The pros and cons of Equity Release schemes

Sometimes life has a way of surprising us with unexpected costs, no matter how careful we are with our money. An Equity Release scheme is an effective way to free up a little extra cash to deal with emergencies, and can also help with things like paying for treats like holidays a...

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All about Battersea

Historically a part of Surrey, Battersea’s origins date back to Saxon times when it was known as Badrices, or “Badric’s Island”. Today situated in the London Borough of Wandsworth, the area has been subject to what has probably been the most talked about regeneration proj...

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Estate Agents versus Property Auction Rooms

When it comes to buying a house, whether it’s as an investment or a home, purchasers need to make the best decision that works for them financially and personally. There are a number of options out there but the two most commonly used tend to be estate agents and property aucti...

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Property Funds re-open for Business after Initial Brexit Panic

The EU referendum was over a month ago, but the ramifications experienced by the financial markets are continuing – albeit amid less volatility. The UK’s property market was hit hard across the board. There are signs, though, that the initial panic has eased and business and ...

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The lowdown on Post Brexit

Whichever way you voted in the EU Referendum, it’s hard to deny that the UK found itself in a state of chaos during those early days following Brexit. For a while the UK was like a rudderless ship, with key politicians abandoning us and the call for a new Prime Minister. The po...

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What is rent guarantee insurance?

What’s the difference between rent guarantee insurance and loss of rent cover? We help landlords by looking at the finer points of each policy A landlord’s worst fear is often not receiving an income for any of the buy-to-let properties they own. But letting agents in Croydon...

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5 top tips for finding the right commercial property

The location of your business premises will determine its attraction, suitability and ease of access to everyone from customers to suppliers, distribution hubs and locally available labour. The suitability of the commercial property you buy or rent is likely to make a major and l...

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What are rent guarantee schemes?

Just like any other business, success in the buy-to-let sector is judged by your ability to maintain a steady income.   The most common way to achieve this is eliminating void periods when one or more your properties lies empty. But there is another way to guarantee your buy...

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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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