The Importance of ARLA – Propertymark

Why choose an ARLA Propertymark Protected Agent? The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) is widely recognised as the industry’s leading authority, championing best practice and transparency across the lettings sector. Membership to ARLA is a long and stringent process to ensure that any company within the association and carrying the ARLA Propertymark are working […]

Is letting still a viable option

Long Term Letting in North Devon With the prevailing wind feeling firmly against landlords with changes in taxes, increased stamp duty on second home purchases and increased regulation you may ask why continue or invest in property for long term tenants!? However……. And there was always going to be a however…… Bricks and mortar in […]

Bideford landmark site is on the market!

Brunswick Wharf, an important waterside site on the River Torridge, is for sale, on the instructions of Bideford Town Council, who have appointed the Exeter office of international property consultants JLL as selling agents. The site is 0.89 hectares (2.14 acres) which benefits from planning permission for a scheme of 52 residential property, 763 sq […]

Zoopla is busier by a country mile!

I`m confused! Well, actually I`m not! Estate Agency Today is reporting on the January visitors to the property portals zoopla and onthemarket. Both are claiming records. However, surely the most important point has been missed. What is best for the clients? So it`s not confusing at all, the most visitors must be better for our […]

Morris and Bott expand their team.

With the arrival of 2017, North Devon estate agents Morris and Bott have announced the addition of two new strong members to their team, as the company looks to continue their development. Making the announcement Director Adam Bott said “This is an exciting next stage for our company, enabling us to develop our services and […]

F for fail? Landords beware!

It is quite likely that most people aren’t aware of the 2015 Energy Efficiency Regulation, and from our experience that includes quite a few residential property landlords too. It is possible that around one in every ten properties will not be able to be let as a residence, from April 2018! These regulations will make […]

Are Buy-To-Let Buyers Limited (Companies)?

It`s interesting to observe changes in the market, and a clear recent change is the prevalence of buyers of buy-to-let investments now being limited companies. More than two-thirds of buy-to-let mortgage applications came from limited companies in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to broker data. Mortgages for Business reports that the proportion of purchase […]