Autumn Property News

Autumn Property News

It’s no secret, the market is somewhat challenging and has been for quite a number of months.  In our part of Surrey we have experienced a prolonged period of price correction, whic…

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Summer Property News

Summer Property News

It’s no secret, the market has been a little sluggish this year.  The RICS recently reported that houses are taking on average 18 weeks to sell (time from being listed to going unde…

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Top tips on staging your home

Top tips on staging your home

If you’re planning to sell your home, then ‘staging’ it can give the process a real boost. Paula Higgins, CEO of HomeOwners Alliance explains how: Declutter This doesn&rsq…

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What is a Rent Warranty?

What is a Rent Warranty?

When arranging a new tenancy agreement it is very rare that we don't ask the landlord to consider a rent warranty/guarantee.  With the tax and legislative changes affecting this sector it…

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Spring Property News

Spring Property News

As we enter a new season the local property market is considerably more positive than this time last year!  The first quarter has proven to be more fluid and we are now seeing offers bei…

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Maximising the Value of your Home.

Maximising the Value of your Home.

We have compiled some tips on maximising the value of your home.  First Impressions Count Creating kerb appeal is really important.  Take a look at your property from the front, co…

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This seasons interior design trends

This seasons interior design trends

The internet is buzzing with Spring and the developments in interior design. From the brand new to the evolved, there is plenty to inspire the casual updater or the complete home makeover arti…

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NAEA Propertymark: Top 10 improvements to add value to your home

NAEA Propertymark: Top 10 improvements to add value to your home

NAEA Propertymark advises that whether you are selling now or maintaining your home to sell in the future, there are many small home improvements you can address to keep your property in best …

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EPC minimum standard for rental properties

EPC minimum standard for rental properties

As of the 1st of April 2018, any new tenancy agreement or those being renewed or extended, will be required, by law, to have a minimum energy performance rating of E on the EPC (energy perform…

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Maximise your chances of getting a mortgage

Maximise your chances of getting a mortgage

As part of our expert service we work very closely with, and often refer business to, a trusted mortgage and protection company.  They recently sent out some top tips on preparing for a m…

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The rentals market 2018

The rentals market 2018

The rentals market has seen an enormous amount of legislative changes in the previous two years. 2017 saw a time where landlords navigated their way through these changes and adjusted their fi…

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2018 Predictions

2018 Predictions

So, what do we think will happen this year in the local property market? Before we give any opinions, let’s briefly look at what happened last year locally.  2017 proved to be a d…

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Property Market Update

Property Market Update

Whilst uncertainty, created by the recent General Election, is never good for any market, there is still a basic need for people to live somewhere and, despite the distractions, the underlying…

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Legislation changes in the rentals market

Legislation changes in the rentals market

There have been so many legislative changes in the rentals market over the last few years we thought it might be prudent to give an overview on those which have come in to force and those expe…

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Increase your kerb appeal

Increase your kerb appeal

Article by Warren Lewis of Property Reporter  According to several studies it takes the average buyer no more than eight seconds to decide whether or not they like your property, so keep…

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Top 10 interior design trends for 2017

Top 10 interior design trends for 2017

With 2017 set to see interior design services embraced increasingly by individuals and house builders alike, the experts at Alexander James Interior Design have compiled a list of the top ten …

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RICS: More action needed on brownfield land

RICS: More action needed on brownfield land

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has urged the government to free up brownfield and unused land as well as speed up application approvals. It also recommended for owners to develop…

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