Covid-19 Trading Update (19th July 2021) Restrictions concerning the coronavirus pandemic are due to change on Monday 19th July, click the link for more info on our latest trading practices.
Hatch a plan to sell your home this Easter It's no secret that moving house can be stressful. In fact, 60% of people have put off moving due to perceiving the change as too stressful*.  However, 62% of people surveyed believe that moving home can make them happier*. So why not make the move you've been dreaming of? The process doesn't have to be disheartening, Property Ladder are here to make moving less stressful. Begin your moving journey by booking a valuation today.
Selling a house can be stressful. Will you get what it's worth? Will it sell quickly or will it be sitting on the market for a long time? Not many people know that the time of year can have an effect on your house sale. In fact, March and April are found to be the optimum time to put your house on the market, with homes taking 58 days on average to sell*. The prime time to sell is when there are the most active buyers in the market and the Spring months see one of the highest rates of active buyers*. More buyers means more chance of finding someone who likes your house! Why not simply take a look at what your house might be worth? With Property Ladder, you can get a free instant estimate with no obligations!
At 8pm yesterday evening further lockdown measures were introduced to tackle the rising number of Coronavirus cases putting a strain on our NHS. Like many, we were glued to the TV to see what the new lockdown would look like and how this would effect our lives and livelihoods moving forward. For estate agents and our clients, the advice from the government hasn’t changed: • You can still move home. People outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving house unless absolutely necessary. • Estate and letting agents and removals firms can continue to work. If you are looking to move, you can go to property viewings. • Follow the national guidance on moving home safely, which includes advice on social distancing, letting fresh air in, and wearing a face covering. We are thrilled for our clients looking to move before the stamp duty holiday comes to an end in March and also for our team, who can continue to work with the same care, dedication and professionalism we saw throughout 2020. As a local independent business, we appreciate the privileged position afforded to us in this latest lockdown and pledge to do all we can to minimise the risks to our clients, our amazing team and the community as we continue to operate...

Business as usual?

4th November 2020
With the government announcing that the property market is staying open during England's second nation lockdown, we wanted to detail all the things we continue to do to keep you safe....

Coronavirus update

13th May 2020
*Latest News* The Government have unlocked the housing market allowing us agents to get back to work and our wonderful customers to get moving. Viewings, Valuations and Home Moves are all back on the table as acceptable reasons to travel. Our policies for our first phase of reopening are contained in this blog post.
Earlier this year, the EDP ask me my thoughts on owning a leasehold property. There was some bad press around the sale of leasehold house in the north of England which tied the purchasers to unfair leases and made their homes almost unsalable. With this in mind, what are the pitfalls to look out for and what should you consider before purchasing a leasehold property?
This week the EDP invited us to give an opinion on whether changing décor can really help properties sell (In 150 words!)? Anything you do might not be the new owner's taste after all. If you had £500 to spend to make your property "market ready", how should you spend it? Click to see more...

Escape to the Country?

26th July 2019
This week, the EDP asked me I was a country boy at heart or city dweller (In 150 words!)? This is a deeply personal preference and highlights exactly why location is most people's number one criteria when looking for a new home. To see if I prefer a pair of muddy wellies or some leather soled slip ons, click here...