LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Leamington Spa

28/03/2012

BUDGET 2012 AND PROPERTY INVESTORS: AN OVERVIEW

The article will focus on the recent 2012 budget and its impact on property investors and landlords. It certainly reinforces the old cliché that there are only two certainties in life, death and taxes! Rental profits: Income Tax Landlords who own

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Leamington Spa

06/03/2012

This is the second in a three part series where we explain in detail our levels of service

RENT RECEIPT What type of Landlord do I need to be to only require this service – this type of service is designed for the hands on Landlord, you need to be very practical dealing with any maintenance issues at your property. However you require the

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Leamington Spa

18/01/2012

JUST FOR THE RECORD

Record keeping Record keeping is not the topic that sets most pulses racing, but the inadequacy and weakness of accounting and tax records is assuming greater prominence with HMRC (tax office). This article will outline HMRCs current and future

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Leamington Spa

25/11/2011

FREE BUSINESS COST REVIEW

In these unparalleled economic times, more and more companies are looking at ways of reducing their essential business costs. This is what prompted Sean Driscoll, Director of Martin and Co in Leamington to call in the services of Rob Weaver of BCR

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Leamington Spa

08/11/2011

Tenant demand shoots up as first-time investors enter buy-to-let

Rental demand across the UK continues to soar, with properties snapped up within a record low of 12.7 days and five tenants competing for each property.Countrywide reported this morning that tenant demand shot up by 10.8% in the third quarter of this

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Leamington Spa

03/11/2011

Martin & Co renews calls for single, custodial deposit scheme

Lettings chain Martin & Co has again added its voice to a call for a single tenant deposit scheme – a custodial one.Ian Wilson, managing director of the 60-branch franchise business, first made the call in April 2009. Today, it is repeated by the firm.In

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Leamington Spa

27/10/2011

HMO Article 4 Direction

On 27th July 2011, the Council confirmed an “Article 4 Direction (1.4mb, PDF)" in respect of changes of use from Use Class C3 (dwelling house) to Use Class C4 (small house in multiple occupation) within Leamington Spa which comes into effect on 1st April

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Leamington Spa

24/10/2011

Buy to let boom to continue into 2012

Demand for rental properties will remain strong and continue well into 2012 says Landlord Assist, the nationwide tenant eviction and referencing firm. Since the start of the recession the buy-to-let sector has witnessed a surge in demand as many would

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Leamington Spa

18/10/2011

Buy-to-let intermediary applications increase

Intermediaries recorded an increase in buy-to-let mortgage applications in Q3 2011, according to the latest research from buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages. The Financial Advisor Confidence Tracking Index, a quarterly panel survey of mortgage

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Leamington Spa

13/10/2011

Buy-to-let mortgages back with a bang

The total number of buy-to-let mortgages on the market has risen for the third quarter in a row and is now 26% higher than in Q2, according to broker Mortgages for Business. The total average number of buy-to-let mortgage products currently on the market

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Leamington Spa

11/10/2011

Poor energy efficient properties could still be banned from rental market within five years

Parliament has rejected a call to ban rental properties with an EPC rating below E from 2016.But the Government has not completely ruled it out if insufficient progress is made by landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their properties. Currently,

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Leamington Spa

07/10/2011

Buyers turning to rent due to the state of the housing market

The current state of the housing market is at tipping point. As we approach the remaining quarter of the year the sales market starts to decline, this has come dual with potential buyers thin on the ground. Furthermore, according to the Royal Institution

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