Rent Arrears

From 4 May 2021 landlords, in common with others owed money by individuals living in England and Wales will need to consider the effect of debt moratoriums. The new Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space Moratorium and Mental Health Crisis Moratorium) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 come into force as from 4 May 2021 and will apply to…

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Whatsapp Estate Agency

On the back of the fast growing ‘Estate Agency’ group of Facebook, we have now have created a unique group on WhatsApp dedicated to ‘Estate & Letting Agency’. A place to share ideas, business, questions, debates, feedback and also, importantly, support between members. The bigger the group becomes then the stronger your voice will be.…

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Ilke Homes

With ever increasing demands for new homes and especially those which are affordable, then many will be pleased to hear of 130 new homes for the Essex town of Standford-le-Hope. Sustainability in many industries is always welcomed. Modular homes are what have been passed and will be supplied by Ilke Homes – The site is…

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Knight Frank Latest Data

The government has proposed the reform of leasehold laws, with new rules possibly arriving within two years. We analyse whether the prospect of the new rules will have an impact on the property market from today. What are the key proposals? There are three major proposed changes, further details of which are on the government…

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National Federation of Builders 2021

Housing secretary, Robert Jenrick has announced leasehold reforms to end some of the bad practices seen in recent years, as well as make it easier for homeowners to buy their freeholds. Richard Beresford, chief executive of the National Federation of Builders (NFB), said: “These long overdue changes must be the first of many to protect…

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Television centre homes

Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCo (the joint venture “JV”) announce that they have exchanged contracts with Peabody who will acquire 142 new affordable homes in two new buildings at Television Centre, London, W12. The buildings form part of the wider Television Centre development which will eventually have c 950 homes in total. Stanhope is also…

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Linley & Simpson and Lomond Capital merger

In a supposed £100 million deal that includes injection of cash from LDC (private equity frim). Lomond Capital and Linley & Simpson among others had now partnered up so to form a stronger force between them to include a portfolio now to stand at over 20,000 properties across major towns and cities such as Leeds,…

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Knight Frank Latest Data

How did city house prices around the world perform in Q3 2020? Knight Frank’s Global Residential Cities Index tracks the movement in average prices across 150 cities worldwide. The index’s annual rate of growth increased by 4.7% in the year to Q3 2020, up from 4.1% in the 12 months to Q2 2020. After the…

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