Important Changes to EPC Legislation 2018

By published on 19/03/2018  

As from the 1st April 2018 there is to be a requirement for any properties rented out in the domestic private rented sector in England and Wales to have a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). These regulations will come into force for new tenancies and tenancy renewals, as well as all existing tenancies on 1st April 2020.Every property for sale or to r

Jittery buyers and unhappy sellers

By published on 22/01/2018  

2017 ended with a slump in the property market and it was not all due to the holiday season. December is normally expected to be a quiet month with people focusing on celebrating the holidays and new year. It seems in this pre Brexit climate, buyers are hesitant to exchange on a sale and sellers reluctant to drop asking prices.While values of properties are still looking good, the actual offers se
Following November's Budget announcement, ALL first-time buyers will now be exempt from paying stamp duty on the first £300,000 of homes worth up to £500,000.This means on a home worth less than £300,000, you'll pay NO stamp duty.Getting that first leg on the property ladder has been difficult in the past few years with deposits rising and lenders being more stringent. Fi