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Friday, October 12, 2018

As everyone will probably know, when the hammer falls at an auction, you have successfully bought what you bid for. It’s yours. If it’s a car or a piece of furniture, you have probably had a good look over it first, noticed any defects and taken these into account before bidding. But what if it’s a property? Ian Taylor, from Spire solicitors, discusses.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Is the high street dead? Mike White, from Martin & Co, discusses the future of the high street for letting agents.

Monday, October 8, 2018

The new cash basis for landlords applies for most from April, 6, 2017. Jon Hook, managing director at Norwich Accountancy Services, tells us more.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Do you know how much land is used for new housing in the UK or how much Green Belt is protected from development? Edward Parker, managing director at Bennett Homes, gives us 10 points about building new homes you may not know.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Savills in Norwich have relocated to a modern new office. Louis de Soissons, head of residential, tells us more.

Friday, September 14, 2018

This year the invaluable government-backed Help to Buy scheme, helping young people get onto the property ladder, turned five years old. Alison Page, from David Wilson Homes, tells us more.

Friday, September 14, 2018

If you’re not married and you or your partner dies, if you haven’t made a will, it can have devastating consequences. Jo Tinson, from Spire solicitors, gives legal advice.

Friday, September 14, 2018

After cabinet minister Liz Truss called for more homes to be built in the countryside, the debate has raged on over whether the government needs to change planning laws to enable this. Property editor Caroline Culot asked two estate agents for their view.

Monday, September 10, 2018

It’s often called the cruellest tax of all. But exactly how much inheritance tax do you have to pay, when and can you avoid it?

Monday, September 10, 2018

Does your letting agent hide behind the Data Protection Act to avoid sending you vital paperwork? Mike White, from Martin & Co in Norwich, discusses.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Earlier this year saw 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. Jon Hook, managing director of Norwich Accountancy Services, tells us more.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Buying a new home brings lots of benefits, some you may not even have thought of. Dawn Urry, from Bennett Homes, tells us more.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Donna Buttolph, conveyancing executive at Spire Solicitors LLP, recaps on how stamp duty works.

Monday, August 13, 2018

How long does a self-build take? Ron Beattie, from Beattie Passive, discusses.

Monday, August 6, 2018

With summer here, many homeowners will be busy maintaining their gardens and enjoying some outdoor living. However, unless you live in rural isolation, hot summers can often lead to an increase in neighbour complaints. To maintain a summer of tranquility, it is important to consider the following:

Monday, August 6, 2018

Mike White, from Martin & Co discusses whether there is a disconnect between using the same agent to buy and rent property?

Monday, August 6, 2018

What help is on offer to encourage first time buyers to take the first step onto the property ladder? Edward Parker, managing director of Bennett Homes, discusses.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Jon Hook, managing director of Norwich Accountancy Services, an expert in tax matters, has some more money saving tips for property owners.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Are you downsizing? Tamara Greener of Savills Norwich residential development sales team, offers some top tips.

Monday, July 30, 2018

There’s usually a bit of a lull in the housing market with the start of the summer holidays, but we secured seven sales in seven days, says Sheron Harley, managing director of the Property Shop in Acle.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Sometimes the terminology used in the property buying and selling process can be confusing.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The recent soaring temperatures divide opinion. Some like it hot – others long for shade and a cool breeze. Wherever you stand, there’s one thing we can agree on: our gardens – and in particular our lawns – are bearing the brunt. But, don’t panic, says Mike Rix, from Savills.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Richard Aldous, head of residential development sales for Savills in Norfolk, takes stock of the current new homes market.

Friday, July 13, 2018

For most landlords, letting a property involves allowing complete strangers access to their most valuable asset. Put like that it sounds scary – which is why tenant referencing is such an important part of the letting process. Rebecca Leggett, from Arnolds Keys, explains why.

Friday, July 13, 2018

What does a five star rating really mean when you are choosing a new homes developer? Alison Page, from David Wilson Homes, discusses.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The tax relief available to landlords has changed a lot in recent times, many would say for the worse with the scrapping of the ‘Wear and Tear Allowance’ on fully furnished properties and the restriction of mortgage interest relief. Jon Hook, managing director of Norwich Accountancy Services, discusses.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

‘Thousands owed to landlords and tenant deposits not secured as estate agency collapses.’

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Recent reports have suggested a slowing of the housing market, with prices predicted by some to fall further over the coming months. But this trend is largely influenced by the London market and may mask what is happening in the rest of the country. Edward Parker, managing director of Bennett Homes, discusses.

Monday, July 2, 2018

The trends of moving home have changed in recent years. Prior to 2007, on average, buyers would buy and sell five properties during their lifetime. This has now reduced down to an average of three properties. Sheron Harley, from the Property Shop, discusses.

Monday, July 2, 2018

“There are three kind of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics.” So said 19th century prime minister Benjamin Disraeli and his argument that statistics can be used selectively in support of one viewpoint over another is still valid today, state Clive Hedges, of Arnolds Keys.

Monday, July 2, 2018

There may come a time when your circumstances change and you need to add someone to your mortgage and title deeds. Rebecca Allen, a chartered legal executive at Spire solicitors, discusses.

Monday, July 2, 2018

I went to lunch with my grandparents a couple of weeks ago. My grandfather has always been an avid watcher of the news and reader of the paper and so one of the topics on the tip of his tongue was the recent talk of the estate agency sector and it becoming regulated, with agents requiring their staff to be qualified. My grandad asked me what my thoughts were, to which I replied: ‘I think it is a marvellous idea and well overdue.’

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.

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Caroline Culot

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