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landlord pic. Number of first-time landlords on the up

There has been a great increase in the amount of first time landlords according to buy to let lender paragon. Through a recent survey, it has been found that 27% of buy to let mortgage applications were coming from first time landlords- the highest percentage since the financial crisis. Demand for buy to let mortgages…

lego population The plastic population

Where were you at 16:31 on October 23rd 2013 when The Daily Mail announced a global epidemic? What were you doing when the country stopped to listen? By 2019 it is expected that there will be more Lego men in the world than people. We can’t ignore the facts. These men need homes just like…

katy2 Welcoming Katy to College and County

Here at College and County we would like to welcome Katy to the team in her new role as Lettings Negotiator. Katy has great experience in the property industry after working in a number of property management and lettings roles. After 4 years, she decided to take on a new challenge and therefore approached College…

Print Help to Buy scheme launched early

David Cameron recently announced at the Conservative party conference that the Help to Buy Scheme will be put into action 3 months earlier than the proposed launch in January. Starting in October, home owners and first time buyers will have the opportunity to get onto the housing ladder taking advantage of 5% deposits when buying…

farm to let Farm… Houses?

There has been a strong retaliation against the government’s plans to allow farmers to turn buildings into farm houses from the CPRE. Whilst on one hand there is great demand for property and therefore this could be a great opportunity for property developers and landlords, campaigners are keen to keep the English countryside rural. The…