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Chesterfield

16/12/2013

Autumn Statement 2013: key points for the property market

Measures in the Autumn Statement, including CGT for foreign owners and a boost for regional cities, held few surprises for the property world... http://ow.ly/rA4jd

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Chesterfield

09/12/2013

Autumn Statement 2013: key points for the property market

To a recession-enfeebled British public, the Chancellor’s decision to impose a tax on wealthy foreigners comes not so much as a piece of bad news, as a positive shot in the arm. Many people feel it is only fair that, as from April 2015, Mr Osborne

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Chesterfield

02/12/2013

Labour pledges to build five new towns to ease shortage of new homes

New shadow housing minister unveils plans to head off projected shortage of a million homes by 2022 Five new towns will be built in the first five years of a Labour government under plans being drawn up by the party, its new shadow housingminister has

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Chesterfield

25/11/2013

Six cheap and quirky gadgets that cut energy bills

1. Radiator booster For around £25 you can buy a radiator booster which claims to cut heating bills by 10 per cent. Read more http://ow.ly/qVk0I

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18/11/2013

Generation rent: guide for landlords and tenants

Nine million people caught in a pincer grip of soaring house prices and stagnant wages are locked out of home ownership and face a lifetime of renting. Even with a leg up on to the housing ladder from Government schemes such as Help to Buy, a

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11/11/2013

UK Housing Minister sets out plan for stability for tenants and landlords

UK Housing Minister Kris Hopkins has offered a deal that will he says will give a decade of strong protection for social tenants with the cost of living. Read More: http://www.propertywire.com/news/europe/uk-plan-tenants-landlords-201311018414.html

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28/10/2013

Eviction expert warns landlords about rent-to-rent

Paul Shamplina, founder of Landlord Action, appeared on Radio 4’s You and Yours show yesterday to warn landlords of the risk of letting their property to rent-to-rent agents. Rent-to-rent is a simple concept: Rent a house, then sub-let the rooms to

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Chesterfield

28/10/2013

So estate agents DO still have their uses

Almost 95% of people looking for a new home start their search on the internet – and in the 18-24 age group the proportion rises to 100%. Much older people also start their search online, with 66% of over 75-year-olds using the internet. The statistics

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Chesterfield

28/10/2013

Rents hit all-time high

The average buy-to-let investor in England and Wales earned a total return of £12,129 in the year to September, and that figure could double over the next 12 months. According to the latest buy-to-let index from LSL Property Services, the average BTL

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28/10/2013

First-time landlords on the up

Brokers have seen a sharp rise in first-time landlords according to a poll by specialist buy-to-let lender Paragon. Its survey of advisers found that 27% of cases involved first-time landlords against 22% in the second quarter, the highest level seen

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Chesterfield

28/10/2013

A good relationship with tenants is a must

To be a good landlord, you have to get inside the mind of your tenants. And there is no shortage of tenants willing to tell you exactly what they want. Savills has polled 2,300 private sector tenants in the UK to discover that the top priorities are

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26/02/2013

Shaky mortgage lending underlines need for strong rental focus

Mortgage lending to home buyers fell last month, letting down previous optimistic forecasts of a recovery in the sales market.The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that total gross mortgage lending declined to £10.4m in January.This was 9% lower than

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