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Monday, December 10, 2018

Reports in the national press have highlighted a slow-down in the housing market during these uncertain times. However, demand for new homes in East Anglia remains strong. Edward Parker, from Bennett Homes, discusses.

Monday, December 10, 2018

If you are thinking about selling your home in the New Year, you may want to make sure you have the right paperwork, records and certificates in place in order to make the process smoother. Being prepared for any potential enquiries will help to avoid delays along the way. Sharron Tennant, from Spire solicitors, discusses.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Looming on the horizon are some most unwelcome changes in the way that UK taxpayers will have to report and pay for capital gains tax (CGT) on residential properties in the future. Jon Hook, managing director at Norwich Accountancy Services, discusses.

Monday, December 3, 2018

In today’s fast paced and technology driven society, it is essential to market your property in the most effective way, with the widest exposure. Sheron Harley, managing director of the Property Shop, discusses.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Important news for future house hunters contained in October’s budget was that the government’s Help to Buy scheme is to be extended – but only until 2023.

Monday, November 26, 2018

If you’re thinking about selling part of your garden land for development, there are several things to consider. Carolyn Bunn, from Spire Solicitors, discusses.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

How are new homes being built to reflect our changing lifestyles? Edward Parker from Bennett Homes, discusses.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

How will the rental sector be affected by the impact of last week’s budget? Mike White, from Martin & Co in Norwich discusses.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Recently returned to Norfolk from London, the newest member of Savills’ residential sales team, Polly Hughes, focuses on the powerful pull of life in and around Norwich.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Fancy doing a self-build but got limited funds? You can do on a smaller scale, says Ron Beattie, of Beattie Passive.

Friday, October 19, 2018

What are all the ‘hidden’ costs developers have to pay when building new homes? Tony Abel, of Abel Homes, explains the expense of building homes which many people are unaware of.

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.

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