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22 cheapest boroughs in the capital for first-time buyers

22 cheapest boroughs in the capital for first-time buyers

By Bea Patel on 20 Oct 2016 in Buying

According to the Aldermore First-Time Buyer Index, getting on the property ladder is ‘extremely difficult’, said nearly four in ten first-time buyers. The two biggest obstacles were raising a large deposit and increasing house prices. We compare the original monopoly board, just over 80 years old with the new 2016 board created by Barratt London, […]

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What do you need to know about tenancy deposits?

What do you need to know about tenancy deposits?

By Guest Blogger on 6 Oct 2016 in Letting, Renting

Buy-to-let landlords have a legal obligation to protect any deposit that they receive from a private tenant. But what are the correct procedures surrounding tenancy deposits? Ryan Weston, writing on behalf of Just Landlords Insurance Services, explains: In England and Wales, it’s mandatory for investors to protect any deposit received for an assured-shorthold tenancy (AST) […]

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Hello Bank of Mum and Dad

Hello Bank of Mum and Dad

By Guest Blogger on 22 Sep 2016 in Buying

By Josh Cousens, abbotFox Estate Agents The increasingly renowned Bank of Mum and Dad are expected to lend a helping hand to 25 per cent of UK property transactions this year. In numerical terms this means our parents are expected to fork out a combined total of over £5 billion, contributing to over 300,000 mortgages. […]

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How does the interest rate cut effect buy-to-let mortgages?

How does the interest rate cut effect buy-to-let mortgages?

By Bea Patel on 8 Sep 2016 in Industry News, Letting

On 4 August 2016, the Bank of England (BoE) cut interest rates from 0.5 per cent to 0.25 per cent after a record seven years. The record low cut comes as an attempt to offset the threat of a post-Brexit vote recession. When Britain voted to leave the EU, buy-to-let appeared to be an early […]

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Why is insurance imperative to accidental landlords?

Why is insurance imperative to accidental landlords?

By Guest Blogger on 25 Aug 2016 in Letting

By Ryan Weston, writing on behalf of Just Landlords Becoming a residential landlord can occur for a number of different reasons. In the case of accidental landlords, this is not something people have foreseen or have necessarily agreed upon. The role of an accidental landlord can be thrust upon someone in varying circumstances. These include […]

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Not all homeowners will benefit from the interest rate cut

Not all homeowners will benefit from the interest rate cut

By Bea Patel on 11 Aug 2016 in Industry News

On 4 August 2016, the Bank of England (BoE) cut interest rates from 0.5 per cent to 0.25 per cent after a record seven years. The record low cut comes as an attempt to offset the threat of a post Brexit vote recession. The BoE base rate effects interest rates in the market, influencing levels […]

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Infographic: Tips to improve your home security

Infographic: Tips to improve your home security

By Bea Patel on 28 Jul 2016 in Home Security

Are you aware of the different kinds of burglar alarms available on the market, as well as the additional home security services that various companies offer? In addition, are your locks BSI Kitemark approved? There are several simple steps that you can take to help make your home safer from thieves, and to give yourself […]

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What to consider when converting a barn

What to consider when converting a barn

By Guest Blogger on 14 Jul 2016 in Home Improvements

By Josh Cousens, abbotFox Estate Agents Living in beautiful rural Norfolk has entitled an array of property developers to consider barn conversions. The scenic countryside that envelops our county is rich with rustic properties that already have been, or have the potential to be converted into spectacular homes. Barn conversions are becoming progressively popular in […]

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3 tips for homeowners following a Brexit vote

3 tips for homeowners following a Brexit vote

By Bea Patel on 30 Jun 2016 in Selling

Britain faced its biggest decision for decades last Thursday, 23 June. We took to the polls to vote if Britain should leave or remain in the EU. Before the EU referendum vote, we discussed the potential impact of a Brexit on the UK property market. Forecasts showed a potential drop in house prices – £7,500 […]

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The impact of Brexit on UK property

The impact of Brexit on UK property

By Bea Patel on 16 Jun 2016 in Industry News

With one week to go until the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU, the debate is heating up. There have been many views, opinions and speculation as to how a Brexit could affect the property industry, but in reality, is there little evidence-based analysis on its impact? With a Brexit taking us into […]

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