Regulation Overload for Chelmsford Landlords…

A residential buy-to-let property investment has long been regarded as a tax efficient and lucrative method of wealth creation. Anyone who was credit-worthy and had a reasonable deposit could become a landlord. Simple. But things have changed. While property remains an excellent investment, usually yielding both respectable annual profits and capital growth, the sector has…

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Anyone for Tennis?

The thwack of tennis balls, the clink of a cup of tea and the slurp of a sucked strawberry are sounds that are synonymous with the perfect English summer – weather permitting of course. It seems that everyone in this area enjoys the Wimbledon season as a sporting event as much as a lifestyle aspiration….

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The Rental Rush in Chelmsford

The end of the holiday season usually prompts great activity in the rental market and landlords should not only be prepared for this, but also take advantage of it. The summer holiday not only marks the end of the school year, but also the end of a time of employment, with many people handing in…

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What is a Covenant?

A covenant is a term you might hear when discussing a property during the conveyancing process. Covenants are a form of legal obligation that is binding on the owner of a property and passes from owner to owner whenever the property is sold. They form part of the deeds of a property and are recorded…

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Making Moving Easier in Chelmsford

Moving day can be stressful enough, but a bit of forethought can go a long way. For example, many people take the opportunity to clear any unwanted junk out of their homes and lives. Charity shops, car boot sales, and friends can be grateful recipients of some items, and hiring a small skip for a…

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Something in the Air?

Why is it that tenanted properties appear to be damper than those that are owner-occupied? Firstly, we’re talking about condensation here, not rising damp. Condensation is caused when warm air, which holds more water vapour, meets a cold surface, forming water droplets. This may attract fungal growths such as Mildew leading that “that damp smell”….

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