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


When it comes to home security it’s not just what’s on the inside that counts, but the outside too.  As the nights draw in and seasonal festivities approach, we’ll all routinely run through security checks before heading outdoors. Windows – check, doors – check, alarm system – check… the majority of us do not consider… Read More


Make the most of the unusually mild autumn weather by heading to the garden to prepare for the winter. As fiery shades of amber, rust and gold blaze through our gardens and towns, we know autumn is well and truly here. These warming hues are a welcoming reminder to prepare for the colder months that… Read More


Autumn is officially here, but with the lighter days just about holding out, there is still some sunnier weather to enjoy. The new season has meant that the appetite for selling homes has returned; buyers and sellers alike are back into the day-to-day routine now that the holidays are over, making September a superb time… Read More


If you’re considering entering into the world of property investment, perhaps as a landlord, it’s important to look for a property that fulfils the needs of a prospective tenant, in addition to the all important matter of affordable and realistic rental rates. The likelihood is, in a similar fashion to when you’re buying a house, your… Read More


The Buy-To-Let sector has seen many changes over the past 12 months, with updated legislation directly impacting on the benefits and legal ramifications of being a Landlord. However, property still continues to be a popular and considerably beneficial investment, we’ve taken a look at some of the key reasons why. Low interest rates Unprecedented low… Read More


It’s not long before the tougher EPC guidelines, encouraging landlords to boost their properties energy efficiency ratings, come into place. This needn’t be time consuming or costly, Crawford Moxley of Surrey Assessors gives his expert view on how this can be easily achieved. As of April 2018, all rental properties must have an energy efficiency… Read More


A rising number of first time buyers are exploring beyond the boundaries of London to secure an affordable and practical first home. With our six branches running along the commuter belt, here is a quick overview of how they compare. Recent statics highlight that one in four first time buyers are opting out of buying… Read More