Why IKEA can be a landlord’s best friend.

By |2019-03-19T11:36:16+00:00March 19th, 2019|Leeds|

The very word IKEA may fill you with trepidation at the thought of queuing for parking or Swedish meatballs, or you may thoroughly enjoy going there. Who knows? What we can say to you, with some certainty, as a homeowner, a tenant or a landlord, is that it can be a good place to fit

What is the Selective Licensing Scheme in Leeds?

By |2019-03-19T11:12:43+00:00March 19th, 2019|Leeds|

The Housing Act of 2004 enshrined in law certain powers in Sections 79, 80 and 81. Neil Evans explains the selective licensing scheme below and how it will apply to parts of Leeds, like Beeston and Harehills, which have the highest ratio of tenanted property in the city. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnwiUIVRCyU This scheme wasn't just introduced in

Marcelo Bielsa and your Leeds property price

By |2019-01-17T21:10:04+00:00January 17th, 2019|Leeds|

Ok, we know, we know; we’re a Leeds estate agency not a forum or fanzine for Leeds United and its mercurial manager, Marcelo Bielsa. But bear with us, because your property in Leeds could be affected by this man and his team, far more than the press predictions about Brexit. Like the football, with the

Don’t look back in anger, I heard you say?

By |2018-12-10T15:31:47+00:00December 10th, 2018|Leeds|

Unusually, 2018 saw London property prices actually fall and here in Leeds, property prices did increase, not fall, but according to government statistics only by 1.5% over the 12 months.  The times have been uncertain in the past decade – we had a coalition government which was said to have created some uncertainty and the

5 ways to add value to your property, without breaking the bank

By |2018-11-24T10:55:13+00:00November 24th, 2018|Leeds, property|

Ten, fifteen years ago, when you switched on tv during the day or evening, you were bound to see property programmes when channel surfing and, you still can today, but now on dedicated channels. These programmes, like Homes under the Hammer, Property Ladder and others, chronicled investors and buyers who'd bought a wreck and transformed

This expert tells us where never to buy property

By |2018-10-18T09:47:40+00:00October 18th, 2018|Leeds|

Tonight, on Channel 4, "Grand Designs" continues with its 19th series and is one of a few property programmes that has stood the test of time since its first airing in 1999. If you're like us, at Hogan's, you may watch it avidly but what's interesting about Kevin McCloud's opinions at the start of this

Under 100 days to Christmas!

By |2018-09-17T17:31:16+00:00September 17th, 2018|Leeds, property|

Can you believe Christmas is approaching? Like us, you've probably seen supermarkets getting seasonal aisles in shape and wondered why when it's still so warm. But bear with us as three months is a typical selling time for property. The housing market is never a predictable one, but what we can safely say each year at

What should be done with town centres?

By |2018-08-14T10:50:53+00:00August 14th, 2018|Leeds, property|

The list of big businesses that have crashed in the past twenty years makes for quite grim reading: Woolworth's, BHS, Littlewoods, Maplins, Toys R Us, with others having to restructure and slim to survive: M and S, HMV, Jessops and Mothercare being three examples. What's caused it? People's habits have obviously changed - the days

Meet the team – here’s Adam Parkin

By |2018-07-23T21:05:27+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Leeds, property|

Adam Parkin heads up Hogan's Fast Sale and Hogan's Online Plus and is someone who is popular with the team, landlords and house sellers and buyers for his acute local knowledge and dry sense of humour. He's been in the property business for some time now - though he's reticent about saying how long for

Why terraced houses are so common in Leeds

By |2018-05-28T22:48:46+00:00May 28th, 2018|Leeds, property|

I lived in Leeds from 1986 to 1987, as a student, in the suburb of Headingley, long before I made acquaintance with the team at Hogan's. I do vaguely remember a bus route that took me through Harehills and not directly to the city centre, when I was teacher training and if I squint back