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Lease Options Explained

Lease Options Explained

Lease option deals – also known as “rent to buy” or “lease with the option to buy” – are essentially agreements in which a tenant or investor leases a property from a seller with the option to purchase when the lease expires, or at any point within the...

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Your Guide to Guarantors

Your Guide to Guarantors

When searching for flats to rent in Walkden, there’ll be many new terms and phrases you’ll hear for the first time. Renting is new territory and with it comes a whole load of new jargon to get your head around. One of them that will crop up all the time is...

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Leasehold vs Freehold: What’s the Difference?

Leasehold vs Freehold: What’s the Difference?

Purchasing a house is one of the most complicated and stressful events most people will go through in their lives. Often, the really important details get overlooked, as you focus on the big things like securing a mortgage. But at Mistoria, we pride ourselves on being...

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Finding Repossessed Properties for Sale

Finding Repossessed Properties for Sale

Buy to Let landlords have long recognised the excellent opportunities for investment afforded by repossessed properties. For those who are new to investing or who have not gone down this route before, however, the purchasing process can seem daunting and there are a...

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Rent to Rent: The Pros and Cons

Rent to Rent: The Pros and Cons

In the past few years, the concept of ‘Rent to Rent’ has become more popular, but is still fairly rare. In this blog post, we’ll explain how it works and what you need to consider before entering into such an agreement. We’ll also give you a brief overview of its...

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EPC Certificates: Do You Need One?

EPC Certificates: Do You Need One?

In this video, Pick my Pad speaks to Charles Rosenberg, an EPC specialist, as he shares with us the importance of preserving energy in your home and what an EPC means for...

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Pick My Pad Targets 250 Properties Under Management

Pick My Pad Targets 250 Properties Under Management

The first quarter of 2020 was a difficult time for the Pick My Pad Estate Agency, with COVID-19 and the tragic death of one team member, followed by the serious illness of a second. With staff temporarily seconded from parent company Mistoria to cover their clients,...

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COVID-19: A Message For Our Customers

COVID-19: A Message For Our Customers

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation develops we are making every effort to keep you updated, in line with the latest Government advice.  We are currently taking a ‘Business As Usual’ approach and have stringent contingency plans in place. We are well prepared to...

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Periodic Inspections: A Guide

Periodic Inspections: A Guide

If you’re a landlord that lets out a property to students, you’ll be well aware of the importance of carrying out periodic inspections throughout each tenancy. Doing so allows you to check your house in good condition and your tenants are complying with the tenancy...

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What is Deposit Free Renting?

What is Deposit Free Renting?

In partnership with deposit alternative provider Zero Deposit, Pick My Pad estate agents, Worsley, are now able to offer deposit free renting, making moving into your student house considerably cheaper and easier.  How Does It Work?  Zero deposit renting is simple,...

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