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Author: P D Young, Managing Director
27th November 2014

With Christmas fast approaching, whether you're a purchaser or a vendor, if you have agreed terms on the sale or purchase of a property, now is the time to push forward, and instruct your solicitor accordingly. During the hiatus between Christmas and the New Year, some purchasers and vendors may change their minds in the cold light of day. Therefore, if you wish the move to go ahead, you must persevere so as not to be upset by another party…  more

Author: Tim van der Schyff, Lettings Director
27th November 2014

The lettings market has been particularly buoyant this Autumn. During the months of September and October we moved in 41% more tenants than this time last year. While we expect this period to be busy as it has been in previous years, I also attribute our success to our ability to provide a far superior service. 

One way in which we do this is through our experienced property management team, who have a wealth of knowledge on how to…  more

Author: P D Young, Managing Director
13th October 2014

Personally I can't see a mansion tax being acceptable to the electorate. As we all know the Labour Party has resurrected the old chestnut of a possible mansion tax on all properties worth more than £2 million to fund improvements in the NHS. No one is sure how this 'Robin Hood Tax' against the wealthy will be implemented or even if it is possible to introduce it without seriously disadvantaging pensioners and those who are equity rich but…  more

Author: Tim van der Schyff, Lettings Director
13th October 2014

The third quarter of 2014 most certainly lived up to, and quite frankly surpassed, our expectations. Applications for tenancies and agreed offers reaching record levels, corporate relocations remained active, and with the start of the school year, families were competing to get into school catchment areas. With high property capital values, even homeowners with families needing more space were forced to let their own homes and rent an…  more

Author: P D Young, Managing Director
1st August 2014

Market Prices are Stabilising
The IMF (International Monetary Fund) has just announced that Britain's economic recovery is now outstripping the entire developed world and it is expected to grow by 3.2% in 2014. Additionally the Office for National Statistics has also revealed that our economy is larger than ever before so we, as a nation, go to the top of the class. This is excellent news as confidence in the economy spreads across…  more

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