Month: January 2019

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Roost

If any of your off spring are bored over the Half Term, then Roost are hosting ‘Pizza Making Sessions’. The Roost team will help your little ones roll out their own dough, add favourite toppings and watch their creations come to life in a professional wood fired pizza oven. Running from 11.30am till 1pm, the two sessions are on the below dates.

Tuesday 19th February

Wednesday 20th February

Please call Roost on 0161 432 4666 to reserve your place. £10 per child which includes Pizza, Fries, Ice-Cream and Juice.

Suitable for ages 5 to 11.

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Beldin’s Bar & Diner

New American style bar hits Didsbury Road!

Located at 464 Didsbury Road, Belding’s Bar & Diner serves tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner all with a friendly waiter service.

With an American flavor throughout the delicious menu has some amazing selections including a Texan Brekkie, Turbo Rooster or if your really hungry, you can go all out for the Tropical Thunder (Shredded Jerk Chicken, Pinepple Salsa and Red Onion).

To wash all this delicious food down, alcoholic drinks are served all day which include an amazing selection of Gins.

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The Good Life

An independent WASTE FREE mini market newly established by local resident Shelley Brown on a mission to provide a positive place in The Heatons community. With a wide range of plastic free products including baked good, beverages, groceries and fresh deliveries arriving daily, the rave reviews have already started to come in.  

How it works: 1– Bring jars / Bottles / Tupperware or Tins. 2– Weigh & Fill. 3 – Weigh & Pay. 4 – Re-use.

The Good life stock a wide selection of dried foods, tea, beer, beauty, baby and home products. All these items are sourced as locally as possible, are plastic free and no minimal packaging – reducing our impact on planet earth.

Good luck Shelley!

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LET’S DO BUSINESS

  • The UK has been crowned by Forbes, for the second year running, as the best country for business following its latest survey published in December 2018. A total of 161 countries are assessed on 15 different criteria.
  • The UK is the only country to land among the top 30 in all 15 metrics, including property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, freedom and workforce.
  • Forbes states that although sterling plummeted 9% against the US dollar the day after the EU referendum result and remains down, the economy has ‘held up relatively well’.
  • With the official exit from the EU scheduled for this March, Forbes recognises that uncertainty remains. Some UK companies are holding off investments to see how Brexit affects trade relations, but on balance the business climate remains attractive, with a globalised economy that is more open than most in terms of trade, investments and capital flows.
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DISTANCE TENANTS MOVED TO THEIR CURRENT RENTAL HOME

  • With renting offering more flexibility than ownership, some tenants have traditionally used the sector as a way to get to know a new area before committing to buying.
  • Indeed, the majority of tenants stay within their local area when moving home.
  • In 2018, over a quarter (27%) of tenants moved within a mile of their previous rental property, and two thirds (68%) stayed within ten miles.
  • At the other end of the scale, 8.1% of tenants starting new tenancies in London in 2018 moved from overseas. Despite political and economic concerns, this is actually an increase from 7.3% in 2017.
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a solid yielding, low maintenance btl

What better way to start 2019 than with a brand new rental property to start/add to your portfolio! This one bedroom apartment on Cedar Grove really is a great BTL.

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-59253141.html

Hitting the market yesterday for £150,000 the apartment lies on the first floor of this well maintained block down a quiet residential street.

There are many reasons why this apartment would be appealing to tenants;

  • Neutral decor
  • Modern kitchen
  • Fitted wardrobes
  • 0.1 miles from Heaton Chapel train station
  • Walking distance to both Heaton Moor and Heaton Chapel centre
  • Off road parking

A very similar apartment in the block rented via Julian Wadden for £650.00pcm in the autumn and this apartment is likely to achieve the same figure – giving a yield of 5.2%.

Not only is it a good yield, but apartment blocks like this are well maintained by the management company, meaning less maintenance for you the owner and they attract tenants all year round meaning less void periods.

A great BTL for both the experienced landlords and those looking for their first.

If you need any help or advice, please do come in and see me or give me a call on 0161 442 1118. I’m here to help.

Anna 🙂

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