Brighton

Brighton: A desirable city

Brighton and Hove, a vibrant seaside city located on the south coast of England, has become an increasingly popular place to live in recent years. This city boasts a unique blend of a laid-back beach town atmosphere with a thriving cultural and arts scene, making it an ideal place to call home. Why is Brighton …

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Freehold and leasehold properties

What is freehold and leasehold?

In England and Wales, homeownership is classified into three types. These three types are freehold, leasehold, and commonhold (which is essentially a variation of freehold ownership). Understanding the distinctions among these types of homeownerships is critical, especially for those who plan to buy a property. This blog post will delve into the definitions of freehold, …

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Communal garden Corsica Hall

Communal garden rules and guidelines

Living in an apartment block with a communal garden can be a great way to build a sense of community, but it’s important to establish some rules to ensure that everyone can enjoy the space safely and peacefully. Typically, these rules are agreed upon by the tenants and the owner, who might form a committee …

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Arrears

Managing arrears in difficult times

What does ‘in arrears’ mean? Arrears refers to the status of payments about their due date. It describes an obligation or liability that has not received payments on its due date, in more simple terms it refers to an overdue payment. For example, if someone misses a mortgage payment, fails to pay their rent on …

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Fire Safety evacuation plans and smoke alarm

Changes to Fire Safety in England

Learn about changes to Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 and how they have placed additional duties on the Responsible Person.

charles cox surveyor

Choosing the right surveyor

Choosing a surveyor and a survey type can be difficult if you are buying a home or an investment property. Despite the property looking sound, there could be problems you cannot see that a surveyor may detect. Below we set out what to look for when choosing a surveyor, together with the types of surveys …

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window mould

Is mould lurking in your property?

The cold weather and huge energy prices have created the perfect storm for an increase in mould. Surveyors are reporting a 10-fold increase as this blight which is threatening to cause untold problems for homeowners and landlords alike. The older Victorian and Edwardian homes plus those built up to the 1920s are the properties most …

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property management company building

Choosing a property management company

7 Tips for landlords and property investors You have a lot on your plate as a landlord or property investor. Whether you’re new to the game or an old pro, there are certain responsibilities that can’t be put off. If you plan to continue investing in property, it’s time to think about hiring a good …

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management team

What makes a good team and drives a business? 

The team at Charles Cox Property Management Group is expanding, and I had the opportunity to talk to Lisa Abercromby, the new Head of Property Management and Associate Director, to discover her thoughts on good management. “Everyone during their working life has experienced being managed, and as the saying goes, ‘people leave bad managers, not …

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Buy-to-let-properties

Landlords selling buy-to-let to escape tax crackdown.

Landlords are selling buy-to-let property portfolios to escape tax crackdown, and there has certainly been an increase in the number of buy-to-let property portfolios changing hands or leaving the market completely. In recent years, landlords have had to deal with a multitude of tax changes and ‘Making Tax Digital’ is yet another government rule that …

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