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Hello everyone, especially the legal people amongst you. I am in DESPERATE need of legal advice! I am sure this has been discussed in one form or another before but I would like to make it very personal and specific to me if that is OK. I have been in a virtual argument with my... Read more
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I’m so glad I found this forum as I have been trying to decide for months what I should do – buy a property outright or take out a mortgage and buy to let …. I have a property I bought (and live in) in central London – no mortgage now, worth roughly £400k. I... Read more
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I have a property that has been let to a DSS tenant which has now come to an end. We had vinyl flooring in the kitchen and dinning room to which has been ripped from when they have moved their furniture (washing machine, fridge.. etc) My question is, does any Landlord who lets to DSS... Read more
I wonder if anyone could give me their thoughts on what should be a blindingly obvious question. I have 6 students in my HMO each on a individual tenancy, and one has just emailed to give me her notice. I’m amazed that for once a student tenant has gone through the right channels, and being... Read more
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I’d like an opinion on how to proceed please with brief details as follows: I rent out a property in Swindon, where following the departure of the tenants, the property stood empty for a month. I advised Swindon Borough Council of this in May by telephone and was advised that the Council Tax Account was... Read more
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Hi would be interested in any thoughts on the following. I split with my partner 2 years ago and the situation at present is as follows … She lives in our house (joint interest only £250K mortgage), current value estimated to be £700K to £750K. I live 1 mile away in a 2 bed flat... Read more
The Bank of England have withdrawn their support for the Funding for Lending Scheme, but only to the household market. The Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) has been successful in reducing the cost of lending for banks in the mortgage market and contributed to a fall in the cost of borrowing to homeowners. However the... Read more
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Channel 4 TV have tracked down Daniel Burton of Unida Place in Scunthorpe. The self proclaimed “Rent to Rent Guru” vanished from London back in August this year leaving both landlords and tenants 10′s of thousands of pounds of of pocket. More details in this 5 minute News clip courtesy of Channel 4 TV. Mark... Read more
First of all thank you for all your suggestions and opinions. I have a property in negative equity, which I don’t live in, in a different area of country to where I am now located. I owe the mortgage lender £130,000 and I have it on sale now for £103,000. I have a buyer and... Read more
In 2014 we will be launching The Property118.com Virtual Property Show in partnership with Virtuco Online Events. It will be the first of its kind in the UK. The Virtual Conference and Trade Show Market is growing at a pace. This growth, led by the USA, has seen the market double in just over a... Read more
I operate in what I think is fairly straightforward way; buy a distressed property, add value, get a valuation, mortgage and then buy the next. Recently I finished a 3 bed semi that I paid £60,000 for, I spent around £15,000 on the refurbishment and valued the finished product for around £100,000. I let the... Read more
I have become involved in a dispute with Freehold Managing Agents and seek advice from 118 readers. The base of the scenario is a residential housing estate where each property owner is a shareholder in the Management Company, it is a mix of private and landlord owned houses. The Management Company is responsible for maintaining... Read more
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Hi again Quick question – I have raised equity through remortgaging my main residence. I have about £80-100K. I have the option of buying two or three flats in Manchester apparently 10% lower than market price – they are rented out currently and are getting 7.5-8% yield. My thoughts are that with the £800-million being... Read more
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