Industry Insights

What Land Does a Right of Way Benefit

Tuesday 15th August 2017

An easement which passes (or runs) with land so as to benefit successors can only exist where a number of requirements are satisfied: The right must be one which is capable of being an easement (examples include rights of way, rights of light and a right to the passage of…

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Mark Withers
Paris Smith LLP

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PRA Changes to impact Portfolio Buy To Let Landlords

Wednesday 9th August 2017

The 30th of September 2017 sees the introduction by the Prudential Regulation Authority of new rules affecting the Buy to Let market. This latest set of rules follows on from the introduction of Underwriting Standards at the start of 2017, aimed at bringing consistency to the Buy to…

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Steve Fahy
Working Capital Specialists Ltd

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Focus on... investing in Southampton HMOs

Tuesday 8th August 2017

Southampton is constantly referred to as a ‘buy to let hotspot’ in the media. HSBC ranks Southampton among the top 10 places to invest in property in the UK, and Southampton is tipped to register the highest capital growth in the country by 2019. Southampton is currently undergoing…

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Sarah Smith
Home Hub Southampton

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Leasehold Extensions

Monday 7th August 2017

Nothing much happens in the world of residential Leaseholds from one year to the next – not since the wonderfully named Mr Sportelli took on the Cadogan Estate back in 2007, and sort of lost. In fact, prior to then the best name in the case law, that I knew of, was a Mr Yianni who took…

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Chris Clark
Ely Langley Greig

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TIPS FOR LANDLORDS RENTING TO STUDENTS

Wednesday 2nd August 2017

Many landlords will be getting their accommodation ready in preparation for the university students who are about to descend upon Southampton in September and October. Most likely the AST agreements will have been signed already and the deposits for this coming year paid. What else aside…

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Nicola Davies
Paris Smith LLP

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Cake Lovers! Get the kettle on, it’s time to celebrate...or not!

Tuesday 1st August 2017

Today, Tuesday 1st August 2017, marks the 10th anniversary of the Energy Performance Certificate (or EPCs). These popped into our lives as part of the Home Information Pack in 2007. Unlike the HIPs, EPCs survived, and it looks like they are here to stay. EPCs are a familiar…

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Sarah Smith
Home Hub Southampton

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