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How to prepare property particulars

From Lawpack’s Sell Your Own Home Kit.  If you’re selling your own home, you need to quickly grasp a number of skills, such as how to market your property. One tool at your disposal is preparing your property particulars. Here’s… Find out more

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Changes in energy efficiency standards for new property lets

The government has set out new plans to make rental properties have at least an ‘E’-rated Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) before they can be rented out. These plans have been put forward for consultation and are set to be introduced… Find out more

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Number of people taking in lodgers has doubled since 2009

According to a new report by LV= home insurance the number of people becoming lodger-landlords has nearly doubled in five years. The research has shown the following interesting statistics: Lodgers are on average over 30 20 per cent of lodgers… Find out more

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Poorer people ‘can no longer afford to rent in central London’

by Sarah Ashcroft Some of the poorer families and individuals in society are now unable to rent somewhere to live in central London. That is the finding of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), which explained that welfare reform is driving a… Find out more

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How the Green Deal can work wonders for landlords

by Sarah Ashcroft Landlords all over the UK will have watched with interest in recent times as the Green Deal has finally gone live, giving property owners in the country a unique opportunity to make environmentally-friendly upgrades and improvements to their… Find out more

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Top tips on how to be a success in buy to let

It’s no secret that the rental market in the UK is booming, with so many people being forced to rent a home rather than buy one. Many individuals simply don’t have the cash required to own their own property, so… Find out more

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Top tips for unintentional landlords

by Sarah Ashcroft One of the biggest trends in recent months in the private rented sector has been the rise of unintentional landlords. These are people who are looking to rent a room to someone or let a whole property for the first… Find out more

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Investing in a holiday home in the UK

The temptation to invest in a second home for the purpose of holiday letting may be an attractive option as you seek to capitalise on your savings. Before delving into the property market once again, however, it is important to… Find out more

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How to make money from your home

by Sarah Ashcroft Top tips on how to boost your income without incurring any extra costs With the economy still struggling to get out of first gear and unemployment resolutely high, finding ways to make money has never been more important… Find out more

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Avoiding inheritance tax on holiday lets

Those planning to make the most of their holiday lets should be aware that there are a number of ways to ensure that you’re not unjustly taxed so that you can make the most of your property investment. Before considering… Find out more