Leatherhead – DID YOU KNOW?

Did You Know? Leatherhead appeared in the ‘The War of the Worlds’ by H.G. Wells?! (first published in 1898) ‘He’ took his wife to Leatherhead to escape the Martians!!! “Saturday starts like any other day until the military engages the Martians. Soon the narrator loses confidence in the ability of the military to stop the threat. The Martians were using their…

Eight Questions Every First Time Buyer Should Ask…

Eight Questions Every First Time Buyer Should Ask… Do you want to get onto the housing ladder? If the answer’s ‘yes’, then here’s what you should ask and why. You’ve saved a deposit, found your ideal home…and now it’s time to look at the small print. “First-time buyers often believe that once they’ve decided on their chosen property, they can…

Help to Buy ISAs

Help to Buy ISAs are a decent option if you’re a first-time buyer saving for a mortgage deposit. You can earn up to 2.58% interest tax-free and then the state will add 25% free cash, and it could be £1,000s, on top of what you save. Follow the link for further information from Martin Lewis: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/savings/help-to-buy-ISA/

WHAT DOES THE BUDGET MEAN FOR FTBS, HOMEOWNERS AND PROPERTY PROFESSIONALS?

Philip Hammond used this week’s Budget to announce spending spree in what he called “a budget for Britain’s future” – and one which heralds the end of austerity. Improved deficit and upgraded growth forecasts allowed the Chancellor to loosen the purse strings, releasing more than £100billion to cut taxes and increase spending. Here, Daniel Owen-Parr, head of professional sector and…

GOVERNMENT PLANS TO MAKE ‘VAST MAJORITY’ OF NEW-BUILD HOUSES FREEHOLD…..

The move, intended to tackle unfair leasehold practices, will also see new leases capped at £10. Nearly all new-build houses will be sold as freehold under new Government proposals designed to stamp out unscrupulous leasehold practices. Communities secretary James Brokenshire said the consultation aims to bring to an end the “unjustified selling of new houses as leasehold”. The Government also…

MORE THAN 1 IN 10 ADMIT TO REGULARLY LEAVING THEIR DOOR UNLOCKED WHEN THEY LEAVE HOME!

It’s a burglar’s dream. Leaving the door to your home unlocked is an open invitation to a thief and not something the majority would want to do, yet according new research, 1.9 million Brits regularly leave home without securing their property in the most basic way. According to new research from MoneySuperMarket, over three times as many men (19%) as…