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News Archive for 2019

Confessions Of An Estate Agent: Spotlight On Kevin Shaw, Managing Director

You'd think an estate agent would have plenty on their consciences to confess, such is the reputation of the industry! But with more than 25 years in the industry, property expert Kevin Shaw, managing director of Top Move in Croydon hopes to shine some light on the industry, change some public perceptions and pass on some expert tips to people looking to buy, sell or rent a property.

Confessions Of An Estate Agent: ...

Selling Your Home Check List: Everything You Need To Know

Taking those first steps to start the process of selling your home can feel daunting. However, moving home is exciting and we believe it should be fun! Our checklist outlines the key steps we think you need to take in order to make selling your home as plain sailing as possible.

Top Move's House Selling Checklist

Moving Home - The Decision Process:

The cost of selling ...

Seven Questions You Need To Ask Your Lettings Agent

Letting a property is a big step and not without its risks, so you want to be sure that you are placing such a valuable asset into the hands of a lettings agent who you can trust.

When you are looking for an agent you need to ask the right questions. At Top Move, we are very open about what services we provide and our price structure is very clear and we are always happy to answer questions from prospective landlords.

Here are the ...

Universal Credit Changes Set to Pay Landlords Directly

The introduction of Universal Credit has caused a lot of issues for the lettings industry, but it's finally getting something right with the inclusion of a new online system where private landlords can get rent paid directly to them. The news was among many reforms announced a week ago by Amber Rudd, Work and Pensions Secretary of State.

Vice chair of the Residential Landlords Association (RLA), Chris Town, said: "Our most recent research ...

Land Registry Survey Analysis Suggest House Sales Have Slumped

Transaction numbers have fallen in 241 of 374 local authority areas in the last year, according to analysis. The Land Registry data - which is two months in arrears - has shown that, among the 374 Council patches in the UK, only 133 saw an increase in homes sold in 2017.

Cambridge, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stevenage saw the worst falls (Stevenage by as much as 27.5%). As many as 122 areas saw transactions fall by more than 5%, while 41 ...