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Freehold versus leasehold – what are the differences?

Freehold versus leasehold – what are the differences?

When it comes to buying or selling a home, the words freehold and leasehold will be bandied around plenty – but you might not always be clear on what exactly they mean. Does one model of ownership have advantages over another? And are you likely to find it more...

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The Leasehold Scandal – what is the latest?

The Leasehold Scandal – what is the latest?

The leasehold scandal has been a hugely contentious issue in recent years because of the expensive, escalating ground rents leaseholders have been subjected to, among other issues including cladding, rising service charges and misselling.   What could be...

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Should I find a property first or should I sell first?

Should I find a property first or should I sell first?

It’s a question that sellers will have asked themselves many times down the years, but what is the best position to take when it comes to this chicken and egg-esque query? Should a seller find a suitable house to buy first before listing their property, or should a...

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What is the sales market currently like in East Sussex?

What is the sales market currently like in East Sussex?

There has been much talk in recent months of a chaotic, unprecedently busy housing market, as the end of the first stage of the stamp duty holiday nears and demand is sustained by the launch of the 95% mortgage guarantee scheme and the First Homes scheme, as well as...

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Rent reviews – what do landlords need to know?

Rent reviews – what do landlords need to know?

As a landlord, your two main focuses are likely to be providing a quality, habitable home for your tenants and generating a steady stream of rental income, leading to strong yields each year. The latter is much more likely if you’re charging the right level of market...

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Are you a self-managing landlord? Here’s why you need an agent!

Are you a self-managing landlord? Here’s why you need an agent!

Despite the ever-expanding size and complexity of the private rented sector – and the increasing amount of regulation, red tape and legislation that landlords must adhere to – many landlords still don’t use an agent or don’t use an agent’s full service, preferring to...

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Revealed – why the property market is booming this spring

Revealed – why the property market is booming this spring

During the spring, there is traditionally an upsurge in activity each year as people start to view more properties in lighter, better weather and movers look to get deals done before the summer months. However, in 2021 this annual springtime bounce could be bigger...

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Proposed stamp duty holiday extension – what do we know?

Proposed stamp duty holiday extension – what do we know?

The campaign for a stamp duty holiday extension has been gaining significant momentum for months now, and finally seems to have achieved its goal with a story in The Times suggesting that the holiday will be extended at the upcoming Budget on March 3. The Chancellor...

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How Covid is changing the way people move home forever

How Covid is changing the way people move home forever

How Covid is changing the way people move home forever In these troubled times, with a third lockdown in place and the worst months of the pandemic currently in play, fuelled by the usual winter pressures on the NHS, many people are asking if they can still move home....

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