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Why Super-Prime Property is still a Safe Bet

The super-prime property sector is still outperforming expectations. But how is it sustaining its returns in the face of ongoing economic challenges and where are these super-rich investors coming from? A Tale of Two Markets London's property fortunes have now diverged into two clear markets - one catering for the world's richest people and one for the rest of the...

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Resolving Neighbour disputes: Hedges

Disputes between neighbours are thankfully fairly rare. When they do occur, however, it can very often be about hedges. Here is a guide to understanding your rights and responsibilities for garden maintenance. If you do find that you or your neighbour is taking offence over a high hedge, then you need to know that the council is only able to...

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Introducing Marylebone

Marylebone has been a highly fashionable part of London since the seventeenth century. With a long list of present and former celebrity residents, the area is world-famous for its shopping and entertainment and a top destination for tourists and luxury seekers alike. Marylebone Shopping Oxford Street is located to the southern border of Marylebone and it boasts every big high-street...

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Understanding Leasehold Properties

Leasehold properties tend to be flats, but this ownership status can also apply to houses too, particularly if they are bought as part of a shared-ownership scheme or sometimes if they are listed. It is important to know if the property you're considering buying is freehold or leasehold, as it affects your rights and responsibilities and also can affect the...

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Understanding Freeholds

It is important to understand the difference between freehold and leasehold properties when buying a new home, as each status relates to ownership rights. The terms usually relate to flats and apartments where there may be some shared communal areas, requiring management, management of the lease(s), and shared responsibilities on the external structure and fabrics of the building and buildings insurance....

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Questions to Ask When Buying a Property - Part 2

When you buy a new property, it is essential that you carry out a full due-diligence process. The structural stability of the home, the suitability of the location and the legal issues will be covered by your surveyor and solicitor, but it is your role to engage with the seller and find out as much as you can about the...

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