News, Tips and Advice from Mistoria Estate Agents

Managing HMOs for landlords in Bolton

Managing HMOs for landlords in Bolton

HMOs – or houses in multiple occupation – can be fantastic investments when managed wisely. They can demand many times the attention of a typical rented property, and for that reason it’s not uncommon for landlords to seek help managing them. But what actually goes...

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Applying for your first HMO licence

Applying for your first HMO licence

Houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) are properties in which at least three people live while not being of the same household – that is to say, not of the same family unit or in a couple. A common example of an HMO is student accommodation. HMOs can be complex. They...

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Your Guide to Letting Agent Fees

Your Guide to Letting Agent Fees

The world of lettings is a complex one for an average tenant or a landlord newly acquainted with the property sector. Letting agents can help take a lot of the stress and worry away from the work required, but with any professional relationship there needs to be...

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Dispelling the Myths

Dispelling the Myths

Many landlords often worry about letting out their properties to students, fearing that they will not receive rental payments, or that their houses will be destroyed during wild parties. However, issues like these are exceptionally rare. We thought we’d dispel some of...

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Dealing With Damp

Dealing With Damp

During the colder months damp and condensation can become a problem in your property. Here we take a look at ways you can avoid these issues… Condensation The most common cause of damp in a property is the build-up of condensation. It should be made clear to...

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How to avoid deposit disputes

How to avoid deposit disputes

What to do at the start and end of a tenancy to avoid a deposit dispute Less than 1% of all tenancy deposits end in dispute, but when it does happen it can end up being an expensive nightmare for all parties involved. Many potential disputes can be avoided and one of...

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Right To Rent changes from 30th June 2021

Right To Rent changes from 30th June 2021

Changes to Right to Rent legislation in the UK come into effect from 1st July 2021, ending the grace period put into place following the country’s exit from the EU. The change means that letting agents will move from checking nationality to checking the UK...

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End of Stamp Duty Holiday: first deadline fast approaching

End of Stamp Duty Holiday: first deadline fast approaching

The Stamp Duty holiday in England will end on 30th June 2021, lowering the nil rate band from £500,000 to £250,000 for all but first-time buyers, who have a threshold of £300,000 before stamp duty is due. The rates will then change again in October to return to the...

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Mistoria Estate Agents expands with new Cheadle branch

Mistoria Estate Agents expands with new Cheadle branch

Mistoria Estate Agents is opening its 6th North West based office, this time in the suburbs of Cheadle. The new branch joins the already successful Mistoria Estate Agents outlets in Manchester, Bolton, Liverpool and Salford. Parent company, The Mistoria Group,...

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