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Regular Blog posts from our Senior Property Consultant Simon Holland | Jacob's Ladder Sales & Lettings Specialists - Part 2

Handy Hints to Avoid Eviction

4th December 2016 Simon Holland

Did you know that in Britain, every 2 minutes, someone faces losing their home? At this time of year, peoples focus is on spending time with their loved ones, however many people face the grim reality of being made homeless in the New Year, whether its losing their own home or facing being evicted by Continue Reading…

Letting Agents Fees

23rd November 2016 Simon Holland

During their autumn statement, given to Parliament earlier today, the Conservative Government has announced a ban on letting agent fees, usually charged to tenants when they apply to let a private rental property. We do not believe this is the right decision for tenants, or in fact landlords. We worry for tenants that in some Continue Reading…

Update on Simon’s ‘Hairy Challenge’ 2016

6th October 2016 martin

Well I have returned safely from Slovenia, and along with the 13 others I travelled with raised over £30,000 for Children Today, a North West charity that provides vital, life-changing equipment to severely disabled children. This was a fabulous experience, and a great way to unwind and gain some peace of mind, a welcome break Continue Reading…

Simon’s ‘Hairy Challenge’ 2016

7th April 2016 martin

We are pleased to announce that so far we have raised over £1,000 for ‘Children Today‘, our designated charity partner, by Simon not cutting his hair or shaving, his bi-annual ‘Hairy Challenge‘. Simon’s goal is to raise £2,500 and we have organised a Charity Quiz Night on Thursday 5th May at the Red Hall Hotel, Ramsbottom with Continue Reading…

Is Renting a more affordable option than Buying?

12th February 2015 Simon Holland

Last week Britain’s most expensive one bedroomed flat went on the market at a dizzying £9.9 million! You may be surprised to hear that it’s not located in Ramsbottom or Manchester, but in the exclusive One Hyde Park development in Central London, which is clearly the most expensive apartment block in the UK! Of course, Continue Reading…

Should you invest in buy-to-let property?

9th December 2014 Simon Holland

With the property market showing signs of improvement over the past 18 months, many people we speak to are considering whether investing in property is a good idea. Of course, our experience over the past 7 years suggests that many of our landlords are indeed enjoying buy-to-let success, and it is certainly true that with Continue Reading…

‘Hairy Challenge’ 2014 in aid of Bury Hospice

19th July 2014 Simon Holland

Welcome to my ‘Hairy Challenge’ 2014! No, I haven’t had a breakdown, or decided ‘to let’ myself go!  Actually, I have decided NOT to cut my hair or shave, to raise awareness of the great work done by Bury Hospice. I intend to continue my ‘Hairy Challenge’ until I have raised £1,000, then I may seek Continue Reading…

How CAN an estate agent add value?

1st July 2014 Simon Holland

You’ll often hear me talking about my current ‘hot topic’ – do estate agents offer value for money? My argument is that in a world where the internet has made house pricing information readily available, and social media has brought us all closer together and more inter-connected than ever before, do we really need a Continue Reading…

Voted Most ‘Local & Loved Letting Agent’ in Bury 2014!

17th February 2014 Simon Holland

I am delighted to announce that today we have been voted Bury’s most ‘Local & Loved Letting Agent’ in the ‘Best of Bury’ Awards 2014! We faced impressive competition from 2 larger companies, but I am pleased to say our customers recommended us over 85 times, helping us clinch the title. We are always very Continue Reading…

The Services We Offer

11th January 2014 Simon Holland

There are various services that we offer our valued landlord clients, and whichever service a landlord takes, they can be assured we always have their best interests at heart. Whichever service a landlord takes with us, it is vital we have fully explained to them in advance what is and isn’t involved, and what duties Continue Reading…

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