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    Why are letting agents fees so high?

    One of the biggest hurdles to moving between rented properties can be the extortionate letting agents fees. The differences between agents can be vast, but often people might be forced to miss out on their dream property because of the extent of the charges. Why are these fees so high and is there anything that

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    Moving House Checklist

    It can be exciting moving into a new property, but it’s also an extremely stressful time. To help moving house go a bit smoother, there are elements you can organise in advance. This moving house checklist should stop you forgetting anything and ensure that everything is sorted before you move in. Re-direct your mail It’s vital

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    Property maintenance on your buy to let

    Buying to let has a lot of advantages, but there’s no denying it can be an expensive business. Property maintenance on your buy to let is the main thing you’ll need to worry about – it can quickly add up to thousands of pounds each year. For this reason it’s recommended you set aside some

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    Buying or renting? The pros and cons

    With the cost of buying a house rising faster than salaries and rent, it can be confusing trying to decide which option is best for you. We weigh up the pros and cons of buying versus renting. Counting up the costs Whether you are renting or buying, you are still entering into a legal agreement

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    Landlords: Eviction and Section 21

    If you’re a landlord and you want to evict a tenant after the end of a fixed term agreement it can be a complicated process. It’s essential that you get everything correct; otherwise your case could be rejected by the courts. The process could then end up costing you more and taking longer, so make

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    Tenancy Deposit Schemes: a legal requirement

    After days, weeks, perhaps even months of searching, you have found your perfect flat/house/cabin in the woods and with a deposit and first month’s rent ready to hand over, now you can relax, right? Don’t rest on your laurels just yet, because although kudos to you for being so well prepared, there are just a

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