Archive for Author: Nicky Hill

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) – Will you be breaking the law after April?

EPC’s – Will you be breaking the law after April? This is a good article which affects the laws around residential letting and would be relevant to many property owners and landlords. EPC’s (Energy Performance Certificates) were first introduced in 2007 as part of the Home Information Packs which were required to sell a home.…

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Six Simple Ways To Make Your Home a Happier Place

From painting your room blue to buying a spider plant, six simple ways to make your home a happier place.   We love this article in the Stylist, here’s the link to read the full article: https://www.stylist.co.uk/life/six-simple-ways-to-make-your-home-a-happier-place-interior-design-tips/58289   Great ideas to make your home Feng Shui for positivity, happiness and calm. Have a great weekend.  …

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Should We Accept The Offer?

“Should We Accept The Offer?” When you are planning to move house it can be tempting to accept the first buyer who comes along with an attractive offer. However, buyers come in all shapes and sizes, and it is important to assess your purchaser’s ability to perform before accepting any offer. We often receive offers…

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Buy-to-Let Calculator

In 2015 George Osbourne announced the phased reduction of tax relief on buy-to-let mortgage interest. Prior to April 6th 2017 landlords were able to write off 100% of mortgage payments as tax deductions from their rental income. However, since April 6th 2017 landlords have seen the amount they can write off for tax purposes drop…

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Making Moving Easier

Moving day can be stressful enough, but a bit of forethought can go a long way. Here at Carringtons, we are here to help you every step of the way.

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Anyone For Tennis?

So it’s that time of year again. The white lines are being painted, the nets are up and the grass cut to the optimum height of 8mm. Grass Court season has descended on tennis lovers and the Wimbledon Championships are just around the corner. Two weeks of first-class tennis, 28 tonnes of Strawberries, and some…

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June Market Report – “A Fine Balance”

Anyone with an interest in the property market generally understands the influence of supply and demand on house prices. Just like any other “commodity”, if everybody wants something that is in generally short supply, the price tends to rise. In the property sector, the media often describes a rising market good and a falling market…

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The Royal Borough Of Kingston Half Marathon

Starting in the famous Ancient Market Place, runners cover 5 miles through the historic borough before crossing over Kingston Bridge and heading up the iconic stretch of the Barge Walk beside the Thames. The race then reaches the magnificent Hampton Court Palace before continuing through Thames Ditton and back towards Kingston for the famous Market…

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Election Special Market Comment

The unexpected hung parliament might appear to have once again cast a shadow over the housing market. Or maybe not!

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May Market Report: “Up, Down or Sideways”

Election periods usually add a degree of confusion to the property market, but this effect appears to be less pronounced this time around. Indeed, the level of sales agreed nationally is actually 2% up on that recorded during the run up to the last election in 2015, albeit down 2% on the same period last…

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