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The ‘supermarket effect’: property price depends on proximity

The ‘supermarket effect’: property price depends on proximity

May 29th, 2017 | Property News

Arthur takes a brief look at the ‘supermarket effect’ on property prices in England and Wales, and why, nowadays, supermarket proximity has become a unique selling point. When it comes to supermarkets, we can’t deny that everyone has their preferences. Whether you’re a Waitrose lover, a Marks & Spencer loyalist, a Sainsbury’s shopper, or a bargain hunter…

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Fraudsters are targeting landlords and homeowners: are you ready to protect your property?

Fraudsters are targeting landlords and homeowners: are you ready to protect your property?

May 23rd, 2017 | Arthur Online Blog, Letting Agent, Property Manager, Property Owner, Property Tenants

The reported value of rental frauds in 2016 matched a total amount of nearly £2.5 million and this trend is growing. But what should set the alarm ringing? Arthur takes a look at some of the most common property frauds and tips to safeguard your business. Some people are more vulnerable to property fraud than…

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Health and Safety concerns: are you prepared to protect your tenants?

Health and Safety concerns: are you prepared to protect your tenants?

May 12th, 2017 | Property News, Arthur Online Blog, Property Manager, Property Owner

According to figures by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, every year around 6000 deaths are caused by home accidents in the UK. With legislation in place to safeguard renters’ safety, it is the landlord’s responsibility to ensure all risks are minimised. Arthur explores a landlords’ responsibilities and tips to ensure further tenant safety. Basic…

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Check out Arthur’s pick of London’s best parks!

Check out Arthur’s pick of London’s best parks!

May 3rd, 2017 | Property News

Arthur gives you the lowdown on the top 5 London parks and why they’ve made our shortlist! With the weather about to pick up towards the end of the week, what better time to write a blog about London’s best parks?! We hope giving this a quick read inspires you to go out for a stroll this coming…

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Arthur’s 2017 garden trend recommendations

Arthur’s 2017 garden trend recommendations

April 30th, 2017 | Property News

Whether you’ re an avid gardener, or just someone who enjoys a little fresh air, you should check out some of 2017’s hottest garden trends for inspiration… It’s officially spring! The days are getting longer and the good old British weather is certainly brightening up a little, so let’s make the most of it! Has…

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Are empty properties the answer to the Housing Crisis?

Are empty properties the answer to the Housing Crisis?

April 21st, 2017 | Property News, Property Owner, Property Tenants

Arthur investigates whether the hundreds of thousands of empty properties in Britain are the answer to the housing crisis. Recent figures have found that there are nearly 200,000 properties left empty for over six months last year. One tenth of these were within the boundaries of London, a city that is facing the worst housing…

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What does the snap election mean for Property?

What does the snap election mean for Property?

April 21st, 2017 | Property News

After Theresa May called a snap election on Tuesday, much of the country was in shock. Having had a few days to recover, Arthur now takes a look at what this may mean for the property industry in Britain. The Conservative party have called for a General Election a mere two years after they were victorious….

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Xiongan experiences a property frenzy as the new planned “megacity”

Xiongan experiences a property frenzy as the new planned “megacity”

April 16th, 2017 | Property News

Arthur takes a brief look at the recent property frenzy in Xiongan, China. Until January 2017 when house prices in the majority of the Chinese property markets began to fall, China’s property bubble had been experiencing unprecedented growth, culminating at a staggering 40pc in 2016. In the first half of last year, it was estimated that one fifth…

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Are vertical limits on construction holding back London?

Are vertical limits on construction holding back London?

April 7th, 2017 | Property News

Arthur investigates whether vertical limits on buildings to protect historical skylines are holding back development in Britain’s capital London is, historically, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It has been able to maintain this title by restrictive laws surrounding the height of buildings in, and surrounding, some of the most historically important…

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Cape Town’s increasingly popular property market

Cape Town’s increasingly popular property market

April 3rd, 2017 | Property News

Arthur takes a look at why Cape Town’s property market is thriving… With its rich history, stunning viewpoints, pristine beaches and amazing wildlife, it is no wonder that Cape Town is South Africa’s most iconic city. It boasts an array of world-renowned restaurants and has a buzzing cultural and design scene on offer. Not to…

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Tenants want to be allowed more personalisation

Tenants want to be allowed more personalisation

March 25th, 2017 | Property News

Arthur investigates the growing trend in private rental tenants opting to do their own DIY at their own expense and its flaws and benefits. Entering in to the rental market, as a tenant, can be scary. You are living in someone else’s house and there are rules about what you can and cannot do in…

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Arthur investigates Bristol’s housing crisis

Arthur investigates Bristol’s housing crisis

March 18th, 2017 | Property News

Amidst the UK-wide trend of declining home ownership, diminishing social and council housing, and an ever-expanding private rental sector, Bristol’s housing crisis is one of the biggest issues for the city at the moment. In Bristol, where the average house price comes in at just over £260,000, there are fewer and fewer homes available at what might be…

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Is Building on the Green Belt the answer?

Is Building on the Green Belt the answer?

March 15th, 2017 | Property News, Arthur Online Blog, Property Owner

As the housing crisis becomes a higher and higher priority for the government, Arthur investigates calls are now being made to solve the problem by building houses on Britain’s green belt. The green belt is not one place. It is a grouping of designated areas where urban growth is prevented, allowing for agriculture, forestry and…

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Hot property in Lisbon, the Portuguese capital!

Hot property in Lisbon, the Portuguese capital!

March 10th, 2017 | Property News

Arthur takes a brief look at why Lisbon is becoming increasingly popular as a destination for property investment… Lisbon, the Portuguese capital, is a beautiful, vibrant and historic city. It’s seven picturesque hillsides comes together to form a midst of narrow alleyways, cobbled streets, wide open squares and amazing viewpoints overlooking the river Tejo estuary. Following a…

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Green Housing: The U.K. is behind on its objectives

Green Housing: The U.K. is behind on its objectives

March 3rd, 2017 | Property News, Property Owner

Arthur takes a look at the state of the U.K. green housing commitment. The United Kingdom will have to insulate one home every minute in order to reach its targets by 2050. Twenty-five million existing homes will not meet insulation standards that the government have committed to by mid-century. This comes from a report by the…

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