The West Sussex Property Blog
A blog about West Sussex property matters created to keep our customers and the public up to date with the every day changes and ups and downs of the property market.
As a market leader in the area with years of experience we believe we are well placed to advise customers on the best possible route to sell, buy or rent their property. This blog will hopefully be interesting and at times amusing but most importantly informative. Enjoy...
Posted on 1 November 2016 by Neil MooreA 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.
Posted on 5 September 2016 by Peter HossackGL & 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.
Posted on 1 September 2016 by Neil MooreNeil 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.
Posted on 8 June 2016 by Neil MooreNeil 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...
Posted on 11 May 2016 by Peter HossackNestled 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...
Posted on 2 March 2016 by Neil MooreShould 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.
Posted on 20 January 2016 by Angie BlundenDid 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.
Posted on 19 January 2016 by Angie BlundenThe 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.
Posted on 5 January 2016 by Neil MooreWelcome 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.