Pension Freedom - figures show no real impact on buy to let market

I have often been asked and spoke to clients about the pension reforms and how it might affect the rental market, I am not totally surprsied by the findings but think this could change if there is an increase of properties coming onto the market and being built.

New industry research shows that of those existing buy to let investors with a pension in place, just five per cent are planning on withdrawing a lump sum to expand their portfolio.

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Britons see 41% of monthly pay vanish on their rent as Londoners spend half

Much has been written regarding the recent rent increases and the impact it has on families incomes, largly down to a lack of supply of homes which is lagging behind the required quotas, this is why keeleys collect and pay service is a real benefit to landlords as it cuts exposure to late rent payments and arrears.

If you are interested in the collect and pay service for your next tenancy please feel free to call the office to discuss.

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Hythe Quay Repairs

The District Council is pleased to announce that the repairs to Hythe Quay will start on 5 October for 12 weeks. Whilst this work is being undertaken, the Quay will be closed to the public.
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Revealed: the best postcode in England to raise a family

Maldon doesn't make the list unfortunately but Keeleys feels it is still a great place to live and bring up a family, there is plenty to do for all and some wonderful schools. I'm sure it will be included next year!

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Looking to sell, what about Auction?

Award winning Coast & Country Network Auctions October sale set to build on 2015 successes


Leading auction house Coast & Country Network Auctions who were recently voted property auction house of the year in the annual NAVA awards, will be holding their October auction at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane at 2pm on Wednesday 21st October.

With a highly successful two day sale in September which saw an 89% success rate and sales valued at over £7.1 million, the October sale looks set to continue to produce excellent results for clients and an interesting 39 lot catalogue will go under Guy Charrison’s hammer.

With lots from 21 counties across the UK, Coast & Country Network Auctions’ reach is truly national and our network of over sixty partner agents helps ensure that sellers maximise their opportunities of a sale through the combination of our local expertise and national coverage.

Guide prices for lots range from £4,000 for a parcel of two freehold ground rents in Staffordshire to £995,000+ for a substantial detached house in Iver in Buckinghamshire.

There is an interesting selection of properties for sale including an apartment in London SW7 at £975,000+, a modern former church in Surrey at £700,000+, industrial units in Margate and Watford and a number of development opportunities.

Bidding at auction can be done in the room, by telephone or proxy or over the internet and the auction will be screened live on the Network Auctions website at


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