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Property market set to flood as 380,000 landlords look to sell up

Property market set to flood as 380,000 landlords look to sell up

By Bea Patel on 24 May 2018 in Industry News

Many first-time buyers have struggled to get on to the property market. Difficulty saving for a deposit, increasing property prices, mortgage rules and a supply shortage make owning a home harder to achieve. But some experts say the market will become flooded, making way for plenty of homes for first-time buyers. This is because 380,000 […]

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What the Tenant Fees Bill means for landlords

What the Tenant Fees Bill means for landlords

By Guest Blogger on 17 May 2018 in Industry News, Letting

By Rose Jinks, Just Landlords On the 3 May 2018, the much-awaited Tenant Fees Bill was introduced into Parliament. It’s expected to become law as soon as next year, so we explain what the bill means for landlords. Fees charged to tenants banned The most prominent measure included in the Tenant Fees Bill is that […]

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How big are our homes in England and Wales?

How big are our homes in England and Wales?

By Bea Patel on 10 May 2018 in Industry News

While you’re thinking about if an extension can add value to your home, and by how much, do you know how big our homes are? According to an analysis of 2016 property prices by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the average house sold had a floor area of 104 metres squared. This is two-fifths […]

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Locations revealed: Britain’s next boom

Locations revealed: Britain’s next boom

By Vin Parmar on 12 Apr 2018 in Industry News

New research shows towns across Britain are looking at the cost of properties per square metre. Some towns and cities have cheaper properties, but a study reveals which areas show their best investment returns based on their size. According to Zoopla the typical property in Britain now costs £211 per square foot, which is an […]

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Incredible house made from shipping containers

Incredible house made from shipping containers

By Vin Parmar on 22 Mar 2018 in Industry News

Have you ever thought about living in the middle of a desert? What about in shipping containers? London-based designer James Whitaker created this stunning house out of shipping containers – and you won’t be disappointed. The house is 200-square metres. It includes a kitchen, living room and three en-suite bedrooms. It’s made from many shipping […]

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New EPC legislation – clarification and information for landlords

New EPC legislation – clarification and information for landlords

By Guest Blogger on 15 Mar 2018 in Industry News, Letting

By Rose Jinks, Just Landlords If you’ve ever bought, sold, let or rented a property, you’ll know that an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) can be a significant consideration when choosing your new investment. Every property that’s put up for sale or to let is legally required to have an EPC. However, new research from Landlord […]

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A year in review: house prices, stock markets and Brexit

A year in review: house prices, stock markets and Brexit

By Guest Blogger on 8 Mar 2018 in Industry News

By Ben Johnson, YOPA estae agents Over the past 12 months we’ve seen a lot of changes, but when it comes to Brexit, it seems to be more of the same. We’ve gone from knowing relatively little about the proposed separation from the EU to knowing very little. The rhetoric coming from both sides has […]

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Britain’s 10 cheapest and most expensive streets and how you can buy faster

Britain’s 10 cheapest and most expensive streets and how you can buy faster

By Vin Parmar on 22 Feb 2018 in Buying, Industry News

The cheapest street in England and Wales is in Sunderland and costs less than a Ford Focus. If you’re one of the house buyers concerned about Britain’s property bubble, you should head toward County Durham. County Durham is home to only one of the seven cheapest streets in the UK. In Peterlee, you’d expect to […]

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UK’s best help-to-buy cities named

UK’s best help-to-buy cities named

By Vin Parmar on 15 Feb 2018 in Buying, Industry News

Entering the property market can be daunting for a first-time buyer in today’s economic climate. But many have taken advantage of help-to-buy schemes and ISAs to get a foot on the property ladder. First-time buyers can get equity loans of up to 20 per cent (or 40 per cent in London boroughs) of the property’s […]

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Revealed: the UK’s ideal home

Revealed: the UK’s ideal home

By Vin Parmar on 1 Feb 2018 in Industry News

The UK’s ideal home is not just eco-friendly, but spacious with lots of storage space. In an online survey by GoCompare Mortgages of 2,000 UK residents, results show people favoured a two-storey, simply designed and sustainable detached home with three bedrooms and a modest but medium sized garden. Where do people want their ideal home […]

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