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Mould and damp: how to spot it, what it can do, and what to do about it

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018

What is mould and damp, how can it affect a property and tenants living in the property? And how landlords can deal with it? Discover how to deal with mould and damp in rental properties. 

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March sees rise in average asking prices, Rightmove reports

Posted on Friday, April 6, 2018

The average asking prices for newly-marketed properties increased this month by 1.5%, according to figures released by Rightmove. Find out more. 

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What does the future hold for student property investment?

Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

What does the future hold for student property investment in central London? This article looks at investing in student accommodation in central London, and whether it will continue to be a good option for buy-to-let investors. 

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London named the most popular city globally for student accommodation

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2018

London has been named the most popular city globally for student accommodation, in a report from Student.com. Find out more. 

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Gold-star dining: how living near a top restaurant can boost property values

Posted on Friday, March 9, 2018

How having a gold star restaurant close to your home can considerably increase its value.   

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Rental demand outstripping supply, rent hikes possible

Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Demand for rental property is outstripping supply, as The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) warns that rent hikes are possible. Find out more. 

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A cultural guide to Maida Vale

Posted on Monday, March 5, 2018

Maida Vale, W9, is a residential district in London. Local estate and letting agent, Kubie Gold, offers a cultural guide to Maida Vale. Discover what there is to see and do in Maida Vale. 

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Portfolio expansion still a reality for landlords

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

A new survey carried out by MT Finance reveals that 33% of landlords plan to expand the size of their portfolios, despite tax and regulation challenges.

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What are corporate tenants looking for?

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018

Find out what corporate tenants expect from their rented accommodation when they relocate to central London.

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The way forward is up: roof top building may be made easier

Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Planning policy may be changed to make it easier to build upwards into the 'airspace' as the government looks for ways to ease the housing shortage in cities like London.

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Top tips for restoring a Georgian townhouse to sell

Posted on Friday, February 2, 2018

Period property restoration can be an all-consuming enterprise, but a sympathetic restoration is worth it, whether you want to live in the property or sell it on. Discover some tips on restoring a Georgian property to sell. 

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ARLA and NAEA forecast rent hikes in 2018

Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018

ARLA and NAEA Propertymarks have released their market forecasts for the year ahead, with the ARLA predicting that rent prices will rise in 2018.

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Condensation: how to identify and deal with it

Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018

We explain what condensation is, what damage it can cause to property and people and what steps to take to deal with it.

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Majority of landlords now hold properties in a limited company

Posted on Friday, January 5, 2018

There has been substantial growth in the number of landlords holding properties in a limited company to avoid tax relief changes, while professional landlords are proving more likely to invest further in the buy-to-let market. 

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How to make your rental property stand out from the crowd

Posted on Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Discover ways to make your rental property stand out from the crowd and to boost its appeal in the eyes of tenants. 

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Most in-demand rental location in 2017 is London

Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

London has topped a list of the 'top five rental hotspots of 2017' with the most tenant enquiries and the highest tenant demand. 

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How to boost your property's EPC rating

Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Marylebone estate agent Kubie Gold explains how landlords can boost the EPC rating of the properties before April 2018.

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Westminster City Council approves Church Street 'masterplan'

Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Church Street 'masterplan' scheme has been approved by Westminster City Council, with regeneration work set to revitalise this part of Marylebone. 

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Property: stable investments for unstable times?

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017

Read this article to find out if Marylebone estate agent Kubie Gold considers property to be a stable investment in these volatile times.  

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Autumn Budget holds some good news for landlords

Posted on Friday, November 24, 2017

The Autumn Budget 2017 includes the announcement of a consultation to establish how landlords can be encouraged to offer longer tenancies.

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The housing issue - is the government doing enough?

Posted on Friday, November 10, 2017

In this article we give an overview of the government’s plans to solve the housing problem.   

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St John's Wood a 'top draw' for luxury buyers as demand shifts to north-west London

Posted on Monday, November 6, 2017

St John's Wood is becoming even more of a 'top draw' for luxury buyers as demand shifts to north-west London

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How to help your property sell in a buyers' market

Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Trying to sell your Marylebone home? Here's some tips on how to sell your property in a buyers' market. 

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Back on the tandem: cycling for a good cause

Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017

Kevin Gold of Marylebone estate agent Kubie Gold is taking part in a tandem ride through Jordan to raise money for the Norwood Charity. 

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The loss of tax interest relief - what are the options for landlords?

Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017

This article explores some of the options available to landlords to reduce their tax liability in the face of new restrictions on the tax relief they receive.   

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Check energy efficiency of rental properties now, landlords told

Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Landlords must check EPC ratings and make improvements to the energy efficiency of their properties if required before new standards come in next April.

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The advantages of study spaces in student rental properties

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Renting your buy-to-let to students? This article explains the advantages of study spaces in student rental properties. 

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Professional inventories must be compulsory for student rentals, landlords told

Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Landlords are being urged to make sure a full inventory is drawn up when renting to students to ensure protection of their investment. 

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Don't want to sell your home? Here are the alternatives

Posted on Friday, September 8, 2017

Estate agent Kubie Gold outlines the alternatives to having to sell your home if you don’t want to.

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Reverse 3% surcharge, investors say

Posted on Monday, September 4, 2017

The majority of buy-to-let investors are calling for a reversal on the extra 3% stamp duty surcharge.

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Right to Rent legislation - what do the changes mean for landlords?

Posted on Friday, September 1, 2017

What does the right to rent legislation mean for private landlords in England? And what are the penalties if a landlord fails to comply? 

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Mortgage rate reductions positive for landlords

Posted on Monday, August 21, 2017

In a boost for buy-to-let investors, Mortgage Brain has released data which shows a fall in the cost of many mainstream mortgage products. 

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Why investors need a strategy when searching for properties to invest in

Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

We give some strategic tips people should follow when they are thinking of investing in property    

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Demand for rental properties is here to stay

Posted on Monday, August 7, 2017

Almost 30% of private renters plan never to buy a property of their own, a new tenant survey reveals. 

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Top 4 coffee shops in Marylebone for students to work in

Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

This article lists four of the best Marylebone coffee shops for students to work in.  
 

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Stamp Duty Exemption & Stamp Duty Threshold Explained

Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Buying your first property is probably the most expensive purchase you'll make in your life – and there are more costs involved than the price of the house itself.

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Tax increases fail to shatter landlord confidence

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017

Over half of buy-to-let landlords in the UK remain confident their property investments will deliver good returns, despite tax increases.

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Will Soho be negatively affected by Crossrail 2?

Posted on Monday, July 17, 2017

Will Crossrail 2 spoil Soho’s reputation and character? Or will it bring prosperity to the area?

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Limited companies borrowing more than individual landlords

Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017

Rise in value of buy-to-let lending to limited companies, as limited companies borrow more than individual landlords in Q2 of 2017.

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Our guide to living in…St John’s Wood

Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Looking to live in or let property in St John's Wood? Estate Agent Kubie Gold looks at what living in the area is like – and what there is to see and do.

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Confirmation that letting fees for tenants will be banned

Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017

The government announces its plan to push ahead with the letting fees ban for tenants in The Queen's Speech. 

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When to invest in a second buy-to-let property

Posted on Friday, June 9, 2017

Some things to consider if you are thinking of buying a second buy-to-let property

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BTL investing still a solid move

Posted on Thursday, June 8, 2017

High demand for rental property and changing attitudes to long-term renting continue to make investment in buy-to-let safe and sustainable.  

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Fitzrovia for foodies - where to eat in the area

Posted on Thursday, June 1, 2017

Are you a foodie? Discover where to eat and drink in London's Fitzrovia.

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Single property landlords more aware of impact of tax changes

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017

More residential single property landlords are realising the potential impact of tax changes affecting the BTL market, as research from the NLA reveals.

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Why living in a penthouse is a lifestyle choice for many people

Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017

This article explains how living in a penthouse apartment is a luxurious lifestyle choice many people aspire to.

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Marylebone named as London's luxury property 'hotspot'

Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Marylebone has been named prime central London's new property hotspot with price rises in the last year.

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A look at: the letting fees ban

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017

This article looks at what the letting fees ban might mean for landlords and tenants. 

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Stamp duty contributes to rental values slowdown

Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Rental values are slowing as a result of stamp duty hikes affecting the buy-to-let sector, as investors rush to buy properties before stamp duty hikes introduced. 

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Five good places to eat out in Marylebone

Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

We tell you five different places where you can enjoy a good meal in Marylebone.

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Tenants will pay more to share with a 'good flatmate'

Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017

Looking for the ideal flatmate? You're not alone. New research finds 70% of house sharers are willing to pay more per month to live with good tenants.  

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A stroll around Regent's Park: what to see and do on a day out

Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Regent's Park in north-west London is one of the capital's most popular royal parks. Find out what there is to see and do. 

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Five good reasons to buy property close to Baker Street

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017

We list five reasons why you should buy property close Baker Street, one of London’s most famous streets.  

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Property sector issues not aired in Spring Budget

Posted on Monday, March 13, 2017

Find out what Chancellor Philip Hammond's Spring Budget had in store for property and businesses in central London.

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Sellers, not buyers, should pay stamp duty

Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Yorkshire Building Society argues stamp duty should be paid by sellers not buyers to help first-time buyers onto the property ladder.

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How to avoid mistakes commonly made by first-time landlords

Posted on Thursday, March 2, 2017

Discover the mistakes commonly made by first-time landlords, and how to avoid them. 

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Tenants could see rent hikes as result of tax changes

Posted on Monday, February 20, 2017

Rents could rise as a result of tax changes to the buy-to-let market, according to a leading economist.

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Why some of the best residential investment opportunities are in Marylebone

Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2017

Marylebone still offers investors the best residential investment opportunities. Read this article to find out why. 

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House price increases in last ten years in areas close to Crossrail line

Posted on Monday, February 6, 2017

Property prices near Crossrail stations have surged over the last ten years since the project was announced. Find out more. 

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Spot the blue plaque: famous residents of Marylebone

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Discover some of the famous faces who have lived in London's Marylebone. 

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