How the Chancellor wants to make extending your London home much easier

I think that we can all agree that moving house is expensive and an enormous upheaval, especially in London where prices have increased exponentially. Once you have factored in Stamp Duty, solicitors costs, estate agents fee for selling your current home and other sundries you’ve racked up a tidy bill in professional costs and taxes. […]

12 August 2015 by Alistair Hargreaves

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Five tips for expats looking to buy in the UK when they return

Mortgage Broker Alistair Hargreaves talks about Brits returning home and looking to purchase a new house in the UK. In our age of globalisation and flexible labour markets, people will often move overseas for a couple of years before returning home. For younger clients, especially those working in a territory where local taxes are lower […]

21 July 2015 by Alistair Hargreaves

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Five tips for managing a high net worth funded buy to let business

As part of the High Net Worth Service at John Charcol I often help clients to plan and grow their buy to let portfolio. As with any investment or business decision, it’s important that a proper review is carried out around strengths and weaknesses, and that any money spent is well placed and not wasted. […]

24 June 2015 by Alistair Hargreaves

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We need a Secretary of State for Housing

An urban planning minister is urgently needed to develop a long-term strategy for housing to go alongside promises of new build houses. Meeting pre-election commitments on housing supply is arguably easier than making tough and expensive decisions on infrastructure, which is required to sustain new builds and ultimately ensure they’re a viable and attractive proposition. […]

29 April 2015 by Alistair Hargreaves

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Buying a new build property? Five top tips to think about when buying a brand new home

Throughout the UK, especially in London and the South East, more and more new build properties are popping up to tempt potential buyers with their clean crisp lines, shiny new appliances and financial incentives. However, as we all know, buying a new build home can be a very different experience to purchasing an older property, […]

4 March 2015 by Alistair Hargreaves

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