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Packed Hunters auction room at York Racecourse delivers outstanding results!

Fri 10 Nov 2017

Hunters latest property auction held at York Racecourse on Wednesday 25 October attracted a big crowd and delivered some fantastic results.  The "Star Sale" of the evening was Lot 13, 7 Staindale Close, a four-bedroom detached house in Rawcliffe in need of a full refurbishment; representing a good project for any willing bidder. The Guide Price was set at PS100,000 - PS120,000 and the ...read more


Hot Property: York's Stonebow House penthouses snapped up on launch weekend!

Tue 24 Oct 2017

Stonebow House is an exciting new development of 17 stunning apartments and penthouses in the heart of the historical city of York. Located within York's cultural heart, just steps away from the historic Shambles, York's very own 'Diagon Alley', and within close proximity of the beautiful York Minster, Stonebow House offers a truly exceptional living experience. Finished to the highest st ...read more


Hunters Estate Agent to run dedicated SAFEagent week this October

Tue 26 Sep 2017

One of the country's leading estate agents, Hunters, is undertaking a week of support for the SAFEagent campaign this October following the success of the national drive earlier in the year. The week will involve accredited Hunters' branches nationwide, engaging in a week of activity both online and offline to raise awareness of the importance of using an agent who is part of a Client Money P ...read more


Hunters celebrate 'Spectacular' Results

Fri 25 Aug 2017

 Hunters Auctions held an event at York Racecourse on August 2nd. Hunters Auctions hold events monthly and this popular method of sale provides both the seller and the buyer with a secure and legally binding sale. The Auction Department had some interesting lots available, with the successful sales all at excellent prices compared with the guide price. First to be offered was 2 Q ...read more


How to choose an estate agent

Tue 22 Aug 2017

  Confused about how to pick a good Estate Agent? Read our step by step tips to ensure you find the right one for you. Ask for recommendations Studies have shown what many of us have known for years -- there is nothing more powerful than personal recommendations. Asking your friends and family who have moved recently, or even your work colleagues can shed some light on who they sold ...read more


Electrical Safety - Legislation changes coming soon 

Fri 21 Jul 2017

Changes to the Housing and Planning Act now mean that from October 2017 a Landlord will be expected to carry out electrical safety testing to all properties. Currently the regulations state that a Landlord only needs to keep the electrics in "good repair and proper working order", however these changes could mean that either a Fixed Wiring Report (EICR) or a Portable Appliance Test (PAT) will ...read more


Major changes to tax relief finance costs – what are your options?

Fri 21 Jul 2017

Richard Whitelock, Head of Private Clients at Garbutt & Elliott, Chartered Accountants, Tax & Wealth Management Advisors, comments; Property landlords have encountered several changes made by the Government in recent years. April 2016 saw both the 3% hike in Stamp Duty Land Tax and the abolition of the 10% Wear & Tear allowance. From April 2017, mortgage interest (and other finance co ...read more


Fire Safety Reminder

Fri 21 Jul 2017

Following the tragic fire in the high-rise block Grenfell Tower it has unsurprisingly made us all acutely aware of issues regarding fire safety. As a Landlord, you should know that the Resident Management Company or the block's Managing Agent ensure the Fire Risk Assessment and Review are regularly carried out. The Department for Communities & Government (DCLG) have also provided you and u ...read more


Who are our Tenants?

Tue 18 Jul 2017

Rental properties make up 20% of households and around 4.5m people in the UK. When thinking about investing in a Buy to Let or considering renting your property instead of selling, it's useful to know about the Tenants - who is living in the Private Rental Sector (PRS)?  Homelet, one of the largest tenant referencing companies in the UK recently carried out a Tenant Survey of 20,388 tena ...read more


The Fashion of Upcycling

Tue 18 Jul 2017

We've all heard of recycling but have you heard of upcycling? It's a trend that has been around since the mid 90's but only recently has it begun to gather worldwide attention. Often described as a contemporary version of recycling, the definition of upcycling is to process used goods or waste materials to produce something that is often better than the original.       & ...read more