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Government Announce New Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Grant for Residential Car Parks

12th May 2022

The government have recently announced their final release of grants for the residential sector surrounding the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and points. The government say they want to help businesses and organisations who rent, lease or manage residential properties install EV chargepoints in their car parks. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)&nbsp… Read More

Shoreham-by-Sea Rental Homes Nightmare

12th May 2022

Shoreham-by-Sea needs 199 additional private rented properties per year to keep up with current and future demand from tenants. Yet over the last 5 years, Shoreham has lost 171 private rented homes. What are the 5 reasons the supply of private rental properties in Shoreham are falling? What does this mean for tenants and landlords? There has been a rise in demand for rental… Read More

49% Reduction in Shoreham Council Houses in the Last 40 years

19th April 2022

In 1981, 19.2% of properties in Shoreham (and the Adur District as a whole) were council houses. Today, that figure stands at 9.8%, a proportional drop of 49%. Why has the number of council houses dropped so much in those 40 years? How has that changed the dynamics of the Shoreham property market in those 40 years? The ability of local authorities to build council houses… Read More

586 Shoreham-by-Sea Landlords Could Be Hit With £14k Bills and Red Tape in Tory 'Levelling Up' Plans

15th March 2022

Some Shoreham-by-Sea landlords face bills of between £11,000 to £14,000 as Michael Gove, the Housing Minister, declared an attack on poor quality private rental homes. 586 Shoreham-by-Sea rental properties will require upgrading. The Government announced in their ‘Levelling Up’ White Paper last week they plan to introduce a new minimum standard for private rental properties. Also, the White Paper wants every landlord in Shore… Read More

The average house price in Shoreham-by-Sea has increased by 210.1% to £438,500 in the last 20 years, a profit of £297,100

16th February 2022

The average house price in Shoreham-by-Sea has increased by 210.1% to £438,500 in the last 20 years, a profit of £297,100 That means, when adjusted for inflation in those two decades, Shoreham-by-Sea house prices have risen in real terms by 138.0% What does this mean for existing Shoreham-by-Sea homeowners and first-time buyers trying to get on the Shoreham-by-Sea property ladder? Since 2001, UK average… Read More

Oakley Property announce new head office in central Brighton

11th February 2022

Following many successful years at our current head office in Marlborough Place, Brighton, we are delighted to announce that, in March of this year, we will be expanding Oakley Property into new head office premises in the North Laine. Both the new head office and our existing residential estate agency offices in North Road, will remain firmly rooted in the… Read More

The Future of the Shoreham-by-Sea Buy-To-Let Market in 2022

21st January 2022

The Headlines... Shoreham-by-Sea rents up by 3.7% in the last 12 months Shoreham-by-Sea house Prices up 16.4% in the last 12 months Shoreham-by-Sea landlords helped by ultra-low mortgage rates and a stamp duty holiday  Yet, some landlords in Shoreham-by-Sea anxious about a possible end to no fault evictions New EPC rules could cost Shoreham-by-Sea landlords £10,000+ per property In this article, we will… Read More

The Sussex Landlord Compliance Health Check: Are you compliant?

20th December 2021

Reports that one of the most prominent Estate Agents in the UK had allowed its landlords to open to fines of between £9million and £30million in the last few days. This is because they allegedly failed to send some paperwork to their tenants when their tenancy started. This has had many Sussex landlords picking up the phone to… Read More

With Shoreham-by-Sea Tenants Deposits Totalling £4,278,644, How Will ‘Lifetime Deposits’ Change the Shoreham-by-Sea Rental Market?

18th November 2021

The Government’s scheduled publication of their White Paper for the Renter's Reform Bill, which incorporates proposals to forbid Section 21 evictions and introduce ‘Lifetime Deposits’, has been suspended until 2022. The additional time is required to give a chance to create a level playing field to reforms for both landlords and tenants in the private rented sector in… Read More

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