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. […]
Can you bag a property bargain?
By Bea Patel on 4 May 2017 in Buying
According to Zoopla’s analysis, the average reduction in asking prices is almost £25,000. There are opportunities for buy-to-let investors to snap up property at a cheaper price. And there could be hope for first time buyers looking to save money when buying their first property. Some people are fortunate to get help from the bank […]
Still living at home? A third of the nation can’t afford to rent
By Bea Patel on 20 Apr 2017 in Industry News
Rising house prices and saving for a deposit is much harder to reach for the younger generation. Now, many opt to remain living with their parents into and beyond their late twenties. So, what’s the ideal age to leave the nest? There was a division, with the majority thinking the latest age still acceptable to […]
Mobile workforce creates demand for city centre living in Northern Powerhouse
By Bea Patel on 6 Apr 2017 in Buying, Industry News
The Northern Powerhouse aims to boost economic growth in the North of England, in core cities such as Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds and Sheffield. Liverpool has now emerged as a property hotspot within the Northern Powerhouse. It’s boosted by an increase in demand for city centre accommodation, from a progressively wealthy and mobile workforce. The […]
Is this the start of a new breed of estate agents?
By Nick Biring on 23 Mar 2017 in Selling
There are many different estate agents popping up in the property industry. We’re all used to high street estate agents, but there has been a rise in online and hybrid agents maximising on using technology to reduce costs for those selling or letting their property – without compromising on customer service. With the array of […]
What is the best time of year to sell your property?
By Guest Blogger on 9 Mar 2017 in Selling
By Josh Cousens, abbotFox Estate Agents The stresses and headaches of selling a property are enough on their own, without having to worry about which time of year is best to generate the greatest levels of interest and highest value for your property. With countless years of combined estate agency experience at abbotFox, we have […]