10 things Landlords need to know in 2022!

Posted on January 19th, 2022, 2:08 pm

Buy-to-let property investors face a series of challenges in 2022, from the prospect of reforms to eviction and deposit rules to proposed energy efficiency changes. Here are our top 10 tips on what to watch out for this year! 1. Eviction reforms and lifetime deposits In 2019, the government consulted on abolishing Section 21 – […]

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Is off-market selling a good idea?

Posted on June 29th, 2021, 3:02 pm

What is off-market selling? Selling off-market means that you’re selling without advertising the property to the public to drive interest. Estate Agents contact interested buyers on their register privately, as opposed to listing on online property portals such as Rightmove, Zoopla, On The Market and many more. What are the benefits of selling off-market? If […]

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Top Tips for Buyers in a Busy Property Market.

Posted on May 26th, 2021, 9:56 am

The property market is busier than ever right now as a result of the Stamp Duty Holiday extension as well as the Government backed 95% mortgage scheme. There has been a record number of properties coming on the market, but it has still not been enough to meet the high level of demand from buyers. […]

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House Surveys – What should you have?

Posted on May 19th, 2021, 10:30 am

If you’ve just had an offer accepted on a property, you’ll be wondering whether you need a house survey and if so, which one? What is a survey? A property survey is a detailed inspection of a property’s condition. The surveyor inspects the property and tells you if there are structural problems like unstable walls […]

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UK Government Launches £150m ‘Help to Build’ Scheme

Posted on April 27th, 2021, 11:07 am

A £150m scheme to help people build their own homes has been kicked off by the government.   The plans, which were announced over the weekend, will see provide funding under a ‘Help to Build’ scheme to make it easier and more affordable for people to build their own homes.   In a statement, the […]

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How has Covid-19 affected buyers criteria?

Posted on April 14th, 2021, 12:13 pm

More than a quarter of the UK’s renters and homeowners (26%) have found their property needs have changed since the outbreak of Covid-19, according to new research from Wayhome. After more than a year of remote working and months of non-essential shops and eateries being closed to the public, previously ‘high valued’ property amenities have […]

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5% Deposit Mortgages – How do they work?

Posted on March 15th, 2021, 10:27 am

How will the scheme work? Under the scheme, first-time buyers, home movers and previous homeowners with a 5% deposit will once again have access to 95% loan-to-value mortgages (meaning the loan is 95% of the property’s value). These 95% mortgages will operate as any standard mortgage would for you as a buyer. There will be […]

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Stamp Duty Extension – What does it mean?

Posted on March 3rd, 2021, 1:27 pm

Stamp Duty Extension – What does this mean? Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced the extension to the Stamp Duty holiday today in his March Budget. This holiday will be extended by three months and will now end of 30th June 2021 as opposed to initial date of March 2021. After this, the Government has introduced […]

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Bishop’s Stortford House Price Update

Posted on February 24th, 2021, 10:30 am

Despite a global pandemic, the UK property market has continued to remain strong throughout 2020, with Agents, Solicitors and Removal companies continuing to work (providing all relevant guidelines are followed). Transaction numbers nationally have risen significantly. Provisional data from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) shows that…

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