LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Sutton

19/05/2014

Rented Properties To Overtake Privately Owned By 2032

Since 2007 the private rented sector has grown from 14% to 18% of households while owner-occupation has dropped from 68% to 64% and social renting has also fallen. This has happened with BTL mortgages financing just 420,000 (32%) of the additional 1.31

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Sutton

17/05/2014

Coles Lane, Sutton Coldfield vs Riland Avenue, Sutton Coldfield

I was talking to a couple last week, who are considering becoming landlords for the first time.They were looking for advice as to whether a property on Coles Lane, Sutton Coldfield or Riland Avenue, Sutton Coldfield would make a better buy-to-let

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Sutton

17/05/2014

Erdington outperforms Sutton Coldfield by 46%

A landlord with a small property portfolio came into our office on Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield last week.He lives in Streetly, and has properties in both Sutton Coldfield and Erdington. He wanted to ask our opinion on where he should his next

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Sutton

06/05/2014

Huge Rise in House Sales

Figures obtained by Martin and Co in Sutton show a massive increase in the amount of houses sold year on year in England and Wales. March prices were also up by 5.6% compared to last year. The figures put the average house price in England and Wales at

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Sutton

22/04/2014

A Good Time To Sell Property?

As the supply of homes continues to drop, more buyers than ever before are willing to pay more than the asking price to secure their dream property, according to estate agents. The supply of housing on the market has fallen for the sixth consecutive

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Sutton

15/04/2014

Regulation and the Private Lettings Sector

A 23-page ‘note’ written by officers at the House of Commons library has been released, giving details behind the government’s decision not to regulate letting agents but instead to oblige them to join a redress scheme.The document is formally

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Sutton

14/04/2014

We were right to go into sales, declares lettings chain boss

The boss of franchise chain Martin & Co said he would have been “very worried” had he stuck with lettings only.Ian Wilson, the CEO, said the launch into sales in 2012 was paying off.A total of 97 of its offices were offering a sales service in 2013,

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Sutton

10/04/2014

London Housing Bank?

Boris Johnson, has launched proposals for a new investment scheme designed to accelerate house building and help deliver thousands more low cost homes for people in the city. What is described as an unique London Housing Bank scheme is set to loan up to

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Sutton

06/03/2014

SALES! SALES! SALES!

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Martin and Co in Sutton is now offering a SALES service to run along side our Lettings business. We find ourselves in the quite unique position of having Landlords with property to sell and Landlords wishing to

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Sutton

16/01/2014

CBI Tells Government Not To Forget Private Rental Sector

A generation of renters could be left behind as the housing debate focuses too much on ownership according to the employers’ organisation, the CBI. It says that by 2018 one in five households will live in private rented accommodation; within two years

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Sutton

26/11/2013

2014 Could Be A Great Year For Sutton Landlords

It has been suggested that with both the PRS and sales market appearing in greater equilibrium, 2014 could be a bumper year for the shrewd Sutton landlord who reacts to market demands. Improved activity in the sales market has not hampered demand in the

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Sutton

19/11/2013

Landlords' Confidence At Six Year High

Sutton landlords may be interested to know that more than two-thirds of UK buy-to-let landlords expect to do good business in the future as tenants struggle to buy. Research carried out by BDRC Continental and property consultancy Allsop reveals optimism

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