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Congratulations to London and Country Mortgages (L&C)

Congratulations to London & Country Mortgages! (L&C)   To have a look at what London & Country (L&C) can offer you, click the mortgages link via our website     Joplings is an established property consultancy which is a true #OneStopPropertyShop catering for all your property needs. Click through to our website for further information. We are your local The Guild of Property Professionals agency, offering a regulated service with trained staff.

Guild Blog: How to Save a Deposit for your First Home

HOW TO SAVE A DEPOSIT FOR YOUR FIRST HOME   The bottom line of raising a deposit is that you need to save money! Here are some top tips to help start you on your campaign to turn your pennies into pounds:   With a realistic monthly saving plan, you can rest assured you have started the wheels in motion – there is a lot to be said for initiating the ‘saving’! A deposit can seem like a daunting figure, so taking it month by month will take some of … Continued

Guild Blog: The Best British Villages You’ve Never Heard Of!

Villages …   Grewelthorpe – a popular village near to Ripon.     Big or small, the villages in England are always a treat. From St. Ives to Castle Coombe, we’ve all seen their many wonders. But what if you’re looking for an experience that’s off the beaten path? We’ve found some of the most charming villages in the UK that you’d never heard of.   Please click the link below to find at least three villages, we’re sure you will have heard of …   1. Cerne Abbas, Dorset … Continued

GDPR – Our New Privacy Policy to help Protect your Data

GDPR   Inline with the new General Data Protection Regulations or GDPR for short, we have updated our Privacy Policy.  This is to show how we look after your data when you come to Joplings to ask us to sell or rent out your property on your behalf or if you would like to receive marketing as you have asked us to help you find a property to buy or rent.   You can read our updated Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy by clicking on the links in our website … Continued

Guild Property Blog: How to Build your Dream Home

Please contact our Architect Department on 01845 521 317 or email architecture@joplings.com for help and advice.   Are you dreaming of building your own home? It can be a complicated process, so here are some top tips.   – Carefully consider the land’s location, size, and surroundings. Would the property fit in with the neighbours? This will be crucial to get planning approval. – Always do a land registry search. It’s affordable and can tell you a lot about the land you’re considering. The search will tell you if the property … Continued

Guild Blog: First Time Buyers Benefit from Stamp Duty Tax Relief

  Yesterday marked a year that first-time buyers have benefited from the stamp duty tax relief. The money-saving tax relief, which is known as First Time Buyer Relief (FTBR), was introduced on 22 November 2017.  The Treasury announced that since the inception of the scheme, more than 180,500 first-time buyers have benefited, saving a total of £426 million pounds.   Iain McKenzie, CEO of The Guild of Property Professionals, said: “The government’s effort to assist first-time buyers to get into the market is seeing fruit with the number of first-time … Continued

Guild Blog: Advantages of Upsizing or Downsizing in 2018

Finding your dream home can be a challenge. You might need a larger property if your family is growing, or if your children have left home, you might be looking to downsize. There are advantages of both upsizing and downsizing in 2018. We asked our Guild agents for their opinions and advice on what is happening in the market that makes it good for either upsizing or downsizing.   Simon Miller partner, Holroyd Miller “In Wakefield, we are seeing the £500,000-plus market booming in sales. A lot of this movement … Continued

Guild Blog: What Should I Do When a Tenant Won’t Pay Rent?

What Should I Do When a Tenant Won’t Pay Rent?   You’ve found the perfect tenants, they’ve moved in without issue, and you’re expecting smooth sailing with the tenancy. But then you check your bank account and find that rent hasn’t been paid that month. What do you do? Guild Members share their expert advice to help in this tricky situation.    1. Communication  All of our agents agree that communication is key to keep track of payments and to resolve an issue with tenants. First of all, it is … Continued

Guild Blog: How Many Homes Should You Look at Before Making an Offer?

Looking for your perfect property can be an exciting experience. Once you’ve searched online and spoken to your local Guild Member about what you’re looking for, it’s time to start the viewings. But how many should you do before you make an offer? What if your first property seems perfect? Should you keep looking? Guild agents share their top tips.    Finding the perfect house on the first viewing – what do you do?  Steve Thompson from Thomas Morris said: “There are difficulties involved in finding what appears to be the … Continued

Guild Blog: New Rules for Portfolio Landlords Now in Place

Are you a Portfolio Landlord?   Portfolio landlords – those with four or more mortgaged buy-to-let properties – now face more stringent checks by lenders when buying additional properties. Since the end of September, new portfolio lending rules issued by city watchdog the Prudential Regulation Authority mean that lenders must look at a landlord’s entire property portfolio when deciding whether to offer them a buy-to-let mortgage on a property. The rules have been introduced to provide lenders with greater certainty that landlords will definitely be able to afford any additional … Continued

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