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20th May 2015

For so many Britons owning a holiday home abroad is a lifelong ambition and John D Wood & Co.’s new International Department, with its extensive range of properties for sale across the globe, is ideally placed to help you realise this dream.
Whether you intend to move or retire abroad, are seeking a holiday home or are looking to buy an overseas property, our International Department can help. With a particular focus on Europe, the…  more

Author: P D Young, Managing Director
30th April 2015

When walking down the High Street, looking into estate agents' windows, currently there is a proliferation of Royal Air Force roundels, rather like the transfers I used to carefully apply to my Airfix model Spitfire, as a child. The reality is that these agents aren't supporting the RAF Benevolent Fund but promoting a new property portal.
Normally I never comment about what other agents do, as it really is of no concern how we…  more

Author: Tim Van Der Schyff, Lettings Director
30th April 2015

As there continues to be a shortage of properties on the market, and as a result a high percentage of tenants are renewing their rental contracts for another 12 months, I thought it would be useful to provide advice on the best way to start your search to secure your next home. As we approach the summer we are seeing a spike in enquiries for people looking for properties with gardens and roof terraces to enjoy during the summer months so…  more

Author: P D Young, Managing Director
24th March 2015

From 6th April 2015 we see the introduction of new Capital Gains Tax Rules for Non-Resident UK Property Owners.
Although it has been public knowledge for a while, in just over two weeks' time the Government is introducing new rules whereby non-resident property owners will have to pay Capital Gains Tax when they sell their property in the UK. All Capital Gains will be payable from 6th April 2015 onwards on gains arising after the…  more

Author: Tim Van Der Schyff, Lettings Director
17th March 2015

Since the start of the year we have experienced high demand for rental property across all our offices, across a broad range of prices. This is being driven by the recovery of the economy with an increasing number of new jobs being created in the Capital, especially in the financial sector. According to recruitment firm Astbury Marsden 7,500 new jobs were created in the City In the last quarter of 2014, with many being in investment…  more