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Property Training Courses in Burnley and Pendle

Kay and Sons is delighted to announce we will be offering one to one property training courses in Burnley and Pendle.

A number of our clients have shown interest in getting into property in some shape or form – be it as a full/ part time property sourcer, ongoing investor or to add an extra stream of income to their existing employment.

Our Managing Director, Gary Kay has been involved in property for over a decade both in the UK and Spain with experience in a number of property sectors;

  • Local and International Real Estate Agency
  • Residential Property – Sales and Lettings
  • Commercial Property – Sales and Lettings
  • Buy To Let
  • Buy To Flip
  • Property Sourcing
  • Commercial to Residential Development
  • Land Sourcing
  • Property Construction

Due to demand we want to offer local people the chance to create themselves an extra income stream without breaking the bank on large group property courses where they gain little or no useful knowledge to put into practice and turn into an income.

We will be offering training on a one on one basis with Gary booking in evening or weekend sessions to work around your current commitments.

After starting out in property on a part-time basis, Gary can walk you through his journey into getting started in the real estate sector through to today running a real estate agency, investing into property and developing.

If you are looking to get into property and would benefit from some proven and experienced property training in Burnley and Pendle, please get in touch using the below form and we will contact you back to arrange an initial consultation.


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Kay and Sons Open Day 17th August 2019

We are delighted to announce the Open Day of our new property showroom at 59 Todmorden Road, Burnley on Saturday 17th August from 12:00 until 16:00.

This move represents a brilliant expansion opportunity for the business and gives our clients past, present and future the chance to visit us in a physical shop environment which takes us to the next level after trading for the past 14 months from serviced office space.

The open day will include live music from DJ Baz, Free drinks, buffet food and of course the chance to check out the shop and view our large portfolio of local and Spanish property.

We’d love to see as many people as possible on the day so please come and join us and make this an open day to remember!

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Free Property Event – 22nd Feb 2019 at Harry Potts Suite, Turf Moor, Burnley Football Club

Kay and Sons – Free Property Event 1 – Friday, February 22nd 2019 – 12:00

On Friday 22nd February 2019 from 12 noon until 16:00 Kay and Sons will be holding a Free property event at the home of Burnley Football Club, Turf Moor.

We have secured event space in the beautiful surroundings of the Harry Potts Lounge which is accessed via the directors entrance of the Bob Lord stand on Harry Potts Way.

The event will be unique, bringing together like minded and successful property professionals and people looking to get into property or enhance their property sector knowledge.

Unlike most property events the aim of this first event is to bring together and allow people to freely network with property professionals who are happy to share their knowledge and give people a chance to learn from the best without extortionate upsell and training fees attached that have become the norm at these events.

This event will combine networking, training, open Q and A sessions, one to one time with property professionals and allow everyone to hopefully learn something on the day and forge partnerships with professionals on the day that prove beneficial for all.

Up to press at the time of releasing this announcement the following property professionals are confirmed as attending the event;

  • Carl Norman -Experienced Property Consultant and Managing Director of Carl Norman Property, Liverpool City Living and Invest Letting and Property Management.
  • Lewis Hall – Managing Director of Unique Apartments UK and Rent to Rent/ Serviced Accommodation Specialist.
  • Tina Walsh – Leading Property Sourcing Compliance specialist in the UK and Amazon Number 1 Best Selling Author.
  • Gary Kay – Managing Director of Kay and Sons Limited, award winning estate agency in Burnley, Lancashire.
  • Alexander Grace Law – ESTAS Award winning Conveyancing and Property Law.

More names will be added to the list this week!

Places are limited – please register your interest in attending below and we will contact you back to confirm your reservation.

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2018 – A Review Of The Year

2018 saw the inception and launch of Kay and Sons Limited, as we enter this final day of 2018 here’s a quick look and timeline overview of what has been a busy and extremely successful year for our start up business from April until today.

  • 2nd June – First 3 properties sign up and instruct Kay and Sons to sell their property

  • 13th June – Our Right Move and Zoopla marketing campaigns go live

  • 14th June – First Viewing and Property Sale – At Asking Price!

  • 18th September – First Company Owner Asset and Acquisition of 72 Queensbury Road, Burnley – Delivering 12% Yield

  • 1st October – Opening of 2nd office at Colne Business Centre

  • 14th October – No.1 Estate Agent For Property Sales in Burnley and Pendle via Right Move

  • 7th November – Winners of Awards “Best Independent Real Estate Agency – Lancashire & BUILD Customer Service Excellence Award – Lancashire”

  • 20th December – Addition of further business premises at Burnley FC Business Hub to offer superb, luxury meeting surroundings to clients

And that’s our first 6 months of trading completed!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank friends, family and all customers for your ongoing support and being part of our success so far.

Happy New Year to all and here’s to an even better year in 2019.

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Property Selling Fees in 2019

Kay and Sons will continue to offer the most affordable property selling fees in Burnley and Pendle in the New Year of 2019.

The great news for our new instructions in 2019 is that we will still offer you the option of a £499 + Vat fixed selling fee as well as an increased fee.

Our new property selling fee options in 2019 are as follows;

  1. £499 + Vat – Payable upon signing sales listing contract up front
  2. £899 + Vat – Payable upon sale of property and completion

There is no difference in the service offered whichever payment option you choose either up front or upon completion and both fees are lower than any other estate agent in Burnley or Pendle with the following services provided;

  • Professional Valuation
  • Photography
  • Floor Plans
  • Sales Board
  • Full Online and Offline Marketing
  • Portal Marketing inc Right Move, Zoopla, Prime Location and many more
  • Viewings
  • Negotiations
  • After Care

We are making a change to our fee structure as previously announced in mid 2018 in line with rising marketing costs and future business growth plans which includes extra reach to global property buyers to put your property out there to markets it would never have reached previously and showcase it to a huge new market of potential buyers.

Either fee covers any price of property in the Burnley and Pendle area and is a fixed fee with no hidden costs at any stage.

If you choose the up front payment option we will market the property for as long as it takes to sell with no renewal fees at any stage – £499 + Vat is your only cost. For the pay on completion fee the same applies – £899 + Vat with no hidden costs.

We look forward to continuing serving local people and providing lower than online agent prices combined with an above high street service.

Have a very Happy New Year for 2019.

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Colne Votes Yes To Business Improvement District

Lancashire Business View have recently reported on business leaders in Colne voting overwhelmingly to introduce a Business Development District in the town.

The move will see the town self generate their own funds in order to boost the local economy in the town and surrounding areas.

In terms of the voting numbers 87 of 117 voted in favour the move of hitting 4 main objectives in Colne;

  1. Protecting the good image of the town as one of safety, welcoming and as an area of opportunity.
  2. Building effective partnerships between businesses, councils and organisations in the town.
  3. Maintaining the already bright and attractive presentation of Colne to maintain and attract further customers and businesses to the area.
  4. Increase the marketing of Colne focusing on the town’s features, high street, hills and wide choice of shops, events, culture, entertainment and markets.

The vote will see the above objectives implemented by 1st October 2018 and the programme will run for 5 years until October 2023.

Colne and Pendle Councils have supported the move wholeheartedly and local councillors and business people in the town have spoken enthusiastically of the decision.

You can see the original Lancashire Business View article here


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Burnley – The Place To Invest In Property

Burnley The Place to Invest Into Property

Recent news reports over the past week have named Burnley as the number one place in the UK for property investors to achieve the highest average rental yields.

The national average rental yield is 3.6%, Burnley is delivering an average of 7.1%.

What is it that gives Burnley the lead on other areas in the UK?

Looking at the facts and after completing further analysis the average house price in Burnley is just £76,000. This figure is dwarfed by London areas such as Chelsea and Kensington where average house prices over over 1 million pounds.

The rental demand and rental figures for properties in Burnley are more balanced and in line with the property value and demand for the area, rent on an area such as Chelsea average at £42,528 dropping the yield at less than the national average. Making comparison to Burnley we will use our own recent purchase as a metric – we recently agreed a purchase on a 3 bedroom end of terrace property requiring zero investment on refurbishment for £50,000 and have agreed a long term rental of £500 per month delivering a 12% gross annual yield.

It is not just the average price and balanced rental figures – Burnley is currently undergoing heavy Government and Heritage funded regeneration in many areas of the town putting it at number 1 in the UK for this type of funding and development which is cleaning up many areas of the town, especially the outskirts and major road routes into the town centre such as Accrington Road, Trafalgar Street, The Weaver’s Triangle and more.

The town centre has benefited from a lot of development over the past 2 years and huge retail brands such as Primark have just opened in the town pulling in lots of interest and extra revenue for the centre as well as giving surrounding businesses a boost.

Burnley also boasts a UCLAN (University of Central Lancashire) Campus which is attracting record number of students from out of town and increasing rental demand amongst students. It was announced in January that UCLAN planned to increase students in the town by tenfold and to hugely expand the campus in Burnley by 2025 (Source BBC

A direct rail link to Manchester has now been re-opened after many years closed meaning that Manchester business and student commuters have better options than ever before to travel to the city from Burnley without the need for long, busy bus or car journeys down the motorway.

Lastly – let’s not forget Burnley Football Club has just had it’s best season in over half a decade with a top 7 finish and European football on the cards this season, this is sure to attract huge media and investor interest in the town with the team performing consistently better year on year.

Taking all the above factors into account, we truly can say with confidence – Burnley is the place to invest in property!

(Image Credit to Roy Ainsworth Photography)

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Win a Free Meal and Accommodation at The Pendle Inn, Barley

Pendle Inn Barley

To coincide with the launch of Kay & Sons we are delighted to announce a fantastic competition for you to enter to win a 3 course meal and an overnight stay for 2 people at the award winning Pendle Inn in Barley.

The Pendle Inn is a welcoming country pub famous for their superb home cooked menu, lovely surroundings and of course for being at the heart of Pendle Witch country.

Pendle Inn AccommodationPendle Inn Pub Fire

To enter please visit our Facebook page

And do the following;

  • Once on the post on the Facebook page all you have to do is like our page, share the competition post and tag in at least one friend - feel free to tag in as many as you like!
  • Existing page likes - please share the post and tag a friend!

The competition opens at 20:00 on Friday 1st June 2018 and closes on Saturday 30th June 2018 at 12:00

Winner will be drawn at random on Sunday 1st July and will be announced on our Facebook page.

We will tag in the winner and arrange a date to meet you at the Pendle Inn to present you with your meal and accommodation voucher.

1 entry person.

Good luck to everyone!