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Russell Cope Lettings

As one of the areas most well respected property agents, the experienced lettings team at Russell Cope are here to help you find the perfect rental property. From viewing to references, inventories to maintenance, make sure that the experience of renting your home through us is as stress-free as possible.

Russell Cope Landlord Services

We use the latest technology. We attract the right tenants. We make the right choice. We support your needs. Russell Cope offer a range of flexible services for landlords which are designed to help keep a complex area very simple.

Russell Cope Sales

if you want to sell your property to reliable, buyers, then look no further. Our local property experts are here to help and support you throughout the sales process, providing helpful and useful advice. Our powerful marketing package ensures the best possible awareness of your property and we match up the most suitable buyers for your needs, offering you the best all-round service.

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Bedrooms: 2
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Bedrooms: 2
Garages: 0
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Prop. Type: Terraced
Bedrooms: 2
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Bedrooms: 2
Garages: 1

Latest Property News

Buy to let or remortgage my home?

I am renting out a flat with a mortgage of £100k which has come to the end of it’s latest deal. I have another mortgage on the house I live in which is £200k and it’s worth £350k.  I have been doing some sums and it appears that if I take the £100k mortgage from......

Registering for self assessment – help needed for a newbie landlord

Would appreciate any help the forum could give me on the following … After searching google and searching your forums I am still none the wiser will regards to self assessment.  My wife and I bought our first rental property in January this year and first rented it out in March, we always knew we......

How do sealed bids work?

A property I like is under offer by sealed bids, my question is; is there just the one chance to submit your offer and the agent takes the highest or do the agents come back to ask for further higher offers e.g. if there are several offers round about the same amount? In other words,......

How long do I have before I’m court evicted and homeless?

I have privately rented my house for 5 years now and landlord my originally told me I could stay here until December 2015 as she wasn’t selling house until then. However, she unexpectedly gave me notice to leave on 1st July with 2 months notice!  I have always paid my rent on time and I’m......

Sussex University Exempt from HMO licensing???

I did wonder what a council’s view is with (say) universities who actively broker and refer students to local Landlord’s and then the LL then turns out to be an unlicensed HMO, this surely puts the Uni on the hook? So in the spirit of finding out I did some additional HMO research and this......

Will CGT for non-residents lead to more sales before April 2015?

Foreign owners of UK residential property face a new capital gains tax (CGT) if they sell after 6 April 2015.  Some property experts believe sales will rise ahead of this date, pushing up the supply of available London property this year. Has anyone seen evidence of this yet? Regards David
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Best Tenant Vetting Services and Alternatives

I’m looking for a reliable tenant vetting service.  Do you use these services to verify your tenants? What are the best services available? What is your experience with these services? What are the alternative tenant verification processes (bad tenant registers; guarantors; rent in advance? Thanks for your advice! Helen
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Mortgage on a property bought off plan with a re-assignment

I put down the reservation fee to buy a property on a re-assignment basis (i.e. I am buying the right to buy from somebody else; not directly from the builder). I do not have any problem in putting down the 10% required to exchange contracts however, at completion (expected to be December 2015) I will......

Tax deductible mortgage deposit?

Having recently acquired a property with a 75% Loan to Value mortgage, I had to pull down from the mortgage on my main residence to make up the other 25%. My question is can I deduct the interest only element of the 25% for tax purposes as well as on the 75% mortgage?  Thanks Brian
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Buying Mums retirement bungalow

My mother lives in a retirement bungalow which is fully owned by her. I would like to buy it from her to remove it from her estate to reduce IHT tax and possible care home possession.  There is an age implication whereby someone living on the estate has to be 55, which I now am.......

Section 8 notice during AST?

I have read up on this all over the internet and there are different pieces of advice!  Tenant is 2 months in arrears, his AST doesn’t run out until December 15th 2014. Can I do a section 8 or not? If not is it a Section 21 A? or B? We have been thrown out... Read...

It’s Redress-Day for Letting Agents

At last the Government has agreed that every letting agent in England and Wales must join an authorised consumer redress scheme to ensure tenants and leaseholders have a straightforward option to hold their agents to account. The law comes into effect from today – 1st October 2014.  Any agent that fails to join one of......

Letting agents behaviour!

I am currently letting a 3 bed property to 2 reliable tenants. I wanted to cancel my contract with the letting agent as I recently relocated back to UK after being away for 12 years. They tell me due to the tenants having been found from their agency, I cannot cancel the contract until after......

Living back with my mother…

I’m thinking of entertaining the idea of getting my first BTL.  I’m mortgage free at my present home so by moving in with mother and renting my property this would give me a small income of around £450 / £475 a month. I want to get a 3 bedroom property and rent 2 of rooms......

Planning Appeal – Parking

I have submitted a Planning Application to turn the basement of a 3 storey house into a self-contained flat.  Many others in the street have done so without any provision for extra Parking. The application has been approved subject to a condition under Policy AW5 that I create a hard-standing parking provision in the rear......

West Brom Building Society up to it’s old tricks again!

Has anyone else heard about a group of small companies that are preparing a legal battle against West Brom for wrongly raising interest rates in the aftermath of the credit crunch? It would appear they cited “a market disruption clause” as the reason to lift rates that should have tracked the LIBOR rate. Their solicitors......

Licensing Consultation in Southwark

Southwark Council have just published their proposals for additional and selective licensing. The consultation papers and response form can be found at The proposal is for a scheme that is not generic in nature but focuses on the problems with the PRS...

TV Documentary Research

I have been contacted by freelance TV Research Journalist Ryan Ramgobin who is working with a TV production company called Films of Record. They claim to have been established for over thirty years and make human-interest documentaries such as BBC2′s Great Ormond Street series.  Ryan is currently researching the problems landlords face and...

Subletting fees likely to be outlawed

The Leasehold Knowledge Partnership “LKP” recently reported that the Law Commission is going to examine subletting fees charged by freeholders and their managers and speculation is rife that they will be outlawed for good. LKP have advised anyone selling or renting out a flat should keep all documentation with a view to making a claim......

Prosecuting Rogue Agents

There is a solution, however, civil litigation or involving the Police is highly unlikely to to provide it.  If a rogue agent has shut up shop after plundering funds owed to clients then you could be throwing good money after bad by instructing a solicitor, especially if the business was a Limited Company with no......