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Russell Cope Lettings

As one of the areas most well respected property agents, the experienced lettings team at Russell Cope are here to help you find the perfect rental property. From viewing to references, inventories to maintenance, make sure that the experience of renting your home through us is as stress-free as possible.

Russell Cope Landlord Services

We use the latest technology. We attract the right tenants. We make the right choice. We support your needs. Russell Cope offer a range of flexible services for landlords which are designed to help keep a complex area very simple.

Russell Cope Sales

if you want to sell your property to reliable, buyers, then look no further. Our local property experts are here to help and support you throughout the sales process, providing helpful and useful advice. Our powerful marketing package ensures the best possible awareness of your property and we match up the most suitable buyers for your needs, offering you the best all-round service.

Latest Properties

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Prop. Type: Semi-Detached
Bedrooms: 2
Garages: 0
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Prop. Type: Apartment
Bedrooms: 2
Garages: 0
For Sale
Bathrooms: 1
Prop. Type: Detached
Bedrooms: 4
Garages: 1
For Sale
Bathrooms: 2
Prop. Type: Detached
Bedrooms: 4
Garages: 1

Latest Property News

Green Deal fund reduced – Not good for Landlords

Commenting on the reduction of Green Deal Home Improvement Funds (GDHIF) for solid wall insulation from £6000 to £4000, Richard Lambert, CEO at the National Landlords Association (NLA), said: “Just as the Green Deal looks like it will finally succeed, the Government seems determined to sabotage its own policy. “The NLA made a strong case......

The End Game

I am keen to hear more experienced Landlords view on their exit strategy’s. The reason I am thinking about this now is that it is time to refinance a couple of HMO property’s that I purchased with cash (property’s were not mortgageable). I am now 41 so have plenty of years left to obtain mortgages......

Buy to let portfolio – help me see the bigger picture

I have just cleaned up my act, paid my debts and now got 2 jobs earning avg £2500 a month and living with my mum! Now – I want to get into property development. Build my own buy to let portfolio! I can only save £10, 000 a year. looking at the figures, in order......

Legionella testing on a single private dwelling – really?

I rent out a property which belonged to my mother before she died. It is a 3 bed semi with an enclosed (multi-point) central heating system. My agent insists I have a Legionella report done on the property. Do I really need one, they have threatened to terminate my contract if I don’t have it......

Tenant demanding 2 months rent back plus deposit

So back in 2011 I use to take 2 months rent in advance and no official deposit. With this particular tenant this is what I did. 6 months passed and I renewed the tenancy with a new 6month AST. By this time I had realised that I should be properly registering a deposit and keeping......

The Property Development industry is growing at a rapid rate

With the UK continuing to recover from the losses suffered during the recession, the Property Development industry is currently seeing one of its fastest growing times. The demand for property has significantly risen in the first half of the year with construction of over 100,000 properties commenced in the first half of 2014. There are......

Will the Judge issue a possession order whilst tenant is in Hospital?

I purchased a flat to let a couple years ago. We have had the same tenant in for the full period. Although there have been several months of late payments, he has generally not been a problem. He has always suffered with kidney problems and this has left out of work on occassions, hence the......

Don’t end up giving it away – Another IHT thought provoker

How about an instant reduction in your IHT bill – no seven year wait? This will particularly appeal to BTL landlords who have most of their cash tied up in a property portfolio. Some readers will have heard of Discounted Gift Trusts (DGT) wherein you invested your cash into an Investment Bond and this would......

Immigrants en mass invade my property ?

Well my agent and I have been well and truly had. I’m a portfolio landlord and builder, and have just finished extensive renovation of a 2 bed terrace locally. Due to poor health I instructed a local agent friend to source me tenants and we chose very a plausible and presentable Polish working couple. They......

Newham are not granting any further change of use permissions?

I might have to sell my house because Newham council won’t let me let it to a group of professional sharers. It’s too expensive and large for most families (agents suggest 2k pcm) and Newham council have said they are not granting any more planning permission for change of use, which I have to have......

Loan to income ratio on Buy to Let – what could be next?

It has been announced that the Nat West and RBS group will be tightening their Buy to Let mortgage criteria even further. They will be limiting their loan to income ratio to 4.99. The move became effective as from the 14th July and this criteria change follows on the heels of a recent reduction in......

Tenant’s actions have made flat a Health and Safety danger

My tenant has a serious drink problem and has damaged the flat so badly it has caused a serious Health and Safety issue. The power points are hanging off the wall, the kitchen has evidence of a messy hob top fire and there is mold everywhere from lack of ventilation. On top of this I......

Can I request information about my LHA tenants from the Council?

I have a vague idea at the back of my mind that the council will give me more information about my LHA tenants if I get the to fill in and sign a form. Anyone know what its called – or am I dreaming? Cheers Allan
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Parents assisted mortgages

There comes a time for all parents to think “When are they going to leave home?” There also comes a time when all offspring think “When could I leave home?” and “Will bank of mum and dad help me?” The obvious answer for the Buy to Let Portfolio owner is “I’ll buy them a property......

Chronicle House Chester – 8.52% assured net rental returns

The historic city of Chester is the perfect location for our next student accommodation development Chronicle House and offers circa 8.52% assured NET rental returns for 2 years. Each self-contained studio apartment is fully furnished to the highest of standards. Students will also have access to a range of communal facilities including a fully...

Buying a commercial property to house your business

If you are buying a commercial property to house your business it can be a difficult to know what is the best way of purchasing it. Do you buy it yourself and rent to the company, or buy it in your business or pension scheme? Which ever way you purchase the property you would think......

Get Selective Licensing Heard by Select Committe

More and more local authorities are introducing selective licensing (SL), claiming a correlation with anti social behaviour (ASB) and/or low rental demand – these are currently the only reasons that councils are allowed to use to introduce selective licensing. The Local Government Association (LGA) are simultaneously campaigning for the right...

Evicting tenants just to break a contract with a letting agent

I was talking to Tony Sheldon at LettingSupermarket.com this morning about the increasing number of landlords who are being forced into evicting perfect tenants as the only way to get out of a contract they have with their letting agents.  Tony explained that he has conversations with landlords on a daily basis who are so......

I am just about to serve a section 21

I am just about to serve a section 21 on my tenants who have gone from an AST, to a periodic tenancy. I changed the dates of payment for rent to the 1st day of each month; this was to give the tenants some breathing space with regards payment of rent. After giving them three......

Inadvertent buy-to-let

I’ve just bought a new property which we would like to make our personal residence but in the interim requires a large amount of work. As a result we are living elsewhere whilst the works are carried out.   During the works it is likely that we will rent out a portion of the house,......