Does a House Name Add Value?

The name of their property is, to many people, as important as the car they drive and says a lot about the owner. For example, stating your address as “The Manor House” immediately suggests wealth and status, whereas “The Bungalow” has different connotations. From a property marketing perspective, house names can have a bearing on…

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The Key to a Secure Move

Most people who are happy to instruct an agent to sell their property are usually just as happy to provide a key for the purpose of buyer viewings. And with good reason; the easier it is to gain access to a property, the more likely it is that the estate agent will bring a regular…

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Protect Your Investment this Winter

During these winter months, landlords can easily overlook the importance of ensuring that the temperature of your property does not fall below freezing. Your tenant might be more concerned about their own comfort than the welfare of your investment. But what happens if they decide to fly to some winter the sun for a couple…

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Helping hand for the High Street

New spending aimed at breathing new life into high streets and town centres may well impact local house prices. The government has made a very public commitment to spending money in order to rebalance the economy, a process called ‘levelling out’. 10.7 million people, equivalent to 16% of the British population, live within 200 metres…

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House Price Growth

The latest house price data published by Land Registry shows that UK House prices are growing and have increased by 2.2% in the year to November 2019. This is the highest level of annual growth recorded since November 2018. As of November 2019, the average price of a property across the UK is £235,298. House…

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Practical Elements of Buying to Let

Our recent article looked at the benefits of buying to let in principle. Here we consider some practical elements: Attitude: Buying to let is a long-term investment, so don’t stretch yourself, because if you had to sell in the short term you would almost certainly lose money. Choose well:  Follow your head not your heart….

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Can renting be pet-friendly?

40% of UK households own a pet, yet only 7% of landlords advertise homes as suitable for pets. It is no wonder many people struggle to find a pet-friendly home. Research conducted by the Property Academy found that 35% of all tenants would be willing to pay a premium of £40 per month (£50 in…

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