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Know The Tips To Become A Landlord In London

Thursday, 9 August, 2018

It is quite exciting to become a landlord. Not just because you get a consistent source of income, but it gives a sense of pride also.   However, there is a word of caution also. Before handing over the keys to your first tenants, spend some time in understanding the responsibilities of a landlord.   … Read More »

Did You Hear About Regeneration Properties?

Tuesday, 10 July, 2018

Since everyone who settles in London wants to own property, it becomes essential for the government and developers to search the ways of improving the space utilization.   Then only it will be a healthy, happy and beautiful place to live.   What is the best way to achieve it? Well, the government and local … Read More »

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 »