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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.

Written by: Alex Neil

Tradesman installing Smoke & CO Alarm

Landlord Guide Smoke & CO Alarms

The law relating to Smoke & CO Alarms is one of a substantial number of laws and regulations that private sector landlords must adhere to when letting a property.

Written by: Alex Neil

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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!

Written by: Alex Neil

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

The key is in the title, ‘The market is moving, isn’t it time you did?’. Contrary to a variety of media reports, sections of the market are on the move!

Written by: Alex Neil

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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.

Written by: Alex Neil

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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.

Written by: Alex Neil

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Wider range of services resumed offices open

COVID-19 update to assist with your move planning, a wider range of services is resumed, our offices are open.

Written by: Alex Neil

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How to prepare your property for marketing

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

Written by: Alex Neil

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Canary Wharf and Docklands transformed

Canary Wharf and Docklands have been transformed since the disappearance of the old docks some forty years ago.

Written by: Alex Neil

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Elephant & Castle vibrant area of urban regeneration

Elephant & Castle forms part of the London Borough of Southwark and is a vibrant area of urban regeneration and new development.

Written by: Alex Neil


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