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Old enough to fight for their country, but not to get housing help – Housing Benefit axed for 18-21 year olds

27 March, 20170 Comments
As the younger generation find it harder and harder to get onto the property ladder, from this weekend Housing Benefit will be axed for 18-21 year-olds. Ministers have decided to go ahead with potentially catastrophic plans to force young unemployed people to live with their parents or pay their own rent, first unveiled by Cameron and
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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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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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More Landlords Than Ever Buying Homes with Cash as Rents Across UK Rise

15 March, 20170 Comments
Landlords buying new houses and flats with cash has hit a record level in the UK, with 61% of such purchases made in January, new figures reveal. The cash splurge, up from 59% the previous January and 41% in 2007, comes as rents around the UK are on the rise practically everywhere, except London. The
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10 Useful Property Management Services That Every Landlord Needs

14 March, 20170 Comments
Everyone knows that a landlord has a lot of their plate. Managing a small portfolio of properties can be tricky enough, let alone a mass collection of 100+ buildings, whether that be residential or commercial. Fortunately, we have worked with Landlord Referencing to create a useful list of services and management services that every landlord
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What does the Budget mean for property?

13 March, 20170 Comments
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has delivered his first and last Spring Budget. If you’re a landlord, a homeowner, you’re saving to get on the property ladder, or you’re renting in London, read Portico London estate agent’s summary of how the Budget will affect you… I’m a landlord – how am I affected?
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UK Property Investment Locations for 2017

06 March, 20170 Comments
With uncertainty hanging over the UK economy, London rents looking lacklustre, and a whole raft of exciting things planned for various regions, many property investors are finding it harder and harder to answer the old question of location. However, there are a number of locations which agents and analysts believe are promising places to buy
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