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Property Market Commentary 2018

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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Section 8 notice in need of an urgent review says National Landlords Association

The Section 8 possession process falls under the Housing Act 1988 and allows landlords to reclaim their property back if their tenant has breached terms laid out in the tenancy agreement. However, although the process was created to benefit landlords who wish to terminate housing contracts early, many feel that there are certain unnecessary challenges […]

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Crack down on money laundering in property

The Government has recently launched a new money laundering awareness campaign that aims to tackle the issue of ‘dirty money’ being used to buy properties. According to the National Crime Agency’s National Strategic Assessment 2018, hundreds of billions of pounds per year could be being concealed.   Money laundering in property in the UK The […]

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Probate : The Importance Of An Accurate Valuation

It is so important to provide an accurate valuation of property assets when dealing with someone’s probate application following their death.   Following a death the appointed executors have a legal responsibility to ensure that not only are the wishes of the deceased’s carried out, but that this is done within the law and this […]

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Farmland Marketed, in England, hits 10-year high

According to Strutt and Parker’s database, 50,000 acres of land arrived on the market in July, August and September bringing the total about put up for sale in 2018 to 96,600 acres.  This means that farmland marketed in England has hit the highest level in 10 years. It should be noted, however, that a large […]

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Worcestershire House Prices On the Rise

Latest data from the Office of National Statistics has revealed that average property prices for houses for sale in Worcestershire rose by 0.6% in July 2018. Overall, houses prices over the past 12 months have risen by 1.2%, highlighting what a significant month July was.   Property Prices West Midlands vs United Kingdom The average […]

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