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Wales in known for its dynamic capital Cardiff, the scenic South Wales Valleys and Snowdonia. It’s less well known for its attractive cost of living. In this report we’ve crunched the numbers and found which are the cheapest places to live in Wales.
London is generally regarded to be an expensive place to live. But there are cheap places to live in London …. if you know where to look. We’ve crunched the numbers and found which are the cheapest places to live in London when it comes to the average cost to buy a home and the average cost to rent a home.
In times of high inflation and a cost of living crisis affordability is key when it comes to finding a place to live. We’ve crunched the numbers and found which are the cheapest places to live in north west England when it comes to the average cost to buy a home and the average cost to rent a home.
It’s fair to say that being a landlord has become tougher in recent times. So proper planning and preparation are essential if you’re to make a success of it. Here are some pointers to get you started as you prepare to become a landlord in the UK.
Under landlord and tenant law there are different types of tenancy agreement, including the most widely-used assured shorthold tenancy or AST. However, landlords and tenants may sometimes come across non-assured tenancy agreements too. Here’s what what you need to know about them.
Several different terms are used in the lettings industry to describe types of letting. There are short-term lets, long-term lets, holiday lets and student lets amongst others. Here we will look at the specifics and ask the question: how long should a long-term let actual be?
The Isle of Man can be an expensive property area, especially when compared to the UK. The average property price across the Isle of Man is currently £347,117 according to the latest Isle of Man Housing Market Review published by the Isle of Man Government.
Securing early-stage funding for your UK property ventures from angel investors requires a proactive approach. Learn how to present yourself, develop a clear business plan, tailor it to the UK property market, and outline your growth strategy and financial projections.
Property technology, or proptech for short, is currently a multi-billion-dollar industry. This blog post delves into how these technologies are revolutionising the property market and outlines the potential future trajectory of this exciting journey. Now, this is where it gets exciting.
Sometimes you might see a property with a price that states OIEO alongside. You might decide to sell your property with an OIEO asking price. But what does OIEO or Offers in Excess Of mean and, more importantly, what are the implications of it?
Property in England can be expensive but it is possible to find good value property to buy if you know where to look. In fact, the average property price in the cheapest areas of England is only around £72,000 but it’s possible to find a property to buy for as little as £25,000.
Oil boilers which run on heating oil are a popular source of central heating and hot water in some properties – especially homes in rural areas that are not connected to the gas grid. However, new oil boilers could be banned in the near future. Here’s everything you need to know.
If you’re letting or renting property then you might be considering a zero deposit scheme. Here’s what zero deposit schemes are, and what landlords and tenants need to know about using them, including a detailed step-by-step guide.
Some experts are suggesting that hydrogen boilers could be the future of clean, green heating in the UK. Here we will look at what hydrogen boilers are, whether hydrogen boilers are actually clean or not, and whether they could be the future for clean heating.
Sheffield offers a lot of opportunities for property investors as well as boasting some of the lowest property prices around. Today, we break this city down region by region, looking at the housing market and economy and asking the question, where is Sheffield is best to invest in buy-to-let?
Gas boilers are the main source of heating and hot water in millions of homes across the UK. But, potentially, gas boilers could be banned in the not-too-distant future. Here’s everything you need to know about the gas boiler ban including why it is being considered.
Since it was founded in 2008, Airbnb has transformed the business of letting and renting accommodation on a short-term basis or for holidays. But what does the future look like for Airbnb? What can hosts in the UK expect from Airbnb over the next few years?
UK house prices have been on a broad upswing for a decade or so. Buyers and sellers have come to believe that house prices will always rise. Recently though, the market has become much less certain. So now is a good time to ask: Will house prices keep on rising or will there be a housing market crash?
Generation Rent can mean several things. Firstly it refers to typically Millennials and Gen Z, for whom high house prices, high rents and low wages are stopping many from getting on the housing ladder. Secondly, it refers to the title pf a book by Chloe Timperley on that same subject. And thirdly Generation Rent is an organisation and activist group.
Like most investments, property investment usually works best when used as a long term investment. Here’s the main reason why: Property prices may rise and fall in the short term. But history shows that property prices always rise in the long term. So, by following a long term property investment strategy you will almost certainly make money.
Before putting a property up for sale it is important to have an accurate valuation of what it is worth. In this article we will study the expert approach and look at exactly how estate agents value properties using the specifics of the property and local market data.
Buying a holiday let is a popular type of property investment opportunity today. Here’s what you need to know about buying a holiday let including the pros and cons, rules and regulations and what sort of rental yield you might expect from your investment.
Selective licensing schemes require landlords to have a type of property license if they own a buy-to-let property in certain areas. The are not universally needed in the UK and it comes down to local authorities to decide on designated areas. Here’s what you need to know.
Some experts believe that property markets follow a cycle of boom and bust. In this article we will look more closely at what is known as the 18-year property cycle to look at at what causes markets to lurch between boom and bust and ask ourselves where on this cycle we might be right now.
One of the most important aspects of successful property investment is raising property finance for your buy-to-let or investment property. Here we’ll look at the different ways of raising property finance that are open to landlords and investors, from mortgages to P2P.
A recent report by Benham and Reeves shows Newcastle as having among the best rental yields in the country making it one of the best-paying areas for landlords in the UK. Today, we break this down and look at exactly where in Newcastle’s investors should be putting their money.
Plymouth has crowned itself Britain’s Ocean City, thanks to its links with the sea which date back hundreds of years. Perhaps surprisingly then, for such an important and historic ocean city, Plymouth is one of the cheapest cities in the UK for property investment.
Just because Southampton isn’t the biggest doesn’t mean it isn’t (nearly) the best. According to one survey Southampton is the third best place in the country to live and work. Today we break it down area by area and ask where in Southampton is the best place to invest in buy-to-let.
If things had turned out differently, Norwich could well be the capital of the UK. For hundreds of years, Norwich was the largest and most prosperous city in the country. While modern Norwich is no match for London’s hustle and bustle it’s highly rated for its quality of life.
Brighton is the place that offers not just the best of both worlds… but the best of ALL worlds for residents and property investors alike! Brighton has the sea and is fringed by rolling countryside. It also has one of the busiest business start-up scenes in the country.
Nottingham is a centre for high-tech industry and a bellwether for the UK economy, yet is also one of the cheapest cities in the UK. In terms of rental yield, Nottingham is among the highest scoring in the country. Unquestionably, Nottingham is one of the best cities in the UK, to invest in property.
Bristol is one of THE most vibrant, buzzing cities in the country and voted on the best places for young people to live. It is also one of Europes biggest centres for tech. Today we break this city down region by region and ask where is Bristol is best to invest in buy-to-let.
A Section 6 Notice, governed by the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1987, is a critical legal instrument. Also referred to as an acceptance notice or more fully a tenant’s acceptance notice, it is the method by which leaseholders can formally accept a landlord’s offer to sell them freehold rights.
Described as the best place to invest in property in the UK Leicester has below average property prices but benefits from a close proximity to the economy of the south-east. Today we look at investment in Leicester and ask where in this city should you be putting your money?
There are many different interpretations of the SMART thinking framework. It is thought that the origins of SMART goal setting date back to the 1980s when it was outlined in Management Review magazine by George T. Doran and in Peter Drucker’s Management by Objectives (MBO) concept.
In the context of property law, understanding one’s rights and obligations is paramount. This is particularly true for landlords and tenants navigating the intricacies of leasehold properties. One such critical aspect is the Section 5 Notice, a provision under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987.
Flipping houses is a popular and potentially profitable property investment strategy where a house is bought, done up, and sold again. In this report, we will look at whether flipping houses in the UK is still a profitable strategy for the tumultuous year that is 2023.
Most landlords will require a deposit when letting a property. If they do this deposit needs to be protected by an approved tenancy deposit protection scheme. Here’s how deposit protection schemes work, and how they can safeguard a rental deposit and help to avoid disputes.
Introduced by the Uk government on June 26, 2023, the new Mortgage Charter, which has been agreed upon by lenders representing over 85% of the mortgage market, outlines a set of standards that lenders are expected to adopt when assisting their regulated residential mortgage borrowers.
Are you looking for a sideline, or are you looking for a full-time income from property? How much money, ideally, do you need to generate from a property?Is your property investment going to be part of your pension? If so, when do you plan on retiring?
The Section 13 Notice is a legal document that landlords can use to increase the rent of their properties. This notice is part of specific housing legislation (Housing Act 1988) and is designed to protect tenants from sudden and unreasonable rent increases.
Manchester has a strong rental market but Manchester property prices are still under the national average. That means that Manchester can offer some very attractive rental yields if you know where to look. Here’s our guide to finding the highest letting yields in Manchester.
Witch marks or witches’ marks are a type of apotropaic mark. A witch mark is a mark on a building which is intended to ward off the attentions of a witch or to discourage witches from entering the building.Witch marks are also sometimes called ritual protection markings.
In the complex landscape of UK property law, the Section 40 Notice stands as a critical tool for landlords and tenants navigating business premises leases. This legal instrument, rooted in the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, serves as a formal request for information.
The Landlord and Tenant Covenants Act 1995 is a critical piece of legislation that governs the relationship between landlords and tenants in the United Kingdom. This Act, enacted to rectify perceived injustices in the landlord and tenant law, has influenced the obligations of both parties.
In the world of property investment, buy-to-let has long been a popular strategy. It offers the potential for regular rental income and capital growth, making it an attractive option for many investors. But changes in tax and regulations are making people ask the question, is it still worth it?