Marina Cheal

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Meet a landlord: Simon & Hannah, the internationals

Posted by Marina Cheal

Simon and Hannah are international landlords who moved to Hong Kong two years ago to follow their professions. Living so far away made it difficult to manage their property, renew leases, negotiate with tenants, sort out maintenance issues and deal with agency fees.

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The Residently Guide to a Post-Brexit Housing Market

Posted by Marina Cheal

In some ways, the time couldn’t be better to be a landlord.

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Is Renting the New Buying?

Posted by Marina Cheal

For generations, home ownership was an integral part of the ‘dream’. Get married, have a family, buy a house – that’s the way it’s supposed to work. But for the newest cohort of would-be homebuyers, the dream remains just that.

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Housing as a Service (HaaS): The Birth of a Revolution

Posted by Marina Cheal

We’ve spoken before about the new generation of renters - those with high expectations, low tolerance for bad service and a clear idea of what they want out of life.

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Hidden Costs of Renting: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Marina Cheal

Although people have varying degrees of control over their general finances, one thing we tend to be pretty sure about is our rental budget. When we’re flat-hunting, we search by monthly price, and we know exactly how much we can afford to put down as a deposit.

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Renting Revolution: Who’s Going to Shake Up the Renting Industry?

Posted by Marina Cheal

A ‘perfect storm’ of changing cultural attitudes, government intervention and broadening tech possibilities has resulted in the upheaval of quite a few industries – notably banking, transport and holiday travel – and it’s obvious to see it’s coming to renting, too.

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Section 21 changes - what does this mean for landlords and tenants?

Posted by Marina Cheal

In April the government announced plans to change how the eviction process works, namely that Section 21 is to be abolished. Whilst government ministers have called this the biggest change to the private rental sector in a generation, some landlord organisations have expressed concerns about what this means for them. Whatever side of the fence you’re on, these are the facts you need to know. 

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Case study: Nick Smyth, Residently Owner

Posted by Marina Cheal

When you’re busy enough with work and life, being an attentive landlord is tough.

When you’re busy and you live on the other side of the world to your property, it’s absolutely impossible.

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