The Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show returns for its 14th year bigger than ever before!

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When bricks and mortar arent your biggest problem

If you’re a landlord for a freehold block of flats, you’ll know that block management is not always plain sailing. When things go wrong, there’s often more than just bricks and mortar to consider; it’s relationships too. By taking an early, proactive approach to resolving leaseholder concerns, you can often nip brewing property problems in the bud.
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It is Not Just Landlords that Need Insurance

The majority of landlords in the UK are aware of the importance of insurance and get themselves covered with a comprehensive policy. However, whilst landlords stay protected most tenants do not do the same, with very few investing in tenants insurance. Although they do not own the property and are not responsibly for the actual bricks and mortar, the property does still contain all of their stuff and so insurance should be considered. Don’t Bank on Landlords Insurance The main reason tenants insurance should be considered is because it is highly unlikely that any of your belongings will be covered by the landlords insurance. The landlord will most likely have cover to protect the building, his own contents and the rent but not the contents of the tenants. In the case of a fire, for example, the landlord would receive compensation on his property but without insurance the tenants would...
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Buying your first Buy to Let Property

Since the mid-1990s the buy to let sector has blossomed into one of the most important parts of the UK housing market.
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The Great Debate – bricks and mortar or stocks?

This was the subject of an interesting article in the Sunday Times last week.  I often see property gurus discussing why bricks and mortar is better than investing in stocks and shares, and stock investors discussing why stocks are better than property investing.  It’s interesting for me as I’m focusing on building our property portfolio whilst my husband, Alec is concentrating on his trading business. So we are currently doing both strategies. Both, property and the stock market offer very lucrative investment opportunities and both have their pros and cons. To make maximum money out of your investment, it is very important to gain knowledge of both the fields. According to the Times, The FTSE 100 has jumped 35% since March and property prices are up 4.4%.  Although you shouldn’t get too excited as they remain 28% and 17.2% respectively below their peaks in November 2007. I always think that the...
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