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How to tackle common problems in historic properties

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2018

Thinking of buying a historic property? This article lists some of the common problems associated with historic properties and offers solutions on how to tackle them. 

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Student demand remains high in London, with a preference for shared houses

Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Landlords looking to invest in student accommodation will be pleased to hear that student demand remains high in central London, especially from international students. Find out more.  

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Buying a listed property: what you need to know

Posted on Thursday, August 2, 2018

Buying a listed property in London? Find out more about the grading of properties and what you need to consider before buying a listed property.  

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Landlords and the proposals to introduce minimum three-year tenancies

Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The government's recent proposal to introduce minimum three-year tenancies to give more security for tenants in the private rented sector has received a mixed response from landlords. Find out how it might affect landlords.  

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The evolution of property portals - what is their power now?

Posted on Monday, July 16, 2018

There's no denying the power and influence of the property portals for buyers, sellers, tenants, landlords and estate agents. How have they evolved to become so influential, what is their power now, and will they last? Find out in this article.

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Frieze Sculpture turns Regent's Park into an outdoor art gallery

Posted on Monday, July 9, 2018

What's that big penguin doing in Regent's Park? As Frieze Sculpture 2018 returns for another year, this article looks at some of the sculptural highlights. Frieze Sculpture runs from 4 July - 7 October 2018. Find out more.  

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Investing in a new-build apartment? Here's what to look out for

Posted on Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Are you investing in a new-build apartment in central London? Local estate agent Kubie Gold offers tips for investors on what to look out for. 

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Competition launched to turn Mayfair's Grosvenor Square into 'one of the world’s leading public spaces’

Posted on Friday, June 22, 2018

A competition has been launched by Grosvenor Group calling on design professionals to voice their ideas of how to transform Grosvenor Square into 'one of the world’s leading public spaces’. Find out more. 

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How might buying and selling property change in the years ahead?

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018

Central London estate agent Kubie Gold explores some of the technologies that will shape the future of buying and selling houses. Find out more. 

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Right to Rent checks should go, RLA says

Posted on Friday, June 8, 2018

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) is repeating calls for the government to abolish the controversial Right to Rent scheme, claiming it encourages discrimination and places too much responsibility on landlords. Discover more. 

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The best commuter villages to move to within easy reach of London

Posted on Friday, June 1, 2018

Planning to sell your London property and move out to the countryside? Do you still want to live within easy reach of the capital? Discover some of the best commuter villages to move to within easy reach of London. 

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Should I move from personal to limited company ownership?

Posted on Monday, May 14, 2018

What are the advantages and disadvantages of having buy- to- let property in a limited company? 

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Top tips for buying a mews house (to let)

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018

Thinking of investing in a central London mews house to let out? Discover these top tips for buying a mews house to let from central London estate agent Kubie Gold. 

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More landlords moving towards student accommodation to diversify

Posted on Monday, April 23, 2018

Landlords are looking to diversify their portfolios following tax and regulation changes, which includes moving into commercial property, student accommodation and mixed-use property. Find out more. 

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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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