US Rolls Out Red Carpet for International Property Investors

December 4th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Overseas, Property Market Comments Off on US Rolls Out Red Carpet for International Property Investors

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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How to deal with landlord harassment

November 24th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Landlords, Rental Market Comments Off on How to deal with landlord harassment

Sometimes relationships go wrong. Whether it is a personal relationship, a friendship or a communication breakdown with your landlord, a sour relationship can be very stressful to deal with. As a tenant you need to know what your rights are when dealing with harassment from your landlord. There are a series of hoops you have to jump through and processes you have to follow to make sure you deal with landlord harassment correctly. Below you will find some of the top tips for coping with this situation.

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Tenants installing items in home without permission

October 9th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Landlords, Rental Market Comments Off on Tenants installing items in home without permission

When you own a property, you have tenants and you have clearly outlined the ‘rules’ in a tenancy agreement with them, it can be very frustrating when they decide to install items in your home without your permission. Depending on what they decide to install, it can wind up costing you money later if you don’t address the problem when it arises. Here are some top tips to dealing with this type of situation.

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What the Housing Crisis Means for Today’s Youth

September 16th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Mortgages, Property Market Comments Off on What the Housing Crisis Means for Today’s Youth

For today’s youth, owning a property is becoming increasingly tougher. According to housing charity Shelter, almost two million 20-34-year-olds are choosing to live at home with their parents as they cannot afford to rent or buy their own place, despite being in employment.

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How to increase the rent on your property

August 27th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Landlords, Rental Market Comments Off on How to increase the rent on your property

It is understandable that over time the rent on your property may need to be increased. With the rise in property prices and inflation, you may have to increase the price of your home even if you have had the same tenants for years. This news can be difficult for any tenant to swallow and it is very important that you follow the rules to ensure a smooth transition to the higher rate. This blog gives you some advice on the steps to take to increase the rent on your property/ies.

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Soaring family debt is ticking time bomb for UK economy

August 14th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Mortgages, Property Market Comments Off on Soaring family debt is ticking time bomb for UK economy

Re property: “If interest rates were to hit 3%, historically an abnormally low level, it could trigger a prolonged and socially damaging recession with collapsing house prices, rising property repossessions…”

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Common problems for landlords

June 25th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Landlords Comments Off on Common problems for landlords

As with anything, when you are prepared for the problem, it is easier to deal with. As a landlord, there will be many occasions when you are faced with a situation that you have to cope with. Preparation can ease the blow of these issues quite significantly.

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The 5 Most Outrageous Swimming Pools in the World

May 21st, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Property Market Comments Off on The 5 Most Outrageous Swimming Pools in the World

At the time of writing we are at the tail end of a beautiful May weekend where temperatures have reached a lovely 25°C – it was nice while it lasted.

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Top Places to Buy a Country Home

May 20th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Holiday Homes Comments Off on Top Places to Buy a Country Home

Middle Eastern Sheikhs, Eastern European oligarchs and Scandinavians sportsmen are travelling to the UK for their own piece of Downton Abbey.

These wealthy foreigners have been arriving in the UK in droves and snapping up multimillion-pound farms and country estates throughout the country. According to the estate agency Savills, these buyers spent £54 million on Scottish estates in 2013.

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Conveyancing Referral Fees – Money for old Rope?

May 1st, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Property Conveyancing, Selling Property Comments Off on Conveyancing Referral Fees – Money for old Rope?

The property market is on the up again and that can only be good news for everyone. Where there is a buoyant market however there will be opportunists swooping in and looking to cream off profits from the unsuspecting general public. The property market is no different. The opportunists we’re referring to here are estate agents and mortgage brokers and the profits are in the form of referral fees.

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What you need to know about the Help to Buy Scheme

April 7th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Property Developers, Property Market Comments Off on What you need to know about the Help to Buy Scheme

The Help to Buy scheme is a new government initiative designed to help first time buyers and existing homeowners move up the property ladder. It is one way the government is trying to boost the economy after the recession and get homeowners moving again. This blog looks into the details of the scheme and how you may be affected by where you live in the country.

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