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Top tips for selling your home this spring

April 20, 2016

Spring time is traditionally a busy time for house sales. With plenty of homes on the market at this time of year, you want to make sure your home stands out from the crowd. Here are some top tips for selling your home this spring: Kerb appeal matters Many buyers know within a few minutes […] View article >

Be prepared for all costs when buying a property

April 15, 2016

Given that property prices rose by 6.4% in the United Kingdom in 2015, it is no surprise that many people may wince when they read about the cost of buying a property. According to Land Registry Data, the average price of property in England and Wales rose to £188,270. In addition to the price of […] View article >

Landlords turn to agents as legislation becomes more onerous

April 13, 2016

Legislation for landlords to provide safe and compliant homes is constantly up-dating, but many landlords feel it is becoming more onerous and harder to keep up with. In a recent survey by Direct Line for Business, it was found that 10% of landlords have no formal tenancy agreement in place at all with their tenants. […] View article >

Bank of England introduce new measures to curb BTL lending

April 1, 2016

Earlier this week, the Bank of England introduced a consultation on new measures to toughen up underwriting of Buy To Let mortgages. In its consultation paper, Underwriting standards for buy-to-let mortgage contracts, the Bank’s “Prudential Regulation Authority” said it intends to establish a guardrail on underwriting standards in the buy-to-let sector to prevent these from slipping […] View article >