Another nail in the coffin for social housing

January 5th, 2016 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Landlords, Property Market, Property Developers | No Comments »

Caroline Lucas, the Green Party’s MP for Brighton Pavilion, will vote against the Housing and Planning Bill later today.

Lucas, who tabled a reasoned amendment to the Bill at Second Reading, has labelled the legislation as ‘another nail in the coffin for British social housing’. She will speak later today at a rally organised by Defend Council Housing.

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House Prices – The Commuter Effect

October 14th, 2015 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Market, Selling Property, Buying Property | No Comments »

As you know when it comes to whether a property sells fast or languishes for months on an estate agents list there are a lot of factors at play. One of those factors is transport links.

People, in the UK, are always on the move. They are some of the most mobile people in Europe. Brits go abroad more and they are more likely to work outside of their hometown or city than those who live in Southern Europe.

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Home to the Future

September 21st, 2015 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

A month from now on 21st October Marty McFly will land in Hill Valley, a small town in California, after travelling from the past via Doc Brown’s seriously modified DeLorean.
Having previously travelled back to 1955, Marty may have been in awe at the house of the future presented in 2015, but it would seem those that created it weren’t too far off the mark. What may have surprised him more however, is the amount that the house of the future costs, even before you kit it out with all the mod-cons.

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What it means when you serve an eviction notice

July 3rd, 2015 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Landlords, Rental Market | No Comments »

 

The life of a landlord is not just collecting the rent at the end of every month with no problems. Sometimes you can run into difficulties with your tenants that are unresolvable and you are faced with having to serve them an eviction notice. There are many rules that you must follow as a landlord to avoid being accused of an illegal eviction or harassment. The last thing you want is to step out of line and have to deal with a legal battle. Let us help you reclaim your property within the rules of the law.

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How to survive remodelling your home

June 3rd, 2015 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Top Tips, Home Maintenace | 1 Comment »

Ask anyone who has stayed in their home whilst they are remodelling what their advice is, they will tell you not to stay in your home during the process under any circumstances. However sometime this is not always an option, especially if you are under pressure financially. Sometimes you just have to deal with the dust and grin and bare it.

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How do I find out the boundaries of my property and obligations?

April 15th, 2015 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Legal, Land Registry | 1 Comment »

There may be some instances whilst you are living in your home that you want to know the boundaries of your property. You may be looking into an extension on your home or you may have some extravagant landscape gardening in mind. It is important that you understand the rules behind property boundaries in the UK to avoid any property boundary disputes.

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A History of House Prices in Miami Florida

March 16th, 2015 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Market, Overseas | No Comments »

Currently, The Miami, Florida housing markets is one of the hottest in the United States and is growing out from the early 2000s housing slump and bubble burst. In 2014 the median home price in the Miami-Dade county region was around $260,000USD. This is still far off from the high experienced in the early 200s where the median home price in Miami was around $460,000 (in 2006). As shown, a history of house prices in Miami Florida has undergone many changes and swings throughout the cities history.

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Transfers of Equity and Legal Ownership of a Property

February 18th, 2015 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Market, Property Conveyancing, Land Registry | 12 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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Choosing the right burglar alarm for your home.

February 2nd, 2015 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Home Maintenace | No Comments »

You pull up to your house after a business trip, holiday or weekend away with friends and something doesn’t feel right. You get out of the car or taxi and walk up to the front door, fiddling to find the keys in your bag. The front door is unlocked. Your suspicious feeling grows stronger. You walk into your home and your heart lurches into your throat. Your house is completely ransacked. No corner hasn’t been left unturned and every precious valuable gone. That is not exactly the welcome home party your were looking for.

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Kitchen Extensions – tips for extending the most social room

January 6th, 2015 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements | No Comments »

People decide to put an extension on their kitchen for a variety of reasons: bigger family, need for more social space or to get some ‘outdoor’ space that isn’t actually outside. Whatever your motivation, a kitchen extension is a great way to add value to your property and is definitely cheaper than moving house all together. Read on to get advice about your kitchen extension.

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US Rolls Out Red Carpet for International Property Investors

December 4th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Market, Buying Property, Overseas | No Comments »

Led by Obama, the USA is rolling out the red carpet for international property investors.

Easier to obtain international mortgages, tax eliminating vehicles, increased protections for property investors, and tearing down immigration barriers all adds up to fueling the American real estate market, and making it even more attractive for global investors.

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