Category Archives: Suffolk

Experience matters more than ever, says Torquil Macleod.

Written by Torquil Macleod. This week sees a new monthly column by Fine & Country’s colourful manager in the Diss office, dealing in properties in North Suffolk and the Suffolk/Norfolk border, Torquil Macleod.  This year has been an interesting year … Continue reading

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Savills On The Waterfront.

Written by Alex Leader. In their new column, Alex Leader, head of Savills Suffolk and Essex new homes team, and Lynne Stringer from Savills Ipswich Waterfront office will be offering a glimpse into the life and times of the town’s … Continue reading

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Are Part Buy-Part Rent Schemes a Good Thing?

Part Buy-Part Rent schemes often referred to as ‘Shared Ownership’, the approach being that a share in the equity of the property is purchased with the inhabitant paying rent for the balance to housing association, local authority or in some … Continue reading

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The London borough of Newham has announced it is to be the first council to require compulsory licensing of all private landlords from January 1, 2013. The licensing scheme will cover an estimated 35,000 private tenancies, representing one in three … Continue reading

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Could renting get you moving?

Most homeowners are dependent on selling their existing home if they choose to move, although selling a property is easier said than done in today’s economic environment. The difficulties in selling a home are forcing some of those determined to … Continue reading

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Value your home on your own….

The UK property sales market is more challenging today than it was in the high volume sales period that peaked in 2007. Today it can be frustratingly difficult at best, if not impossible to gain mortgage finance and this is … Continue reading

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VAT change will reduce listed building repairs

By James Pearson of Strutt & Parker The withdrawal of VAT relief on alterations to listed buildings will dampen enthusiasm for restoration projects. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced in the Budget that VAT relief on alterations to existing … Continue reading

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