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Foreign Investments In Central London Properties

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Foreign Investments In Central London Properties

Investing in London real estate, especially in the central areas of the city, has become very popular recently. The first foreign investors are Greeks and Italians, who are seeking for a safe place for their wealth since the economies in their countries are experiencing serious problems. Indian, French and Russian buyers also show a great interest for properties located in Kensington, Mayfair, South, St Johns Wood, Belgravia, Chelsea and Regents Park which form the prime central region of London with the most expensive real estates. The...

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Tenants In Severe Arrears

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Tenants In Severe Arrears

A recent research shows that the number of tenants, who are experiencing financial difficulties, has increased with 8% by the end of June 2012. This means that over 7000 renters have not been able to pay their rent for at least two months. The digits are getting higher and higher – in general, around 100 000 tenants in England and Wales were in severe arrears in the second trimester of 2012, compared to the same period last year. Unfortunately, the large number of severe arrears has reflected on the number of tenants being evicted. A little...

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Landlord Organisations Join Forces

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Landlord Organisations Join Forces

Around 20 000 landlords from the Residential Landlords Association and the Scottish Association of Landlords united in order to lobby better in the parliaments. The members from the two organisations agreed to grant access to each other’s services and benefit from certain discounts. The cooperation between the two associations has one main goal – to influence all legislations that are somehow affecting the interests of English and Scottish landlords, such as energy efficiency, inventory London reports, deposit protection schemes,...

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Who Wins More Deposit Disputes In UK

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Who Wins More Deposit Disputes In UK

It appears that tenants have better chances and are actually winning more deposit disputes than landlords. The outcome of the dispute depends on the deposit protection scheme which was chosen at the beginning of the tenancy agreement. The tenants are more likely to easily win with MyDeposits, their chances are slightly lower with Deposit Protection Service and with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme tenants sometimes lose the disputes. When it comes to landlords winning the cases, the order of the schemes is the opposite. However, tenants are more...

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Jewellery Thefts Are Increasing

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Jewellery Thefts Are Increasing

A recent research shows that the rate of jewellery thefts has increased significantly for the past two years. The number of homes, broken into because of jewellery, has risen with 26 percent since 2009. This is connected with the rise of the price of gold and the very popular service “cash for gold”, which makes it easier for thieves to exchange the stolen jewellery for money. However, a lot of people are still not aware that the value of their belongings has increased and they haven’t updated this information in their insurance policy...

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What Kind Of Landlords The Tenants Like?

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What Kind Of Landlords The Tenants Like?

The results from a recent research showed that tenants want their landlords to be friendly and flexible. These are the two most important characteristics which the tenants are looking for. Although, being a landlord is not an easy task with all the documentation, inventory London reports, repairs and so on, most of the landlords are trying to have a good relationship with their tenants. The majority of people renting a property are happy and have high satisfaction rate which means that landlords are providing good services, know how to deal...

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Property Women Awards 2012

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Property Women Awards 2012

The National Landlords Association is organizing Property Women Awards on the 31st of October 2012. The NLA wants to reward the ambitious and innovative female entrepreneurs in the property sector. Nominations in several categories can be submitted till the 9th of July. This year the award in the spotlight is Green Property Woman Award which will be given to the landlady who took advantage of the Government’s Green Deal scheme and significantly improved her property, making it energy efficient and eco-friendly. The main purpose of the...

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The Most Expensive Property In London

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The Most Expensive Property In London

Dudley House, which is located on London’s Park Lane, is believed to be the most expensive property in the UK capital. The mansion was bought in 2006 by the emir of Qatar who then paid around £38 million for it. But for seven years he has made a lot of renovations of Dudley House which have increased its value. Now the property is believed to worth over £200 million but it has still not been evaluated properly. The mansion hosts 14 reception rooms, 17 bedrooms, a 50 feet ballroom and many more square feet of space. One thing is sure...

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The Rate Of Homes To Rent Is Rising

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The Rate Of Homes To Rent Is Rising

According to a recent research, the rate of homes for sale in the United Kingdom is falling while in the same time the rate of buy to lets is increasing. Soon the number of properties to rent will overtake the one for sale. For the first trimester of 2012 over 172 000 homes were offered to rent in comparison with 187 000 homes marketed for sale. The rental rate has increased with 6,34% while the rate of homes for sale dropped down with 2,53% compared to the digits from last year. In London the number of homes to rent is already two times...

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What To Be Careful About Before Signing A Tenancy Agreement?

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What To Be Careful About Before Signing A Tenancy Agreement?

It can be pretty exciting to know that you are moving in a new property. But sometimes with all this excitement, very important details of the contract can slip write in front of your eyes without you noticing them. To avoid this kind of problems, you should have in mind several things: carefully choose the type of contract you want to sign. take your time to read it from cover to cover and if you have any doubts about it, discuss them with the landlord or the letting agent. ask your landlord whether he is going to protect your money...

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