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How can Landlords escape the worst of the coronavirus downturn on their Bristol rental property
With the second lockdown starting on the 5th November 2020, does this mean Bristol landlords can wave goodbye to their Bristol buy-to-let investment and see it go up in smoke on the bonfire of buy-to-let dreams, like a Guy Fawkes puppet? With many Bristol tenants at risk of losing their jobs after the furlough scheme […]
‘Generation Rent’ to Become ‘Generation Buy’?
Boris Johnson has attracted both praise and horror in equal measure with a new plan for 95% mortgages to help beleaguered first time buyers to get on the property ladder, but would that expose UK taxpayers to too much risk? In this article I discuss the implications of what that would mean both nationally and […]
How to avoid buying a house full of horrors in Bristol
Some ghostly things can happen when you’re looking to buy a home in Bristol, and we’re not talking about Hocus Pocus. If they are found, they can turn your dream home into a nightmare. Choosing whether to have a home survey is not like deciding whether to choose a trick or a treat, a survey […]
Portsmouth Millennials Moving Back in with Mum & Dad?
Roll the clock back 20 years and any self-respecting late 20/early 30 something would never say on their first date that they lived with their mum and dad. It was seen as a sign of immaturity being tied to your mother’s apron strings as a failure to leave the family home. Yet over these last […]
The ‘Trapped Landlords’ of Portsmouth
Going into lockdown in March, the Government proclaimed a ban on tenant evictions, pledging that no tenant in a private rented home, who had lost their wages due to Covid-19 would be kicked out of their private rented home until the late summer. Fast forward to August and the press were being briefed as late […]
Clevedon Properties Sold in Stamp Duty Holiday Bonanza
On the 8th of July 2020, the Chancellor announced the first £500,000 of any property bought was exempt from stamp duty until 31st March 2021. This also included buy to let landlords (although they would still need to pay the additional 3% stamp duty level for second properties). Talking to many of you Clevedon homeowners, […]