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EDITORIAL

  • Abandoned Empty House! – 7 Steps to ascertain whether it could be your next Development Opportunity?

    Say you were walking along this Sunday morning around your area locally and you just found an abandoned house. The question that arises is what would you do is there a potential opportunity here or would you just walk on? Firstly as you usually walk past the house you need...
  • Why should you invest in property?

    Every year there is always this discussion that whether property is a viable investment compared to other investable assets. The main stream media and the naysayers will always continue to warn you off the idea of investing in property. Amongst the negativity of the main stream media there are still...
  • Freehold vs Leasehold – Key Differences

    Today we will be discussing the differences between freehold and leasehold properties where either of the two could be on the market. Most common tends to be freehold properties. Freehold properties just means the ability to sell the property at will at any point. Essentially what you own as a...
  • How to Become a Good Property Developer

    There are many different skills you need in order to be a good developer and below we have listed 5 tips on helping you making your way there. They are important points to note when considering a property development opportunity. Always work backwards from the Gross Development Value when calculating...
  • Property Investing in the UK

    Today we will be discussing the points to consider when purchasing property in the UK with regards to market conditions and basic principles that should be undertaken before investing. There is of course some uncertainty because of Brexit and different laws being enforced along with tax laws that have also...
  • How to convert a property into a HMO? – 5 Steps to consider

    A property that is classified as a House in Multiple Occupation (“HMO”) is generally defined as a property which is let by three or more tenants who are un-related. The exact stipulations vary from council to council but generally the consensus is very similar. Many landlords see this as an...
  • UK Buy to Let Market

    There are many different strategies out there to increase your cashflow and portfolio. However the first decision you would have to consider is the angle i.e. strategy you will embark on within property. For instance you may want to purchase a property that requires renovation with the objective of renovating...
  • Concern about the impact of Covid19 on property development

    It appears we are slowly getting towards some sort of “normality”. Note I did not use the word “back”. The reason being is because it is most likely going to be a new form of “normality” going forward rather than what we are use to. As currently pubs, restaurants and...
  • Government says ‘it may become necessary to pause all home moves’

    Boris Johnson has warned that the government “may have to do more” if ministers feel current lockdown rules are not enough to stem the current spike in coronavirus cases, and that could include a halt on people moving into homes in England, whether as owner-occupiers, private or social renters. The government...
  • Leasehold home scandal to end

    Leasehold revolution! Rip-off charges that trap families in unsellable homes will be banished in bid to end scandal of unscrupulous landlords Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick unveiled new laws to help leaseholders today Changes will mean almost 4.5m people will be 'thousands of pounds better off' Rip-off charges which trap families in unsaleable homes...

PROPERTY NEWS

Many agents have been operating under Tier 4 Coronavirus restrictions for some days, but today sees another 20 million residents
\ Zoopla has revealed precisely how much house prices have risen over the course of 2020. Across the UK as
London and other urban areas dominate the league table of locations seeing the biggest house price rises of 2020. This
Agents and property experts have reacted angrily to the government's refusal to extend the stamp duty holiday. The government has told
Fall throughs which could be avoided by Reservation Agreements have cost agency branches an average £10,000 per month. That’s the claim
NAEA Propertymark has written to the Scottish Government demanding it extend the current Land and Buildings Transaction Tax holiday -
Mystery still surrounds the number of homes actually sold by Purplebricks, despite upbeat statements regarding the number of instructions it
If you fear the market will slow after Christmas, think again - Rightmove is expecting several months of frenzied transactions