Marylebone Fayre 2017

Written by Andrew Ellinas LL.B.

Monday, 19 June 2017

This year the sun shone and thousands of people flocked to the Marylebone Summer Fayre.

This annual event is is a family-friendly and community street festival organised and hosted by The Howard de Walden Estate. It attracts tens of thousands of people from not just the local area but from all over London with it's varied entertainments, fabulous street food and other local attractions.

Market Conditions

Written by Andrew Ellinas LL.B.

Friday, 9 June 2017

A year on from the most recent round of stamp duty changes, the impact is being felt by both the sales and lettings market. For sales, buy-to-let investment has dwindled, with owner-occupiers supporting a market which, all considered, is holding up better than many had expected and there are early indications that values are starting to bottom out.

Autumn Statement 2016

Written by Andrew Ellinas LL.B.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

The news that the government is banning letting agents fees to tenants as soon as possible and that landlords should meet those fees, has left me struggling to see how that's fair. Granted there are some letting agents charging unreasonable fees, but on the whole tenants have simply been paying for a service required in order to rent a property. The devil will be in the detail, but it would seem that this is the latest move to hit landlords who are now facing increased costs. 

Landlords: don’t let fines wipe out profits

Written by Andrew Ellinas LL.B.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

The buy-to-let business in London is booming but landlords face fines amounting to thousands of pounds if they’re not on top of mounting new laws. The last few months have seen two new and very important regulations pertaining to privately rented property come into effect. Failure to meet them could see landlords face civil penalties of up to £8,000.

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