Would you buy a Micro-home?
By Vin Parmar on 21 Sep 2017 in Buying
In the last couple of years, the number of micro-homes in the UK has rocketed, as there’s a lack of supply in the property market. This means developers are slicing up buildings to create multiple houses. These properties are called micro because they’re smaller than 37sqm, which is equivalent to the size of a tube […]
Would-be DIY landlord? Follow these tips
By Guest Blogger on 7 Sep 2017 in Letting
By Ryan Weston, of Just Landlords Despite the raft of regulation changes aimed at deterring landlords from purchasing property, the fact remains that buy-to-let is still a solid form of investment. With demand continuing to outstrip supply in many regions, savvy landlords can certainly enjoy substantial rental yields, should they remain organised and on top […]
Tempted to sell your house for quick cash? Get the facts
By Vin Parmar on 24 Aug 2017 in Selling
There are many reasons why you may consider using a quick sale company to sell your home, such as to avoid repossession, relocation, age, health or a relationship breakdown. However, fee structures aren’t always made transparent, false valuations may occur and some customers are tied to a contract. We all often think about a fast […]
The Skinny House paves way to creative house building
By Bea Patel on 10 Aug 2017 in Industry News
One developers ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking has led to Westminster Council approving plans to build a three-bedroom home in an old alleyway. The alleyway was once used as a path to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, which has now closed. The 10-foot-wide home will be built between two commercial buildings on Euston Road in Central London – […]
How is the result of the General Election impacting on the property market?
By Guest Blogger on 27 Jul 2017 in Industry News
By Ryan Weston, of Just Landlords It’s now over a month since the unexpected result of the General Election. In a chastening night for the Conservatives, Theresa May was left in tears, Jeremy Corbyn was left jubilant in defeat and Housing Minister Gavin Barwell lost his seat. During the ensuing chaos, Prime Minister May has […]
Is your credit score stopping you from buying or renting a property?
By Bea Patel on 13 Jul 2017 in Buying, Renting
Understanding and managing your credit score is essential when applying for a range of financial products, especially mortgages, loans and renting property. Using credit scores to determine someone’s financial viability for a mortgage is nothing new, but it’s becoming increasingly common for landlords to use them when deciding on potential tenants. So, if you’re unsure […]
What are the main costs when selling a property?
By Guest Blogger on 29 Jun 2017 in Selling
By Holly Barry, Contributor It’s fair to say that for most of us, a house or flat is likely to be the most valuable asset we ever own. If, over time, you’re able to invest in your property, modernising or refurbishing it, or adding an extension, you’re likely to see a substantial increase in the […]
£90,000 pw – UK’s most expensive rental property
By Bea Patel on 15 Jun 2017 in Renting
A luxury five-bedroom penthouse flat on London’s Park Lane is the most expensive rental property in the UK. It’s within the iconic Sir Edward Lutyens building, instantly recognisable by their water towers marking each corner of Park Lane. The penthouse, accessed from its own private lift has five double bedrooms all with marble en-suite bathrooms. […]
Getting a foot on the property ladder: A millennial’s guide
By Guest Blogger on 1 Jun 2017 in Buying
By Holly Barry, Contributor After three or four years at university, most students will be thinking about their next steps, in particularly, where they will be living. Many graduates choose to rent with friends in their university town, while others relocate to the area they have landed their job or graduate placement. But, wherever you […]
How will the proposed ban on letting agent fees impact on buy-to-let landlords?
By Guest Blogger on 19 May 2017 in Industry News, Letting
By Ryan Weston, of Just Landlords Insurance Services It’s now almost six months since Philip Hammond’s first (and last) Autumn Statement, where the Chancellor outlined plans for another controversial legislation change to impact on the buy-to-let sector. In the Statement, Mr Hammond announced that the Government was to ban letting agent fees paid by tenants. […]