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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

  • Manchester the top BTL investment hub as hidden gems found UK-wide November 27, 2020
    Manchester has topped the list of the best areas for landlords to invest in, according to Aldermore’s 'Buy to Let City Tracker'. The tracker assessed five key indicators that impact desirability – average total rent, short-term returns through yield, long-term return over 10 years, the lowest number of vacancies as a proportion...
  • Are we approaching the end of the road for HMOs? November 27, 2020
    You may have heard people say that as the coronavirus continues and a possible recession approaches, this spells the end of the road for HMOs (Houses of Multiple Occupancy, also known as house shares).  However, I don’t believe that’s the case. Instead I suggest that there is good evidence for the opposite...
  • Overseas roundup – from Portugal and Spain to Montenegro November 27, 2020
    Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, interest in overseas property remains strong, even if international travel and tourism are currently very much in the doldrums. Here, in this overseas roundup, PIT takes a look at one of Spain’s biggest property companies, new residences in the Algarve and Porto Montenegro’s newest neighbourhood. PRS a...
  • Permission granted! 80 eco-friendly Manchester homes get go-ahead November 27, 2020
    A leading Manchester city centre property developer has been granted planning permission to convert Mindel House and neighbouring Bloom Street into 80 low-carbon apartments. Beech Holdings was given the green light by Manchester City Council last week, with Paul Butler Associates acting as the planning consultant. As part of the plans, the...
  • Buyers use H2B to purchase £1m worth of apartments in Worcester November 27, 2020
    The government’s Help to Buy scheme has reportedly assisted 80% of buyers to purchase more than £1 million-worth of apartments at an 'impressive project' in Worcester. Estate agency Nicol & Co is marketing and selling units at the Iceworks, a 54-apartment redevelopment of a 19th century water mill in St John’s...
  • Auction roundup – investing from home and unique opportunities November 25, 2020
    Property Investor Today takes another gander at the latest news and developments in the auction realm, starting with SDL Auctions, Network Auctions and BidX1. Over 170 lots available at SDL Auctions’ November sale SDL Auctions has revealed more information for investors ahead of its next live-streamed auction on November 26 (tomorrow), with...
  • Revealed: investors urged to join High Court fraud claim against banks November 25, 2020
    New data has revealed that thousands of affected property businesses across the UK qualify to join a major High Court fraud claim against Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank. Late last week, Yorkshire-based All Square Finance Ltd (allSquare), a specialist provider of claims management and litigation support services, announced the final phase of...
  • Will the 2020 housing market boom continue? November 25, 2020
    As property investors, it is very important that we monitor house price trends when assessing new deals and during existing long-term projects, especially if we need new or additional finance. Nothing is certain in property investment, but an upward trend in house prices can build additional equity and increase profits. But...
  • Want free property investment advice? Linden Homes can help November 25, 2020
    A housebuilder is offering free expert advice for property investors looking to start or expand their portfolio in Cambridgeshire, specifically in the new, sustainable town of Northstowe. The event, held this weekend (28/29 November), includes a free webinar and advice from Jason Blunden, managing director of Evolve Financial Solutions. Those interested in finding...
  • Almost gone! Only seven apartments left at Nottingham development November 25, 2020
    Potential buyers looking for lavish living in Nottingham are being told to act now to secure homes at the ‘Bridgford Place’ complex. Located a stone’s throw from West Bridgford’s Central Avenue, the gated complex comprises six one-bedroom apartments and 24 two-bedroom apartments – 75% of which were sold by selling agents...
  • High-end property broker: we should be more like the US on property November 23, 2020
    A Mayfair-based property broker, who has previously spoken of his ability to break into the old-money elite, has called for greater adoption of US industry standards and culture in the UK. Thomas Balashev, the 31-year-old founder of Montague Real Estate, has urged the UK property industry to borrow inspiration from the...
  • Investors scramble for property in the face of recession – study November 23, 2020
    The majority of UK investors are worried the government’s handling of Covid-19 and Brexit will have a negative impact on the economy, new research from FJP Investment has found. Its survey of more than 1,000 UK-based investors – all of whom have investments and savings in excess of £10,000 – has...
  • Five reasons why property investors are feeling the 'Verbier vibe' November 23, 2020
    Fashionable Swiss ski resort Verbier is firmly on the radar of international buyers as 2021 approaches, according to Skiingproperty.com. The website says that the high-end resort - located in the Valais Canton in the south west of Switzerland - is popular with investors due to its off-piste lifestyle and the enduring...
  • Investors – would you swap time in your second home for stays elsewhere? November 23, 2020
    A property exchange company born out of the 2008 financial crash has seen its membership grow again as the world undergoes another major shock with the Covid-19 pandemic. THIRDHOME is described as being ‘essentially a property exchange company based on a reciprocal exchange concept where second home owners can swap time...
  • Looking to scale your portfolio? Here’s some top tips for seasoned investors November 23, 2020
    Sometimes even seasoned investors will need guidance, help and assistance, particularly during times of crisis and uncertainty. With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and the upcoming end of the Brexit transition period, it's more important than ever for experienced investors to know how to scale their portfolio in the right way. Here, Francis...
  • BTR roundup – new hires, mental health support and ongoing strong investment November 20, 2020
    The fast-growing Build to Rent (BTR) sector continues to generate plenty of news, even as we live through Lockdown 2.0. The week-long virtual Festival of BTR is currently underway, run by BTR trade body UKAA, highlighting the sector’s growing prominence in the private rented sector. Here, we zone in on the latest...
  • Development update – luxury riverside apartment and 19 acres of land for sale November 20, 2020
    Construction works are in progress on the ‘The Yacht Club’ – an exclusive 81-home development on the banks of the river Trent by KMRE Group Ltd. Located in a prime waterside location to the south of Trent Lane, Nottingham, the Yacht Club will offer residents one, two and three-bedroom apartments, including...
  • North/south divide - is the Treasury's 80/20 rule really that unfair? November 20, 2020
    “The river bears no empty bottles, sandwich papers. Silk handkerchiefs, cardboard boxes, cigarette ends Or other testimony of summer nights.” (T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land). Eliot was writing about London in the aftermath of the First World War and the effect the war had on the city of London: 'Sweet Thames' had no detritus in...
  • Overseas interest in UK real estate and construction through the roof – report November 20, 2020
    The proportion of overseas investors who consider real estate and construction to be a key driver of future UK growth has more than tripled since last year, according to EY’s latest UK Attractiveness Survey. The analysis, which tracks the UK’s appeal as a destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), found 31%...
  • Senior living’s top providers start to boom, but faster growth is needed November 20, 2020
    A law firm has said the value of the UK’s top 15 senior living providers has increased by 62% in the past five years, up to £4.03 billion from £2.49 billion five years ago. Boodle Hatfield, a 40-partner private wealth law firm, which has been in business since 1722, says the...

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