Getting Local Information on Property

Get the lowdown on any area you are buying in by using all the information available on line says David Lawrenson of Obviously, you can use Google Earth ( and for street views without even having to leave your desk. Population breakdowns, employment trends and earning levels for an area can be found at the Office for National […]

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Section 21 No Fault Notices and Evictions to be Banned

Section 21, so called “no-fault notices” and evictions could be banned under Conservative plans for the private rented sector says David Lawrenson of But I think landlords have nothing to fear, providing fair rights of repossession and faster court  processes are put in place at the same time for returning occupiers, for those wishing to sell, for the purposes […]

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Stamp Duty land tax for overseas buyers

It is high time that overseas buyers paid more Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and Council Tax when they buy and own UK property says David Lawrenson of The additional rate for SDLT should be at least 3 per cent, the same as UK landlords and second home buyers already pay. These extra taxes would likely have little impact […]

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