The professional view

Market Insights: The New Prime
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Our ‘Market Insights’ is a series of ongoing research to investigate key trends and structural changes in UK housing markets. This latest research, undertaken by Yolande Barnes Consulting (YBC), looks…

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Tax implications for international purchasers of UK residential property.
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Historically, the way for non- UK resident non- UK domiciled individuals (NRNDs) to acquire personal use UK residential property was through a non-UK company as this provided a ‘blocker’ from…

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Market Insights: Inflation, interest rates & money markets
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The economic impacts of the former chancellor’s ‘fiscal statement’ of 23rd September, the subsequent u-turns and the resulting uncertainty and market disruption, continue to reverberate and have increased the chance…

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What subsidies are available on agricultural land?
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There are a number of subsidies available for agricultural land. It’s worth factoring these into the financial equation when you are looking at a country estate. Help is at hand.…

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Permitted development rights
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In some circumstances, agricultural buildings may be converted to residential dwellings. This is regulated by the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 – the act allows…

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Do I need a quantity surveyor?
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Quantity surveyors advise and manage costs on construction projects. They provide control and influence over the design team and contractor. However, there is a big difference between a commercial building…

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Obligations of listed buildings
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A ‘listed’ building, of which there are some 500,000 in the UK, is one that has been placed on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.…

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How do I extend a freehold lease in the UK?
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With very few exceptions, leaseholders of flats are eligible to extend their lease by 90 years at zero ground rent, once they have owned a property for two years. The…

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What are the pros and cons of attended exchange of contracts?
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What is attended exchange? ‘Attended exchange’ is an option when you need to exchange contracts as soon as possible. This usually happens when a cash buyer has a very strong…

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The professional view: Hugh Leslie, interior designer and architect
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Do it yourself, or employ an interior designer?

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The professional view: Charlotte Noel, independent education consultant
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“The Independent School Market has always been flexible and is quick to adjust to any change, continually improving from political and external influences,” says Charlotte Noel, CN Education.

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What are the main benefits of using an independent mortgage broker?
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A critical aspect of what Middleton Advisors offers is the ability to draw on different strands of expertise from across the full spectrum of property and professional services.

In this blog, Simon Checkley of Private Finance gives an overview of the main benefits of using an independent mortgage broker.

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