AR News

Damp and dull – it’s not just the weather!

Posted on December 10th, 2018.

    Over the years I’ve seen a trend that tenanted properties appear to be damper than those that are owner-occupied? Firstly, we’re talking about condensation here, not rising damp. This is caused when warm air, which holds more water vapour, meets a cold surface, forming water droplets. This may attract fungal growths such as […]

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Leigh Hunt Drive …The most popular road in Southgate!

Posted on December 4th, 2018.

It’s often said that apart from death or divorce , moving home is one of life’s most stressful events. Moving home is like someone (and that someone is usually you and you are the cause of this devastation) has collected all your worldly goods, put them into brown boxes and into a lorry making your […]

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Regulation Overload for Southgate Landlords

Posted on November 30th, 2018.

A residential buy-to-let property investment has long been regarded as a tax efficient and lucrative method of wealth creation. Anyone who was credit-worthy and had a reasonable deposit could become a landlord. Simple, but things have changed. While property remains an excellent investment, usually yielding both respectable annual profits and capital growth, the sector has […]

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Merryhills catchment area properties outperform Oakwood average by 43.48%

Posted on November 28th, 2018.

I was having a chat with an Oakwood property investor the other day, when he asked if schools, especially primary schools, affected the local property market in terms of demand from buyers and tenants to a property.  Anecdotally, I have always known this to be true, a good school creates good demand and good demand […]

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What will Brexit do to the Southgate and Oakwood Property Market?

Posted on November 20th, 2018.

I’m hearing lots of stories about Brexit and constantly being asked what effect will it have on the local property market. So far, I’ve been non committal in my views about the subject , so as not to add the adverse commentary being banded about in the press. However , I realise that it’s a […]

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