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Teignmouth Estate agents help raise £4,721 for RNLI

Local estate agents Complete Property have contributed generously to the funds of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, having helped to raise an impressive £4,721 for the organisation. With branches across Devon including one situated in the seaside town of Teignmouth, estate agents Complete Property supports an impressive range of charities and not-for-profit organisations, having raised…

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Will electric car charging points race their way to the top of home-hunters priorities?

Is a garage, driveway or designated parking space on your wish-list when searching for a new home? Well, we may see electric car charging points race their way to the top of home-hunters lists too as the demand of energy efficient and more sustainable homes pushes it’s way to the fore – according to a…

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Put your home on the market now if you hope to move by Christmas

According to the latest statistics released by Rightmove, the average time to complete conveyancing on a home is 150 days. So if you’re hoping to move by Christmas, now is the time to get your home on the market. A conveyancing log-jam has left home movers across the UK waiting an average of 50 days…

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The ‘Levelling Up’ White Paper and what it means for you

The highly anticipated Government ‘Levelling Up’ white paper was released yesterday, with some of the most radical changes to the private rental sector included to date. The government have set out a 12-point action plan, which can be simplified as follows: All privately rented properties will need to meet a ‘Decent Homes Standard’. These ‘standards’…

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Mortgage arrangement fees fall and fee-free deals increase

Zoopla reported today the number of fee-free mortgage deals available has jumped by 34% in the past year, among intense competition between lenders. Here’s what they had to say. ‘Four out of 10 fixed rate mortgage products currently don’t charge any arrangement fees at all, according to financial information group Moneyfacts. And there’s further good…

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5 Top tips to improve your property’s energy rating

In line with the incoming changes to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards in England and Wales, coming into effect in 2025, many landlords are needing to update their properties to comply with the new legislation. From 1st April 2025 all privately rented properties with a new tenancy must be a Rating C or above and…

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Number of new homes under construction soars by 31%

More than 35,000 new-build homes are under way, including wildlife-friendly garden community homes. And if you fancy renting a new-build, there’s good news too. Zoopla recently announced that the number of new homes going up has soared by 31% as developers respond to strong demand from homebuyers. More than 35,000 new private sector homes were…

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Substantial Grade II listed family residence released to Exeter property market

Situated in the Devonshire countryside a short distance from the thriving city of Exeter resides Peamore Cottage, a stunning Grade II listed family residence which has just been released onto the property market. Constructed in the late eighteenth/early nineteenth century and later extended, this picturesque home is comprised of four wings surrounding a beautiful central…

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Premium Management Service Provides Peace of Mind

May 2022 sees the launch of our Premium Management Service, with new and existing landlords benefitting from this innovative facility. Enjoy the peace of mind of legal fees cover and protection over your investment, should you ever be required to serve notice. The introduction of this new legal service comes as we have experienced an…

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10 things to look for in a lettings management agent

Sourcing and choosing a letting agent for your investment property is easy. Choosing a professional managing agent that looks after your investment is less so. Here are our top ten things to look out for when instructing the best agent to manage your property: Professional Standards Look out for agents that are members of an…

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