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Welcome to the Property Advice Newsletter
Written by Independent Chartered Surveyors
of the UK wide network of Property Professionals

Publication date: 20th October 2016

In this month's edition, we see BTL landlords ruled against, provide a checklist for preparing your home for winter, and explain what the stages of conveyancing are. Plus the 8th in our series on building defects - this month is Japanese Knotweed.

The Property Market Monthly Fact File - October 2016
The property market fact file is a collection of data compiled each month by our Chartered Surveyors and the team; collating survey data, statistics, trends and information from the property market. This aims to provide a single place where anyone with an interest in UK property can find the information they need.
To read the monthly fact file, click here.

Disappointing news for Buy-to-Let Landlords
Landlords have been to court seeking a judicial review, arguing that the new rules amounted to an unfair tax on tenants as they would drive up costs for buy-to-let investors who would ultimately pass these on in the form of higher rents.
To read the whole article, click here.

Home rentals rise to record levels across the UK in September
Estate agents are reporting that, for the first time in almost 80 years, the number of people renting is outnumbering those buying homes.
To read the whole article, click here.

Icicles during a cold spell

Preparing your Home and Garden for Winter
Autumn is a really good time to make your home and garden ‘winter-ready’. Our checklist identifies some quick jobs that will help prepare your property for the colder months and potentially will save you money and energy.
To read the whole article, click here.

What - exactly - is Conveyancing?
The legal transfer of title of ownership of land or property from one person to another is known as ‘conveyancing’. But what exactly does it entail?
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Property wealth of England’s over 55s greater than the GDP of Italy
Age Partnership, retirement income advisors, have found that the equity locked up in English homes belonging to the over 55s stands at around £1.5 trillion.
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Mortgage Market Update
Various sources are claiming that now is as good a time to buy a property as there has ever been, with interest rates low and the property market surging forward. We have compiled stats from various sources around the country to give you an overview of the mortgage market, in case you are looking to invest…
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SERIES: 10 defects that could be hiding in your home – a surveyor's view

Defect 8 - Japanese Knotweed
We have covered various defects inside a building over the past 7 months, but this month's is outside the property - Japanese Knotweed.
To read the whole article, click here.

Japanese Knotweed


And Finally....

The frightening costs of Halloween and Bonfire night
With Halloween creeping up (literally) on us at the end of the month, many people across the UK live in fear and dread of potential vandalism against their homes.
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