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Landlords forced to join a redress scheme


Letting Agents have been required to join a government consumer redress scheme since October 2014. There are currently two redress schemes in the U...

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Finding the perfect rental property


Whether you’re a seasoned tenant or looking for your first property, finding a home to rent is an exciting time. But there’s a lot of think about b...

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What is conveyancing?


Buying a home is likely to be the biggest purchase most of us will ever make, so it’s no surprise that you’ll need to appoint a lawyer to help. You...

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How to manage a rental property


As a landlord, you’ll want to enjoy a consistent and reliable income from your rental property by making sure your tenants want to stay after a fix...

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A tenant’s guide to renting


A tenant's guide to renting: Moving into a new home is an exciting time for any tenant. You’ll have found the perfect property and be ready to put ...

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The benefits of buying a new build property


Now is a great time to buy a new build home. A recent survey found that 90% (1) of new home buyers would buy a new build property again and over 83...

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What is residential surveying?


In this blog, we’re going to focus on one area: residential surveying. Anyone buying or selling their property will probably need to use a surveyor...

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How to sell your house – top tips for moving home in 2019


Selling a property can be a stressful process. There’s a lot to remember, including sorting your finances and marketing your home in the best possi...

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Landlords: are you up-to-date with legislation?


Landlords letting residential property need to make sure they stay up-to-date with a huge amount of legislation. Laws are changing all the time, so...

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Tips for tenants: How to find your ideal rental property


As most properties available to rent are now listed online, it’s easy to find your ideal rental home, right? Not necessary. Browsing over glossy ph...

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House prices rise at fastest rate in almost a year, says ...


House prices in the UK have increased to their highest rate in almost a year, accelerating at an annual rate of 3.7 per cent a year. This was the f...

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How landlords fared in the 2018 Autumn Budget 


Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his budget with confidence this month, stating it would “open a new chapter in our country’s economic future.”

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Asking prices jump to a record high for the third month i...


Asking prices of newly marketed property in Britain hit a record high in June, jumping for the third consecutive month. Data from the property sear...

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Why early spring is a good time to put your home on the m...


When’s the best time to put a property on the market? Some argue early spring is one of the optimum times of the year to put a home up for sale.

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Can millennials really save for deposits by giving up the...


The word deposit isn’t exactly the favourite word of many property buyers, particularly first-time buyers. Data suggests that potential first-tim...

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Lettings fee ban not to be implemented until May 2019


In November 2017, the government announced its proposal to ban letting agents from levying fees on tenants. A draft bill introduced to Parliament...

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Budget 2017 - What it means for the property market


There has been much discussion around the contents of the Annual Budget and what it will mean for us all. What it specifically means for each perso...

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Photographing Your Home


When it comes to marketing your home, one of the first things your future buyer or tenant will see are the photographs we take.

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Clerkenwell Becomes HotSpot For Cash Buyers


Clerkenwell is attracting a new surge of wealthy Londoners who are prepared to pay for their properties in cash. With nearly 6 out of 10 homes n...

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