Prime Algarve property sees rise in demand

There are lots of factors to take into consideration when letting your property out and if you’ve never done it before it can be a daunting task. Here are some of the things new landlords need to think about: You are legally required to inform your lender that you intend to let your property out. Some mortgages contain clauses which

A 'living rent' could solve the housing crisis

It’s a sensible question – while in theory, lenders have to take steps to ensure you can afford to keep up the monthly repayments (as much for their own sake as yours), buyers can still end up saddled with a mortgage they can’t afford. There are a number of mortgage calculators online, such as the one provided by SPF, which

The draw of waterfront homes on the French

When it comes to marketing a property, the quality of the photography and the way in which interiors and exteriors are presented can be the beginning or end of a sale. Photos are a buyer’s first impression and the key to a first viewing. So how can you make sure you get them right? Keep those lights off. Shooting for

Future office buildings: intelligent by design

London’s weekend Night Tube service opens on Friday 19 August, after a two-year wait. The 24-hour weekend services will run on large sections of the Central and Victoria lines with the Northern, Jubilee and Piccadilly lines expected to follow in autumn 2016. We’ve taken a look at what’s happened to house prices around affected stations since the Night Tube was

Five things you didn't know about living in the City

You might think of the City of London as a square mile of iconic towers and slick office blocks. Which of course it is. But there’s a lot more to this tiny city – one of only two London districts with city status – than banking, trade and financial services. Settled by the Romans in the 1st century AD, the

The advantages of buying a new build property

If you’re tired of moving into fixer-uppers, or purchasing older properties that turn out to have problems hidden beneath their period charm, why not consider a new residential development? Buying new comes with a number of specific advantages, including: The earlier you register your interest in a new residential development, the more likely you are to find exactly the right

Five things you didn’t know about living in the City

You might think of the City of London as a square mile of iconic towers and slick office blocks. Which of course it is. But there’s a lot more to this tiny city – one of only two London districts with city status – than banking, trade and financial services. Settled by the Romans in the 1st century AD, the

The draw of waterfront homes on the French Riviera

A home on the water is often considered to be the ultimate property purchase. Whether it is a lifestyle choice, holiday home or retirement dream, waterfront property has an eternal appeal. The Victorians introduced sea bathing, widely encouraged for its health benefits. The French Riviera, or the Côte d’Azur as it is also known, often tops the bucket list of

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