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  • The latest data and analysis from Countrywide has revealed that rental growth across Great Britain increased in 2017 to 2.4%, up from 1.8% in 2016. According to the figures, the average rent ended the year at £960 per month, up by £23 a month from the start of the year.  While rents rose a third The post Rental growth accelerates by a third in 2017 appeared first on Albert Grace.

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  • The number of households taking out new mortgages in November was the lowest in more than a year, according to official figures.  UK Finance said High Street banks approved 39,507 mortgages during the month, the lowest since August 2016. The figure represents a 5% fall on the same month a year ago. November was the The post Mortgage approvals ‘lowest for over a year’ appeared first on Albert Grace...

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Reflecting on 2017.

  • As the year draws to end.... just reflecting on 2017 It’s been a very difficult year for all BTL landlords. Overall the market has been soft, rental prices have come down and void periods or change over between tenants has gone up to 6 weeks on average. Just wanted to break down some numbers for you The post Reflecting on 2017. appeared first on Albert Grace.

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  • There were signs the fragile UK housing market started to stabilise in November after several months of increasing gloom, according to the latest monthly survey of chartered surveyors, but little sense a recovery is imminent. The balance of surveyors reporting that prices had risen compared to those who said they were down over the three The post London gloomy, but UK housing market stabilises in ...

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Asking for Help

  • A devastated-looking man knocks on the door of a woman known for her charity. "Please, ma’am," he says when she opens up, "can you help this poor, tragic family down the block? The father just lost his job, and his wife is too ill to work. They’re about to be turned out into the cold The post Asking for Help appeared first on Albert Grace.

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  • Research in recent months has looked at what impact the recent increase in interest rates has had on UK homeowners. Over 1,000 UK homeowners were surveyed and it was noted that while it was the first increase for just 37% of UK homeowners, this climbed to 78% for those aged between 25-35. Overall, the financial implications The post Majority of UK Homeowners Unfazed by Interest Rate Increase appea...

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  • New analysis from Knight Frank has suggested that UK house price growth will fall to 1.0% in 2018, following a familiar pattern we have seen since the summer of 2014. However, it's not all bad news as the estate agency believes that house prices will still reach 14.2% cumulatively between 2018 and 2022.  In The post UK house price predicted to slump to 1% next year appeared first on Albert Grace.

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Lost and Found

  • Lost and Found - The teenager lost a contact lens while playing basketball in his driveway. After a brief, fruitless search, he gave up. His mother took up the cause and within minutes found the lens.  "How did you do that?" he asked. "We weren’t looking for the same thing," she explained. "You were The post Lost and Found appeared first on Albert Grace.

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  • Repairing obligations are often not taken seriously. This is a mistake which can result in courts awarding tenants damages for the disrepair, which in more serious cases can virtually eliminate a tenant’s rent arrears and make recovery of possession under section 8 difficult. The repairing obligation applies where the tenancy term does not exceed 7 The post Landlord’s repairing obligations appeare...

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  • One in three private renters (35%) is worried they will have to move in the next year, according to a new Survation poll commissioned by Generation Rent. New research has shone a light on attitudes from renters in the private sector.  The lack of stability makes it harder for renters to lead a normal The post Renters fear ‘constant threat’ of losing their home appeared first on Albert Grace.

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  • If you are a landlord or a tenant, we recommend that you carry out regular maintenance on your domestic appliances; it only takes a few minutes and it could save you lots of unnecessary inconvenience and stress. *Before doing any sort of maintenance on any appliance, turn it off and unplug it before starting. Always The post TOP TIPS – Looking after your washing machine appeared first on Albert Gr...

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  • No one likes coughing up rent. But at least these tenants gave landlords creative reasons for avoiding it.  "With my daughter’s graduation, our new boat, and our trip to Europe this year, we’re a little strapped." "I’m getting real tired of paying this rent every month! You’ll have to wait a few more days." The post No one likes coughing up rent. appeared first on Albert Grace.

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  • Some consultants and letting agents are using the revised L8 ACOP to suggest that new legislation has been imposed on landlords of domestic rented properties for managing and controlling the risks of exposure to Legionella bacteria of their tenants. This is wrong, the legislation has not changed and misinformation/misinterpretation can impose unnecessary financial burdens on The post Some consulta...

Albert Grace Property & Finance
Albert Grace Property & Finance
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  • Welcome to Albert Grace Estate Agents – covering Harrow, Brent, Ealing & Hillingdon - London We specialise in Residential Sales, Lettings and Management. We take away the stress of getting things done, and getting it done right, freeing up landlords to do more or just relax. ​Why use us? - 96% on time rental collection over the last three year - Expert in working with homeowner, landlord and Bu...

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  • Call Us 020 3371 9800 A short clip of our company about our social interaction and reviews.. ​Why use us? - 96% on time rental collection over the last three year - Expert in working with homeowner, landlord and Buy to let investor. - Super Fast Response level for homeowners who live abroad. - Extended Support Hours 8am to 10pm M-F and 9am to 5.30pm Call 0845 539 9696 // 020 3371 9800 Visit www.Al...

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  • Specialist in Residential Lettings Management. We help Landlords get things Done! Property PA Welcome to Albert Grace Estate Agents – covering Harrow, Brent, Ealing & Hillingdon We specialise in Residential Sales, Lettings and Management. We take away the stress of getting things done, and getting it done right, freeing up landlords to do more or just relax. From vetting tenants to rent colle...

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  • Trade Power Team 10 Minute Presentation at BNI Stadium Please visit or contact the following team member 1) Natasha Clarke (furniture supplier) of BFS Interiors, www.bargainfurniturestore.biz 2) Josh Rosoman (Builder) of West Build Contractors Ltd 3) Ryan L'Estrange (Commercial Flooring) of Realm Flooring Ltd www.realmflooring.com 4) Mick Griffin (Electrician) of GEI 5) Mohammed Shaikh (Clea...

Albert Grace Property & Finance
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  • Here are the best tried-and-failed excuses British businesses gave for not paying their taxes on time.   My pet goldfish died.  —Self-employed builder    Our business doesn’t really do anything. —Financial services firm   I’ve been too busy submitting my clients’ tax returns. —Accountant   Source: HM Revenue & Customs  The post There Are Two Sure Things: Taxes, and Excuses appeared first on Alber...

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