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Selling in 2014?

There are signs that the housing market is starting to gather pace. Schemes like Help To Buy are meaning that more people are now able to get a footing on what has, in recent times, been a particularly slippery housing ladder. This, along with renewed optimism about the economy...

Looking for a job?

We are looking for confident and enthusiastic individuals to join our team. Office based and viewings jobs available. Please contact the office for further details or email your CV to nick@nicholasgeorge.co.uk...

Help to buy- Part 2

The mortgage guarantee scheme is here!! Early!!! Following on from our previous feature news article, find below our guide to the remaining two Help to Buy schemes. NewBuy The NewBuy scheme was launched by the Government back in March 2012 and was intended to help people get on...

Help to buy-Part 1

Help to Buy Explained - Part 1 The "deposits demanded for a mortgage these days have put home ownership beyond the great majority who cannot turn to their parents for a contribution" - George Osbourne MP (Budget statement to Parliament, 20th March 2013) In March this...

Furnished or Unfurnished?

We are often asked this question by prospective new Landlords. Should I rent my property furnished or unfurnished? Well, there are a few things to consider. 1. Broadly speaking, the demand from prospective tenants is about the same for these 2 options. In other words you...

Dissatisfied with your current Letting Agent?

We have recently found quite a number of Landlords approaching us who are unhappy or dissatisfied with their current Letting agent, asking about how to go about moving management of their property to us. If you have a property in Birmingham or the surrounding area and are unhappy...

Tenants become Landlords...

It's true! Over the years we have had numerous tenants who have left and moved on, only to come back to us years later with their own properties that they wish to let out. It is extremely satisfying for us when this happens. It shows that, for these tenants, we have provided an...

9 Steps to buying your first home

With new home ownership an apparent key feature of this governments plan to economic recovery, first time buyers are being offered financial assistance to get themselves on the property ladder. Help to Buy equity loans, shared ownership and NewBuy are three current home...

University of Birmingham Medical Society Sponsorship

Nicholas George ltd. is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the University of Birmingham Medical Society’s Final Year Dinner. FYD celebrates the graduation of students from Birmingham's prestigious medical school and goes some way to ensure they have a final year to...

Letting Agent Regulation

It has long been hot topic of debate with regards to our industry as to whether letting agents should be regulated by legislation. In recent years the Property Ombudsman, Which? consumer group, the Office of Fair Trading, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the...

Houses please

With the continuing squeeze on available mortgage finance, we are finding the demand for good quality houses is ever increasing. With many couples without the imminent prospect of having enough of a deposit to settle down and buy somewhere, many seem to be accepting, or choosing...

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!!! January 2013 has certainly started with a flurry of activity here at Nicholas George. Not only are we finding many Masters students from the University of Birmingham looking to find accommodation due to their courses starting this month, we are also meeting...