How choosing the wrong letting agent will make you cry… It happens more often than you think.You might get a new job offer that’s too good to turn down, you may decide to move in with your partner or you may just fancy a change of scenery and take some time out traveling. The thing … Read moreSo you’re just about to become a first time landlord?
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Blow away the cobwebs and take inspiration from a wealth of autumn walks where you can appreciate flora and fauna in dazzling shades of burnt orange, warm yellows and deep burgundies. Here are some of the country’s best… Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey – During the autumn months, the splendour of Winkworth Arboretum comes to life with … Read more7 Of The Most Beautiful Autumn Gardens Walks
Local property hotspots in areas such as the Blue Triange in Fleet and the Cricket Green in Hartley Wintney have seen £ per square metre levels as high as £4,304 and £6,521 respectively, which sounds robust so how does that compare to other parts of the UK? These hotspot figures do not represent an average … Read moreUK Residential Property In £ Per Square Metre
At McCarthy Holden we know the added value that comes with a beautiful and productive garden, so top tips from gardening expert are worth having….. SCARED OF GROWING APPLE TREES? THEY’RE EASIER THAN YOU THINK, SAYS MONTY DON, By Hannah Stephenson As fruit-lovers celebrate harvest with Apple Days this month, Gardeners’ World presenter Monty Don … Read moreGardening Delight in Autumn Harvest and Apples
MARY BERRY: MY RECIPE FOR A HAPPY HOME By Gabrielle Fagan The 82-year-old reveals 10 favourite household tips in her new book, Mary’s Household Tips & Tricks – Your Guide To Happiness In The Home. “My focus may have been on cooking, but it’s always centred on the home. In my books and TV programmes, … Read moreHappy Home Recipe
There’s a new wave of styles washing over bathrooms. The tide’s turning against the predictable, and embracing a more go-with-the-flow approach means you can mix-and-match furniture and fittings to conjure a space that perfectly suits your taste, as well as your practical needs, whether it’s a spa-like haven, a functional family room, or a contemporary … Read moreThe new bathroom rules
With our half year productivity up on last year and a record amount of property sale exchanges anticipated in July, are we really at odds with some of the negative press coverage around right now? Thankfully we are finished with General Elections and Referendums, for a while at least. The last three years have seen … Read moreMarket Insight and head scratching!
Reading recent industry reports(source EYE) about major UK agents closing branches and planning staff redundancies, these are indicators that all may not be well for house sellers and agents alike. However, behind the difficult times in 2016 there are key factors which influenced poor productivity. Understanding these drivers paints a picture of a house market economy in reasonable … Read more2016 Property Market Review – So, is it all’s well that ends well, despite Brexit, being Trumped and embracing the unexpected
A new Bill has been introduced in Parliament, which is seeking to abolish letting agents’ fees charged to tenants. The Renters Rights Bill had an unopposed second reading in the House of Lords recently. One of the aims of The Bill is to amend the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 by stopping letting agents from … Read moreNew Bill would fail Tenants and lead to rent increases
There might be a hint of misplaced pessimism and something slightly odd about Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s announcement that house prices will fall by up to 18% on a Brexit, given that his help to buy scheme pushed prices up, then stamp duty changes in 2014 pushed high-end house prices back down and … Read moreHouse prices to fall and don’t forget WW3!