Opinion

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

Friday, January 19, 2018

Buy now as house prices will rise, advises Keith Hood of Warners Financial Services

Friday, January 19, 2018

Moving into a new home could drastically reduce your energy bills, says Alison Page from David Wilson Homes.

Monday, January 15, 2018

A common area of confusion among property owners is the distinction between legal and beneficial ownership and the corresponding tax treatment of each.

Monday, January 15, 2018

2018 is a great year to buy a new property, says Edward Parker from Bennett Homes

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Joe Pattinson, Newbury New Homes, discusses the real cost of stamp duty

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Well as it’s almost time for the dreaded staff Christmas outing. I’ve warned my family and my liver to expect the worse, says Keith Hood, of Warners Financial Services.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Why do we put up with such an archaic house buying and selling system, asks Andrew Pointen, of Pointens.

Friday, December 15, 2017

If you are thinking of purchasing your first home or moving house, it is important to understand all of the costs involved before you start house-hunting. Your solicitor will handle the legal work around the property, however, there are some extra costs involved within the conveyancing process. When planning your budget we would advise you to consider:

Friday, December 15, 2017

There are many elements to a self-build project to take into account, and overlooking any of them could cost you time and precious funds. Most of us only think of the obvious of design, build and construction, but there are also a few more unusual responsibilities that you need to be aware of, from site access to drinking water.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Whichever way round it is, I generally try to avoid watching this genre of TV programme for the simple reason that I work long hours anyway and this would be like taking work home with me. But the other day, in a weak moment, I found myself watching one about the older couple who, needing to supplement their pensions, bought an eight-bedroom HMO (House in Multiple Occupation) in a generally high-yielding rental town (aka economically challenged).

Friday, December 1, 2017

The chancellor’s autumn budget delivered on November 22 focused very much on boosting the UK’s productivity and building greater self-sufficiency given the UK’s impending exit from the EU, states Jon Hook, from Norwich Accountancy Services.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Can Sajid Javid make the home buying process ‘cheaper, faster and less stressful’? Andrew Pointen, from Pointens, discusses.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Tax dodging and mortgages may be two separate issues but Keith Hood, a financial advisor at Warners Financial Services, discusses both topics.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Mike White, of Martin & Co in Norwich, discusses the very latest government proposals which could hit landlords again.

Friday, November 10, 2017

When booking a hotel, would you go if it wasn’t five star? Alison Page, from David Wilson Homes, discusses the importance of star ratings.

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