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  • Aug
    25
    2015

Mortgage Lending Hits 7 Year record level

Mortgage lending soared to a seven-year high in July as the housing market continued to gain momentum, figures showed today.

A total of £22bn was advanced during the month, the highest level since July 2008, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

The group said the figure, which was also 9 per cent above lending in June, was in line with its expectations that mortgage

  • Aug
    28
    2015

Reverse the planned tax relief restriction on ‘individual’ landlords

The petition against the proposed tax changes outlined by Chancellor George Osborne in last month’s Budget has now achieved 20,000 signatures.

This is a fifth of the total required by the end of 100,000 to oblige the government to consider debating the subject in Parliament.

Osborne’s proposal is that mortgage interest tax relief for buy-to-let homebuyers should be restricted to

  • Sep
    07
    2015

Weybridge in top 10 Most expensive towns

Britain’s Top 10 Most Expensive Towns was released today based on figures from Zoopla, it also showed that it remains a very safe secure place to invest with annual price inflation of 4.34%.

Rank Town Average property value (£) Annual change (%)

1 Virginia Water, Surrey £1,208,638 1.88%
2 Cobham, Surrey £1,037,825 5.94%
3 Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire £982,660

  • Sep
    14
    2015

The Bank of Mum and Dad is not Money laundering.

Whether you are receiving a deposit from mum and dad or your deposit is coming by way of a gift or from another source a little early planning can safe last minute delays.
It is extremely important to disclose to your solicitor early in the process that your deposit is a gift, otherwise if this emerges late in a purchase it can delay the transaction and put it in jeopardy.  We have seen more

  • Sep
    29
    2015

Woking, House Prices Continue to soar

Woking, House Prices Continue to soar, while land registry reports a national reduction in transaction volumes.
Countrywide Land Registry data, shows an average of 65,550 transactions per month completed between March and June compared to 73,985 sales a month in the same period last year.
A reduction in volumes is not good news for those involved in the property business, and rising

  • Dec
    04
    2015

STAMP DUTY RISES

With stamp duty set to rise by 3% next year for second homes and buy to let properties it might be worth considering setting up a limited company.

Limited company applications for buy to let mortgage hit their highest level on our records in September, with applications up three times the level seen in the same month last year. Buy to let finance accounts for a quarter of all buy to let mortgages

  • Dec
    04
    2015

Addlestone Surrey Sees Huge Price Rises Of 20%

Maintaining and tracking pricing trends as a local agent is crucial, as clients rely on our ability to be able to price accurately to stay ahead of market trend. Predicting the market by advising with confidence on when to sell and how to achieve the best price is all part of the service that Grants Independent offer.   Investors also rely and

  • Jan
    13
    2016

Buy to let mortgages surge as investors rush to beat April 1st Stamp Duty Rises

Buy to let loans look to outstrip remortgaging within a matter of weeks as landlords rush to beat the April 1 stamp duty surcharge deadline.

Enquiries for purchasing properties suitable to buy to let have been at record breaking levels already this year and finance referrals to our specialist financial advisors have double compared to 2015.

Although yields across all property types increased

  • Aug
    28
    2019

Good times back? Mortgage market stages ‘extraordinary’ recovery!

We thought this was a great, positive read from the Negotiator which

  • Sep
    23
    2019

We are now part of Refill Weybridge!

We are proud to be part of Refill Weybridge which promotes single use plastic in the community. If you have an empty bottle, please feel free to pop in and fill it up with our tap water! For more information on this great cause, please visit

  • Oct
    23
    2019

Award Winning Property Management!

It’s official! Stephanie always receives great feedback from our Landlord’s and now she has won an award for her Customer Service in Property Management. Congratulations to Stephanie and keep up the good work!

With all the recent changes for Landlord’s it’s important to choose the right letting agent to let and manage your investment(s), so if you’d like to find