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Worcestershire property market performing well compared to much of the rest of the UK

The average selling time of a UK Worcestershire property has increased in the last year, according to new research. This time last year a property would take on average 72 days to sell, in comparison to almost 80 days in the current housing climate.   Worcestershire property – Not all doom and gloom However, this […]

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Farmland Sale and Leaseback?

Retirement in farming can be a tricky decision at the best of times.  There are strong inheritance tax reasons to continue farming which often control decision making and result in generations farming together.  Farmer’s Weekly recently did an article covering farmland sale and leaseback deals as an option for retirement.   The Farm Business Tenancy […]

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More legislation for residential landlords – A positive addition?

Electrical safety testing will soon become mandatory within the private rental sector. As many estate agents and property owners will find, the ever-growing list of rules and legislation for private lettings can often be incredibly time-consuming and costly. With this in mind, the introduction of new legislation can sometimes be seen as a negative move […]

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If it fails…I’ll use planning appeals!

In any one year the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) receives around 22,000 planning appeals across the country.  Of those around 19,000 are dealt with via written representations.  The remainder are dealt with via other appeal routes such as hearings or public enquiry.  The route depends on the complexity of the case and the need to test […]

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Tenant Fee Ban

The Third Reading in the House of Lords has recently taken place and it is likely that the Tenant Fees Bill will be receiving Royal Assent within the next few weeks. The new legislation will be coming into force at the start of June this year and lead to a tenant fee ban. Brexit is […]

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Property Market 2018 Commentary

2018 has been a challenging and changing year in the residential property market.   There is a slowdown but it is risky to say everything is standing still.   Quality transactions are taking place despite the malign influence of Brexit and stamp duty.   The list of must haves for buyers is changing.  There is […]

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A truly multi-disciplinary practice….

So, it is my turn this week (Eleni’s) to do a blog post and in thinking about what would interest our readers (especially this close to Christmas!) I thought I would try a more generalised post than something specialised/too heavy to read amongst the Christmas parties. It was then my thoughts turned to how many […]

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Important information for Landlords Regaining possession of a residential property

To obtain possession of a residential property let subject to an Assured Shorthold Tenancy you have the straightforward option of serving a Section 21 notice. This notice can be served for any reason if the tenancy is coming to the end of a fixed term, or indeed if it is a periodic (rolling) tenancy.   […]

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HIGH DEMAND FOR WOODLAND

Agricultural land prices seem to be heavily recorded, and covered in the press but buying woodland does not seem to get much publicity, yet the demand and interest is extremely strong and some prices obtained are truly astonishing.   David Banks has recently sold a 2.5 acre, 25 year-old Ash Wood for a staggering sum […]

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Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas Eve (Monday 24th) – CLOSED Christmas Day (Tuesday 25th) – CLOSED Boxing Day (Wednesday 26th) – CLOSED Thursday 27th – Skeleton office cover – 10am – 12noon Friday 28th – Skeleton office cover – 10am – 12noon Saturday 29th – Skeleton office cover – 10am – 12noon Monday 31st – Skeleton office cover – […]

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