LettsPay Integration Makes Payments Simpler

A new partnership offers to make life much simpler for letting agents by enabling them to receive payments from tenants and settle up with landlords in a matter of seconds.

A Fairer Private Rented Sector

After a long wait the Government finally published its White Paper A Fairer Private Rented Sector last week.

The New Right To Buy Scheme Some Thoughts

A proposed new Right to Buy scheme for social housing was announced by the Prime Minister recently. Here we’ll look at the scheme and what it might mean for the property market.

The Latest Changes To Leasehold

If you own, are buying or selling a leasehold property then there are some important changes to the law this month which you need to know about. While these changes seem small they could have a big impact going forward Here’s a quick heads-up on the latest changes to leasehold.

Schools And Property Prices

It’s generally accepted that school quality affects property prices in the area. Here we’ll look at why and how schools can affect house prices, and at what buyers, sellers and investors need to bear in mind.

The Property Market And The Elizabeth Line

As you might have noticed the long awaited Elizabeth Line (formerly known as Crossrail) opened in London this week. So let’s have a look at the Elizabeth Line and the impact it might have on the London property market.

Levelling Up And Regeneration

Following the Queen’s Speech last week the Government officially unveiled the new Levelling Up & Regeneration Bill. Here we will summarise the main points and look at what it might mean for the property market.

Could The Rental Market Disappear Completely

Imagine if there was no property rental market! If there were no houses and flats to rent at all. And no houses and flats for letting agents to rent, or to manage. Here we’ll look at if, with the current changes in the property market, that could actually happen.

The Empty Shops Bill Good or Bad for Property

An upcoming new law could affect retail shops and the property around them. Here we will look at what is proposed and at what the implications for the property market might be.

How To Be A Better Buyer In A Sellers Market

It’s often said that property markets are either a buyer’s market or a seller’s market. (Although in truth they are a bit of both.)

Better to Buy Or Better to Rent

There are many reasons for buying rather than renting or renting rather than buying of course. But a question many buyers, tenants and agents might be interested in knowing the answer to is whether it is better to buy or better to rent. We’ll look at a few of the pros and cons here.

12 Nasties To Check For Before Buying A Property

When you’re buying a property, whether to live in or for investment, you’ll almost certainly check out the neighbourhood, how long it will take to reach work or school, and maybe even how old the boiler is too. But within many properties lurk a number of other less obvious but potentially very serious problems that it’s easy to completely overlook.

What You Need To Know About Off Market Property

Within the wider property market off market property is a relatively small and little known niche. If you’ve ever wondered what it is here’s what you need to know about off market property.

Housejacking Could Your House Be Stolen

Safe as houses is a phrase that’s widely known. It suggests nothing could be safer than owning a house.

The Cost Of Living Crisis Landlords And Letting

As everyone knows right now, there is a cost of living crisis with prices rising by the week.

How To Find The Best Tenant

Landlords and agents should always aim to find not just any tenant but the very best tenant for a property. The best tenants are more likely to have fewer problems, look after a property better and stay longer too.

Buying Property With Cryptocurrencies

Chances are you’ve read stories about how cryptocurrencies are set to take over from conventional money. Or about those who claim to have made a fortune from investing in cryptocurrencies. So here we’ll take a look at whether you can buy, invest in or sell property using cryptocurrency.

Crime Rates And Property Prices

Many factors affect property prices. It’s often thought that crime rates are one of them. It’s sometimes thought, for example, that the cheaper parts of town suffer from higher levels of crime – while the areas with higher property prices are regarded as better or safer.

Things You Dont Know About House Price Statistics

House price statistics are often in the news right now. The headline stats report incredible times in the property market. They report seemingly unbelievable rates of house price rises, and new records in price levels, in almost every area of the country.

What Will It Take To Cause A House Price Crash

With house prices soaring to new records over the last few years there have been many predictions that prices are about to crash. It doesn’t seem to have happened so far however .... touch wood!

Instant House Valuations Are They Really Any Good

How much is my home worth? What’s your home worth? Get an instant valuation on your house now.

The Ins And Outs Of Selling To Overseas Buyers

Of the several different types of buyers you can sell property to overseas buyers are an interesting niche. We’ll look at the ins and outs of selling to buyers from overseas here.

Where Are The Cheapest Places To Buy Property

After two years of fast rising house prices it’s arguable whether there is such a thing as cheap property in the UK anymore.

Free Estate Agency Will It Ever Take Off

The way estate agents charge for their services has undergone a revolution in recent years. First there was the traditional commission-based model. Then fixed fees came along. Both models have their pros and cons, and their supporters and detractors. Generally though they’ve both rubbed along together fairly well and have each found their own place.

The Facts Of Fast Cash House Buying Services

In the last few years a new way to sell a house has become more common. That is to sell through a fast or cash house buying service. Here we’ll look at the pros and cons of this method of house selling.

Property Markets To Watch In 2022

As we move into 2022 we’ll look at some of the property markets that might be worth keeping an eye on this year .... and why.

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LettsPay Integration Makes Payments Simpler
A Fairer Private Rented Sector
The New Right To Buy Scheme Some Thoughts
The Latest Changes To Leasehold
Schools And Property Prices
The Property Market And The Elizabeth Line
Levelling Up And Regeneration
Could The Rental Market Disappear Completely
The Empty Shops Bill Good or Bad for Property
How To Be A Better Buyer In A Sellers Market

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