HUGE DEMAND FOR HOME AT THE RIGHT PRICE

The house prices to income in the UK is close to an all time high. Record low interest rates mean that the cost of an average mortgage is as low as it was back in 2000. Traditionally the Spring brings a surge of activity from new buyers to the market. Preparation for selling should start

OUT OF HOURS EMERGENCY MAINTENANCE

TELEPHONE NUMBER – 07459 458 491  EMAIL: LAIDE@UNIPLAN.CO.UK This number will operate whenever the main office is closed, primarily: 6:00pm to 8:30am Monday to Friday 30pm Saturday to 8:30am Monday Bank holidays During the Xmas / New Year office shutdown When you call this number you will be answered by a representative who will take

UK has highest property taxes

The squeeze by the Government  on home owners is beginning to bite. while the former chancellor Gorge Osborne took to reform property taxes research has shown that changes have slowed the housing market and raised half as much money as predicted.   Stamp Duty you pay nothing below £125000 you pay 2% on between £125000

CLOCKS GO BACK

Autumn is practically around the corner.The leaves are turning brown and the nights are drawing in.But our appetite for property remains undiminished.A shortage of property and lack of choice is keeping prices high. If you would like to see Christmas in a new home now is the time to plan your move.

ENGLAND

Hardly a day goes by without some discussion about property prices and the economy.  Are prices rising or falling?  When is the best time to sell or buy?  STOP!  Take 90 minutes off and enjoy.

In or Out?

According to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, uncertainty around the forth coming EU Referendum coupled with a slow down following recent tax changes has taken its toll. Surveyors have predicted a short term fall and buyers have adopted a wait and see approach. Once the uncertainty of the UK EU membership has been resolved,

GEORGE OSBORNE IS AFTER YOU MR LANDLORD.

Buy to Let landlords are set to be hit with new costs from April when a controversial extra 3% stamp duty charge will be introduced. For further information please contact us on 020 8659 1121 BUY TO LET STAMP DUTY CHANGES Band Existing residential SDLT rates Proposed additional rates for landlords £0 – £125k 0% 3%

Always nice to get complimentary feedback

Hello Ayrton, Everything is going well, thank you. The service we have received from you and Ash was brilliant. You were professional and polite at all times, you advised us on all our questions if we were unsure about something, and you made everything nice and clear. Everything was done on time. We really thank

Buy to Let Buyers on the Move

Chancellor George Osborne shocked the market last month by announcing a new 3% additional stamp duty rate from next April on property bought as a second home or buy to let. This could lead to a stampede of buy to let buyers rushing to avoid this additional tax. In turn, this could put further pressure

Christmas Cheer

Interest Rates to remain low. The Bank of England has indicated that interest rates are set to remain at their historic low well into next year.  This is certainly good news for existing homeowners and prospective purchasers! Don’t forget the Bank of England sits eight times a year. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday

Mortgage rates won’t stay this low forever!

I.M.T. Financial, specialise in providing quality professional mortgage and protection advice for Uniplan clients you can trust. As we head into Autumn, we have a relatively stable market. Mortgage approvals are at there highest levels for years and base rates at an all time low.  This is a perfect time to look at your finances. 

WE ARE ALWAYS PLEASED TO GET FEEDBACK FROM OUR CLIENTS

Hi Ayrton, Thanks for all your help in getting us moved into Torrington Court – we’re settling in and very happy to be here. I’d like to send an email to our landlady just to say a friendly hello and introduce ourselves.  Would you mind forwarding the email below for us? Thanks and regards, P

GRANDLORD

The change in pension regulations has allowed the over 55’s to dip into their pension pot and look for alternative investment. One being Buy to Let. Being a Landlord might be fun, but could also send you greyer. Buying to let is a business and should be treated as one. Sympathy does not enter the

HOME OWNERS PREFER GRASS to paved or gravel gardens

A recent survey conducted by Move With Us has revealed that 95% of Homeowners prefer real grass to a paved or gravel garden.The study also revealed that the trend for using low maintenance artificial grass instead of the real thing had been known to actively put some buyers off. With Summer here buyers are looking

WEDDING BELLS

Ayrton Chetty Uniplan branch manager finally tied the knot this weekend.Las Vegas to Sydenham. After a glitzy wedding in Las Vegas the reception was held at the prestigeous London Golf Club in Kent. We wish them all the best for the future.

MORTGAGE ADVISOR

Throughout your life you’re going to need financial advice. This could start with buying a property and requiring a mortgage. I.M.T Financial has been providing mortgage advice for over 20 years. They search the entire market to find the best mortgage deals and rates that suit you. Call 020 8659 1121 to speak to us

MORTGAGE DEALS The main cause of property transactions collapsing:

This is according to research from Move with Us, home of the largest network of independent estate agents in the UK. The data demonstrates that 49% of estate agents believe this is the main cause of through rates in the British Property Market. Conveyancing timescales were second at 28%. This was followed by stricter lending

WORD FAIR.

10 DAYS CELEBRATING WORDS. We are delighted to be sponsoring Brian Patten who is opening on Friday 13th March 2015 – 8pm to 10pm @ Sydenham High School. Brian made his name in the 1960’s as one of the Liverpool Poets. The main aim was to make poetry immediate and accessible for their audience. He

HOW TO IMPROVE THE SALEABILITY OF YOUR HOME IN THE WINTER MONTHS

For the best chance to sell your home it is important to make sure your property stands out, and in the cold, dark winter months this couldn’t be more important. By incorporating a few simple tips, sellers can enhance the look and feel of their property, increasing the chance of attracting an offer, says National

NEW RATES FOR STAMP DUTY

New rules mean that tax will be charged at marginal rate on each slice of the consideration for a transaction. .0% on any amount up to £125,000 .2% on any amount over £125,000 up to £250,000 .5% on any amount over £250,000 up to £925,000 .10% on any amount over £925,000 up to £15000,00 An

SEASONAL PRICE FALL AHEAD OF CHRISTMAS TRAFFIC SURGE

Miles Shipside, Rightmove Director and Housing Market Analyst comments: ‘Selling is more difficult than it was earlier in the year, though the mini boom experienced has hit pause rather than the stop button’.  He went on to say that ‘ after an active year its a sensible pause and with Winter months approaching, sellers are

NUMBER OF HOUSE HUNTERS AT A TEN YEAR HIGH

House hunters are out in force as the number of people looking for a property is at a ten year high.  The NAEA member agents reported an average 406 house hunters at each branch. Property supply is increasing but with Christmas around the corner, this could be short lived.

MAKE THE RIGHTMOVE.

Rightmove’s October House Price Index reported the price of property coming to market in the South East is up by 2.2%, though the annual rate dropped from 7.9% to 7.6% as pace of rises slows.

HIGHEST RENTS ON RECORD.

Move With Us, our partners in property, have collated figures from the network stating the South East is the strongest performing region outside the capital.  Average advertised rents in the region have grown steadily over the past two years. In the last year, rents have increased by a staggering £112 per month, equivalent to a

RENTAL DEMAND THROUGH THE ROOF

Demand for local property has soared. A strengthening rental market is traditionally associated with weaker buyer demand, as more households are unable to afford purchasing.  The rent increases are also well above average wage growth. Tenants are staying longer, thus adding to the shortage of properties available.  Applications for buy to let have leveled out,

DRESSED TO KILL

When marketing a property, appearance is paramount, first impressions count. Kerb appeal is key. Reduce the amount of clutter and keep tidy. Dress the dining room table ready for that special occasion giving an inspiration of life style.  Our in-house professional photographer will be only to happy to offer further advise.

MOVE WITH US

We are pleased to announce our association with Move With Us and join an independent network of over 1200 Estates Agents.  By bringing together the right people and processes, we believe that we can further enhance our results and our clients experience,  We will work even harder to ensure our services exceed our clients needs.

Its cold outside but warm in here at the Unipan Office

With the Sales Market stabalizing, many vendors are thinking about letting out their properties, which leads to a query. Q: What is the definition of a Landlord? A: A person who rents land, a building or an aprtment to a tenant…… ………but who also needs to be a decorator, a legal expert, an accountant, a

BUILDING ON OUR REPUTATION

According to Nationwide, the average price of a home in the UK increased by 0.5% month on month. However the annual value growth slowed to 9% in October – the second consecutive month of falls, Britains largest Building Society said.

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