February 25, 2019

Dear readers,

We would like to share our new property venture with you. While work continues on renovations, sales, letting and management in London & the Home Counties we thought we’d do a little ‘Refurb & Buy to Let’ acquisition for ourselves. We’ve aided and observed...

November 15, 2018

Hello Readers, another long period of quietness, all good thing for us here at IPS as we draw to the end of the year. Please see below some updates on our activity, some info on a new property buying venture of ours in the midlands, and lastly a report on the UK proper...

September 19, 2018

In 2006, there were 329,000 property administrators in the US alone, rising to 500,000 in 2016. The UK market though has comparatively higher standards, limiting the number of professional residential property administrators to just above 3,000, with similar numbers in...

August 2, 2018

Dear readers, a long stint of quietness from us as we approached and are in our busiest time of year. Since our last entry, we have renovated a flat in Maida Vale London, taken on a new rental in Guildford Surrey, re-launched the sale of our property in Holland Park wh...

April 16, 2018

Housing Secretary The Rt Hon Sajid Javid (8 April 2018) announced new regulations to professionalise and weed out the ‘rogue agents’.

Unlike so many other westernized countries, the UK still allows anyone to operate unregulated as an agent. There are some safeguards you...

March 28, 2018

Notting Hill and surrounding areas are very important to us at Independent Property Solutions (IPS), its where our business was formed and my home for many years. Like other locals the draw to this area is it’s cultural diversity, it’s the rich living alongside the poo...

March 22, 2018

Information gathered in February of 2018 report loss of profits for leading Estate Agent chain Foxtons.

Foxtons reported record lows in the London Housing market last February, resulting in a dip in profits.

The dip “had a significant impact on our overall performance i...

March 19, 2018

A recent BBC article reports that low deposit mortgages are back. New products are on the market allowing customers to put down deposits for as little as 5% have become common over the last 12 months.

Information drawn from moneyfacts.co.uk reports that there are about...

March 8, 2018

BBC reports Shares in Countrywide, the UK's largest estate agent group, lost 20% after it warned of tough times in the market. Countrywide, whose brands include Hamptons, John D Wood, Bairstow Eves, Gascoigne Pees, made a £208.1m after-tax loss in 2017, versus a £17.5m...

A great article from the Telegraph drawing attention to ongoing problem of affordable housing for younger people. London is certainly a stretch, follow the link to see some great suggestions.  www.telegraph.co.uk/property/uk/single-looking-buy-house-10-locati...

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