Thinking of a move in 2022?............................

If you are thinking of moving in the New Year now is a great time to call for a free valuation. Not only can we give you an honest and accurate idea of what your property is worth, but we are also happy to advise you on any possible improvements or alterations that would be worth...


Slow and measured rise in interest rates......................

Mortgage experts are expecting a "slow and measured" increase in the cost of home loans amid predictions of rising prices elsewhere. All eyes turn to the Bank of England which will consider next week whether to raise the base rate. Some mortgage lenders have raised their...


Bank of England 'to act on inflation'............

The Bank of England "will have to act" over rising inflation, governor Andrew Bailey has warned, suggesting that UK interest rates may rise soon. However, he gave no indication of when the Bank might increase rates from the current record low of 0.1%. The Bank has already said...


Stamp Duty holiday, success or failure?...........................

Home buyers have benefitted from lower or no stamp duty, a tax paid on property purchases, in some parts of the UK, for more than a year. The tax holidays on stamp duty or its equivalent taxes, were introduced by ministers to stimulate the housing market as the country emerged...


EWS1 forms not necessary for low rise buildings..................

The UK Government has said that they see no reason why an EWS1 form, or equivalent, should be requested on buildings below 18 metres following recommendations from a small group of experts on fire safety set up to look at the issue. The group has advised on steps that should be...


Property market has 'Spring in it's step'..........................

The extension of the stamp duty holiday put a "spring in the step" of home movers in March, according to the UK's biggest mortgage lender. The Halifax, part of Lloyds Banking Group, said there was "something of a resurgence" in the UK housing market in March. Extensions to...


Stamp duty extension calms uncertainty....................

Russell Galley, managing director at the Halifax, said: "The government's decision to extend the stamp duty holiday - one of the main drivers of demand from home movers during the pandemic - has removed a great deal of uncertainty for buyers with transactions yet to complete. "...


Dianne Abbott highlights the plight of Hackney's homebuyers............

MP's  got to debate a possible extension to the stamp duty 'holiday'. A serious cyber attack on Hackney Council's computer systems has meant that our local authority has has to suspend many departments including local searches which are crucial to every property purchase. In...


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Please note that due to the current restrictions the office will be closed for anything other than pre-organised appointments. The best way to contact us is by email as follows: Sales  jreid@julianreid.co.uk  Lettings  mbarber@julianreid.co.uk ...