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St Ives Property Market – should you be buying?


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24/09/2014

Maxine's thought for the week


St Ives Property Market – should you be buying?


A number of landlords and investors have approached me recently, asking about the St Ives property market. With all these headlines of massive increases in property values in the UK...

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24/09/2014

I predict a riot – Anti-social behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014


The Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 (the Act) was given royal assent in March 2014. It amends the Housing Act 1988 to include a new mandatory grounds for possession based on anti-social behaviour. Sections 97 to 100 ( in Part...

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19/09/2014

Energy Performance Legislation


Forthcoming legislation will mean we may be more interested in what the property Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) says. The legislation is likely to mean where a property has an EPC rating of E to G then:

 

-   From 2016 tenants c...

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17/09/2014

Maxine's thought for the week


Why don’t people buy instead of renting in Huntingdon and St Ives

 

Quite often, when talking about the rental market, we talk about property and seem to forget the other party in the equation, the tenant. Without tenants, ther...

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11/09/2014

Miliband slammed over Labour policies on private rented sector


Labour’s plans to introduce rent controls if it wins next year’s general election have come under fire.

 

In a withering report, the Institute of Economic Affairs says that Ed Miliband is going for completely the wrong solutions and a...

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11/09/2014

Letting with Pets - recent survey shows a huge gap in the market


Many landlords will not allow pets in their properties, often having had or heard about problems pets can cause. However it appears those landlords may be missing out.

 

Maxine, Director of Maxine Lester Residential Lettings has surve...

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11/09/2014

What impact will the election have on landlords?


The various political parties are preparing for the election in May 2015. As 18% of homes are rented to the private rental sector, the political parties want to make sure they do something to win votes from people who live in these homes.

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10/09/2014

Maxine's thought for the week


Is the St Ives Property market a runaway train?

Some of my landlords invest for yield, some invest for capital growth (however, it’s very difficult to get both in this market). Everyone is different; if you are a landlord in ...

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08/09/2014

Get your home ready for winter


Now that the winter months are nearly upon us, it is time to ensure that your property is ready for the colder weather. As our maintenance requests always increase when the weather turns cold, it would really help avoid delays for you if you could pleas...

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04/09/2014

1.8m shortfall in first time buyer numbers since 2007


A new report from Genworth, the global mortgage insurer, highlights how tougher mortgage regulation and higher capital requirements for lenders have led to a sharp decline in homeownership and significantly reduced the volume of people – especially y...

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