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Reserve New Homes with Stamp Duty paid

Buyers are taking advantage and having their Stamp Duty paid on selected new homes reserved before the 31st of August 2021.

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Sellers achieve over 99 percent of asking price

Our statistics show that through 2020 on average we achieved 99.7% of asking prices, are you thinking about selling your home?

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Selling your property in Spring

Spring is historically a season when aspirational homeowners enter the market, are you thinking about selling your home?

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Rising London prices, stamp duty, low interest rates

Couple the fastest average time to sell a home, rising London prices, stamp duty savings, low interest rates and you create a potent set of ingredients.

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Beating the Stamp Duty Holiday Deadline

The Stamp Duty Holiday Deadline is 31st March 2021 and action taken now will maximise your chances of beating it, time is running out.

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Upton Gardens E13 Buyer Incentives

Buyer incentives are available on selected apartments in Upton Gardens, E13. Some offers are only available until the 31st August so it's time to act!

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The market is moving, isn’t it time you did?

The key to property sales success is in the article title, ‘The market is moving, isn’t it time you did?’.

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Barratt Homes Apartment in Upton Gardens E13

Stamp Duty Holiday for Purchasers

A headline measure amongst another wave of economic stimulus packages by Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of The Exchequer is a stamp duty holiday for purchasers.

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Lockdown eases, activity increases, prices steady

The government’s momentum for easing lockdown measures has continued and we can report increases in buyer activity that has exceeded our expectations.

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Luxury apartment ready to sell

How to prepare your property for marketing

Ideas for vendors and landlords on how best to prepare your property for selling or renting.

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Brand new and exciting developments in London

Purchasing a brand-new home is favoured by many people and there is something rather special about being the first owner.

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Long live the advanced high street estate agent

We are firm believers that high street agents offer the best estate experience for sellers, landlords, purchasers and tenants.

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Great Wall of China & Juwai.com

Marketing in China behind the Great Firewall

We’ve increased our already impressive marketing reach by creating a presence with select properties behind China’s Great Firewall.

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House prices to rise unlock the value of your home

Is 2020 the year to unlock the value of your home? We expect an improving market with potential price rises on the horizon and are ready to get deals done!

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Take action before Christmas for marketing in January

We recommend taking action in December so that you are ready to market your property for sales or rentals in January.

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Canada Water Masterplan Update November 2019

We featured our last Canada Water Masterplan Update in May 2018, plans were approved last month and it's time to refresh our view of the plan.

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Crossrail delay, mind the gap

Crossrail Delay November 2019 Update

Progress update on completion of the Elizabeth line as Crossrail completion is delayed until 2021.

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Wimbledon Tennis July 2019

Property appraisal and valuation July 2019

The month of July means Wimbledon! Tennis fans across the world will focus on London for their annual tennis fix.

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Trooping of the Colour, London in June

Property appraisal and valuation June 2019

The month of June is the official start of summer according to the meteorological calendar, summer 2019 has much to live up to.

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London Marathon Fundraising

Property appraisal and valuation May 2019

Another inspirational London Marathon weekend took place at the end of April, over forty two thousand runners were cheered on their way.

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Royal Docks West Open Weekend May 2019

Mount Anvil are hosting an Open Weekend. Visit these stunning Apartments at Royal Docks West, E16 on 11th and 12th May 2019.

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The London Eye, Millennium Wheel

Property appraisal and valuation April 2019

Despite the uncertainty the country and Europe are enduring with the prolonged Brexit negotiations, many people ask us this question.

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Spring time flowers in a London Park

Property appraisal and valuation March 2019

Many will agree that Spring time is the best season to Sell or Rent a property and the current weather suggests that Spring is nearly here.

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Example of a Kitchen at Mount Anvil's Royal Docks West

Royal Docks West Open Weekend February 2019

Mount Anvil are hosting an Open Weekend. Visit these stunning Apartments at Royal Docks West, E16 on 23rd and 27th February 2019.

Written by: Alex Neil Estate Agents

Winter sunlight filtering through trees in a London park

Property appraisal and valuation February 2019

January often feels like the longest month of the year and it also hosts "Blue Monday" but not everything is doom and gloom!

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Frozen leaves and frost

Property appraisal and valuation January 2019

It is hard to believe that 2018 is almost over, it has been an interesting, challenging and successful year but we are already looking forward to next year!

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Christmas Decorations

Property appraisal and valuation December 2018

Whether you are selling or letting your property, the property market can still be buoyant and competitive, bearing fruit even at Christmas.

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Firework patterns in the sky

Property appraisal and valuation November 2018

When targeting a January completion date, we view November as a great month to be marketing your property either for sale or to let.

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Colourful Autumn leaves

Property appraisal and valuation October 2018

October sees the beginning of Q4 and the race to the end of year and Christmas is on, signifying a great time to organise your market appraisal.

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Are rents in the UK set to continue rising

There is no doubt that the lettings industry has felt the knock-on effects of the mortgage tax relief changes introduced in April.

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Sunshine is the best gesture

Property appraisal and valuation September 2018

We will undoubtedly miss the many hot and sunny days we've been spoiled with this year until summer returns in 2019.

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Thermopylae Gate, E14 Georgian Style Houses

Property investment long term capital growth

As a London estate agent of longstanding we’ve forged relationships with many investor landlords over the years.

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Property appraisal and valuation August 2018

August is a popular month for marketing when you wish to sell, let or engage a property management service.

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Cycling is a great way to travel

Anyone undertaking the daily commute in London will understand the struggle and frustration of being stuck in traffic.

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Buoyant First Time Buyer market

The First time Buyer market is currently very buoyant and we’ve asked Bennison Brown Mortgage Brokers to let us know their thoughts.

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View across Canada Water, SE16 toward the Library

Canada Water Masterplan Update May 2018

Located in the London Borough of Southwark, Canada Water is a historic former working dock within the Surrey Quays area.

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Property appraisal and valuation May 2018

Spring and early summer is seen as a popular time for marketing properties both for sale and to let.

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The evolving build to rent sector

The evolving Build to Rent sector continues to grow and presents an interesting option for tenants seeking top quality, purpose built homes.

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Big Ben Westminster marks time passing by

Property appraisal and valuation April 2018

Q1 seemed to fly past in a heartbeat with strong flurries of activity that at times were accompanied by flurries of snow!

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Legal contract with Corbyn Clause?

Does rumoured Corbyn Clause have precedent

An 8th February article that featured on Property Week Metropolis speculated over an unusual rumour concerning a “Corbyn Clause”.

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Leasehold Enfranchisement an overview

‘Leasehold Enfranchisement’ is a topical legal term we hear with increasing frequency and we explore it further in this article.

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Realistic pricing will see you right

Crystal Balls are not readily available. However, we can help you establish a realistic marketing price and proactive marketing strategy.

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Property sale, frequently asked questions

Conveyancing five frequently asked questions

Our partners for conveyancing are full of answers and we asked Conveyancing Direct to outline some frequently asked questions

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Crossrail Station, Canary Wharf E14

Will Crossrail be bringing you to work

Local property markets are set to benefit from the new Crossrail project launching in December 2018 and expected to fully open in 2019.

Written by: Alex Neil Estate Agents

Queen Elizabeth II & Crossrail the Elizabeth Line

Crossrail and the London Property Market

New Crossrail stations in London will provide more access to neighbouring areas outside of London allowing faster commutes.

Written by: Alex Neil Estate Agents

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Changes to tenancy - £50 inc VAT

Early termination charge - Not exceeding the landlord’s financial losses

Late payment of rent Interest of 3% above BoE base rate for each day the rent is late, once it is 14 days overdue

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