Category: Landlords

Brixton Home Buyers & Landlords Set to Save £1,459,520 in Stamp Duty Over Next Nine Months

The British are infatuated with owning their own property and politicians know that. Margaret Thatcher used it as a vote winner in 1979 when she allowed council house tenants to buy their own home. Coming to the present day, Boris Johnson’s Conservative government have anxieties that the Brits have not been buying nearly enough homes…


What’s Next for the Brixton Property Market?

The Chancellor announced on Wednesday 8th July in his mini-Budget some interesting news for Brixton homeowners and Brixton landlords. Rishi Sunak is going to give ‘The Green Homes Grant’ of up to £5,000 to cover two-thirds of the costs of environmentally friendly upgrades to your Brixton property, with the homeowner covering the other third. There…


Staged Properties, Sell Quicker

How Online Staging Will Help To Sell Your Property Quicker

Have you been wondering why your property has been on the market for long?

Home online staging is becoming a must-do and must-have in real estate for sellers. Home staging is preparing and furnishing an empty or vacated home that is for sale. Around 77% of buyer’s agents confirmed that online staging is making it easier…


Nimbyism in Brixton is Dead – Long Live the Planning Permission Rule Changes: How will this affect the 28,147 Brixton Property Owners?

Nimbyism in Brixton is Dead – Long Live the Planning Permission Rule Changes: How will this affect the 28,147 Brixton Property Owners?

The 1st July 1948 heralded a new dawn in how the property was built, as the Town & Country Planning Act 1947 came into force, meaning no property could be built without the say-so of the local authority. Now, Boris Johnson has announced a substantial change to that, by…


What is going to happen to Stamp Duty on 11th March?

Brixton Property Market
What is going to happen to Stamp Duty on the 11th March and how will affect the value of your Brixton Property?

 3% additional Stamp Duty surcharge on non-UK resident buyers?

Some are asking if Sunak will impose what was promised with the 3% additional Stamp Duty surcharge on non-UK…


35,273 People Live in Rented Accommodation in Brixton

 

That number surprised you didn’t it? With the General Election done, I thought it time to reflect on renting in the manifestos and party-political broadcasts and ask why?

As the best way to tell the future is to look at to the past, so we decided to look at the number of…


Rents in Brixton’s increased by 3.29% in the past 12 months

Over the past five years, the thumbscrews on the buy to let market for British (and de facto) Brixton investors have slowly turned with new barriers and challenges for buy to let investors. With the change in taxation rules on mortgage relief starting to bite plus a swathe of over 320…


Brixton and Lambeth Council House Waiting List Drops by 2.2% since 2011

In 1979, more than 4 in 10 British people lived in a council house, yet today that figure is only 1 in 12!

According to Shelter 65% of families on the Council House waiting lists had been on those lists for more than a year and 27% had been waiting for more…


Brixton Property Market

Do We Have the Right Sort of Brixton Homes For the 21st Century?

Would it surprise you to know that in some parts of Brixton, predominantly prosperous areas with high proportions of mature residents, the housing crisis is not one of supply so much as dispersal of that supply? Theoretically, in Brixton there are…


19% less homes for sale in Brixton than a year ago

 

One of the key factors of the health of the Brixton property market is the number of properties for sale at any one time. The issue with housing is that when demand goes up, unlike with a chocolate bar factory, who can add a couple of hours overtime to increase supply/production to satisfy demand, it…