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The outdated high street is living on borrowed time

If you’re a first time or even an accidental landlord, the prospect and reality of managing an additional property can seem daunting, but in the era of cost-effective and excellent quality online lettings agents, it’s now easier than ever to market and manage a new investment home. You see online lettings agents like ourselves have […]

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Energy Inefficient Home

1st April 2018 will be no April Fools for landlords! Take action on your Energy Performance now!

As from the 1st April 2018 there will be a requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector to meet a minimum energy performance rating on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). In a bid to cut energy bills and carbon emissions, the minimum energy efficient standard (MEES) for non-domestic buildings, as announced […]

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Storm Doris makes property owners sit up and take notice

It’s not often that we report on the weather, but with Storm Doris having battered our shores this week we couldn’t resist…and we hope that you haven’t been too badly affected. Its arrival has certainly made many property owners think twice about their property, whether it’s adequately insured and importantly, in good shape for such inclement […]

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Our housing White Paper response

Our housing White Paper response

It’s been a busy week for the property market. Firstly, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) issued survey findings which suggest that rental prices could rise faster than house prices because of a tougher tax regime, and on Tuesday, the hotly-anticipated housing White Paper was released. These two announcements alone have seen the press dedicate many […]

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Investor landlords will continue to fuel the market

Investor landlords will continue to fuel the market

Research from The Commons has, this week, concluded that those in their 70s are the only generation who can currently afford to invest in properties without undue financial pressure. Whilst we don’t quite agree with these findings, we acknowledge that a proportion of the so-called ‘grandparent generation’ may be in a stronger financial position to […]

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Brexit, Trump and May

Brexit, Trump and May

It could be a tough year for the residential property market. But let’s face it, with Brexit, Donald Trump now in the White House, a tougher tax regime, rising inflation and potential interest rate rises in the offing, anything could happen. One thing is certain, however, as Britain enters a new economic era under Theresa […]

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Investing in a second property in 2017

Investing in a second property in 2017

For generations, the maxim has been: put your money in property and you won’t go far wrong. And that surely must be a recommended course of action for anyone still wondering about a New Year resolution. Admittedly, the prospect of new mortgage regulations, a reduction in tax relief and stamp duty on additional homes, together […]

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Infographic showing survey results from a national online lettings agent.

Landlords fear a double hit from Section 24 according to survey

New survey results from a national online lettings agency suggests that residential property landlords fear a double hit from Section 24 and the proposed changes to tax relief – not only reducing their overall rental profits but also pushing many of them unknowingly into a higher tax bracket. Coupled with the recent introduction of an additional 3% increase in stamp duty on […]

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