Opinion

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Here’s looking at you...Mike Rix of Savills’ Norwich residential team offers a snapshotof the importance of good photography.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Every estate agent strives to be the best they can, either by providing a tailor-made service, or perhaps a unique angle on the market, or simply by offering excellent knowledge and customer service. Sheron Harley, from the Property Shop, discusses.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

When buying or selling a property, you will be asked if the property is being sold with or without vacant possession. Sarah Lake, chartered legal executive, at Spire Solicitors, explains the legal implications of this.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

In the wake of the up and coming tenant fee ban, currently trundling its way through parliament, so called ‘Deposit Replacement schemes’ are popping up all over the place in the lettings market. Mike White, from Martin & Co, tells us more.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Location, location, location is often highlighted as the key reason for choosing a new home but recent research from the NHBC Foundation and Savills finds that whilst it remains a contributory factor, a number of other priorities are equally important, states Edward Parker, managing director of Bennett Homes.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

As the demand for both energy and build efficiency marches onwards, the underlying positive is that it drives innovation, not just in the range of products available but also in construction methods and new ideas. And savvy self builders are to thank for this! Ron Beattie, from Norfolk-based Beattie Passive, discusses.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Peter Hornor, chartered surveyor and auctioneer at Brown & Co, talks about their forthcoming auction.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Until pretty recently it would have been a hard task to sell a new homes scheme in Norwich that didn’t provide parking - but not any more, says Richard Aldous of Savills.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What exactly does your conveyancer do? Sally Yaxley, from Spire solicitors, discusses.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Moving to a new home does not need to be stressful, says Alison Page, of David Wilson Homes.

Monday, April 30, 2018

I like being busy, so I’m pleased to report I am working harder than ever at the moment. Almost all my activity is helping clients fix their mortgage rates, so remortgages rather than home movers, says Keith Hood, from Warners Financial Services.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Part of the discussion your estate agent should be having with you when appraising your property for sale will be the best method of sale, says Nick Eley, from Watsons.

Friday, April 27, 2018

What do buyers want when buying a new house? Apparently minimum maintenance, off street parking and location are the top three items on a buyer’s wishlist, according to new research from Savills.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Sheron Harley, of the Property Shop, says there needs to be a change to the property buying and selling system in this country.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Much has been written about the change in legislation which means that in future, estate agents will have to be appropriately qualified to be able to operate – encouragingly, almost all of the reaction has been positive, including from agents themselves, says Clive Hedges, of Arnolds Keys.

Monday, April 23, 2018

What is the best way of building a house? Joe Pattinson, from Newbury New Homes, is a fan of using a timber frame.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Should your heart lead your heart when it comes to designing your first self-build? Ron Beattie, of Beattie Passive, discusses.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Louise Ives-Wilkinson gives her expert tips on how to create the perfect extension in your home.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Ben Rivett of Savills Norwich residential team reflects on the process of a best and final offer. What do a pretty cottage in need of refurbishment in Cley next the Sea, an elegant Georgian house in Norwich’s ever-popular Thorpe St. Andrew and a traditional Norfolk barn in Wood Dalling with planning consent for conversion all have in common?

Friday, April 13, 2018

Tim Chiverton, from Spire solicitors, discusses commercial leases.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Samantha Withers, from Attik Property Services, discusses her own stressful moving experience.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Property editor Caroline Culot comments on the events in the housing industry this week which has seen new proposed regulation of estate agencies.

Monday, April 9, 2018

As the tax year (April 5) drew to a close, did you remember to do that last minute fine tuning which, in many cases, can drastically reduce your tax? Jon Hook, from Norwich Accountancy Services, discusses.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Developers are currently being criticised for land banking – purchasing land and then not building on it – and not helping to to solve the housing crisis. This may or may not be the case with some of the larger housebuilders, but it is certainly not the policy with smaller players, writes Edward Parker, from Bennett Homes.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Despite all the government regulations making it harder to be a buy to let landlord, there is some good news and the advice from Mike White at Martin & Co is not to relinquish your properties just yet.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Sir Oliver is still working on his analysis of what is seen as a ‘problem’ and a report is due in June for comment by ‘interested parties and experts’ and recommendations for change will be formulated for a final report to be published in time for the Autumn Budget, writes Joe Pattinson, from Newbury New Homes.

Friday, March 23, 2018

I often refer to the advertising portals as the ‘Tinder’ of the property marketing world, this is of course tongue in cheek, but the principles are the same, writes Kate Mamo-Lewis, from Attik Property Services.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Louis de Soissons, head of Savills Norwich residential team, explains why spring is so special. When I started out in the estate agency business just over 30 years ago, Easter was a key date in the diary.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

What difference does it really make if you buy freehold or leasehold? Rebecca Leeman, a chartered legal executive at Spire Solicitors LLP, goes into the fine detail.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Hands-up who enjoys March in England? No, me neither and nor do most property manager as we deal with fences being blown down, boilers conking out, roofs mysteriously springing leaks and so on, writes Mike White of Martin & Co in Norwich.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Dealing with woodworm can be a difficult task, as it’s often hard to spot the signs of an infestation. So what are woodworm? And how can you spot them in your home? Richard Walker, from Peter Cox, lets us know the tell tale signs.

Friday, March 2, 2018

It is clearly evident that the best time to update a property is prior to it being occupied by tenants, states Jon Hook, of Norwich Accountancy Services. www.norwichaccountancyservices.co.uk
The key to not falling foul of the tax laws is in working out what expenditure will immediately benefit your tax position and what expenditure will benefit your tax position on sale and it is not always obvious!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mike Rix of Savills Norwich residential team homes in on the village of Trowse and the importance of ‘location’

Monday, February 19, 2018

Howard Bailey, of Spire solicitors, discusses using bitcoins for buying and selling properties.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Kate Mamo-Lewis and Samantha Withers of Attik Property Services talk about the emotional difficulty of letting go of your possessions, or clearing the house of a loved one.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Have you joined the self-build revolution?

Friday, February 16, 2018

Joe Pattinson, from Newbury New Homes, asks whether greedy developers will be penalised?

Friday, February 9, 2018

April 6 last year marked the introduction of the profound changes to the taxation of buy-to-let investments, leaving landlords scrambling around trying to protect themselves from higher tax bills due to the reduced deductibility of mortgage interest.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Coming down the pike (yet another) new law seemingly to further bash already well beaten up landlords. Recently, the bill to allow tenants to sue their landlords where their home is not fit for purpose was debated in Parliament and passed with flying colours by MPs across all political divides. It is expected the resultant law will be up and running by the end of this year.

Friday, February 2, 2018

The Norfolk Broads is one of the biggest attractions for people wanting to move to the county, says Sheron Harley, from the Property Shop.

Friday, February 2, 2018

In years gone by, the start of the year was traditionally when estate agents could ease slowly back into work after the Christmas break, safe in the knowledge that most people would leave it until the first green shoots of spring before thinking about putting their house on the market, or starting to look for their next dream home.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

With the recent reshuffle in the government concerning housing, how could this affect the rental industry? Mike White, from Martin & Co, discusses.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Choosing the right conveyancer is part of prearing to buy and sell a home, says Julie Crowder-Barr, from Spire solicitors

Monday, January 22, 2018

Louis de Soissons, head of Savills’ Norwich residential team, offers some tips on selling in winter

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