Author Archives: David Porter

About David Porter

David is a chartered surveyor, residential landlord and director at Knight Property Management, which specialises in the letting and management of quality residential properties.

Knight Property Management scores FSB Business Awards hat-trick

Following our win at last year’s FSB Business Awards, Knight Property Management has been announced as a finalist in three different categories for 2014. And we’re the only East Herts business to receive three finalist places! This year has seen a … Continue reading

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Battle is on for the best firms in Herts

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Beware free tenancy agreements

You can find free tenancy agreements online, or buy blank ones from newsagents or stationers, but the problem with these is that they are frequently not up to date, contradict relevant legislation and/or contain clauses which the courts would consider … Continue reading

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How the FSB business awards can help your business

As current FSB East Herts Business of the Year title holders, we were asked by the Hertfordshire Mercury for our views on how the FSB awards can benefit businesses. See the Mercury article here: http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/Business/FSB-Awards/Apply-for-FSB-awards-to-boost-your-business-20140324102033.htm

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Market Continues to Tighten as Demand Strengthens Further

The latest RICS residential housing market survey reports a broad continuation at the national level of the trends witnessed since the middle of last year. The headline price net balance remains firmly in positive territory with prices reported to be rising across … Continue reading

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Landlords could face increased capital gains tax as government tightens the net

Due to an amendment to the 2013 autumn statement, unexpected changes come into force from 6th April 2014 which could affect UK residents with more than one property. The government is proposing to reduce the additional time qualifying for ‘relief’ on your … Continue reading

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Lack of supply in housing market driving price expectations

The latest RICS residential housing market survey reports that a lack of supply is continuing to drive price expectations. RICS also says that stronger demand is being underpinned by an easing in credit conditions, and that sales and price expectations … Continue reading

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DPS guidance on Superstrike

The recent Court of Appeal case of Superstrike vs. Rodrigues concerns an assured shorthold tenancy that was created in January 2007 prior to the introduction of mandatory tenancy deposit protection on 6 April 2007. The tenancy continued on a statutory … Continue reading

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Knight Property Management wins FSB East Herts Business of the Year!

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Letting agent’s double chance of awards glory

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