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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


Just some of the reasons to move to Southampton

Fri 30 Jun 2017

  Not only does Southampton hold the record for the highest recorded temperature in the UK, it is also recognised as one of the happiest and most vibrant places to live! Couple this with the fact that Southampton ranks exceptionally well in economic and quality of life studies based on jobs, health and skills and you start to see why this is such a great place to live.   You'll ne ...read more


4 Reasons Why Harrogate is Great

Fri 23 Jun 2017

Situated in North Yorkshire, less than 20 miles from Leeds and on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, is the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. Visiting this vibrant and interesting town, even for a working function, is always a treat regardless of what you do when you get there because it has a distinctive historic and traditional feel to it, blending the old with the new beautifully. There are, how ...read more


Fantastic Development Opportunity 

Wed 14 Jun 2017

  DEVELOPMENT SITE, PICKHILL, THIRSK, YO7 4JG GUIDE PRICE NOW PS140,000 - PS160,000 This development site has outline planning permission granted to build three residential dwellings. Situated in the attractive village of Pickhill and to the rear of the village public house, The Nags Head, the site has lots of potential for any developer. The properties would be two storeys high, ...read more