Tips on How Landlords Can Manage Their Expenses

January 20th, 2020 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Financial Products, Landlords, Property Market | No Comments »

To the uninitiated, buying property with a view to letting it out can seem like a very easy way to make money, but like most things in life, when you take a closer look it is rather more complicated.  Being a landlord is an excellent way to generate a regular income and has the bonus that the rental property will always increase in value, however, it is not money for nothing. 

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What are the Conservative’s plans for stamp duty?

December 21st, 2019 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Housing Policy, Property Conveyancing, Property Market | No Comments »

With a brand-new majority government, the Conservative Party now has the mandate to carry out some sweeping reforms and this could well include an overhaul of stamp duty.

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Which Type of Flooring is Right for You?

December 9th, 2019 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Flooring, Home Improvements | No Comments »

Changing the flooring in the home can really help to transform the space. However, with so many different types of flooring available today, it can be difficult knowing which type to invest in.

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Do you know what you’re covered for? 5 Things to check when buying home insurance

September 22nd, 2019 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Financial Products, Insurance, Top Tips | No Comments »

With the costs of cancelling a policy set by most insurance companies, you need to get it right first time round and make sure you select the cover that is right for you. Luckily, these days we have comparison sites to brush us up on our insurance knowledge by asking all the relevant questions. In case you’re still lost in the world of home insurance, here are five things to look out for.
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10 Essential Planning Tips For A Garden Rooms

July 16th, 2019 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Extensions, Home Improvements, Property Market | No Comments »

Are you considering a new garden room in your back garden – many people are.

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Top Tips for First Time Home Buyers

July 1st, 2019 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Estate Agents, Property Market | No Comments »

Are you thinking about purchasing your first home? This can be an exciting yet daunting experience for anyone. Of course, you need to be prepared if you are exploring the property market for the first time. There is a lot that needs to be considered, and numerous steps you need to take. After all, this is probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make, and so you don’t want to throw money about or sign up for a mortgage without a lot of thought and research going into it. With that being said, let’s take a look at some useful tips for first-time homebuyers.
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Best holiday homes to get cheap sunshine

May 29th, 2019 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Guest Articles, Holiday Homes, Property Market | No Comments »

Have you ever wondered where you’ll get the most sunlight for your money? Many holiday home buyers are seeking maximum sunshine for minimum cost.

Even though Spring is just around the corner, us Brits aren’t guaranteed sunlight, as we suffer from grey skies and rain. You can understand why many holiday property owners have swapped Blackpool for a glamourous property in Spain.

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Transfers of Equity and Legal Ownership of a Property

March 1st, 2019 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Land Registry, Property Conveyancing, Property Market | 29 Comments »

A transfer of equity is a transaction where legal ownership of a property changes hands but at least one of the original owners remains on the title. For example where a couple transfer it into the sole name of one or other of them or a person is added to the title.

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How to Get a Good Broadband Deal for your Home

January 22nd, 2019 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Broadband, Property Market, Top Tips | No Comments »

It is extraordinary how swiftly having an efficient broadband service has become a key lifestyle requirement.  As our homes acquire more and more smart devices and our work and leisure activities become increasingly internet dependant, a fast, data generous broadband service has become an essential component of modern life.  Our reliance on broadband will only increase as more and more smart devices become available and yet, according to Ofcom, ‘One in seven homes could be paying more than they need to for broadband and could get faster services for the same or less money.’

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What Are Floating Floors?

August 8th, 2018 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Flooring, Home Improvements | No Comments »

It can be quite daunting to buy a wood for the first time. Everything related to the purchase and installation of the wood might seem very confusing, especially when some strange wood terminology shows up. Among them is one that you might come across more often: floating floor. But what is a floating floor?

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Getting out of the Ground on Brownfield sites

February 21st, 2018 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Housing Policy, Legal, Property Developers | No Comments »

Most people prefer to work with a fresh canvas. Imagine painting your masterpieces on someone else’s painting. This is probably why brownfield sites are not the most desirable land to start building projects on, commercial or residential. Greenfield sites are a clean slate, previously unbuilt upon and typically are cheaper and easier sites for construction, but as the countryside in the UK rapidly disappears and the population increases, it is time for developers to start re-considering brownfield land.

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