Blog Category: Market News
Stamp Duty Abolished for First-Time BuyersAuthor: klara | November, 24 2017
Home ownership is now more affordable for millions as the Chancellor announced the scrapping of stamp duty for most first-time buyers.
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:
Tougher Penalties for Landlords and Agents Not Following the Right to Rent LegislationAuthor: 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.
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.
Jones Robinson’s Q3 2016 Market ReportAuthor: 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.
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.
The Jones Robinson Marketing MixAuthor: 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.
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.
Jones Robinson’s Q2 Property Market Trends ReportAuthor: 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.
How An EU Exit Could Affect the UK Property MarketAuthor: 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?
Great News: Mortgage Rates Hit Rock BottomAuthor: 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.