Insane in the damp-proof membrane!

Posted on Nov 14 2018 | by Zohra Huda

Damp is the curse of the London period home. So unless, like Fungus the Bogeyman, you crave condensation and marvel over mildew, grab a tissue and read on….

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Shoulda gone to Spec Savers? We've gone to Spec!

Posted on Nov 05 2018 | by Zohra Huda

Here at Gareth James, we pride ourselves on providing clients with cutting edge property marketing designed for the future. Think Star Trek meets Minority Report relocated to Peckham!

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It IS easy being green (in SE15!)

Posted on Oct 24 2018 | by Zohra Huda

Plants, green spaces and outdoor areas are of increasing importance to buyers and renters when looking for a home. Luckily for Peckhamites, SE15 is offering more and exciting new ways to bring more greenery into their lives!

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Buy to Let vs Rent to Buy: is it win-win?

Posted on Oct 10 2018 | by Zohra Huda

Rent-to-buy, which aims to increase the Conservative party’s appeal to renting voters, is designed to help young adults get on the property ladder…. But will it do what it says on the tin?

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Uh Oh HMOs - October 1st is fast approaching!

Posted on Sep 25 2018 | by Zohra Huda

With new HMO rules coming in to force on October 1st, we want to make sure landlords aren't lagging on their licencing!

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5 Reasons To Buy Off-Plan

Posted on Sep 09 2018 | by Zohra Huda

Although buying a home that isn’t built yet might not be an option for some homebuyers, here at Gareth James Property we've found many purchasers race to secure an off-plan property and wait for their perfect home to be constructed....

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Landlords Call For Green Tax Breaks As MEES Is Introduced

Posted on Apr 30 2018 | by GarethJames

Given that spring is a traditionally busy time in the property and rental market, it is likely that many landlords had the 1st of April pencilled into their diary. However, the 1st of April 2018 held important significance for landlords in the United Kingdom because this was when the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards regulation came into effect. This was the date when domestic rental properties were required to hold an Energy Performance Certificate, an EPC, of at least an E if landlords wished to undertake new lets or renew lets.

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Right To Let Regulations: Impacting On Who Landlords Let To?

Posted on Apr 23 2018 | by GarethJames

Landlords have a lot of important decisions to make but deciding on who to choose as a tenant is one of the most important decisions a landlord can make. If a landlord experiences limited demand or finds very little interest in their rental property, they may be willing to accept anyone as a tenant but in reality, landlords will likely have a choice to make when it comes to accepting a tenant. Landlords should also know there are regulations impacting on their choice of tenant, and this is something that could influence the final decision a landlord makes with respect to tenants.

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Deposit Cap: NLA & Landlords Speak Out

Posted on Apr 16 2018 | by GarethJames

While the amount of money that property buyers need to pay in deposits is a very hot topic in the UK property market, the size of deposit that tenants need to pay when moving into rental accommodation is also an issue that many people have an opinion on. The cost of renting is increasing, and the level of initial payments tenants need to make can prevent some people from finding suitable accommodation.

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Housing White Paper: What Is New One Year On?

Posted on Mar 28 2018 | by GarethJames

In the Housing White Paper of 2017, the phrase, a “broken housing market” was used to describe the UK property market. That was a clearly provocative term but there were very few people disagreeing with the statement. In 2017, there were genuine concerns over the state of the property market, and of the future for the market, and now, one year later, has there been any changes or development in the market? The property market is hugely important to us at Gareth James and one year on from the Housing Paper, we look at what is new.

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