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Buying Advice for Millennials: What to do with your First Property

10 May, 20170 Comments
Being a first-time buyer can be a daunting enough experience, but when you add into the mix a lack of savings and student debt (which a high number of Millennials are burdened with) it can make this even trickier. It shouldn’t come as any surprise then to know that parental assistance is on the rise
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Increasing Numbers of Landlords are Looking for Commercial Property for Rent

09 May, 20170 Comments
In the past three years, the number of investors who are turning to commercial property has tripled, suggest experts. According to recent figures, traditional investors who would have sought residential properties are now seeking commercial properties, such as offices and restaurants, instead. This comes as new changes and tougher taxes have been brought into place,
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Upcycling – A Great Way to Furnish Rentals Without High Costs

08 May, 20170 Comments
As the property market gets busier and busier – Landlords and private homeowners are under more pressure to “provide more, for less” for their tenants. Fortunately, springs latest trend could be set to stay and it could significantly help private landlords furnish their properties without the need for high-end prices. What Is Upcycling? I’ve Never
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CRAR – COMMERCIAL RENT ARREARS RECOVERY

24 April, 20170 Comments
CRAR was introduced as part of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 Part 3 and the Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013, both of which came into effect in April 2014. Whilst this did add some constraints that were not in place under the previous Common Law regime of distress for rent, CRAR remains
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Where to turn when reliable renters become troublesome tenants

23 March, 20170 Comments
If you’re not familiar with the song ‘Murphy Owes Me Rent’ by Frank Harding (and why would you be, it’s from 1890), as a landlord, it is worth checking out. It tells the story of a well-respected landlord who owns several properties. In one of them lives Murphy, who hasn’t paid his rent for “many
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Hidden charges: Things you need to budget before buying a house

22 March, 20170 Comments
Once you’ve gone to all the trouble to save the deposit to find your first home, you’ll either be buying something you know needs renovation or a house that is ready to go. It’s the ready to go house that comes with risks, hidden maintenance costs and things you might not have budgeted in to
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3 Essential Renovations for Landlords

21 March, 20170 Comments
If you’ve just invested in a buy to let and are naturally looking to attract the best paying tenants you can find then you’ll obviously want to have the flat up to spec. You might even be planning to renovate in order to make it appeal to a larger group of friends (ie by adding
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7 Steps To Make Your House Eco-Friendly On A Budget

17 March, 20170 Comments
In today’s modern society, we all know the importance of protecting the environment and the impact pollution (noise, air, light) has on our lives. However, many of us feel that we do not have the time nor the budget to make changes towards environmental sustainability. This is why Vivo Property Buyers has outlined 7 Steps
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