In today’s autumn budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a huge benefit for first-time buyers, having removed and reduced stamp duty land tax (SDLT), with immediate effect. Announced today, this is likely to mean that 80% of first-time buyers won’t pay SDLT at all, with 95% seeing it reduced in some way, providing a maximum… Read More

Winter chills and seasonal festivities can distract many in the world of property selling, but there’s still plenty of buying and selling in the world of property, at the end of the day, we all need somewhere to live! We’ve put together our top tips for selling during the winter months. Selling a home during… Read More

As a landlord, you are required by law to have an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) carried out on the property you let, but did you know that from 1st April 2018 the Government will be applying a new law that requires all rented properties to be a minimum of an E rating. For the vast… Read More

With plummeting temperatures and shorter nights on the horizon, now is a great time for landlords to winter-proof a rental property. Our eight step checklist will help you achieve both an efficient home and happy tenants. Staying ahead of the game is essential to a successful investment for landlords, with routine property checks just part… Read More

If you are looking to find a buyer for your home by Christmas or early next year, time is of the essence when it comes to putting your house on the market. With less just 67 days to Christmas, if you are hoping to sell this side of New Year you must seriously consider putting… Read More

With half-term coming up, we’ve put together some arts and crafts ideas just in-time for Halloween. We’ll be trialling our own Mackenzie Smith spin on some of these over the weekend, so keep an eye on facebook to see how those turn out. If you try any of the below, we’d love to see your… Read More

With half-term on the horizon, we’ve been scouring the local press, internet and facebook to bring together 10 top activities to keep the children entertained, whatever the weather, there’s hopefully something for everyone… Boo at the Zoo 21st – 29th October, Marwell Zoo Celebrate Halloween at Marwell Zoo. Dress up in your best Halloween costume… Read More

Speaking ahead of the Conservative Party conference this week, Prime Minister Teresa May confirmed on 1st October that the popular Help to Buy scheme is to be extended. This was amidst speculation that the scheme may be halted. There are a variety of options available under the Help to Buy umbrella, but the most frequently… Read More

October kicks off the season’s festivities in style. From vibrant firework displays to traditional harvest festivals, the local communities have spared no efforts to bring you a whole host of great family entertainment. With the festive season just around the corner, many may be hoping for October to be the calm before the storm. Quite… Read More