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What is the New Tenant Fees Act?

June 3, 2019 2:08 pm

As part of the Government’s bid to limit hidden costs for tenants, the new Tenant Fees Act is now in place in England. Essentially, the act caps the amount that renters can be charged for things like deposit fees. Letting fees have even been completely banned. In the past, many landlords have overcharged renters for…

Our Top 3 Property Investment Tips

May 10, 2019 4:29 pm

If you are considering your first property investment and you are looking for some expert advice, you have come to the right place! Follow our top three property investment tips below, to help you secure your ideal property and maximise your return on investment. Tip 1 – Do your research Look at potential property hot…

Help to Buy Loans Have Exceeded £10 Billion in Six Years

March 12, 2019 3:57 pm

Since the 2013 Budget when the Government’s Help to Buy scheme was first launched, nearly 200,000 purchasers have used it to get on or move up the property ladder. The majority of these purchasers have been first-time buyers. The scheme is essentially an equity loan of up to 20% of the value of a new…

Our Guide to Informing Buyers of a Neighbour Dispute

February 1, 2019 1:21 pm

If you’ve put your property on the market, it’s important to make your buyers aware of any problems you may have had with your neighbours, whether in the past or present. The rules on what you should or shouldn’t declare to a prospective buyer are slightly cloudy. However, there have actually been cases where new…

Top Tips For Renting Your House

January 4, 2019 4:57 pm

When you decide to rent out your home you will become a ‘landlord’ and with this new status comes great responsibility. There are a number of important factors you will need to consider before you put your home up for rent, such as how to prepare your property and your legal responsibilities. To help you…

What is Property Fraud?

December 4, 2018 12:59 pm

Property fraud is when a criminal pretends to be the owner of a property and attempts to sell/mortgage it without the permission or knowledge of the real owner. This is done by means of a forged document to transfer the property into the fraudster’s own name, or by impersonating the registered owner. After obtaining money…

What You Need to Know Before Renting

August 7, 2018 3:47 pm

The amount of people renting in the UK is at a record high. The costs of rent are also increasing every year so follow this guide to help you save when you rent a home. Research the area First things first, you need to decide where you want to live and then if you can…

5 Things to Consider When Investing in a Buy-to-Let Property

June 1, 2018 10:55 am

Considering investing in a property portfolio? Or are you a landlord looking to make the most of your investment? We’ve put together these top tips to help you navigate the ever-changing Buy-to-Let (BTL) market. Do your homework Doing your homework is critical. You’ll need to be able to adapt to the constant BTL regulatory and…

What to Do If You’re Struggling to Pay Your Mortgage

May 23, 2018 2:30 pm

Life is very unpredictable and various events could take place that lead to you not making your monthly mortgage repayments.  If this happens, you will get into arrears and your lender may take action to repossess your home. There are government schemes that can help but they often result in increased debt. The best thing…

How Can Lighting Help Me Sell My Home?

May 11, 2018 9:25 am

Moving house can be stressful, especially when you can’t seem to sell despite a huge amount of viewings. There are many steps you can take to help improve your chances of selling your property and lighting is one of them. Lighting can greatly impact a person’s mood. Poor artificial lighting, for example, can trigger depression,…