Category: Property Advice

London rental growth stalls

July’s countrywide lettings index shows that rental growth slowed across every region of the country. London recorded the first annual drop in rents for six years, falling by 0.5 % over the past 12 months.

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26% of parents are moving to secure a school catchment area address

Over 58% of parents in the UK with children of school age say catchments areas will have an impact on where they choose to live in the future.      

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The best bits about moving house.

Moving house is a stressful experience. We all prepare ourselves for the worst, we make endless lists of things to do, and try to get ready for all the things that could go wrong!

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Proportion of sales to landlords drops to a five-year low

The latest Countrywide Lettings Index shows that in the three months after the introduction of the new stamp duty surcharge (Q2 2016), landlord purchases accounted for only 8% of all homes bought, the lowest proportion since 2010 and 5 percentage points … Continue reading

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Landlord Focus: What is fair ‘wear and tear’?

General ‘wear and tear’ is a fact of life when you are letting out properties. Things can sometimes become a little blurry when it comes to knowing what should be covered by you as a landlord, and what are the tenant’s responsibilities.

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Snakes and Ladders series; Grey spots

The final chapter of the housing journey begins when people start trading in large family homes for smaller ones.      

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Being a Landlord…

Being a landlord is much more than just finding a tenant and collecting the rent. The perfect lettings strategy can deliver returns far beyond your expectations. What’s more, the right approach can also minimise issues, allowing you to enjoy your free time … Continue reading

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House hunters are taking on a DIY project, to make a home.

More home buyers are looking for a project property in need of renovation, rather than a ready-made home.      

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