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27/03/2021
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW WITH EICR DEADLINE?

Last summer, the Electrical Safety Standards Regulations in the private rented sector in England were introduced. The regulations make it compulsory for an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) for all existing specified tenancies to be completed in April 2021. It needed to be carried out in the property by a registered professional.  Wha...

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22/03/2021
GOVERNMENT MAKES IT EASIER FOR RENTERS IN ENGLAND TO KEEP PETS

At times, owning a pet can be a challenge for people who need a rental property to live in. Most landlords have a no-pet policy because of the fear of the potential damage that a pet can cause to the property.Since the start of the pandemic, thousands of people have let furry friends into their lives. And due to the situation, many renters have long been exc...

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19/03/2021
PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: A BEAUTIFUL 4-BEDROOM HOUSE FOR SALE IN PLOUGH LANE, LONDON

About the areaPlough Lane is a street in Greater London vibrant area of Wimbledon. Haydons Road Railway Station is only 5 minutes away from Plough Lane and Wimbledon Park Tube is 10 to 12 minutes away. There are several coffee shops and supermarkets nearby.The nearest primary school in Plough Lane is Smallwood Primary School and Language Unit. Broadwater Pri...

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17/03/2021
95% MORTGAGE GUARANTEE SCHEME

Find out how the new 95% mortgage guarantee scheme could help you in buying your first home with only a 5% deposit. Just this month, the government has announced in the March Budget a new mortgage guarantee scheme in order to support the new generation to help them climb the property ladder. What is the mortgage guarantee scheme?The new mortgage gu...

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08/03/2021
LONDON HOMEBUYERS: STAMP DUTY HOLIDAY EXTENSION

The stamp duty holiday has been extended in England for three months. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the stamp duty holiday is extended until 30th June. Initially, the government has temporarily increased the amount at which stamp duty is paid to £500,000, for property sales in England as well as in Northern Ireland. The temporary incre...

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25/02/2021
IS IT TOO LATE FOR STAMP DUTY HOLIDAY? IS STAMP DUTY HOLIDAY EXTENDED?

Stamp duty holiday was introduced last 8 July 2020 and was set to run until 31 March 2021 in a bid to get the property market moving again amidst lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.The stamp duty holiday entitles first-time homebuyers, or buyers moving up or down the housing ladder to an exemption of tax on the first £500,000 on residential properti...

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15/02/2021
IMPORTANT MATTERS WITH THE STAMP DUTY HOLIDAY TO END IN MARCH

#1 What’s happening to the house prices across England?According to Grainne Gilmore, head of research of Zoopla, house prices are increasing at around 4% a year. The price growth is due to the rise of demand in some areas of the country, despite the national lockdown. The rate growth ranges from 2.8 percent in the east of England to 5 percent in the no...

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25/01/2021
5 TIPS HOW TO WORK FROM HOME AND HOMESCHOOLING YOUR KIDS

The UK started its third national lockdown last 5th January 2021 due to the rising cases of Covid-19. And all primary and secondary schools were forced to close. As several parents, juggling from working from home and making sure that their children keep on top of their educations can sometimes be overwhelming. We have list 5 tips to make it easier...

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12/01/2021
UK PROPERTY MARKET IN 2021

2021 is still uncertain, with the Covid-19 and the Brexit. The pandemic and Brexit will continue to impact the property market. The property sector has continued to show resilience amidst the period of uncertainty. The Impact of Covid 19The Covid-19 vaccines were already administered in the UK last December 2020, if it rolls out successfully these measu...

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05/01/2021
WHY DO YOU NEED A PROPERTY MANAGER?

Being a landlord can be overwhelming, especially if you are handling various rentals properties or if you are doing other businesses. Between maintenance of the property, collection of rent, filing of vacancies, and responding to tenants’ requests, there comes a time when you might need some help. And this is where a professional property manager comes...

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22/12/2020
WHY WANDSWORTH IS THE BEST BOROUGH IN LONDON?

Wandsworth is huge and there are many things to love about this borough. Here are the top 15 reasons why Wandsworth is definitely the best borough in London.#1 Clapham JunctionWandsworth has Clapham Junction. It is the busiest railway station in London by the number of trains passing through the station every day. It seems that you can catch a train to where...

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12/12/2020
LANDLORDS: WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE PROPERTY MANAGER FOR THE HOLIDAYS?

People tend to spend all year waiting on one of the joyous holidays of the year – Christmas and New Year. Holidays can be a chaotic time as this is the season where family members and guests are coming and going and so many distractions. The holiday season can be a stressful time for most landlords. And for these reasons, most landlords would want to h...

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21/11/2020
TOOTING LANDLORDS – STICK TO THE FUNDAMENTALS

At Bluestone Properties, we know many landlords in the Tooting area face significant challenges right now. We are here to help you manage your rental property, keep tenants happy, and stay on top of your finances. During challenging times, it is best to stick to the fundamentals. All landlords should look to minimise their risks at this time, and we can...

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20/11/2020
HELP TO BUY SCHEME IN LONDON IS CHANGING

Help to Buy scheme was launched by the government in 2013 to help home buyers get on the property ladder with only as little as 5% deposit. The current scheme will end on 31 March 2021. But the application for the current Help to Buy scheme will end on 15 December 2020. The enhanced Help to Buy Scheme will start on 1 April 2021 and the application...

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11/11/2020
HOME BUYERS ACT NOW BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

On the 8th of July 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak announced a temporary stamp duty holiday until the 31st of March 2021. This temporary stamp holiday cuts the rate of stamp duty to zero for all the properties under £500,000 for first time home buyer. For example, if you are buying a property that is £500,000, before the s...

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