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High Court enforcement and charging orders

21 November, 20170 Comments
When the judgment debtor’s only asset is their house, the creditor has the option of taking out a charging order on the debtor’s property to secure the judgment debt. Charging orders This will mean that, when the house is sold, the creditor will be paid, providing there is enough money left after other charges that
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Advice for Families with Children Who Are Moving Across the Country

03 November, 20170 Comments
In the United States, more than 35 million people moved in 2015, and 60.6 percent of the moves were to another state. Most moves were related to housing, such as wanting a larger home or seeking a less expensive mortgage. Other reasons revolved around family, changes in work or health, or a desire for a
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HCE Group at Landlord Investment Show, Manchester – 12th October 2017

06 October, 20170 Comments
Our Business Development Manager, Sam Evans, will be speaking at the Landlord Investment Show in Manchester on 12th October covering troublesome tenants. Rather than waiting weeks, maybe months in some areas for the County Court Bailiffs to evict tenants; private landlords are increasingly looking for alternatives, with High Court enforcement being a very popular option.
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Landlords, EPCs and Expenses: What’s Changing For The Rental Market

29 September, 20170 Comments
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) have been used as a measure of a property’s energy efficiency for over a decade. First introduced as part of Home Information Packs for those buying and selling homes, they’ve gradually crept into the rental market. From April 2018, UK landlords will have to hit a minimum EPC level before renting
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Free CPD webinar – eviction of residential tenants

20 September, 20170 Comments
This webinar takes place on Wednesday 15th November from 12:30 to 1:30pm. In this free CPD webinar we will cover the eviction of tenants from residential property by a High Court Enforcement Officer under a writ of possession. The webinar is designed for private landlords and solicitors working in this practice area. Secure your place here:
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Landlords Need Knot Fear Japanese Knotweed

19 September, 20170 Comments
One of the most pressing and demanding issues for any landlord is proper maintenance of their properties, so that tenants are satisfied, and they are in compliance with responsibilities and existing legislation. Keeping the inside in top shape is one thing, but garden areas present a particular problem, and especially when faced with the peculiar
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Could You Take The Leap from Renting to Buying?

18 September, 20170 Comments
There’s no doubt that taking the leap from renting a property to owning one outright is a huge step. However, it’s also a huge leap forward in the right direction and can be the catalyst that sets you up for years to come. However, renting is a lot different from owning as it comes with
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How Closely Connected Is the Number of New Builds Per Year And the General State of the Economy in the UK?

04 September, 20170 Comments
The fates of the property market in terms of house prices and mortgage rates is always closely tied to what is going on in the economy of a country. However, the number of new building projects is not quite as clear cut in terms of its relationship with things like economic growth. House Building Projects
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Funeral insurance

16 August, 20170 Comments
In his seminal work, The Private Life of the Romans, Harold Whetstone Johnston revealed that the concept of some form of funeral insurance is really not that new. In ancient Rome, burial societies were created for the purpose of ensuring sufficient funding for the appropriate funeral arrangements of members of cooperative associations. The idea was
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