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A Look at the Lettings Market

Thu 23 Mar 2017

The lettings market has started positively this year, with increased activity compared to the beginning of last year across our nationwide network. The percentage of applicants registered in 2017 so far is up and the number of viewings are up by almost 20% demonstrating a strong continued demand for lettings properties. Carrie Alliston, Head of Lettings at Hunters reports that the year started we ...read more


Hunters continues rapid expansion with acquisition of 15 branch network in South West

Tue 21 Mar 2017

Hunters, one of the country's leading estate agency and franchise businesses, has acquired Besley Hill, one of the longest established and leading estate agency networks in the South West region of Bristol and Gloucestershire. This takes the number of branches within the Hunters national network to over 200. Besley Hill has a long standing reputation both regionally and throughout the industry, ...read more


Interior Design Trends

Fri 17 Mar 2017

With green well and truly in, along with mixed patterns and interesting textures, 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year for interior design. Keeping up to date with the latest trends in interiors can help make your home appeal to the widest audience, giving a contemporary feel which could sway the decision of a potential buyer. Stylish decor, teamed with professional photography is a great c ...read more


February Auction Results 

Wed 15 Mar 2017

Our February Auction was very busy with a room full of people ready to make their bids. We had some fantastic sale highlights on the night. A plot of land with planning permission in the popular Dringhouses area of York was offered with a guide price of PS50,000 - PS55,000. The bidding circulated around the room a few times before settling at a very respectable PS79,500. A quaint little cottage ...read more


Our Advice To Sellers 

Wed 15 Mar 2017

Whilst the media are occupied with Brexit and triggering Article 50 the property market is quietly getting on with business as usual. Supply and demand which drives the market is still slightly balanced in favour of the seller, but only just, which means the market is sustainable, with current indications proving our predictions of a single digit annual growth being the likely outcome for the year ...read more


Making The Most Of Your Outside Space

Wed 15 Mar 2017

Many of us are fortunate enough to have an outside living space, whether that be a balcony, city home rooftop, patio or lawned garden. So much outside space is currently redundant, when it should be used as an extension of the home. Outdoor space can really help sell your property and throughout the spring and summer months' gardens can be a real deciding factor for buyers, so it is important yo ...read more


Britain’s most romantic places

Tue 14 Feb 2017

How romantic is your home town? The Telegraph recently revealed Britain's most (and least) romantic places to live, and to celebrate Valentine's Day we take a look at their findings and share our thoughts on places that could take your breath away. London stole the hearts of 18% of the vote and was the clear winner. Taking a picnic on Hampstead Heath, hiring a boat on Hyde Park's Serpentine ...read more


Useful mortgage information for Landlords

Thu 26 Jan 2017

Mortgages are an extremely important consideration for landlords, and we have found Mortgage Advice Bureau to be a useful and informative resource when considering your mortgage options.  Whether you're an accidental landlord, buying your first investment property or already have a portfolio of properties, Mortgage Advice Bureau has expert buy-to-let mortgage adviser ...read more


New Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Thu 26 Jan 2017

From the 1st April 2018 there will be a requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector to normally have a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The regulations will come into force for new lets and renewals of tenancies with effect from 1st April 2018 and for all existing tenancies on 1st April 2020. It will be unlawful ...read more


Unravelling the complex world of Lettings Legislation

Thu 26 Jan 2017

With more than 145 lettings rules and regulations, which are not only changing all the time but which vary from one local authority to another, it's no wonder Landlords (and some other Agents) are confused and can struggle to keep up with the law. It is even more challenging for Landlords who are letting out property in other parts of the country to where they live, for example if you've reloc ...read more