Archive for February 2019

Serviced Accommodation

This month I want to discuss the topic of serviced accommodation, a property strategy which has seen considerable growth over the last two or three years and one which, on the face of it, can really enhance the financial return for a property compared with an assured shorthold letting. A strategy which also seems to […]

Jet to Let

Property forums and meetings are awash with tales of investors who have invested in off plan and other opportunities in overseas countries with often disappointing results.  Indeed many of the overseas real estate firms have adapted their marketing away from an investment market and focused solely on the holiday home hunter. I wonder whether that […]

Snagging

Over the last few months I’ve been involved with the snagging of a variety of building projects including both refurbishments of existing buildings and new builds. I think there are some valuable lessons for those of you who are embarking upon more significant projects. The first thing to bear in mind is that the word […]

Moving out of your comfort zone

Given that three of my Clients have mentioned to me in the last month that they have started to look at property outside their immediate geographical area for investment, I thought I would take a look myself to see what various areas have to offer and therefore this month I thought I would share some […]

EPC Assessor In Thanet – Monitoring your energy levels.

EPCs have been around for a decade now and many people have simply ignored them citing them as an unnecessary cost associated with dealing in property. This position will doubtless change with the introduction of the 2015 Energy Efficiency Regulations. Most landlords are aware of the new Minimum Energy Standards which come into effect this […]

Building a safer future

No one will ever forget the awful scenes at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington on 14 June 2017 and all would agree that we should lessons from this disaster. The Government have very recently (Dec 2018) produced a document entitled Building a Safer Future which details some of the fire safety measures that are being […]

Does Buy to Let still work?

As I write this, we have just received confirmation that the Tenant Fees Ban is due to become law on 1st June leaving landlords, who have their properties managed, with the potential of increased letting agent fees as Letting Agencies try to balance their books. In the alternative, self managing Landlords  are charged with the […]