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LATEST BILL New generation, new life, new world

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4 HEALTHY HOME Mould Solutions can solve your damp, mould or spore issues, and could improve your health too

4 5 PROJECT BRIGHTON Brighton games studio Fat Fish Games, tops chart with latest release

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7 BRAND VAUGHAN 3 luxury 4 bedroom newly­built houses with sea views

8 MARTLETS Helping Martlets hospice with Will Writing Fortnight

“ Beyond being able to use our smartphones really well, we have thoughts ”

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“We must carry on living but, for sure, be more careful. That is a reason why we should enjoy every moment the most we can as well. And so, I am really glad and grateful for being able to travel and discover that beautiful and open­ minded city which is Brighton. I visited quite a lot of beautiful places but I fell in love with Brighton because of that diversity and melting pot it has. Although, the seaside and the Pier are not nasty at all!”

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righton is a fabulous world class cosmopolitan city and we have so many visitors from abroad. At Latest TV we have a language school student from Belgium currently working with us and I asked her to tell me a little about her life and what she thinks of Brighton. Here is what she wrote.... “Hey Bill, my name is Linh. I originally come from Vietnam. My mother surely went: ‘Why wouldn't I give birth on Christmas Eve in a hospital in Vietnam?’. So, here I am. But from the age of just one month old, I was brought up in Belgium with my brother. And from then on, one thing is certain, my lifestyle would not have been the same. Mayor Pete West “I am pleased to be a Belgian girl, though I wonder sometimes, how my lifestyle would have been if I had not been brought up in Belgium. We all come from different ways, we all have different cultures, we are all different but after all, we are all humans. “And what keeps us strong is that, we are able to share those different customs and habits. Who knows what would occur next? We have to try to get the best thing from our life. Everything can happen. Everything changes. In a few years, we are probably going to end up surrounded by robots and spaceships. “I am among those teenagers in this new generation and beyond being able to use our smartphones really well, we have thoughts. Nowadays, apart from discussing about Brexit, the new one pound coin or even Trump orange face, one thing which really affects me are the attacks. We are so vulnerable, more soldiers and more police officers just gives us an image that makes us feel more protected which, in my opinion, is not efficient.

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> Brighton games studio Fat Fish Games, tops chart with latest release Tiny Striker: World Football

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evelopment studio Fat Fish Games was established by David Lane, Jonasson Lochner and Anthony Barker. David and Jonas had been classmates on the same Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence course at Sussex, both graduating in 2004. Anthony joined and also co­founded the business, having known Jonasson since secondary school in 1994. The studio, established in 2013, has had a number of successes with games and apps for platforms including Apple iOS, Google Android, Facebook and Windows Mobile. The latest creation, Tiny Striker: World Football, has seen an immense uptake in downloads since its launch in February. Taking just under one week to reach 1 million downloads, the app reached the dizzying heights of the #1 sports game in over 46 countries!

“ If you’re interested in getting into

games more seriously, Brighton is a great place to be ”

Sales figures for the mobile app (a free­to­play, fast­paced, action­packed football game) now eclipse 1.6 million. David, the company’s Managing Director, described this as “a massive achievement for a game”. "This is our first Tiny Sports game to carry a new 3D perspective," added Anthony, Creative Director at Fat Fish Games. "We’ve taken what made our previous 2D Tiny Striker game so appealing and added a variety of depth, including a league­based level structure, and the ability to share match highlights to other players around the world." Director Jonasson Lochner commented: "If you're interested in getting into games more seriously, Brighton is a great place to be; with over a dozen app developers in and around the city, it is a popular and sunnier alternative to the capital. Although LATEST TV | VIRGIN MEDIA 159 | FREEVIEW CHANNEL 7

competition is high, it can be useful when starting out to get a placement for summer in­between study, or work on a more casual/freelance basis to get some experience under your belt, rather than trying to get a full­time position as a games developer with little or no experience at all. It really helps to have a passion for games or programming itself, or ideally both! “If you can demonstrate a solid foundation for your programming or design skillset, some existing work, projects, and even going so far as to self publish a mini project to one of the App Stores, this goes a long way when impressing potential employers." You can watch the Tiny Striker: World Football launch trailer at www.bit.ly/2nTh62E, or download Tiny Striker: World Football for iOS, or for Android on app stores. This latest milestone continues a trend of successful launches for Fat Fish Games, with games frequently appearing in Apple's ‘Game of the Week’ lists. Popular titles include Bubble Heroes, Tiny Striker, Tiny Goalie, Tiny Touchdown, Tiny Tennis and QuBe. In 2016, Fat Fish Games was named the best indie game developer in the UK at the prestigious Appsters Awards. Fat Fish Games is based at the Sussex Innovation Centre, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Sussex. Sussex Innovation offers experienced support and seed funding to help deliver a strategy, to build business confidence and skills, and increase a business’ chances of commercial success. www.fatfishgames.com

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e all know that we should have an up to date Will, so why do we keep pushing it to the bottom of the ‘to do’ list? Well everyone’s busy and, let’s be honest, it’s not the easiest subject to think about. However, with Will Writing Fortnight starting on 8 May you’ve the perfect opportunity to get it done and dusted whilst also raising money for Martlets hospice. Getting your Will professionally written means that you have the peace of mind that your wishes will be followed and that the people or causes you want remembered are going to be properly looked after.

“ If you’re a parent, cohabiting or in a

civil partnership then making a Will is essential ”

If you’re a parent, cohabiting or in a civil partnership then making a Will is essential to ensuring the security of your family: without it the decisions about your estate are decided by law – which may not be what you would have wanted. Having a Will in place when you die is also reassuring for your loved ones: they will know that they are doing things exactly the way you wanted, which makes it much easier for them at a difficult time.

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It’s simple to organise, just choose from one of the 16 local solicitors who are kindly giving their time for free and contact them from 10th April to book a slot. Our suggested minimum donation is £135 for a single Will and £175 for a joint Will. All proceeds will be given direct to Martlets to help us to care for people living through a terminal illness in the Brighton and Hove area. Will Writing Fortnight gives you the chance to make a real difference to the lives of local people and their families in their time of need. For further information contact Gary Moyle at Martlets on 01273 718778 or email gary.moyle@martlets.org.uk www.themartlets.org.uk

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EGERTON ROAD, BEXHILL • Substantial Mixed Investment Across 4 Houses • 11 Room B&B, 3 x Self-Contained Flats • Sold with Vacant Possession

GUIDE PRICE: £850,000-£900,000 F/H

SUDLEY ROAD, BOGNOR REGIS • Substantial F/H Mixed Investment • Part Let Producing £12,800 PA • Potential for Re-Development (STNC)

GUIDE PRICE: £300,000-£325,000 F/H

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HOLLINGDEAN ROAD, BRIGHTON • Spacious EOT 2 Double Bed House • Potential to Extend (STNC) • In Need of Refurbishment

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GUIDE PRICE: £130,000-£135,000 L/H

HORSHAM ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON • Substantial Detached Public House with Rooms Above • Potential for Re-Development (STNC) • Convenient Location Close to Town Centre & A259

GUIDE PRICE: £250,000-£275,000 F/H

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ISLINGWORD ROAD, BRIGHTON • Detached Vacant Retail Unit • Planning to Demolish & Build 1 Bed House • Sought After Central Location

GUIDE PRICE: £180,000-£200,000 F/H

EASTERN ROAD, BRIGHTON • 2nd Floor One Double Bed Apartment • Retirement Block • Located in Heart of Kemp Town

GUIDE PRICE: £95,000-£100,000 L/H

WITHDEAN RISE, BRIGHTON • Vacant Lock-Up Garage – 12.75 SQ M • Ideal Storage Facility / Parking Investment • Close to Preston Park Train Station

GUIDE PRICE: £18,000-£20,000 L/H

WESTERN RD, ST LEONARDS-ON-SEA • Vacant Ground & LGF Retail Unit • Planning to Convert to Studio Flat • Close to Shops, Seafront & Station

GUIDE PRICE: £55,000-£60,000 L/H

SELSEY AVENUE, BOGNOR REGIS • Freehold Ground Rent Investment • Ground Rent Income £1,750 pa • Located Close to Seafront & Town

GUIDE PRICE: £30,000-£35,000 F/H

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Offers over £325,000 Share of Freehold • Impressive top floor 2 bedroom flat • 16'3 lounge, sash windows, modern kitchen • Access to stunning communal gardens • Prestigious Park Crescent. EPC D67 Call Lewes Road office 01273 677001

Offers over £325,000 Freehold • Sought after road in North Woodingdean • Three bedroom detached house • In need of modernisation • No onward chain. EPC F38 Call Woodingdean office on 01273 278866

Offers over £425,000 Freehold • Dual aspect lounge with Parquet flooring • 18 ft 8 x 10ft modern kitchen diner • Private drive and garage • Open fireplace. EPC D68 Call Woodingdean office on 01273 278866

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Orchard Gardens £600,000 Freehold • 3 bedrooms • Large rear garden • Semi detached • Shared drive and garage. EPC D67 Call Fiveways office 01273 566777

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Shaftesbury Road £485,000 Freehold • 4 double bedrooms • Close to Brighton station • Popular residential road • Fireplaces in most rooms. EPC E47 Call Fiveways office 01273 566777

Price guide £425,000 Freehold A NEWLY REFURBISHED 3 BEDROOM 2 RECEPTION ROOM VICTORIAN TERRACED HOUSE IN A SOUGHT AFTER STREET close to shops, cafes and William Clarke Park, known as 'The Patch'. 3 floors. Bathroom and a smart kitchen with bi-fold doors to the garden and a dining area that opens up onto the hallway. Period fireplaces, high end double glazed sash windows, radiators and underfloor heating. Energy Rating: D66 Exclusive to Maslen Estate Agents. Call Lewes Road Office 01273 677001


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espite the fact that the Chancellor only mentioned housing once in his recent Budget speech, anyone investing rental properties knows that it remains very much the elephant in the room. The next tax year will be a crucial one for landlords, with many changes announced in the Housing White Paper starting to hit. Let’s take a look at three of these – and then reveal a simple solution to the complexities and risks that landlords face. 1. Taxation and Section 24 Section 24 of the Finance (No.2) Act 2015 starts in the 2017­18 tax year. It will gradually reduce landlords’ opportunities to offset their mortgage interest costs against their rental profits when calculating tax payable. Simply put: landlords are to be taxed on their income, not their actual profit. Sole trader landlords will inevitably feel the full force of this, reliant as they are on mortgage finance for house purchases. 2. The Housing and Planning Act This Bill introduces complex new regulations that will affect all landlords. This type of onerous legislation makes compliance a potential nightmare for landlords struggling to keep up with understanding, let alone meeting, the new demands. Thankfully the Residential Landlords Association have created a fantastic overview of these changes that you can watch here: youtu.be/BBUmwiNBcSw

periods eating into your profits, it can seem like the odds are stacked against you. Many landlords want an easier way to manage their investments. And our Rent Guarantee Scheme offers just this. It takes away the hassles of finding and managing tenants, the trouble of dealing with day­to­day maintenance issues and the endless worries over legal changes. Quite simply we lease your property for five years and guarantee you rent every month whether the property is occupied or not. We deal with compliance and with your tenants, returning your investment to you in exactly the same condition as we received it in. This is rent without worry and letting without void periods. It’s the solution to your year ahead. For more information about rent without risk through our Rent Guarantee Scheme contact Ahmed Khalil on 07984015669 or 01273 573960, emailing ahmed@khalilproperties.co.uk or visiting us at Khalil Properties (124 Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 3LG) or finding us online at www.khalilproperties.co.uk.

3. Implementation of the PRA The Prudential Regulation Authority’s recommendations are now in full effect. They require that landlords seeking to borrow face stricter due diligence and a higher “stress test” for calculating how much they can borrow. This means landlords will probably have to put up significantly larger deposits. I estimate that the average deposit for Brighton will need to be as high as 40%. Is there such a thing as guaranteed rent in the year ahead? As landlords’ lives get more complex by the minute it can seem easy to forget that when you started to invest in property you thought it would be a simple way to earn money. With risks ever higher, legislation more complex and void 14 | LATEST HOMES

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