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(Not) a long way from home

Recent research has revealed that 70% of people, who sold their primary residence, moved less than 20 miles to their new property. Of the 26,000 ‘house-movers’ in the last five years, those in the North East, East and South West were ... more

Demand from buyers in the UK falls to a two year low

Demand for housing in the UK is at its lowest level in two years with the number of house hunters making enquiries down by a fifth in April, new research shows. Estate agents also reported that the number of sales made to first time buyers fell in April.... more

Renting to become the norm for the young people of Cardiff?

I had the most interesting chat with a mature couple (in their early/mid 50’s) from Llandough the other day, whilst viewing one of our rental properties. The property wasn’t for them, but their son, who wanted a second viewing with his parents to get the parental blessing. ... more

Abandoned properties a common issue for landlords

Abandoned properties are a more common problem for landlords than you might think. According to figures by National Landlords Association, on average, a third of landlords (36%) across the UK have been left with an abandoned property to deal with... more

Where will Cardiff Property Prices be by 2021?

I was having lunch the other day with a local Cardiff solicitor friend of mine, when the subject of property came up. He asked me my thoughts on the Cardiff property market for the next five years. Property prices are both a British national obsession and a key driver of the British consumer economy. So what will happen next in the property market? So here is what I told him, and now wish, my blog reading friends, to share with you.... more

Welsh election – rent controls on party agenda

The issue of rent controls has been raised by Plaid Cymru as part of next month’s Welsh Assembly elections. Plaid’s election manifesto pledges to ban fees paid by the tenant to letting agents and introduce rent controls. ... more

Focus on Stony Stratford Property

Focus on Stony Stratford Property: Stony Stratford is located in the North West of the Milton Keynes area. There are around 7,900 residents of modern Stony and the immediate areas and the town was given its status in 1215...... more

Amazing end to the first quarter of 2016!

It has been a phenomenally busy few weeks for the team here at Northwood Milton Keynes! With the new stamp duty land tax changes coming into effect on the 1st of April, there were serious financial implications to any delays in completion for properties being purchased as second homes...... more

11,500 Homes in Milton Keynes to Face Demolition

11,500 Homes in Milton Keynes to Face Demolition. Thousands of people in Milton Keynes will be facing uncertainty this week after plans for a radical regeneration of the area were announced. ... more

Tenant being pursued for damages by landlady's insurers

A tenant who allegedly caused £128,000 of damage to a £1m rented property in Wiltshire is being pursued for damages by the landlady’s insurers. ... more

Tenant Stole Dishwasher and Flooded Flat

A North East landlord suffered thousands of pounds worth of damage to his flat when his tenant stole the dishwasher, leaving water leaking which flooded the flat and caused damage to the flat below.... more

180,000 Scottish tenancies not in Deposit Protection

The 'Make Renting Right' conference brought the good Scottish private landlords together with their counterparts in housing associations and advice agencies, and there was some good news, says Councillor Jimmy Black in his Blog for Scottish ... more

Arsenal tops the League of renting prices

Arsenal tops the league table every time when it comes to renting prices in their area.With a two bedroom flat going for £2,000 per calendar month you'd almost need to be on a footballer's wage to afford it.... more

Manchester gives highest Buy to Let yields

Manchester gives highest Buy to Let yields... more

3,000 Scottish Landlords in bid to stop rent controls

More than three thousand Scottish landlords have signed a petition strongly opposing the proposed introduction of rent controls in new legislation which could also abolish the “no fault” eviction procedure introduced in the Housing Act in 1988. ... more
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