Helping hand for the High Street

New spending aimed at breathing new life into high streets and town centres may well impact local house prices. The government has made a very public commitment to spending money in order to rebalance the economy, a process called ‘levelling out’. 10.7 million people, equivalent to 16% of the British population, live within 200 metres…

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Can renting be pet-friendly?

40% of UK households own a pet, yet only 7% of landlords advertise homes as suitable for pets. It is no wonder many people struggle to find a pet-friendly home. Research conducted by the Property Academy found that 35% of all tenants would be willing to pay a premium of £40 per month (£50 in…

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THE 50P IS 50

The 50p is 50! First introduced in October 1969 to replace the 10-shilling note, today there are over 100 different designs in circulation. 1997 saw the introduction of the new, lighter coin. In October 1969, the average price of a UK property was just £3,899. Today the average price is over 58 times higher at…

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£750 Million in Less Residential SDLT

At £8.32 billion, Treasury coffers netted £750 million less in residential SDLT (Stamp Duty Land Tax) receipts across England in the financial year to the end of April, compared to 2017/18. This is despite just 16,000 fewer transactions taking place. All regions witnessed a fall in receipts except for the East and West Midlands. The…

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JOIN OUR TEAM

JOIN OUR TEAM ON OUR EXCITING JOURNEY Do you love to help people? Do you believe youre capable of achieving more?! We are always on the hunt for great people who love helping others! – Property Professionals– Tenancy Managers– Administration– Front of House We expect you to be the type of person who is always…

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Turning The Heating Down

6 out of 10 people across the UK support the drive to cut emissions to almost zero by 2050, according to a recent poll reported by the Independent. To reach net zero in this timeframe, millions of people will need turn their heating down to 19°C in winter, as one of many lifestyle changes according…

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The Tenant Fee Act

The long-awaited Tenant Fees Act was introduced across England on 1st June 2019. The government has released a guidance note for those in the industry. From June 1st, it is now illegal to charge a tenant a fee relating to their tenancy unless it is one of the seven areas listed here. Deposits are now…

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Royal Parks Half Marathon 2018

Each year myself and the team raise money for local charities. This year our very own Steve & Laura are doing The London Royal Parks Half marathon on 14th October in aid of The Js Hospice & Haven Hospices. Training is well under way and they hope to finish in a good time! We have…

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Anyone for Tennis?

The thwack of tennis balls, the clink of a cup of tea and the slurp of a sucked strawberry are sounds that are synonymous with the perfect English summer – weather permitting of course. It seems that everyone in this area enjoys the Wimbledon season as a sporting event as much as a lifestyle aspiration….

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Football Fever!

The British can usually be relied upon to be passionate about two things: football and property. So during the World Cup tournament, what effect is football mania likely to have on the property market, and how will we, as estate agents, adapt to this? The market itself is has been subject to lower volumes this…

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