Entries by Guy Davis

Live and Die by Your Reputation

With the end of April nearing I’ve been doing some stats and research. The information has given me great peace of mind and truly does demonstrate how strong our reputation is and how much it has continued to grow. We are now averaging a new house builder/developer client via a direct referral every ten days. […]

Private Rental Market Has Doubled Since 2000

Whatever your politics are and whatever your thoughts are on the housing market I’ve made comment again and again on this blog about the changing face of home ownership in the UK. Even if the media doesn’t like the private landlord and the the high street lenders keep tightening the criteria when lending the simple […]

A Premier League Decision and Ongoing Support

Not all business decisions are made purely with business in mind and some simply have to made with the heart. Whether or not that statement is relevant to this blog post or not I’m not quite. Bastion Estates have formally renewed their commercial partnership with Huddersfield Town Football Club for the third year. The press […]

52% of ARLA Members See Rents Increasing in 2017

No real surprises from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) in some of the forecasts for 2017 but it is still interesting to read. Of course the headline was predictably negative but the article is not. We decided not to even show you the headline! However, article as follows: The number of new rental properties […]

Three Up Front Event – Talking Business, Buy to Let & Life

Yesterday evening Bastion Estates sponsored an event with Huddersfield Town Football Club and what a great night it proved to be. Called THREE UP FRONT three local business owners were asked a series of questions about football, life, business and aspirations from host Sean Jarvis (Commercial Director of the Club) in a chat show style […]

Damaging Your Own Business by Naive Use of Social Media

Business changes and in the property world we are often effected by governmental changes, new tax rules, lending criteria changes and much more. Naturally articles are then written with striking headlines and of course a good scaremongering overtly negative headline attracts peoples attention. Then social media goes crazy; re-Tweeting and sharing the same negative headlined […]

Buy to Let Property Demand – Success When Others Fail

The buy to let market is unsurprisingly busy as demand continues to grow. Landlords new and experienced appreciate that there is nowhere else that produces the kind of returns that UK buy to let property do, as long as the properties bought offer discount and are in researched locations. None of this is new news […]