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Schools Out - Great locations for kids activities

Schools out for Summer! We have picked out some great places to visit over the summer holidays, especially if the heatwave continues.  You may love these places so much you may want to move here?  If so why not book a free property valuation here.  We have picked some top picks for buying and renting in each area which are featured below.     Weston-super-Mare As well as the ...

What changes may be in store for the property market with Boris Johnson as Prime Minister?

The race for the new Conservative leader, and more importantly, Prime Minister came to an end yesterday, with Boris Johnson winning 66% of the vote.  Now the announcements have been made, we take a look at what the possible changes could be for the property market.  Proposed Stamp Duty Reforms Johnson has said in the past that he would like to overhaul the stamp duty system, ...

What is the Tenant Fees Act and what will it mean for lettings?

The government have enacted a piece of legislation called the Tenant Fees Act. As of 1 June 2019, this new Act will make significant changes to the private rented sector in England (the legislation for Wales is separate and will come into force on 1st September 2019), but what does it say and what impact is it expected to have on landlords and tenants? What is the Tenant Fees ...

Government announces five-week cap on rental deposits- but haart goes one better

The government has recently confirmed that it will cut the maximum deposit for rentals of less than £50,000 to five weeks, down from six weeks. According to the National Landlords Association and the Residential Landlords Association, the reduction could force landlords out of the market. However, haart partnered with flatfair earlier this year to launch a solution which prot ...

Spicerhaart scoops top industry award for its charity work

The Spicerhaart estate agency group has won a top industry award for the support it gives to its own in-house charity Magic Moments, which takes children from hospices across the UK to Disneyland Paris every year. At the Agents Giving Fundraising Champions Awards 2018, the firm won the ‘Special Fundraising Award’, which recognises ‘a company which has consistently gone the ext ...

As the New Political term starts – is Housing Policy on the agenda?

The long summer has ended, MP’s have returned to Parliament and we’re in the midst of Conference Season. Naturally Brexit will dominate each party conference, however there are other equally important policies that should also form part of the agenda - particularly Housing. Recent media speculation suggested the Governor of the Bank of England “predicted house prices would fal ...