Green belt building: British countryside
15Feb

UK housing crisis: Is it time to start building on green belts?

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In principle, few would argue with the merits of the concept of green belts. The aim was to ensure a ring of farmland, forestry and parks were preserved around British cities. We wanted to ensure urban sprawl didn’t slowly swallowing up…
31Jan

Buy-To-Let Landlords: Is It Time To Switch To Commercial Property?

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Will buy-to-let landlords lose money in 2017? Buy-to-let landlords are being squeezed. Taxation changes for buy-to-let landlords in the UK will start being phased in from April this year. For some people, the tax burden may double or even triple…
Sunshine and birds flying over the Thames River in London
20Jan

London Commercial Property Still Going Strong Despite Brexit’s Black Cloud

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In 2016, Brexit firmly cemented itself as both a word in our collective vernacular, and a concept that touched on just about every aspect of our daily lives – from the NHS to the economy, the news cycle, even arguments…
London commercial property
11Jan

London Commercial Property needs a makeover

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London Commercial Property making the most of it Most London commercial property in the city and the surrounding area was built with an intended use in mind.  Office use, as a high street shop, a restaurant or as a more general…
homelessness in london
22Dec

Homelessness in London: Not just a ‘Christmas Crisis’

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Each Christmas, homelessness in London and the rest of the UK is taken a bit more seriously than it usually is. Charities such as Crisis at Christmas – Europe’s largest volunteer-run event – go to great lengths to provide companionship, support,…
modern church, uk churches
15Dec

The Importance of Churches within Local Communities

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A church premises needs to shake off its traditional mantle. UK Churches have a powerful role to play in the community. The problem is finding a premises. It’s never been more acute. We explore the role of the contemporary church…
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28Nov

How can Landlords Save Money?

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How can landlords save money? Leasing a property is an expensive process and costs quickly mount up. You know letting agents are expensive but without one how would you cope? You’re so damn busy you haven’t got time to manage the process…
sadiq khan, airbnb london
16Nov

Airbnb vs Londoners & Sadiq Khan: What’s the compromise?

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Earlier this month London Mayor Sadiq Khan wrote to MPs to say a change in the law may be required regarding how short-term rental services impact the availability of long-term rentals in London. He wrote “I support the right of people…
london city skyline view
04Nov

Why Real Estate Agents Need to Embrace Change Now

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The digital era is no longer upon us; it is in full swing. Every industry has either been, or is about to be, disrupted by a product of digital technology. Hospitality, transportation, education and music are obvious examples. The way…
London bricks
21Oct

London Bricks have never been so expensive

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We take London bricks for granted. Bricks have been around for thousands of years but never at these prices. Tunji Adebayo investigates.   I have been fascinated to see how Barclays mortgages and have become very creative while looking at…