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Rent arrears

How would the Monopoly board look in today's property market?

Even if Festive cheer is sorely lacking this year, many of us will still be playing board games over Christmas. And if you’ve ever pondered the Monopoly Board, wondering how it would look if the familiar London landmarks were updated to reflect today's property marke...

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Don’t let your Christmas decorations put you on the naughty list!

Tesco might be telling us there is no naughty list this year but people looking for a new home this Christmas have different ideas. They are quite certain what’s naughty and nice! A recent survey by Bankrate UK has found that 60% of buyers and renters admitted to bei...

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Knotweed

Beware - these plants could stop you selling your home!

Did you know, Japanese knotweed is not the only plant that mortgage lenders are cautious of? There are a number of plants and trees that can devalue your home, cause severe damage to a property’s structure and even put you at risk of lawsuits from your neighbours. Ho...

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Money3

A big win for leaseholders - but there's still a long way to go

Today, there is some much needed festive cheer for flat owners living in buildings with potentially dangerous cladding. The Government has announced that the deadline for its £1.6bn Building Safety Fund will be extended until next summer. This gives building owners m...

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Housebuilding

Five new ways to improve housing delivery

In August the Government's planning consultation came under fire for setting out proposals that would concentrate housing delivery in the South East of England and largely outside urban areas. The algorithm used to calculate housing need appeared to fly in the face o...

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London 2019

What do London tenants want?

If you’re a landlord looking to attract new tenants, it helps to know what they’re looking for. The findings of a new survey could help.Last month, London property agent Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward polled 2,000 tenants across its 60 London branches. What the Londo...

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Proptech

Lost your job in retail? We can help

Lost your job in retail? We can retrain you in Proptech marketing. At Ringley we are passionate about bringing young people into our business and growing their skills via apprenticeships. Since our business launched we have graduated more than 50 apprentices and we h...

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Student house

Who will rent your property in 2021?

Fewer international tenants post-Brexit, more tenants in arrears due to post-pandemic job losses and the possibility of oversupply in the rental market. This is the grim prediction of one industry commentator in the property press today.But there is one bright spot o...

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Reform

Could retail-to-resi solve our town centre crisis?

Landlords and property investors could be handed a new opportunity in 2021 – to convert retail units to residential property more easily than ever before.In a new consultation, Supporting housing delivery and public service infrastructure, published on 3 December, th...

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Smoke alarm

How effective are your fire and smoke alarms?

New and stricter legal requirements on the installation of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in rented homes are on their way. But before the law changes, landlords have the chance to comment. The government launched a consultation document on Wednesday setting out th...

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