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Simon Holland | Jacob's Ladder Sales & Lettings Specialists

Dealing With Tenancy Deposit Disputes

12th March 2020 Simon Holland

On occasion, when tenants vacate a property, whether it is after giving the required notice or whether they leave early, there arises a dispute regarding the return of the tenancy deposit. Our company policy is to take a tenancy deposit equal to 5 weeks rent off all new tenants, in-line with UK government guidelines, and Continue Reading…

Pre-Let Advice for Tenants

1st January 2020 Simon Holland

It can be a highly competitive market for people looking to rent a quality property, in a good area of town,  with multiple applications often being submitted for the more desirable properties, and property owners and landlords often have their pick of which tenants they choose to rent their properties. Therefore, it’s advisable for prospective Continue Reading…

Property Success Tips

5th January 2017 Simon Holland

If you are looking to make a success out of investing in property, whether you’re looking to supplement your income, or develop a new full-time career, there are certain personal traits that will be of great benefit to you in the coming weeks, months and years. I believe you must have good levels of determination, Continue Reading…

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…

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…

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…

Homebuyers Questions for the Estate Agent

17th December 2013 Simon Holland

When you’re buying a property, whether you are a seasoned property investor, a first-time buyer or somebody moving up the property ladder, there are always a few questions on your mind, that you want answers to. The trick is knowing which questions to ask, and when. I think you can safely say that if you’re Continue Reading…

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