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Buy My Freehold

Buy My Freehold

"Can I Buy My Freehold?" 'When selling a client's leasehold property, we obtain a copy of the lease to ascertain how many years remain.  Occasionally, we advise a leaseholder to extend the lease.  This will sometimes lead to the question 'Can I buy my Freehold?' Statutory Right Most lessees (NB not tenants) have the statutory right to purchase the Freehold of their building.

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The Professional Tenant

The Professional Tenant

"The Professional Tenant" Are you one of the many Landlords in Brighton & Hove who has experienced great monthly yields from your student lets?   But, are your properties, by default, empty during summer?   You'll know this can seriously dent annual yield by up to 25%.

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Landlords Insurance Matters

Landlords Insurance Matters

"Landlords Insurance Matters" Are you one of the reportedly 1 in 8 Landlords without Landlord insurance?  Seriously, landlords insurance matters.You, like most Landlords, will, of course, have regular buildings insurance, covering subsidence, storm damage, flooding etc.

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Landlords Unexpected Costs

Landlords Unexpected Costs

"Landlords Unexpected Costs" Landlords, we think you'll be interested in statistics revealed by a survey that identifies some of the physical costs of being a Landlord, along with their knock-on effects, and often unexpected costs.

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Direct Property Buyer

Direct Property Buyer

"Why register direct as a property buyer?" Direct Property Buyer There’s no question about it! Buyers visit the property portals eg Rightmove, Zoopla and OnTheMarket because they provide easily-searched access to properties currently available for sale.

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Furnish Rental Property

Furnish Rental Property

"Should I furnish my rental property?" To furnish or not to furnish rental property Landlords often ask us whether or not they should furnish rental property.“Furnishing” usually means everything required to live reasonably comfortably in a property.

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Tenant Charges 1

Tenant Charges 1

"Tenant Charges 1 post Tenant Fees Ban" Tenant Charges 1 Following the introduction of the Tenant Fees Act 2019 and Tenant Fees Ban, Letting Agents are no longer allowed to charge a fee to process a Tenant’s application to rent.

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Tenant Charges 2

Tenant Charges 2

"Tenant Charges - Post Agreement" Tenant Charges Part 2 Following the introduction of the Tenant Fees Act 2019 and Tenant Fees Ban, Letting Agents are no longer allowed to charge a certain fees unless they are 'permitted payments'.

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Property Advertising Myth

Property Advertising Myth

"Property Advertising Myth" In this article, we dispel the property advertising myth. As a property comes on to the market, it would not be unreasonable to assume that the instructed estate agent will post the property details on various property portals.

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Landlords Lettings 2020

Landlords Lettings 2020

"Landlords Lettings 2020" Changes in Lettings Legislation 2000  James Duffy, Callaways' Lettings expert and Compliance Coach, discusses his top 5 of the most important highlights of Landlords Lettings 2020 legislation updates.

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