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03rd March 2017
If you own a leasehold property there are several good reasons to consider extending the terms of your lease. In essence, as the length of the remaining lease term decreases so does the value of the lease itself — and this has consequences. For example, if you plan to raise a mortgage on the property or you are planning to sell, you or your potential…
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25th July 2016
In the wake of the UK referendum vote to leave the European Union, differing views have been voiced on how Brexit may affect Britain’s property market. Already, it seems, overseas investors are snapping up properties in places like London. Estate agents have reported receiving calls from Chinese, Middle Eastern, Italian and Spanish investors shopping around for bargains. Early indications show that while a number of…
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25th July 2016
Amidst all the current uncertainty, it may be a comfort to know that despite the UK’s long-standing membership of the EU, property law in the UK has remained essentially national with, for the most part, little intervention from the EU. As a result, it looks as though Brexit will have limited impact on how UK property is owned or dealt with. In particular, leaving the…
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10th March 2016
As a landlord you may have one or a number of freehold properties in your portfolio leased to residential tenants. You may receive a small rental income from these flats and also benefit from any premiums to be paid should the tenants wish to extend their leases. But beware - you could be faced with a dwindling portfolio due to what is known as ‘Collective…
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21st December 2015
George Osborne’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review on Wednesday 25th November was seized upon by some as a U-turn damaging his austerity credentials. It was certainly surprising to hear the Chancellor reversing his tax credit proposals, offering significant incentives to home buyers and ensuring that pensioners continued to be treated as almost a special case – all made possible from reduced Government debt charges and…
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27th July 2015
Help to Buy Scheme   Are you a fully paid up member of Generation Rent (© Halifax)?  Are you finding a combination of high property prices, the lenders unwillingness to lend and your boss inexplicably failing to give you that pay rise you deserve a bar to you being able to buy your first property?  Well if so, the government’s Help to Buy Scheme (HTB)…
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