First-time buyers: what are your upfront costs and how much do you need to be paying?

On Tuesday 7th March, The Telegraph published an article mapping average costs for first-time buyers.

The total sum saw first-time buyers having to save a total of approximately £22,689 in order to pay upfront costs. This figure includes conveyancing, valuation, survey and stamp duty fees as well as a 10% deposit.

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New consumer guide to leaseholds

A useful consumer guide to leaseholds and leasehold properties has been published by the Conveyancing Association. The guide specifically outlines the fees and charges that may be payable to a lease administrator.

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Spotlight on Sunbury-on-Thames – Launching new homes

Townends Estate Agents Sunbury launched an exciting new development; Crownage Court consisting of 59 studio, one and two bedroom apartments. It will be ready for occupation in the summer of 2017.

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Keeping Landlords in the loop: introducing our new online Tenancy Management Portal and online Maintenance Reporting Tool

Landlords are the life-blood of the private rented sector but the raft of changes to legislation over the last 18 months, including the introduction of the Deregulation Act 2015, has placed even greater responsibility onto landlords. That’s why, at Townends, we want to do everything we can to reduce that burden and ensure all of your tenancies are compliant and efficient.

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How the Government’s Housing White Paper might affect you

The Government has finally unveiled its plans to fix the ‘broken housing market’ in a white paper spanning 104 pages.  Read more