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Plan Now for death-Bed property taxes

27 Sep 2021 None of us are immortal, so death bed tax planning strategies are important for us all to know about. On that basis I make no apology for what some might perceive to be such a taboo topic. This Case Study is based on a married couple with children, which...

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Bye bye shopping centres. Hello rental properties

10 Sep 2021 One of the country’s largest commercial and retail landlords - Capital & Regional - is to expand is current programme of building residential homes on existing shopping centres. In a trading statement to shareholders the company - which specialises in...

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Government considering £7,000 grants for heat pumps

01 Sep 2021 Ministers looking at quadrupling funding for existing Clean Heats Grants scheme and extending it by a year Homeowners could be given grants of at least £7,000 to replace their gas boilers with heat pumps under plans being considered by Boris Johnson. The...

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Tenant Demand is Highest Ever Says Propertymark

25 Aug 2021 The scale of demand in the private rental sector is now the highest on record according to ARLA Propertymark.  The average number of new prospective tenants registered per branch increased in July to 102, from June’s figure of 88. This is the highest...

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The Rental Market according to Shawbrook Research

25 Aug 2021 The value of the Private Rented Sector in England, Wales and Scotland grew by 5.8 per cent to a jaw dropping £1.4 trillion in the last year according to a new report from Shawbrook Bank.  Since the first national lockdown, house prices have rebounded...

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HMRC knows where landlords live! Data revealed

29 Jul 2021 HMRC has released data showing how many landlords live in each county, city, London borough and town within the UK. The figures also reveal that the total landlord population now exceeds 2.65 million people. HMRC has released data showing how many...

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Overseas student letting enquiries up 400%

17 Jun 2021 A Manchester agency says there’s been a 400 per cent increase in enquiries from international students. This huge number of enquiries for May is an indication that the international student accommodation market is on the road to recovery despite travel...

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London rental market recovering upwards at last

17 Jun 2021 There’s a large scale recovery underway in London’s rental sector according to the website Home. The site says that while average rents are still down overall on a year ago, most boroughs show significant rises over the last three months.  The...

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Is your town on the £610m Town Deals funding list?

10 Jun 2021 Twenty-six councils have been awarded funding by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government programme, intended to boost local economies and create jobs through projects including housebuilding.It is especially aimed at upgrading neglected...

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1 in 20 Tenancy Applications are Fake

21 May 2021 There’s been a huge 263 per cent increase in the value of fraudulent tenant applications in just three months, it’s been claimed. Homeppl, a tenant due diligence and guarantee firm, says agents have to be on high alert; the firm’s detection tests...

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The future of the tenant experience

20 May 2021 The last 12 months have heralded significant change across the property market and indeed we could argue across all markets in one form or another. But one change has been in the pipeline since before COVID and before work-from-home adaptation...

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Rental Market Has Gone To Pot

20 Apr 2021 Police seized more than 100 cannabis plants from a rented property in Eastbourne after responding to reports of suspicious behaviour in the area. Officers attended the house in Desmond Road at 9.20am last Wednesday, after receiving information from the...

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