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Property Redress Schemes for tenancies

Posted on February 9th 2015 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

All letting agents and property managers need to know that from 1 October 2014, you must belong to one of the three government approved property redress schemes or you could be fined up to £5,000.

Agents or property managers control valuable assets that hold huge amounts of other people's money and...

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Mark Ollier

New Court of Appeal Decision on Tenancy Deposit Regulations

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 2nd 2015 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

If you are a Landlord of a property where you took a deposit and the tenancy went “periodic” before the Tenancy Deposit regulations came into force in April 2007 you may think that you are safe from the Regulations. However the Court of Appeal has recently decided that the situation...

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Mark Ollier

Early repayment of your mortgage? Fine if you can!

Posted by Mark Ollier on September 30th 2014 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

With interest rates still at an all time low but with the possibility of increases in interest rates likely over the next 2 years many will see great advantages in either being able to repay their mortgage early or at least make overpayments towards the mortgage debt.

No one is suggesting...

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Mark Ollier

Right to Buy

Posted by Mark Ollier on May 7th 2014 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Do you have a Right to Buy your home and obtain a discount of up to £75,000?

The Government’s Right to Buy Scheme provides certain tenants with a right to purchase their Council (or in some circumstances ex-Council) home. Furthermore, the length of time you have spent as a tenant could...

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Frances Griffiths

Energy Saving Home Improvements and Building Regulations

Posted by Frances Griffiths on April 2nd 2014 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Making improvements (particularly to improve energy efficiency) to your home can add value but in some cases failure to obtain correct consents or not using a professional company can lead to costly mistakes when coming to sell or rent your property.  

If you own a home or rental property, you are...

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Mark Ollier

HELP TO BUY?

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 29th 2013 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE .

There is no doubt that the Government’s Help to Buy Scheme is promoting a great deal of activity in new home sales, although its effect on the remainder of the local housing market remains to be seen.  This is of course only the start, as Help to Buy will be...

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