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Beware rogue agents and landlords in London; The Big Boss is watching!

Thursday, 21 June, 2018

  Here is big news that will bring a great qualitative improvement in the real-estate scenario in London.   It is an initiative to stamp out ill-practices prevailing in the private rented sector.   According to the reports.,33 local authorities come together to build a rogue landlord database introduced by the Honorable Mayor of London … Read More »

Extending lease? Rely on a chartered Valuer, not online calculator!

Thursday, 14 June, 2018

  It is an astonishing fact for some people that around 20 percent residential properties in the country are leasehold. It means around 4 million properties fall under the category of diminishing asset.   If we look at the statistics of London, then the figure is further large. Almost one-third of the properties are leasehold. … Read More »

RICS report blames Brexit and Stamp Duty for falling property markets

Monday, 21 May, 2018

How the property market of England performed in the last five years and what factors affected it?   RICS or The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors issues the most comprehensive and downbeat assessment report.     It takes into consideration each factor that influences the market; internally or externally.   The report says that the … Read More »

Construction

Saturday, 12 May, 2018

So what is a property of non-standard construction? The following are regarded as traditional construction: Walls • Cavity outer walls of brick/reconstituted stone with inner walls of brick or block. • Cavity outer walls of brick/reconstituted stone/blocks rendered with inner walls of brick or block • Timber framed property with outer walls of brick/reconstituted stone, … Read More »

Are the value and price of your property the same thing?

Tuesday, 17 April, 2018

Well, the two words seem to be synonymous and interchangeable. Even in the thesaurus, they are explained with almost similar words.   It is the reason; people get confused about it when they buy or sell a property. They feel that the price one gets for a house, mall, complex or industry is its value. … Read More »

Whom should you hire, local tenant or international?

Saturday, 14 April, 2018

The statistics of the population in London is amazing. Amongst the total population, almost one-third people are born outside the UK.   It means when you decide to rent your property, it is a significantly high probability that you will get an international tenant.   Though a lot has been talked about the diversity in … Read More »