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How to market your HMO to student tenants!

How to market your HMO to student tenants!

September 15th, 2017 | Student Housing

HMO’s are becoming increasingly popular, be it with private landlords, social housing as well as student accommodation. Looking at student accommodation in particular, HMO’S are outsmarting luxury studio flats as they are half the price for tenants and cash cows for landlords because of their higher profit margins, making HMO’S  a win-win situation. There is…

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What does the latest report from the Bank of England mean for property?

What does the latest report from the Bank of England mean for property?

September 15th, 2017 | Property News, Accountants & Bookkeepers

Arthur Online takes a look at what the Bank of England’s decision to change the Direction of the British economy could mean for Landlords. On Thursday this week, the Bank of England revealed that stimulus will likely be partially withdrawn “in the coming months”. By this, they mean that the interest rates will rise from…

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Have you ever thought of fun ways to turn your properties into cash-cows?

Have you ever thought of fun ways to turn your properties into cash-cows?

September 14th, 2017 | Private Rental

Are traditional buy-to-let and Airbnb the only business scenarios for making money from a property? Arthur explores some creative ways to turn your homes into real cash-cows! Property owners sometimes underestimate the potential that lies within their property location, style and architecture. Apparently nearly 60% of sets we see on TV in the UK are not…

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What should be done with the Stamp Duty tax revenue?

What should be done with the Stamp Duty tax revenue?

September 7th, 2017 | Accountants & Bookkeepers, Private Rental

Arthur takes a look at possible uses for the new revenue that has been generated by stamp duty. The increase in stamp duty proposed by George Osborne in 2014 was met with a myriad of controversy. However, it is hard to deny its efficacy; in 2015-16, the year after its introduction, the amount of stamp…

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Micro-homes are being built to help solve London’s housing crisis

Micro-homes are being built to help solve London’s housing crisis

September 4th, 2017 | Private Rental

Arthur investigates whether micro-homes are worth investing in for first time buyers. According to reports from the Land registry, since 2014 there has been an increase of 172 per cent in micro-homes, with more than 8,000 properties built in 2016, a record number! The rise in demand for cheaper inner-city houses together with rising prices,…

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How students can get on the property ladder

How students can get on the property ladder

September 1st, 2017 | Student Housing

With house prices rising and student debts ever increasing, Arthur takes a look at how students can get onto the property ladder. Students need approximately £23,000 budget to get onto the property ladder.  The Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that on average, a first home in the UK costs £140,000, with costs including stamp…

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Sadiq Khan calls for a social housing commissioner

Sadiq Khan calls for a social housing commissioner

September 1st, 2017 | Social Housing

Following the Grenfell disaster, the Mayor of London has called for an independent social housing commissioner to be instated. Many of us can feel like our voice and opinion is not heard by society. Imagine, then, what it must feel like to believe your opinion does not matter when it comes to your own home….

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Is the housing crisis in London starting to end?

Is the housing crisis in London starting to end?

August 25th, 2017 | Private Rental

Arthur investigates what Sadiq Khan is doing to try and end the housing crisis in London Since the global recession in 2006, it is hard to deny the presence of a housing crisis in London; affordable homes are offered at a restricted supply. It is becoming increasingly difficult for first time buyers or lower income…

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Can students in London afford to live and study?

Can students in London afford to live and study?

August 24th, 2017 | Student Housing

Arthur takes a look at the rental costs for students in London and why it is becoming more and more unsustainable for them. The cost of University is already putting potential students off the idea and the cost of renting in London is higher that any other town or city in the UK.  Although higher maintenance…

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Why is it so difficult to build Social Housing?

Why is it so difficult to build Social Housing?

August 21st, 2017 | Social Housing

The Grenfell tower disaster has put a spotlight on social housing. Arthur looks at why it is so difficult to upgrade the current housing stock. Money. Money is the reason that most things happen in the world. However, when it comes to the reason almost every council in the United Kingdom is finding it so…

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What the latest inflation figures mean for property

What the latest inflation figures mean for property

August 19th, 2017 | Property News, Accountants & Bookkeepers

Arthur takes a look at the latest inflation figures and what they mean for the property market. When data surrounding inflation was released in mid-August for the British economy, many were shocked. It had been expected that inflation would rise to 2.7%, however, this did not occur.  Instead, it remained steady at 2.6% in July….

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Social Housing outperformed by Private Rental

Social Housing outperformed by Private Rental

August 16th, 2017 | Social Housing

Arthur investigates the findings of the English Housing Survey to see what it has revealed about England’s homes. The English Housing Survey is an annual report which looks at the current state of the housing market in England. The survey looks at around 15,000 different homes and is, most importantly, non-bias. This year, the report…

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Do your tenants trust you to provide stable housing?

Do your tenants trust you to provide stable housing?

August 14th, 2017 | Social Housing

Arthur investigates the struggle many social housing providers have when trying to get their tenants to trust them. Social housing providers can truly lay claim to the title of having the most diverse base of tenants in the property sector. Unfortunately for them, this brings up it’s own issues. One group that housing associations often…

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The top five pitfalls of short term rentals

The top five pitfalls of short term rentals

August 11th, 2017 | Private Rental

Arthur takes a look at the top five pitfalls of short term rentals that every home owner should be aware of. Short term or holiday rentals are becoming increasingly popular, with a reported number of 80,000 British home owners letting their homes via AirBnB in 2016, and this trend seems to be doubling by the…

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Your go-to guide as a first time student renter!

Your go-to guide as a first time student renter!

August 9th, 2017 | Student Housing

Arthur takes a look at the top things to consider when moving into your new home! Leaving university halls can be a daunting experience when you know most things are taken care of including bills, security and maintenance.  When you are finding accommodation, there are certain things to look out for and consider. 1.) The…

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