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TAKE COVER – YOU’RE A LANDLORD NOW

12 May 2018

One of the most common mistakes made by buy-to-let investors, especially those new to the sector, is to rely on a standard home insurance policy. Read more >

QUALIFICATION

Estate Agency - A profession, not just an Industry

3 May 2018

After a long personal battle to see regulation brought in, Jan Hÿtch reacts to the Government announcement of the introduction of qualifications for Estate Agents. Read more >

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A PROFESSION OF RESPECT

30 April 2018

Much has been written about the change in legislation which means that in future estate agents will have to be appropriately qualified to be able to operate – encouragingly, almost... Read more >

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WHEN A CVA MIGHT BE THE LEAST WORST OPTION

26 April 2018

In the continuing stormy waters which are battering the retail sector, many firms are seeking calmer waters through the use of company voluntary agreements, or CVAs. Read more >

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WHY BUY-TO-LET INVESTORS MUST BUY PROPERTY WITH THEIR HEADS, NOT THEIR HEARTS

16 April 2018

Despite tax and stamp duty changes, residential buy-to-let remains a popular choice for investors, especially as interest rates remain stubbornly low, giving poor returns on many other forms of investment. Read more >

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TIME FOR RURAL AREAS TO ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS

29 March 2018

A quick glance around the changing face of the city demonstrates the large influence that Permitted Development Rights (PDR), which made it easier to convert commercial property into residential use,... Read more >

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NOT UBER-IMPRESSED WITH ONLINE AGENTS

23 March 2018

With Facebook dominating the headlines this week, the role of technology, and how it has ‘disrupted’ various markets, is in many people’s minds. Read more >

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DEADLINE LOOMING FOR BAN ON LETTING OUT ENERGY INEFFICIENT PROPERTIES

12 March 2018

The end of this month sees an important change in the rules governing the energy-efficiency of residential lettings properties – and it means that some older homes will no longer... Read more >