Who has the right to rent?

A landlord’s world isn’t always a simple one, particularly when it comes to keeping up to date with new rules and regulations. Now it’s not just the property that has to come up to code and pass inspection, your tenant does too.  New rules regarding your tenant’s immigra...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of buy-to let investing

The buy to let industry as seen quite a change in recent years.  It’s no longer strictly for the professional investor since landlords now come in a range of shapes, sizes and ages.  The newest group to the profession seems to be savers or baby boomers, who, finding they have...

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Five questions to ask your builder

As homeowners add ever-larger extensions onto their properties, here are five key questions to ask your builder from Proskips. Britain’s suburban landscape is changing. While its rows of period properties remain, the tree-lined roads they sit in surrounded by telegraph poles, p...

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New Legislations for Landlords

Landlords may well get substantial tax breaks; but managing a range (or even a couple) of properties, is no picnic in the park. This is because there are a maze of regulations to understand, and these tend to change  depending on who’s running the country. And the latest r...

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Why there’s only a housing crisis in London

You can’t go a day without hearing about the UK’s housing crisis in the media, how first-time buyers are locked out of the market, how it’s impossible to get a mortgage; and, of course, how there aren’t enough properties being built. This is often presente...

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Why first time buyers can profit from letting out their property

For many people, making the jump from renting to owning a property is huge.  Particularly these days with prices as they are – especially in the south east and London.  The years saving for a deposit, followed by tough competition and strict borrowing rules mean that when...

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Why invest into Nine Elms

Throughout the last decade we have seen a lot of regeneration in London, across both the east and west of the UK capital. Glossy new buildings have been popping up, starting with Stratford and the Olympic Village, as well as areas like Old street and spreading all the way down to...

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Do you live in Battersea? If so, be prepared for the arrival of the US embassy – the Americans are coming!

Nine Elms is London’s biggest regeneration project to date. The sparkling new developments popping up in the area have beautiful open spaces and plush amenities, and thousands of new jobs have also been created. All very exciting – and helped by the fact that the sche...

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The housing crisis could extinguish London’s growth

Over the last 30 years London has gone through a transformation.  Many areas have had a vital facelift, meaning that people have flocked to the capital with its promise of streets paved with gold in the form of business opportunities, great entertainment and culture. Hammersmith...

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Why London is a better investment bet than New York

London has lost its top spot to New York in a ranking of the most attractive destinations for foreign commercial property investors, according to the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate. But overseas investors have more hurdles to overcome when buying property in the ...

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