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Property

House price slump blamed on surge in sellers!

A surge in homeowners putting their property on the market – just as buyers melt away in summer – is depressing house prices, according to the biggest property website, Rightmove.  

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Financial Struggle of the High Street Estate Agent!

Hundreds of estate agents have gone out of business in the UK in the last year and 7,000 are showing signs of financial distress as they face fewer sales and online competition, a new study has found. Overall some 27% of traditional High Street estate agents are struggling to survive and one of the main […]

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Consequences of Longer Tenancies!

Most cultures have traditional rites of passage, which mark a young person’s transition to adulthood. One example is the Hamar of Ethiopia, and their bull-jumping. Many young people on the verge of adulthood in the UK endure bullshit-wading in order to earn the “privilege” of renting a home. Westminster is “consulting” on three-year tenancies as […]

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Death is the Exit Strategy!

Over the past six weeks I’ve been discussing UK tax and property, and for the final instalment in the series, I want to consider death as an exit strategy and the implications of this from a tax point of view. It’s not uncommon for an investor to say that “death” is their exit strategy. This […]

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Holding Property in a Trust Fund

London Property Finder, Buyers Agent & Property Viewing Service

Leaving a legacy for the children is often a main priority for property investors. Many earnest individuals tell me that they would like to structure their businesses in such a way so that they would, in effect, act as a trust fund. In an ideal scenario, they would like this trust fund to hold their […]

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Indepth look at the French Property Market.

Accompanied Viewings & Relocation Agents

The majority of Rynda Group employees work in France and over the last 14 years the country has been a successful investment location for a range of our clients along the risk spectrum and across the breath of commercial and residential uses. However, all has not been well in the last two or three years. […]

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What’s the Future for Generation Rent?

The Resolution Foundation’s depressing claim that one-third of millennials face renting their whole life has made headlines today. But the think tank’s report also contained the encouraging — and unsurprising — revelation that countries building plenty of homes have generally not seen huge price rises, despite low interest rates and a big banking sector. Perhaps […]

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Bridging the Generational Divide.

Property Viewing Service

The Government has shown in recent months that it is serious about tackling the lack of housing supply in the UK property market. From setting the target of building 300,000 homes every year to proposed reforms that encourage home extensions in built-up areas, Theresa May has put solving the housing crisis at the top of […]

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Best Performing Neighbourhoods in London for Property Investment

It’s no secret that London’s housing market has slipped over the last several years, largely due to an uncertain political climate and new stamp duty taxes. But in addition to recent evidence that the markets may be stabilizing, there are some London neighborhoods that experts predict will outperform others.   Source: Mansion Global

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Homes in Britain Cost more than they need to?

How can we end the housing crisis? Would a better planning system ensure more well-designed homes with local support where they are most wanted, over time making homes more affordable than they would otherwise be? Of course it would. When it comes to whether or not something should be done about Britain’s planning system, that […]

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