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New Regulations for landlords…..

On Monday (14/09/15) Parliament approved the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015. This means that from 1 October all landlords in England will be required to:   1) Have at least one smoke alarm installed on every storey of their property.   2) Have at least one carbon monoxide alarm in any room […]

When Will Interest Rates Rise??

The Bank of England has made its firmest pronouncement yet on the likely timing of a first rate rise: Governor Mark Carney said he expects a judgement on whether rates must go up from their long-term floor of 0.5 per cent at around ‘the turn of the year’. In a speech he said that he […]

What does the budget mean for the Property Market…..

This week we saw the first all-Conservative Budget since 1997, with the Chancellor stating that with the new measures in place, debt will continue to fall year on year, with a surplus being achieved by 2019/20. Changes to landlord tax relief The announcements regarding lower mortgage tax relief for landlords is a complex issue but […]

Your guide to the next Budget 2015…..

We bandy these words about: debt, deficit, duty, fiscal drag, especially at the time of the chancellor’s Budget, but what do they actually mean? The Budget Strikingly obvious, really. Think of your own budgeting. The chancellor, though, only lays out how he’s going to raise money – generally through tax but also borrowing – and […]

De-regulation Act 2015 explained….

The De-Regulation Act was passed on 27th March 2015 and comes into effect the 1st October 2015. The act mainly relates to the serving of a Section 21 Notice including `revenge evictions’ and deposit protection, in order to further regulate and improve the lettings process. Section 21 notice Historically, a landlord could serve a Section […]

How does the Election affect the property market??

After an exciting 24 hours, the votes are in, the Conservatives have the majority and the past few months of uncertainty are finally over. But what does this mean for you and your property? The Conservatives’ main pledges surrounding the property market focus on tackling the housing shortage and enabling first-time buyers to make the […]

Who’s got your vote??

For the landlords of Britain, which political party offers the most appealing outlook? As we count down towards the election the major parties are competing for the votes of young people struggling to get on the property ladder. The result is a plethora of policies aimed at changing the face of the British property market. […]

PHIL SPENCER ANNOUNCES TOP AGENTS IN THE UK

Knights Property Services wins award at The ESTAS, the most prestigious estate & letting agent awards in the UK sponsored by Zoopla Property Group. The Surrey  based agency received the  Silver & Bronze Awards at the prestigious ESTAS 2015. The award was announced by Phil Spencer, the TV property expert at a lavish luncheon & ceremony at the […]

NEW PENSION REFORMS TAKES PLACE…..

Sweeping changes to pension rules which will give savers much more control over their money have come into force. The shake-up is one of the coalition government’s biggest reforms, allowing people who have saved for a pension to do what they want with their money. It means people who are retiring no longer have to […]