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Two brand new homes of exceptional quality

A fantastic opportunity to purchase one of only two bespoke brand new homes located in a quiet premier lane. These superb properties, each measuring almost 3,000 sq ft, have been finished to an exacting standard and benefit from four bedrooms and three bedrooms together with two reception rooms.
 

Location, location, location

GL & Co Estate Agents are delighted to be launching four fabulous brand new houses set in idyllic countryside on the edge of the very popular town of Horsham. The properties have been built by Quantum Homes who have worked to exacting standards, resulting in high quality luxury homes which take full advantage of natural light and the picturesque setting.  
 

Lucky You

Neil Moore, MD at GL & Co finds lessons to be learnt from Olympic preparation. The fabulous Rio Olympics remind us that dedication, natural talent, great coaching, relentless training, self-belief and a total focus on winning are what creates a gold medalist. Luck comes last on the list, for Olympians can’t rely on luck. Instead they have to depend on things they have control over. 
 

Hexit

Neil Moore from GL & Co takes a look at the post-Brexit property market and offers some sound advice to those selling their homes over the summer months.
 

What's a Wells Cottage?

We take a look at the history of the very pretty Wells Cottages in Sussex which are popular with buyers in the area.
 

This Blessed Plot

Neil Moore from Guy Leonard and Company finds evidence that not a great deal has changed in four hundred years when it comes to property investment. William Shakespeare, who died 400 years ago last month, knew a thing or two about plots. And not just plots for his plays; he also developed an eye for plots of land and the buildings on them. Read more in our blog...
 

Own and live in a piece of true English history…

Nestled at the foot of the South Downs National Park, The Great Barn was originally built to serve the bishops of Chichester who made a home in the neighbouring Amberley Castle when it fell into Crown ownership after the Reformation. Find out more about this stunning and historic home in our blog...
 

After the gold rush

Neil Moore of Guy Leonard & Co takes a look at the property market now the rush to avoid a higher stamp duty is over. After the last gold rush this is the time for first-time buyers to strike it rich.
 

Not in the National Interest

Neil Moore, MD of Guy Leonard & Co, goes beyond the hype and looks at what is really important in buying and selling a property this spring. 
 

Spring 2016 Budget Review

Neil Moore, MD of Guy Leonard & Co takes a look at this year’s spring Budget and wonders how it may affect the property market.
 

In or out - prexit?

Should we stay or should we go? It is a very difficult question to answer. There are so many factors to take into account. What will happen if we stay where we are? What new opportunities might there be if we move? But if we stay put at least we know where we are. We have become used to it. Of course there are faults - many of which need to be fixed over time.
 

The Right People For The Job

Neil Moore of Guy Leonard & Co Estate Agents gives some timely food for thought to those thinking of selling their homes this spring.
 

Can your tenant rent your property?

Did you know your obligations as a landlord include checking if your tenant can legally rent your property? This new requirement introduced by the Government is coming into force for all new tenancies starting from 1st February.
 

Is your rental energy efficient?

The Government has recently passed legislation called the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015. This is aimed at making it easier for tenants to rent more energy efficient properties. With effect from 1 October 2016 all private rented properties must have a minimum EPC of Band E. If the property does not meet this minimum requirement then landlords cannot start a new tenancy without making energy improvements.
 

Stopwatch for Stamp Duty

Even if your property is not directly affected by the latest Stamp Duty increases, perhaps because it is not a suited as a Buy To Let investment, it may be indirectly affected by the changes.
 

What does 2016 hold

Welcome to 2016 and a new era in property. It promises to be an eventful-packed year. The way has already been prepared for a change in April when higher stamp duty rates are applied to properties bought for buy-to-let or second home purposes. So expect a busy time for the next few months as buyers rush to complete purchases before the axe falls. Already buy-to-let purchases are near their pre-crisis levels and the Chancellor may well tighten up lending criteria to stave off any potential problems down the line - 2015 saw buy-to-let borrowing at £38 billion compared with £45.7 billion in 2007. Mr Osborne will further affect landlords as from April as when they will also lose higher-rate tax relief on mortgage interest payments.