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A Legal Update Reminder

Come October 1st, the new legislations surrounding the evictions and possession proceedings are coming into effect. So here’s a quick reminder of whats in store. Retaliatory Evictions Back in February 2015, we wrote about ‘the revenge eviction’, more details of which can be found on our blog post. So in an effort to stop ‘rogue […]

Is Your Tenants Deposit Protected?

Back in April 2007, a regulation was introduced stating all tenants deposits in an assured shorthold tenancy, must be placed in a tenancy deposit protection scheme. There are three main Government Deposit Schemes for England & Wales: 1.      Deposit Protection Service – http://www.depositprotection.com 2.      My Deposits – http://www.mydeposits.co.uk 3.      Tenancy Deposit Scheme – http://www.tds.gb.com The deposit must be placed in the deposit scheme by […]

Is Your Tenants Deposit Secure?

Back in April 2007, a regulation was introduced stating all tenants deposits in an assured shorthold tenancy, must be placed in a tenancy deposit protection scheme. There are three main Government Deposit Schemes for England & Wales: 1.      Deposit Protection Service – http://www.depositprotection.com 2.      My Deposits – http://www.mydeposits.co.uk 3.      Tenancy Deposit Scheme – http://www.tds.gb.com The deposit must be placed in the deposit scheme by […]

The Housing Market So Far

2016 started with a surge in buy to let purchases as stamp duty prices were set to rise in April. March 2016 saw sales peak at 171,220 followed by a drop in sales since. According to latest figures from HMRC a total of 84,300 homes were sold in May, almost 14% lower than in the […]

Advantages of Property Investing

Lets look at what makes property investments so attractive. Now the number of people investing in property is growing strongly. Investors are now looking for better returns for their money. For many years, the most common financial advice had been to invest in shares due to the consistent long term useful returns. Either that or […]

Setting Investment Objectives

As with all major life decisions, investing in property is one which needs to be thought through step by step, making sure all the bases are covered. We at Silks like to offer our investors our expertise, not just in finding investment properties but also in ensuring our investors have a strategy in place to […]

Is using a Property Management Agency for you?

The past few weeks have brought on a lot of attention to both landlords and agents. Recent legislation and bills from David Cameron have continued to put landlords and their agents under scrutiny, not to mention the news regarding Foxtons maintenance charges which seemed to stir up quite a bit of attention too. So we […]

Successful Property Investment in Four Simple Tips

Throughout the past few weeks, our aim has been to educate landlords and investors in the basics of investing. A simple guide to all they need to know about property investments. So now its time to turn the past few weeks into four simple tips. 1. Find THE location Everyone knows that property prices have […]

2016s Legislation Changes

Within the first quarter of 2016, Investors and landlords have already seen many significant changes to legislation regarding the property market. For those new to the industry, here’s a quick update on what’s been happening this year. Right to Rent Back in February, the Government introduced Right to Rent. Under the new legislations, landlords and […]

House Price Inflation Jumped to 9%

  As landlords rushed to beat stamp duty changes in March, official figures show house price inflation jumped by 9%, according to The Office of National Statistics (ONS). The ONS state the figure was up from 7.6% in the year to February. The Council of Mortgage Lender (CML) said £13.8b was lent during the month, […]