Neil Thorpe, Author at NEXA Properties
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Is Bristol the new hotspot for buy-to-let investment?

The largest city in the South West and one of the most popular, Bristol’s average asking prices have increased 60% over the past decade. A creative city with media, electronics, and aerospace industries and not to mention, it’s very own community currency: the Bristol pound. Famous for its harbourside, suspension bridge, and Wapping Wharf (the […]

Portsmouth Landlords; HMO & Student Accommodation

The student accommodation market in Portsmouth has seen tremendous growth over the last 3 years, in line with the growing trend across the country, of large purpose-built student apartments. The student accommodation sector itself has become a real powerhouse within the industry becoming the fastest growing and one of the highest performing asset classes. The […]

A guide for First Time Buyers

The decision has been made to buy your first home. A wide blend of emotions, of which nerves and excitement are likely the most prominent. In most cases, this is the largest financial commitment that you’ll make – borrowing huge sums of money and signing contracts to confirm that you’re happy to pay the debt […]


THE IMPACT OF THE TENANT FEE BAN We learnt a few things from the tenant fee ban announcement but there is still a lot of ambiguity that will not become clear until after the end of March. So the date has been set as the 1st of June.  This means that all contracts SIGNED AFTER […]

Top Tips for Buy-to-Let Investors

RESEARCH THE BUY-TO-LET MARKET What are your risks and benefits?  Spend time investing what you don’t know, surround yourself in people that can help – mortgage brokers, solicitors, agents, surveyors, networking. Create your own power team that can provide advice. 2. SPEND TIME RESEARCHING THE BEST AREAS TO INVEST What is your “out strategy” if all […]

How to market and sell new build developments

The importance of the approach taken in a new build development, should never be underestimated. Most developers are reliant on an estate agent to not only value the site and list the properties online but also sell the units. From my experience, some agents completely underestimate their role in this process. The Valuation Process Most […]

Are Student HMO’s a dying breed?

3 years ago, I remember sitting in my office on a Saturday afternoon at 6pm (I was due to finish at 4pm) with clients in my office with parents in tears after being let down on another student property. I managed to locate a vendor selling a 4 bedroom property for HMO purposes and a […]

The Power of Networking

Just over a year ago Nexa Properties opened its doors to the estate agency world. With a wealth of experience behind the team but in a new surrounding where there is always more to learn. I personally have always been one to feel slightly awkward outside of my comfort zone. However, I would feel well at home sat […]

The time is now for first time buyers

The time is now for first time buyers Throughout the last few years, a lot of changes have affected the investment market and although the smart investors still see their money is better invested in property than elsewhere it has concerned others and we have seen less buyers come to the market because of this. […]

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