Category Archive: Residential Lettings

Lettings Market Looking Strong

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The latest findings from ARLA paint a positive picture for renters nationwide.  The supply of rental stock has risen over the past 10 months, which suggests that reports of landlords pulling out of… Continue reading

ONE HUNDRED NOT OUT!

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THREE new faces have joined our lettings team – scoring a century by taking the team’s combined years of industry experience over the 100 mark. Marc Martin joins the company to become the new… Continue reading

We are recruiting

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We are seeking a full-time Residential Lettings Co-Ordinator for our busy and friendly office in Shipston-on-Stour. ARLA qualified applicants are preferred although training will be offered to the right applicant. Clean driving licence and own… Continue reading

Stamp Duty and Leasehold Property

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It is often forgotten that Stamp Duty is payable on the grant of a lease. This is based on the net present value as calculated by HM Revenue and Customs.  So for a… Continue reading

Warming the Planet vs Warming Your Home

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Given that oil prices have halved in the last 12 months an argument could be made that the pressure for introducing energy saving measures into your home has relaxed somewhat. However heating cost is not… Continue reading

Property Investment Still in Favour

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How will the new increased stamp duty levels affect demand for property investment? The recent changes in Stamp Duty Land Tax have the potential to affect the buy to let market with a further… Continue reading

Well Done Lucy

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Lucy Lingard joined our Residential Lettings team in our Shipston-on-Stour office last Summer and we are delighted to report that she has passed the last of 4 exams and gained her NFoPP Level… Continue reading

New Deadlines for Lettings Sector Energy Efficient Compliance

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New dates for energy efficiency compliance in rental properties have been announced by the Government. These are as follows: April 2016: From this time, tenants living in private sector rented properties with F or G… Continue reading

Insurance Valuations

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Huge parts of North West England suffered substantial damage as a result of the recent severe storms and the subsequent flooding which has been called the ‘worst in our lifetime’. Whilst the Cotswolds… Continue reading

Stamp Duty Changes for Landlords

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In a controversial move, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osbourne, announced in last autumn’s budget statement that buy-to-let landlords and purchasers of second homes will be forced to pay an extra 3% in stamp… Continue reading