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Over the last six months, the Portsmouth Property Market has been flourishing. As soon as an estate agents ‘For Sale’ flag went up, neighbours would be checking out Rightmove to see the internal pictures and compare the asking price to their own home (go on .. admit you do that too – every Portsmouth homeowner […]
Christmas Eve brought the news that Boris Johnson had conclusively agreed on a Brexit deal for the UK with the European Union. This gave optimism that the economic turmoil of leaving the EU would be radically reduced, yet what will this ‘trade deal’ do to the value of your Portsmouth home and the mortgage payments you […]
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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 […]
What’s happening with the buy-to-let market in Portsmouth? …. and should Portsmouth landlords & Portsmouth homeowners be worried? In 2019, the private rented sector accounted for just over four and a half million households or 19.9% of UK households, no change from the year before. Interesting, when compared to the proportion of private rented […]
The Halifax announced in early January that there was a bounce in the national property market as they stated national property values soared 1.7% in December 2019 – the biggest rise since the 1.9% month on month rise in February 2007 (a few months before the Global Financial Crisis aka the Credit Crunch). The Halifax […]
The vast majority of Portsmouth landlords are, by now, acquainted with the legislation that came into force on the 1st of April 2018, that means all new and renewed private tenancy agreements must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E or above, otherwise it would be illegal to rent the property out (EPC […]
Welcome to the December market report, where we cover the following topics. 94,789 People Live in Rented Accommodation in Portsmouth That number surprised you didn’t it? With the General Election done, I thought it time to reflect on renting in the manifestos and party-political broadcasts and ask why? As the best way to tell the […]
That number surprised you didn’t it? With the General Election done, I thought it time to reflect on renting in the manifestos and party-political broadcasts and ask why? As the best way to tell the future is to look at to the past, so we decided to look at the number of people who rented […]
Welcome to the November edition of ‘How’s the Market?’ – the free monthly article focused on informing local residents about everything property related in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas. This month’s article is completely focused on buying properties and is packed with some great advice for first time buyers, those considering moving to their next […]
I am asked on a regular basis by my landlords, when they feel works are required, what should I do to my property before offering it to the open market and my response has always been along the same lines, are you prepared to absorb a minor upfront costs to create a better long term […]