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2016 – Stamp duty surcharge confirmed!

As expected The Chancellor, George Osborne, has now confirmed that 3% stamp duty surcharge on the purchase of second homes and buy-to-let properties will go ahead from Aril the 1st 2016. In a boost for first-time buyers, the Chancellor announced…

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Caution advised where Flooding is concerned

We have all seen that floods have dominated the headlines this winter. It is said that in the region of 15,000 homes have been flooded with estimates that the cost of claims from home-owners and businesses will amount to £1.3…

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Don’t delay… carry out your period check today!

Periodic inspections are at the top of the list when dealing with property management responsibilities. The purpose of regular property inspections is to check the overall condition of the property to check for any maintenance issues, as well as ensuring…

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The DPS Prescribed Information

There are a number of requirements under the current legislation that landlord’s must adhere to regarding tenants deposits. The deposit must be protected under a custodial scheme or an insurance backed scheme. Prescribed information must be given to tenants explaining…

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The proof is in the pudding…

Kate Clarke & Ben Whitehouse Horfield, Bristol February 16th 2014 I don’t often write letters of recommendation and having moved house several times I have never had occasion to write a recommendation about an estate agent before. We actually moved…

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We love Bristol…

We love Bristol… Our team love Bristol and love living here too. We pride ourselves on being approachable, knowledgeable and providing a professional service, but most of all we are on our clients wavelength. With this in mind we thought…

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Want to add value to your property?

Here are 10 Top Tips to add value to your property today 1. Go for a loft conversion This is the easiest way to get additional living space into your property. You will need to make sure that the access…

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Negotiating…

Once you have found the property of your dreams, the next step is to make an offer. It is important to consider a variety of factors when choosing your price level in order to achieve the right deal for you.…

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Fixtures & Fittings

One of the most frustrating aspects of buying a property can be negotiating over fixtures and fittings. Whether you are desperate to make sure you are buying the fantastic bathroom suite that had you hooked or nervous that the whole…

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The markets on the up!

The markets on the up, at least that’s the view from the bank of England. Transactions are increasing, prices are rising in many parts, lending is on the up and consumer confidence is at a new high. As the governor…

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