Alan Hawkins

News and Updates

Section 24 was introduced in April 2017 and will phase in over the next 4 years. What it means is that you will no longer be able to claim mortgage interest, or any other property finance, as tax deductible. Instead, rental profit will be taxed with a maximum deduction for finance costs of 20%, the basic tax rate, by 2021. The full name of the act is Section 24 of the Finance (no. 2) Act...
This week, 3,000 professional lettings agents across the UK will unite for SAFEagent Awareness Week 15-19 May 2017 – continuing to highlight to consumers the importance of choosing a professional agent who is part of a Client Money Protection (CMP) Scheme run by a regulatory organisation.
Many of our clients are coming to us to build their forever home, which means they have high expectations and usually a pretty big wish list! These are some of the biggest new trends we’re seeing emerging in the luxury sector as we head into the new year.
The former home of Bill Tarmey, who played Jack Duckworth for over 30 years in Coronation Street, is up for sale. The detached 1970’s bungalow in Ashton-Under-Lyne is on the market for £380,000 and boasts 4 bedrooms and a swimming pool. Rovers Return barman, Jack, would have felt right at home in the bun
Rightmove 2017 forecast: Rents to rise 4% outside London Asking rents rose 3.0% annually outside London in 2016 with the highest growth recorded in the northern regions of Yorkshire and the Humber and the North West London recorded an annual price fall of 4.4%, which was most marked in Inner London In 2017 Rightmove forecasts asking rent rises of 4% outside London, driven by less availability...