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Oxmoor Estate outperforms the Hartford housing market by 45%

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26/11/2014

Maxine's thought for the week


Oxmoor Estate outperforms the Hartford housing market by 45%

Following a discussion with a local landlord who lives in Houghton, we got chatting about his two buy to let properties in Huntingdon and how property in the Oxmoor Estate, w...

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19/11/2014

Maxine's thought for the week


Property values rise by £201 per week in St. Ives

Last week, a landlord who lives in Hemingford Grey near the River, came in to our office to discuss the rising property values in the A14 corridor. He owns a varied portfolio of rental ...

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14/11/2014

How much is average UK room rental? £546 pcm apparently


“An interesting article from spare room which for once fits in with what we find locally - over the last year we have found rates for rooms in the PE 27/29 area increase by 7% and now average £430.   Cambridge however is still in its own little bubbl...

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12/11/2014

Maxine's thought for the week


Huntingdon/St Ives Versus Peterborough – What Has Happened to Their Property Markets Over the Last 20 Years?

 

I had an interesting conversation with a landlord from Ramsey when he popped into our offices on Station Road in St ...

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11/11/2014

Huge surge in size of private rental sector predicted


The will be an additional 1.2 million households in England & Wales in the private rented sector by 2019 meaning that 24 per cent of all homes will be privately rented.

 

That is the forecast from Savills, which says that within f...

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10/11/2014

And now for some good news ...


Tenant fees are down

 

Not a story you hear that often about a letting agent, but Maxine Lester Residential lettings have just reduced the fee they charge to their tenants to renew tenancies by 29%.
 

“We have been looki...

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07/11/2014

More tenants will put in vexatious complaints if Bill becomes law – warning


If a new Bill becomes law, then the number of tenants putting in vexatious complaints to hold up eviction proceedings will rise.

 

The warning has come from Paul Shamplina, of Landlord Action.

 

But Lib Dem MP Sarah Te...

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05/11/2014

Warning of rent guarantee scheme dangers


A leading figure in the lettings sector is warning that investors and landlords can be left out of pocket by hundreds of pounds and with tenancy problems if they fall for so-called ‘guaranteed rent’ schemes.

 

Under a guaranteed rent ...

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05/11/2014

Maxine's thought for the week


Who owns what property in St. Ives? 

 

Last week, a couple from Hemingford Grey wanted to discuss the potential of investing in the St. Ives property market for the first time. They were concerned about the long term demand fo...

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29/10/2014

Maxine's thought for the week


Huntingdon Apartments - 1 beds or 2 beds?

 

During a conversation with a landlord last week we started to talk about the relationship between bedrooms and the return she could get. So I did a bit of research and was actually qu...

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