Accountants call for clarity over scrapping of class 2 NICs

February 6th, 2017 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in News, Press Releases No Comments »

Top 40 accountants Bishop Fleming are calling on the government to be open and honest about its plans to reform National Insurance Contributions (NICs) paid by the self-employed.
The firm fears that the promised £145 a year saving for the self-employed from the scrapping of Class 2 NICs in April 2018 will be cancelled out by a corresponding tax rise. Whilst some will be better off, many could face an effective tax rise of up to 2%

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Legal providers to publish prices online to help people moving house

December 15th, 2016 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Housing Policy, Press Releases No Comments »

MOVING house requires specialist advice- now the CMA is making it easier for you to find a suitable legal provider.

Relocating or buying for the first time are some of the most stressful times in life, so it’s essential that you have the right legal advice to rely on when you need it most.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has conducted a market study into legal services and found that home buyers and those moving house often don’t have the information they need at hand to make the right decision.

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U.K. letting agents save landlords nearly £2k every year

December 15th, 2016 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in News, Press Releases, Property Market No Comments »

UK landlords surveyed who use a letting agent estimate that they save £1910 a year more than if they marketed directly to tenants, according to research by Endsleigh, one of the country’s leading specialist insurance providers for letting agents, landlords and young professionals.

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New Online Conveyancing Platform

April 24th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Press Releases, Property Conveyancing No Comments »

There’s always a lot of nervousness around buying or selling a house. It often comes during the process known as conveyancing. First time buyers in particular are often left feeling inadequate or bamboozled by such an elaborate process.

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10 ways you can help your child buy their first property

January 23rd, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Mortgages, Press Releases, Property Market No Comments »

Recent research by the Institute for Public Policy Research shows that most young people are suffering self-esteem issues from their inability to enter the housing market, their decisions in life about work, love and family are all being affected.

The fact is the many first time buyers are over 35 years old and over half of university graduates (53%) cannot afford to buy their own home.

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Avoid the Downturn: Top Tips for Selling Your House

September 6th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Estate Agents, Press Releases, Top Tips 1 Comment »

House sales have plummeted almost 40 per cent since the peak of the boom five years ago,1 while UK property prices dropped 0.6 per cent in July.2 But according to a leading South London estate agent, Wooster & Stock, there are small steps vendors can take to increase the chance of a quick, smooth and profitable sale.

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Ecovate Your Home and Reduce Your Fuel Bills

August 8th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Saving, Green Deal, Press Releases No Comments »

With some details of the Government’s Green Deal still to be unveiled, The National Home Improvement Show spokesperson, Michael Holmes explains how taking sustainability and energy-efficiency into account when renovating or extending can make an immediate and significant difference to your energy bills and reduce your home’s carbon footprint.

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Downsizers Driving Sales of Reasonably Priced Homes in London

May 29th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Press Releases, Property Market No Comments »

Families have the opportunity to purchase large family homes close to central London at reasonable prices due to an increasing number of downsizers putting their properties on the market. According to Rightmove, downsizers are the driving force in today’s market, with trading down now the single biggest reason given for selling

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Home owners can add thousands in value to their home

July 1st, 2010 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Press Releases, Top Tips 2 Comments »

A recent survey of over 200 of the UK’s leading estate agents across the UK, carried out by leading property specialists movewithus, has revealed the top 14 ways in which home owners can add value to their property ahead of a sale.

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Property Professionals – Open letter to Barclays Partner Finance

June 3rd, 2010 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Assessors, EPC, Press Releases 46 Comments »

To the Directors and Shareholders of Barclays PLC and HSBC Holdings PLC

In the Matter of Property Professionals + Ltd (in administration)

This letter is addressed to Barclays PLC in its capacity as the owners of Barclays Partner Finance, a company which had a trading arrangement with Property Professionals + Ltd (PP+) by which finance packages were sold to candidates for training at the four centres operated by PP+.

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How election outcomes could affect the property market

April 28th, 2010 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Press Releases, Property Market 11 Comments »

With the General Election just around the corner, the final outcome is still difficult to predict.   However, whether we have a change of Government after the election or not, the outcome is likely to be a defining moment for the property market, especially in terms of how property information, future housing supply/demand, and technological developments will be affected.

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