What is the Renters’ Reform Bill?

The Renters’ Reform Bill was first proposed in April 2019 by Theresa May’s government in a bid to remove some of the insecurities tenants experience while renting in England. The main premise of the bill is the abolishment of section 21 evictions, also known as “no fault” evictions.   Under the 1988 Housing Act, section… Continue reading What is the Renters’ Reform Bill?

UK Government introduces new rules for second homeowners

Earlier in January this year, the UK Government announced tough new restrictions against second homeowners to combat a tax loophole. These new restrictions follow increasing reports of second homeowners pretending to let out their properties to holidaymakers to deduce the amount of tax they must pay, in spite of their properties actually being empty. At… Continue reading UK Government introduces new rules for second homeowners

Top tips for expanding your buy-to-let portfolio

If you’ve had success in renting out a buy-to-let property you may be considering growing your property portfolio. If you are thinking about expanding your business, we’ve put together a few things you’ll want to consider before buying your next property. Have you done enough research? The first thing you’ll need to successfully grow your… Continue reading Top tips for expanding your buy-to-let portfolio

The search for homes in London soar while countryside searches plummet

Over the last year, online searches for properties in London have soared, while the search for properties in the country have fallen. This was recently documented in a report by City Hall, who suggest there’s been a “boomerang” return to the capital. This change comes after returns to the city had continued to drop for… Continue reading The search for homes in London soar while countryside searches plummet

Five ways to improve your rental property’s ROI

A rental property is an ideal investment to help you supplement your income or create a full-time living. However, property managers and landlords may struggle to find how to increase their revenue. Luckily, there are many ways to improve your return on investment. We’ve summarised five ways below.     Don’t skimp on renovations  … Continue reading Five ways to improve your rental property’s ROI

Buyers to benefit from new transparency rules governing property listings

A new set of rules governing property sales listing and advertisements in the UK will be rolled out from the end of May this year. Brought about by the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team, the changes will make it compulsory for all property sales listings to include a set of details to… Continue reading Buyers to benefit from new transparency rules governing property listings

Asset management vs property management

Buying an investment property comes with an added responsibility to the Landlord to maintain, manage and monetise. This requires a lot of effort, time and expertise which is why many Landlords engage a third party to help manage the investment. When seeking help with their property portfolio there are two types of services which a… Continue reading Asset management vs property management

St John’s Wood: the perfect location for High Net Worth Individuals

Situated in NW8, St John’s Wood is a tranquil, affluent village which has emerged as one of London’s most active prime markets over the last few years. In spite of its close proximity to the West End, St John’s Wood has still managed to retain a genuine feel of community and togetherness.   Reported in… Continue reading St John’s Wood: the perfect location for High Net Worth Individuals

Celebrating seven years in business: “We achieved what we set out to do”

As we celebrate seven incredible years at Phillips Harrod we sat down with founders Simon Harrod and Adam Phillips to discuss opening one of London’s first rental market agencies and their greatest achievement to date. How did you both meet? Simon: Funnily enough, we met each other over 25 years ago playing football. Our relationship… Continue reading Celebrating seven years in business: “We achieved what we set out to do”

Apprentice 2016

The Apprentice contestants will be put through their paces in a series of tough tasks designed to test their business acumen. But when they’re not trying to impress Lord Alan Sugar in the boardroom, the 18 candidates will be relaxing in style in a lavish £12 million London mansion. Sir Alan Sugar has spared no… Continue reading Apprentice 2016

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