09, 2022
Landlords

Rental demand grows in secondary areas - why this is good news for North West landlords

Why is rental demand increasing? The imbalance between supply and demand continues to have a drastic impact on the…

April 29, 2022
Sellers

Top tips to sell your home this spring – from outdoor space to the right interiors

Spruce up with a spring clean Although an important first step all-year round, this season certainly calls for a spring…

April 22, 2022
Landlords

First-time landlord? Here's what you need to know

Decide how to present your property One of the first things you’ll need to decide as a landlord is…

April 22, 2022
Landlords

Interest rates rise again – what does this mean for landlords?

How would an interest rate rise affect landlords? The base rate refers to the official measure by which mortgage…

March 22, 2022
Farrell Heyworth

UK house prices hit a record high, with the North West leading the way

What did the data show? According to Halifax’s data, the annual rate of house price growth had risen by…

March 17, 2022
Sellers

Property sellers – is now the perfect time to list your home for sale?

March consistently the strongest month to sell According to Rightmove, March is historically the strongest month for new sellers coming…

February 18, 2022

Radical rental reforms – what did the Levelling Up White Paper reveal?

After months of speculation, the government’s Levelling Up White Paper – which includes a radical reshaping of the private rented…

February 11, 2022

Insight - landlords must prepare for changes to carbon monoxide alarms

As a landlord, an absolutely top priority should be to protect your property from potential risks and to shelter your…

January 31, 2022

Top tips to attract tenants to your rental home this winter

We’ve, once again, entered a year like no other, and with it comes the seemingly perpetual harsh weather and freezing…

January 24, 2022

Sellers - why listing your home in January is a wise idea

January marks the beginning of the year and traditionally, around this time, people embark on big changes from starting a…

January 24, 2022

Tenant demand at its highest in the North West, new data reveals

We’ve spoken recently about the boom in North West house prices (good for those landlords with one eye on capital…

December 31, 2021

Landlords – three New Year’s resolutions you might want to consider for 2022

It’s nearing that time of the year again, where people make pledges to improve or change their life. This often…

December 31, 2021
Sellers

Why storage space could increase the asking price of your home

Storage space increases the value of a home Storage space is necessary to keep all personal belongings and documents…

December 06, 2021
Landlords

Landlords – what are the top tips for renting out your home this summer?

Below, with the help of trade body ARLA Propertymark, we outline some top tips to make sure your future…

November 06, 2021
Sellers

Top tips – how to sell your property this spring

The next stage of the government's roadmap out of lockdown begins on Monday (April 12) meaning restrictions are eased…

September 04, 2021
Sellers

Completing these four odd jobs could help you to sell your home

However, when demand is high more sellers are encouraged to enter the market which means competition is fierce at…

September 02, 2021
Landlords

Landlords - should you make your rental homes broadband-ready?

More recently, as a direct impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of people working from home has increased…

September 02, 2021
Sellers

Sellers – top paint colours to avoid when decorating your home

But, before you look to sell, you should also be aware of the impact that the paint colours in…

July 03, 2021