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New 2020 Help To Buy scheme announced

New 2020 Help To Buy scheme announced

A newly reconfigured Help To Buy scheme will open to applicants from 16th December 2020. The equity loan initiative will run from 2021 to 2023. As with the previous scheme, buyers will be able to borrow 20 per cent of the cost of a new build home. Buyers will be required to pay a further […]

Gedling Selective Licensing: What you need to know

Gedling Selective Licensing: What you need to know

Gedling Borough Council will soon introduce licenses for Colwick, Carlton Hill, Daybrook and Newstead Village Gedling Borough Council are soon to introduce Selective Licensing to other areas of Nottingham. The City Council introduced a similar scheme for most of their district in 2018, with Gedling Borough soon following suit for Netherfield. Now they are planning […]

Helping you move during local lockdown restrictions

Helping you move during local lockdown restrictions

At Walton & Allen estate agents, our top priority is the safety of our staff and clients, both new and existing. We realise, however, that many of you still need to move home during the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. Walton & Allen estate agents are continuing to operate during Nottingham lockdown restrictions, but with safety measures […]

Highest house price rise in 16 years

Highest house price rise in 16 years

House Prices New figures released by Nationwide reveals house prices are increasing year on year by 3.7 per cent and in the last month alone by 2 per cent. This means that the annual rate of increase has more than doubled since the Coronavirus lockdown. This is the highest monthly property price rise since February […]

Nottingham Property Market 2020

Nottingham Property Market 2020

The property market is booming. Since the lifting of Coronavirus lockdown restrictions we have seen a huge influx in sales and lets agreed. Many estate agents across the country are running out of stock as there are more buyers and renters coming to the market than actual properties. This has also pushed up sales and […]

Stamp Duty Cuts 2020

Stamp Duty Cuts 2020

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced a ‘holiday’ on stamp duty up to 31st March 2021. This is part of a Coronavirus recovery package to kick start the housing market following the lockdown period. Stamp duty will be axed for any property purchase below £500,000. This is to be kept in place for […]

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Do you need an EICR when renting a property?

As a landlord renting a property to tenants, there are many rules and regulations that need to be adhered to. These also vary depending on how many tenants are living in the property. One of the questions that often crops up when talking to us as letting agents is ‘do I need an EICR?’. Until […]

Rightmove see record property enquiries

Rightmove see record property enquiries

Rightmove recorded their busiest ever day on 27th May 2020. Last week saw a new daily record for the most visits to the Rightmove website. They also received record buyer and renter enquiry volumes. The website surpassed six million visits for the first time which was up 18 per cent on the same day in […]

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We are open for business again from 18th May 2020

Following government guidance on COVID-19, we are reopening for business on 18th May 2020. Our phone lines will be open for the following services: Property sales Property valuations All landlord lettings services Tenant services and rental viewings Mortgage advice Maintenance works Our offices will be open but for pre-arranged appointments only. Please note that phone […]

2020 Covid UK property prices remain unaffected

2020 Covid UK property prices remain unaffected

Property prices in the UK are still yet to be affected by the COVID-19 Coronavirus. This is despite the country grinding to a halt during the lockdown period and government recommendations which advise against moving home. Data released by Nationwide shows that house prices increased annually by 3.7 per cent in April. It is important […]