unoccupied property

You are certainly aware that leaving a property unoccupied can lead to a series of problems; let’s review what kind of issues you may face if you abandon your property for a long period of time. An empty property it doesn’t only means no revenue from rent; it also means that potentially can become a […]

Landlords Tenant Fees Ban

The majority of landlords (71 per cent) who use a letting agent will continue to do so even if they have to pay more, according to a recent survey.* The research, from UKALA (UK Association of Letting Agents and the National Landlords Association), reveals that eight in ten landlords (79 per cent) think that letting […]

Running up the hill of Housing Crisis

Housing is one of UK’s biggest issues, as the luck of new homes combined with the increased population, has driven prices out of reach and nearly doubled the cost of rent for tenants while the expense of buying a house remain sky-high especially for young people. Housing crisis is at its worst but isn’t about […]

highest growth in house prices

Manchester has the highest growth in house prices across major UK cities With the best house price growth in the country, Manchester is now at the top of the rankings of the 20 cities with the highest growth in house prices, with its property values reaching nearly 9% year-on-year. According to Hometrack, which tracks the […]

Housing Health and Safety Standards Housing health and safety standards should be one of your main concerns If you are a homeowner thinking to rent your property. Your accommodation must meet certain  standards in order to be suitable for living. Before letting a house to tenants, you should check carefully your property for any hazards […]

buy a second home

Buying a second home overseas can be a profitable investment or a holiday haven. Owning a second holiday home abroad can be dazzlingly affordable compared to the average UK house prices, while it can be a real asset if it is used as a second income on lettings. Recently the international currency provider FairFX conducted […]

letting agents fees

Pushing against the letting agents’ fee ban for tenants, ARLA is keeping up its campaign by presenting how UK letting agents’ fees are cheaper compared to other major economies. According to the research presented recently to ARLA Conference in London the association reported that in France, higher-end agency fees are at 12 Euros per square […]

energy efficiency and condition standards

From the 1st April 2018 there will be a requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector to normally have a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The regulations will come into force for new lets and renewals of tenancies with effect from 1st April 2018 […]

6 Tips Every New Home Buyer Should Know

If you are interested in buying a house, before you begin your search you have to consider some important aspects of this investment you are about to make in order to avoid costly mistakes. You have to choose between an urban and a suburban lifestyle Your choice will define how you are going to live […]

Landlords energy efficiency

Landlords in England and Wales have less than a year to check or improve the energy efficiency of their properties, as by 1st April 2018 the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Regulations take effect. The new minimum energy efficiency requirements will apply to both the domestic and non-domestic sides of the PRS meaning that whether […]