Archive: October 2015

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Weekly roundup: Friday 30 October

Whether it’s to do with buying, selling, letting, or renting, the property market is always awash with inspiring, crazy, or scary stories – all of which have entertained the Kingsley Hamilton Estates team this week.  If you’re an avid viewer of the BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’, you may be envious of the lavish …

Viewing a property effectively, whether you’re buying or renting

The UK’s competitive property market is currently seeing renters and buyers take an average of 60 seconds and 30 minutes respectively to decide on the suitability of a property, according to research. But since this major decision deserves consideration beyond …

4 tips on how to avoid making landlord mistakes

It’s been said before but the buy-to-let market is currently thriving. A report released this summer by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) revealed that “the proportion of people living in private rented accommodation had doubled from around 10% to 20% overall since 2000, but for those in the 20-39 age bracket it has …

Weekly roundup: Friday 23 October

The property market being so vast means there’s always room (excuse the pun) for absurd stories. So here’s a roundup of the craziest ones we came across this week. Having aired this week on UKTV’s Watch, a new series titled …

Your rights as a tenant

Types of tenancy The majority of tenants comprising the buy-to-let market have an assured shorthold tenancy (AST). This means paying rent to a private landlord who lives in a separate building. If you have an AST, you’ll fall into one of two categories: a fixed-term tenancy that typically lasts for …