Blog Category: Market News

Landlord Update: New Legislation to Take Effect Soon. Act Now!

Author: klara | June, 19 2017

Some of you may be aware of the upcoming changes regarding energy efficiency ratings on rental properties. New legislation requires that rental properties meet Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), whereby the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of rental properties must have a minimum rating of E. There are 2 dates to bear in mind with this, which are as follows: read more

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Tougher Penalties for Landlords and Agents Not Following the Right to Rent Legislation

Author: jonesrobinson | November, 14 2016

Find out about the impending changes to the Right to Rent checks which will come into force in December 2016, bringing in harsher penalties for those flouting the law.

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How Did Brexit Affect the West Berkshire Property Market?

Author: jonesrobinson | November, 3 2016

Our Sales Director, Charles Robinson provides insight into the West Berkshire property market post-Brexit.

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Jones Robinson’s Q3 2016 Market Report

Author: jonesrobinson | October, 27 2016

The South East seems to have quickly recovered from the Brexit slow-down and prices have quickly risen after a 2 month slump. We’ve seen a large increase in the number of properties coming to market in September and the first few weeks in October as the UK gets over the shock of Brexit and realises it’s still business as usual. Rightmove reported an 8% increase in website visits in September when compared with the same period in 2016 reinforcing the fact that property prices are still up, the market is still booming, and Brexit has yet to have any lasting negative effect on the potential return on property investments. read more

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Stamp Duty, What Are The New Rates? And Will You Have to Pay Them?

Author: jonesrobinson | September, 9 2016

Stamp Duty is something many are quick to complain about, most begrudge paying but very few actually understand it. read more

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The Jones Robinson Marketing Mix

Author: jonesrobinson | September, 9 2016

Our unique marketing mix enables us to guarantee our clients the best price for their property.  We follow the perfect recipe, using all of the right ingredients and combining them with our incomparable local knowledge and experience to give the perfect result. read more

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Landlords Debate: Should you Let a Furnished or Unfurnished Property?

Author: jonesrobinson | July, 11 2016

It’s a question which plagues landlords up and down the country, should you let out your property furnished or unfurnished?

Whilst everyone is in agreement on the décor of a let property… after all, you really can’t go wrong with magnolia, there’s not quite the same consensus when it comes to furniture. read more

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Jones Robinson’s Q2 Property Market Trends Report

Author: jonesrobinson | July, 9 2016

Despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, House Prices in England have continued to increase reaching a record breaking high of £310,471 in June 2016. For those wanting to sell this is great news and should encourage those who are getting cold feet to go ahead with the selling process whilst prices are still on the up. read more

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How An EU Exit Could Affect the UK Property Market

Author: jonesrobinson | June, 20 2016

With the referendum only a few days away there is very little else on people’s minds currently in respect of the housing market. If the UK does decide to leave the EU what effect could this have on the price of property? read more

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Great News: Mortgage Rates Hit Rock Bottom

Author: jonesrobinson | April, 4 2016

With so many grumblings about the housing market in the press, it’s great to finally have some good news… 2016 has seen a huge increase in the choice of mortgages available, with some lenders offering rock bottom rates. read more

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Moving Home Checklist

Author: jonesrobinson | March, 9 2016

Moving home can be one of the most stressful experiences we have in life. Being one of Newbury’s longest running Estate Agents, Jones Robinson have got moving down to a fine art. To help make our customers lives easier, we have put together this handy moving home checklist… read more

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