Townends Estate Agents Blog

The property market across Hampshire, Middlesex, London and Surrey is always changing. Read Townends Estate Agents blog for the latest news and useful information for buying and selling, renting and letting property.

Landlord advice: how to set your rent at the right price

With rental properties in high demand and low interest rates on buy-to-let mortgages, investing in property to let remains a popular and effective way to generate an additional income stream making it one of the most popular ways to earn an…

The number of first-time buyers is at its highest in a decade!

The amount of people purchasing their first home has risen to its highest level in a decade. A report by Halifax shows that in 2017, an estimated 359,000 homes were bought by first-time buyers. This is the highest number of first-time property…
Portfolio Landlords Buy to let investment

Good news for portfolio landlords: Lenders still offering buy-to-let borrowers fixed mortgages at low rates

If you’re thinking about adding to an existing buy-to-let portfolio in 2018, you’ll be pleased to hear that mortgage lenders are continuing to support landlords by offering low remortgage rates for fixed terms. In September 2017, new…
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London’s property market remains buoyant in the run up to the General Election

The general election is rapidly approaching and in defiance of typical trends, house prices in London are rising. In May London house prices have risen 2.1% since April according to Rightmove. As a result, now is the perfect time to take…

How we protect your money

Mandatory Client Money Protection (CMP) for letting agents now looks certain to be a legal requirement in England following a Parliamentary review led by Baroness Hayter and Lord Palmer. Acceptance of its recommendations now suggest that,…
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Exclusive Open Day tomorrow - new development in Sunbury-on-Thames

We are excited to announce a brand new development of 59 studio, one and two bedroom apartments in Sunbury-on-Thames, ready for occupation this Summer. Situated just 200 yards from Sunbury Cross Shopping Centre, these new build properties…

Article 50 triggered: How starting the Brexit process could impact the property market

On Wednesday 29th March, Theresa May triggered Article 50, kick-starting the Brexit process. So, what's in store for London's sales and rental markets as the UK prepares to break with Europe? Possibility of greater stability In one…