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Welcome to Jeffrey Alexander LLP; we are an independent valuation and surveying practice, offering a range of surveying products and services for both home movers and corporate clients. Potentially a survey can save you money, as often a survey enables you to re-negotiate with the vendor on the purchase price. Our surveys can give you substantial savings on the purchase price of property.

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Property News

  • Part 1: retail to residential – has John Lewis set a precedent? October 28, 2020
    The high street was already struggling before the pandemic, but Covid-19 has perhaps sent it into terminal decline. High streets in major towns and cities across the UK are now virtual ghost-towns as office workers and tourists stay away. With the rise in online shopping – supercharged during lockdown and since –...
  • From urban to rural – tenants ditch the commute for more space October 28, 2020
    Rents increased in many rural areas and fell sharply in some cities over the summer as more UK tenants looked to relocate from town to countryside, according to The Deposit Protection Service (The DPS). Its quarterly Rent Index shows increased demand for rural and larger properties and lower demand for urban...
  • Revealed – the UK’s top five areas for development identified by Knight Frank October 28, 2020
    The top five areas across the UK which are prime for major development have been revealed by global property consultancy Knight Frank. Using geospatial mapping data that ranks every local authority in the UK against a variety of economic and housing measures – including pricing, liveability, accessibility, housing supply and housing...
  • Lets with pets – pet-friendly rental property searches spike October 28, 2020
    Online searches for pet-friendly UK rental property have jumped to the highest level since available records began in 2004, according to HomeViews’ 2020 Build to Rent (BTR) Report. Search queries for ‘pet-friendly rentals’, ‘pet-friendly apartments’ and ‘pet-friendly’ in the real estate category have all ‘increased dramatically’ post-lockdown. This comes as 78% of...
  • Bringing people and places together - how can it be done in the new normal? October 28, 2020
    Roy Ledgister, founder and chief executive of the Convivia Group, is both a barrister and an entrepreneur. Originally qualifying as a solicitor and transferring to the Bar early on in his career, he has advised or acted on behalf of celebrities, political groups and multi-billion dollar international groups and their presidents.  He joined...
  • Build to Rent rebounds strongly in Q3, CBRE report says October 26, 2020
    Investment in the fast-growing Build to Rent (BTR) market bounced back significantly in Q3 2020, according to CBRE’s latest Marketview report. Following subdued activity in Q2, as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic, a total of £1.43 billion of investment was recorded in the last quarter. CBRE has tracked investment into UK...
  • Multi-million-pound London mansions you can ‘buy now and pay later’ October 26, 2020
    Two super-prime London mansions are on offer as part of a ‘buy now, pay later’ scheme that allows buyers to move in immediately, while postponing the bulk of the cost for five years. Specialist ultra-prime developer K10 Group is offering purchasers the opportunity to move into its newly-unveiled £75 million Amberwood...
  • Raising the bar - family-run company aims to improve student housing in Swansea October 26, 2020
    A small family-run company is attempting to raise the bar of student housing in Swansea with swish refurbished homes rather than the tired, shabby ones typically associated with student lets. Husband and wife team, Alex and Becky Allen, run a student lets business in Swansea known as Alex Allen Properties, alongside...
  • Under-24s flock to London houseshares despite market dread October 26, 2020
    Rental data has revealed a marked increase in young renters heading to the capital throughout September 2020. The data released by co-living property operators Built Asset Management (BAM) shows a 192% rise in signed rental contracts with those under the age of 24, when compared to the pre-lockdown months of January...
  • Needed: documented evidence to support MMC, says expert October 26, 2020
    In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards more innovative methods of construction - such as off-site and modular - to increase the speed with which new homes and developments are built. Here, in this guest blog, leading insulated panel manufacturing firm Hemsec interviews Ian Dacre, a Partner at Rider Levett Bucknall...
  • Auction roundup – a month of firsts and record breaks October 23, 2020
    The property auction world continues to boom, with multiple auctioneers claiming sales success through the Bamboo platform, SDL Auctions holding its first two-day auction and a whopping £7 million investment opportunity at Strettons. Today, we take a closer look… Record-breaking quarter for agents using Bamboo online platform Estate agents and auctioneers who...
  • Revealed – where is the best place to sell a property in England or Wales? October 23, 2020
    If you’re an investor with an asset you’re keen to get rid of, you’ll be eager to know where the best places in the country are when it comes to selling homes. Data released by Quick Move Now and home.co.uk has revealed that Walthamstow is currently the best place to sell...
  • Building update: SME developers want to build more; ecolodge opens in Italy October 23, 2020
    Research by TrustedLand and LandTech has revealed that more than half of the UK’s small and mid-sized property developers expect to make use of the changes to Permitted Development Rights (PDR) in the next two years, with some 75% thinking they can deliver more units than before. This comes as they...
  • Revealed - the ‘bare’ necessities of property investment during Covid October 23, 2020
    While the UK experienced a property boom during lockdown, buy-to-let (BTL) landlords aren’t necessarily reaping the benefits so easily, according to Andy Foote, director at UK property developer SevenCapital. Foote says since the government imposed stricter rules on tax relief for buy-to-let landlords in a bid to professionalise the sector, 43%...
  • The UK’s holiday let market is booming – could you be the next investor? October 23, 2020
    With the potential for restrictions to be in place on and off for many years to come, and the likely continued boom of the UK’s domestic staycation market as people shun (or are unable to) travel abroad for their holidays, holiday let investors are set to benefit more than most...
  • Property investment cons – how can the industry better prevent them? October 21, 2020
    A marketing expert who is vocal about companies responsibly marketing themselves has called for the property industry to be doing much more to self-regulate, to prevent get-rich quick schemes touted by bogus ‘gurus’. Lewis Hackney, the founder and chief executive of Etch’d, a bespoke marketing agency focused on clients operating in...
  • Student landlords in the Midlands and North see best yields - study October 21, 2020
    We recently reported on the resilience of the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector, which has seen a net increase of 2.6% in 2020. This is underpinned by further research by Howsy revealing that properties close to the campus of the University of Leicester fetch the highest yields of 6.56%, followed by...
  • ilke Homes set to regenerate Nottinghamshire brownfield site October 21, 2020
    ilke Homes has been selected by Nottinghamshire City Council to deliver up to 140 homes on a brownfield site in Arnold. The deal will see the redevelopment of the nine-acre site in Rolleston Drive – a former depot that had remained derelict for six years before being destroyed by fire in 2017. This...
  • Development – from the former home of Coventry’s mayor to Nottingham’s boom October 21, 2020
    In this development update, PIT explores the fascinating history of a Victorian villa in Coventry – which is being developed into high-quality new homes – and the rising appeal of Nottingham. Redevelopment of historic Coventry Victorian villa is a Triumph! The former home of the co-founder of Triumph motorcycles and a one-time...
  • Leasehold Reform – the potential impact on landlords, developers and investors October 21, 2020
    On 21 July 2020, the Law Commission published its latest proposals to reform the law of leasehold. It was asked to make recommendations to improve the process of extending a lease or acquiring the freehold of residential buildings, making it simpler and cheaper for leaseholders and each of 102 reforms go...

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