14th September Auction Results

Fri 14 Oct 2016

Hunters had another busy and successful Property Auction at York Racecourse on the 14th September. A range of different lots were offered and all of those sold on the night achieved fantastic prices. First to be offered was a fantastic ex toll house which, although converted into a bungalow some time ago, is in need of a program of refurbishment. Being Grade II listed, the property has a wealth o more

Landlords favour referenced tenants over higher rents

Fri 14 Oct 2016

Ensuring potential tenants have passed reference checks came in as the top priority for landlords when selecting an agent to let their property, according to our latest research. In our recent survey of 2,506 landlords across the country, nearly 70% cited this as a highly important consideration. Our new report found that rent achieved on a property did not appear in the top three factors taken i more

Post Brexit doom and gloom? 

Wed 12 Oct 2016

Not at all according to Hunters Sales Director Martin Robinson who offers his views on how the property market has performed over recent months: As we enter the last quarter of the year it is interesting to reflect on the year so far; one that has been full of distractions and uncertainties which can often be a distraction for people buying and selling property. Firstly we have had three major sp more

West Midlands Hunters Branches 'go blue' for the 25th anniversary 

Thu 22 Sep 2016

Six West Midlands branches of Hunters, one of the country's largest national sales and lettings estate agents and franchise businesses, are 'going blue', as they  celebrate their 25-year anniversary. The branches, located in Knowle, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Litchfield and Tamworth have been trading under the distinctive red branding and the Hunters Group Limited company name (which more

UK property market - expectations for the coming 6 months

Tue 28 Jun 2016

Foxtons announced yesterday (27 June 2016) that they expect their results to drop below last year for the 2016 half year to June. Hunters by comparison is expecting quite the reverse as per the company's half year trading update of 1st June when they announced results for the first half year, expecting to be significantly ahead of  the equivalent period last year. Ed Jones, CFO of Hunte more

With change comes opportunity - BREXIT and the UK property market.

Mon 27 Jun 2016

After much speculation about whether the UK would remain or leave the EU, and all the understandable uncertainty that this has created, these have been interesting times for anybody interested in property; whether home owners, buyers, sellers or investors. There have been more than a few warnings about the effects of a Brexit on housing markets however, now that the decision has been made, let~ more

We are excited to be SAFE!

Fri 10 Jun 2016

Hunters branches throughout the country have this week been celebrating SAFEagent Awareness Week. SAFE in SAFEagent stands for Safe Agent Fully Endorsed and is a mark denoting agents that protect landlords and tenants money through a Client Money Protection (CMP) Scheme. The event has seen a week of activity both online and offline by agents, supplier partners, industry and consumer organisat more

Housing Market Overview 2016

Mon 18 Apr 2016

    Hunters Director Martin Robinson gives his update on the UK property market and what has affected house prices so far in 2016:   Demand during the first quarter of 2016 was to some extent driven by the investor stampede to acquire property and complete on the transaction before the stamp duty reform came into effect on the 1st of April. This affected more

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Thu 18 Feb 2016

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 to ren more

Internal Blinds - New European Regulations

Thu 18 Feb 2016

New European Regulations now apply to the installations for raising and lowering blinds; and the movement of curtains across windows.    This means that new blinds and curtains being installed by a contractor will have fixed cords or ball bearing pulls to prevent any danger of asphyxiation to a young child; and a warning notice with the purchasing material.     Existi more