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One in three homeowners unaware of their mortgage rate

Mon 05 Nov 2018

As many as one in three UK homeowners don’t know what mortgage rate they are on, potentially costing them thousands of pounds each year, according to Which? Mortgage Advisers.

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Promotions delight at Karl Tatler

Fri 02 Nov 2018

We are delighted to announce that four of our talented members of staff have recently received promotions at Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings.

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Record low for five-year buy-to-let mortgage rates

Fri 02 Nov 2018

Landlords looking for medium-term security can lock into exceptionally low interest rate deals

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Number of first-time buyers reaches record high

Wed 31 Oct 2018

There were 35,500 new first-time buyer mortgages completed in the month, some 2 per cent more than in the same month a year earlier...

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Stamp duty removed on shared ownership

Tue 30 Oct 2018

Stamp duty has been abolished for all first-time buyers of shared ownership homes with a market value of up to £500,000.

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Autumn Budget 2018: Help to Buy modified and extended until 2023

Tue 30 Oct 2018

The government has extended the Help to Buy equity loan scheme until 2023, details in the Budget show.

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The impact of loyalty on insurance

Fri 26 Oct 2018

Loyalty is a term we use to describe your feelings for our favourite football team, our friends, or a particular brand. Many people also stay loyal to their bank and other financial services providers.

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Think tank proposes Help to Own scheme for landlords selling to tenants

Fri 26 Oct 2018

The Centre for Policy Studies has proposed a new scheme to increase home ownership at no cost to the Treasury, by giving tenants and landlords a rebate when a rented property is sold by the landlord to a sitting tenant.

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Not so grim up north as buy to let investors move from south

Fri 26 Oct 2018

New data from Countrywide’s luxury brand agency Hamptons International says the average price of a home bought by a landlord in the first half of 2018 fell to £174,580.

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Gifted deposits driving surge in lifetime mortgages

Fri 26 Oct 2018

13% of lifetime mortgages are being used to give a financial gift to family members, with much of money being used towards first homes, according to research from OneFamily.

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Property demand increases in Q3

Wed 24 Oct 2018

Property demand across the UK increased in the third quarter of year both year-on-year and compared to the second quarter, Emoov’s National Hotspots Index has found.

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Don't hold up completions at the last minute, conveyancers are told

Wed 24 Oct 2018

The Society of Licensed Conveyancers has called for conveyancers to have all monies, including mortgage funds, in place the day before completion.

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Karl Tatler reach 1,000 online customer reviews

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Milestone reached with rating of 4.7 out of 5

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Customer reviews – 10 of the best

Fri 19 Oct 2018

In celebration of achieving 1,000 online customer reviews, here’s five of the best reviews we’ve received to date…

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Success for Karl Tatler at Best Estate Agency Guide Awards

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings within the top 4% of estate agents nationwide

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UK home buyers rate broadband as 'more important than crime rate'

Wed 17 Oct 2018

67.1 per cent of people surveyed said that they demanded a minimum domestic broadband speed of at least 50Mbps.

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Sue Dermott promoted to Senior Branch Manager

Thu 04 Oct 2018

We are delighted to announce that Sue Dermott has been promoted to Senior Branch Manager at Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings.

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How can technology make your home 'greener'?

Mon 01 Oct 2018

When you think of making your home ‘greener’, you may think of adding unsightly solar panels to your roof or buying expensive recycling gadgets.

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Top tips to get your kids on the property ladder

Fri 28 Sep 2018

Here's some tips on giving your children a helping hand with their first home...

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Transactions up month-on-month

Fri 28 Sep 2018

In August there were more residential transactions and less non-residential transactions than that in July, HMRC property transactions showed.

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Wirral house price rise by 1.5% in July

Thu 27 Sep 2018

House prices in Wirral increased by 1.5% in July, contributing to a 3.3% rise over the last 12 months.

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Mortgage applicants in the UK are getting younger, bank research shows

Wed 26 Sep 2018

First time buyers trying to get on the property ladder in the UK are younger than they were five years ago, new research has found.

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Poll reveals the top list of work carried out by British home owners in last five years

Wed 26 Sep 2018

A lick of paint, a new floor and a bathroom makeover top the list of work carried out by home owners in the UK in the last five years, according to a new survey.

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This July was strongest for remortgaging in a decade

Mon 24 Sep 2018

This July was the busiest for remortgaging in a decade, as there were 46,900 residential transactions worth £8.7bn that completed, UK Finance figures show.

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Mortgage approvals rise in August: e.surv

Sat 22 Sep 2018

New figures from e.surv show that, with 66,543 mortgages approved in August, seasonally adjusted, approvals rose 2.7 per cent on a monthly basis, down 0.7 per cent annually.

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What children want in their home

Sat 22 Sep 2018

A recent survey has revealed what is on the home wish lists of children aged 6-10...

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Top tips to help get your house in order before winter hits

Sat 22 Sep 2018

Here's some tips on getting your house ready for winter

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What do tenants want? How to make your buy-to-let property more appealing

Fri 21 Sep 2018

Research shows six in ten renters prefer an unfurnished property

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Biggest house price drop since 2012: is now the time to buy?

Wed 19 Sep 2018

Nationwide data claims average UK property price at £215,000

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Wirral property market snapshot - September 2018

Wed 19 Sep 2018

Whether you're a current homeowner, or just curious about the Wirral property market, this update will keep you up-to-speed with the latest trends in your local area.

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Remortgage activity "spikes" in second quarter: Imla

Thu 13 Sep 2018

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association Mortgage Market Tracker for Q2 shows that 76 per cent of remortgage applications resulted in a completion, up from 70 per cent in Q1.

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Buy to let a strong investment for most

Thu 13 Sep 2018

The majority of buy to let investors still see buy to let as a good strong investment, with 56 per cent looking to keep or buy more rental properties.

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Property market comment: Moving? It pays to do your homework

Wed 12 Sep 2018

As the long hot summer draws to a close and autumn makes an appearance, many people will be thinking of a new start. Sebastian Hipwood from Savills in Cirencester, recommends doing your homework before taking your property to market.

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Is your house for sale? This is the one thing that puts people off buying

Wed 12 Sep 2018

Property can often prove difficult to sell, but there is one thing in particular property owners should be aware of when putting their home on the market.

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Interest-only mortgages one of top requirements for later life

Wed 12 Sep 2018

Product terms, interest-only mortgages and downsizing as a repayment vehicle were voted top requirements for brokers providing later life advice for their clients, Marsden Building Society has found.

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Here are some useful tips when doing an end of tenancy clean yourself

Wed 12 Sep 2018

Having a cleaning checklist to ensure your property is in a good condition is important for both landlords and tenants.

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Over 65s make £47bn on their homes in a year

Wed 12 Sep 2018

Retired homeowners have gained £45.7bn in property wealth in the past year despite housing market worries, analysis from equity release adviser Key has found.

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Government scraps plans to introduce three-year tenancies

Wed 12 Sep 2018

The government appears to have scrapped proposals that will give tenants a minimum three-year contract.

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Tips for becoming a full-time landlord

Mon 10 Sep 2018

See some tips here on becoming a landlord...

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Conveyancer holidays blamed for delays in house completions

Mon 10 Sep 2018

New research and analysis from conveyancing management specialists, When You Move, has revealed that more than 4 million people across the UK have been left temporarily homeless due to solicitor delays.

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How to get started in property

Fri 07 Sep 2018

Property investor Bindar Dosanjh gives her advice on what to consider if you are thinking of investing in property

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Young adults driving demand for waterside living, says report

Fri 07 Sep 2018

Young adults are the driving force behind increasing demand for waterside living in the UK, according to a recent survey by Strutt & Parker.

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Registrations rise 35% in July

Tue 04 Sep 2018

The latest figures from NHBC have revealed that new home registrations saw a 35% rise in July against the same month last year.

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Top tips to add value to your home

Tue 04 Sep 2018

Whether you're thinking of selling or investing in the future, these top tips from National estate agent Strutt & Parker will help you increase the value of your home.

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Thinking of a 10-year fixed-rate mortgage? Here is everything you should know

Tue 04 Sep 2018

10-year fixes are growing in popularity. Here's everything you should know about a 10-year fixed-rate mortgage...

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Why picking the right estate agent can make house sales stress-free

Mon 03 Sep 2018

How do you choose the best agent to sell your home? NAEA Propertymark have the answers...

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First time buyer numbers reached an eight month high in the UK in July

Fri 31 Aug 2018

First time buyers make the most of summer buying opportunities.

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Buy to let investors in UK are younger than a decade ago

Thu 30 Aug 2018

The average age of buy to let buyers in the UK has fallen by 10 years since 2014, according to a new piece of research.

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Number of homes being built for retired people set to rise significantly in the UK

Wed 29 Aug 2018

The number of properties being built specially for retired people is set to increase significantly by 2022 as the demand for this kind of home rises in the UK due to an aging population, new research suggests.

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What survey should you get when buying a property?

Wed 29 Aug 2018

Buying a property? Here's your complete guide to valuations, so you know which survey to have...

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Low rates spark resurgence in two-year buy-to-let fixes

Tue 28 Aug 2018

Commercial Trust has reported a resurgence in the proportion of two-year fixed rate buy-to-let purchase applications in Q2 of 2018.

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Gross mortgage lending rises 7.6% annually: UKF

Tue 28 Aug 2018

Figures released by UK Finance show that in July, gross mortgage lending rose 7.6 per cent on a yearly basis, totalling an estimated £24.6bn as compared to £22.87bn.

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Average age of buy to let investors falls dramatically, website claims

Fri 24 Aug 2018

The average age of buyers of properties for buy to let has dropped from 52.3 years in 2014 to 42 years now.

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People still like to meet estate agents face to face in the UK, survey suggests

Fri 24 Aug 2018

More than half of consumers in the UK prefer to communicate with estate agents face to face, indicating that having a physical presence on the High Street is still important despite the rise in use of technology.

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4.8 million Brits consider becoming a landlord in 2018

Fri 24 Aug 2018

Almost one in 10 UK adults have shown an interest in taking out a buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage in 2018, new research from Sainsbury’s Bank Mortgages has revealed.

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81% of first-time buyers get on property ladder using Help to Buy

Fri 24 Aug 2018

More than 420,000 people have bought a home using one of the government’s Help to Buy schemes including more than 365,400 first-time buyers, according to latest government statistics.

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The rise, fall (and rise again) of the much-loved bungalow

Fri 24 Aug 2018

An interesting, if a little sombre, story here about the future of bungalows

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Invest in a pricey doormat and NEVER hide your house number: Five steps to the best-looking home on the street

Fri 24 Aug 2018

Read expert tips on how to make your home stand out from the rest

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Number of over-65 homeowners has risen 52% in last 20 years

Fri 24 Aug 2018

Later life lending boom puts pressure on 'advice silos'

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Young households defy stereotype by saving most

Wed 22 Aug 2018

OneFamily has conducted research that describes the average under-30s household as having saved £194 a month as compared to the £174 average that all UK adults saved in 2017.

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More than half of UK landlords are optimistic about outlook for buy to let

Mon 20 Aug 2018

Over half of landlords in the UK fell optimistic about the current buy to let sector despite a raft of regulatory and tax changes which have had an impact on their business, a new survey has found.

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How to let your home rather than sell

Fri 17 Aug 2018

What accidental landlords must know about tax, mortgages, insurance - and earning income

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Average rents edged up 0.2% year on year in Britain in 12 months to July

Fri 17 Aug 2018

The average cost of a new let in Britain increased to £964 per calendar month in July but the pace of rental growth continued to slow to 0.2%, the latest lettings index shows.

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First-time buyers dominate market

Fri 17 Aug 2018

The proportion of first-time buyers has reached its highest level in a decade and now represents more than half of the market, the latest data has revealed.

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The route out of the rental market

Thu 16 Aug 2018

Though buying a home may seem like a distant pipe-dream for many young people in the UK, there are some practical measures they can undertake to put themselves in the best possible position to get on the housing ladder...

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Rents in UK will rise for next five years, experts predict

Mon 13 Aug 2018

Rics says falling supply of rental properties and increased demand will lead to 15% rise

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Top tips for landlords renting a property

Sat 11 Aug 2018

As a landlord renting a property, there are a few things you should consider when choosing a letting agent.

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How to future-proof your home and make it irresistible to buyers

Fri 10 Aug 2018

If you're eyeing up a new build home and need to sell your current property, you'll want to make the most out of your home to make it irresistible to buyers...

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Property market comment: buying and selling in the summer

Fri 10 Aug 2018

Summer is now in full swing with schools having broken up for half term and many packing for, if not already on, their holidays and getaways.

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Building a new Thurstaston Common pathway, thanks to generosity of Wirral public

Thu 09 Aug 2018

We are delighted to announce that, thanks to the generous Wirral public, we have donated £1,000 towards the preservation of Thurstaston Common.

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Last-time buyers flock to retirement villages

Tue 07 Aug 2018

Retirement villages are an increasingly popular option for ‘Last Time Buyers’ – according to new research from Inspired Villages Group (IVG)

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Fixed rate mortgages the dominant choice for buy-to-let landlords

Mon 06 Aug 2018

Some 93% of landlords financing buy-to-let property opted for a fixed rate mortgage in the second quarter of 2018, according to the Buy to Let Mortgage Index recently published by Mortgages for Business.

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What You Should Teach Your Kids About Mortgages and Borrowing

Fri 03 Aug 2018

Teaching your kids about finance & mortgages can help them to manage their money better as an adult. Here’s your guide…

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Six things you need to know about protecting yourself if you buy a home with a friend or partner

Fri 03 Aug 2018

If you're planning on buying a home with a partner or friends there can be serious financial risks involved if you don't take the right precautions.

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Does Britain have a downsizing crisis?

Thu 02 Aug 2018

Over 620,000 over 65s have considered downsizing, but cannot find suitable alternative accommodation

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69% of BTL landlords choose to fix for five years

Thu 02 Aug 2018

One-fifth of buy-to-let mortgages were fee free

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Landlord confidence hits 18 month high: BM solutions

Wed 01 Aug 2018

Research from BM Solutions shows that landlords’ confidence in their own letting business is up 8 per cent year-on-year – an 18-month high.

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Buy-to-let investors increasingly targeting low cost, high yield properties

Tue 31 Jul 2018

Buy-to-let investments will continue to offer attractive rates of return compared to other asset classes, but investors will increasingly search out cheaper and higher yielding properties, according to a new special report commissioned by The Mort...

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The summer rental market - top tips for landlords

Tue 31 Jul 2018

With the peak summer letting season almost upon us, landlords need to be ready if they are to capitalise on the seasonal increase in demand from tenants. With that in mind, Draker, the prime central London letting agency, offers the following t...

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Think buy to let is dead, think again

Mon 30 Jul 2018

This article looks at how sustainable is the buy-to-let market

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Over a third of mortgages are fee-free

Mon 30 Jul 2018

The deals are particularly popular with first-time buyers looking to cut the upfront costs of getting on the ladder

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Why You Should Take Rates and Fees Into Account When Choosing a Mortgage

Fri 27 Jul 2018

Should you pick the lowest mortgage rate? Or the deal with the lowest fee? Find out here

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Mortgage market in the UK was stable in June with lending up to first time buyers

Fri 27 Jul 2018

The stable performance of the UK mortgage market during May continued into June, with approved mortgages up by 3%, led by lending to first time buyers, the latest research shows.

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What should you know before buying a leasehold flat?

Thu 26 Jul 2018

What is a lease, what does the lease entitle you to do and what are you restricted from doing?

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House prices continue to edge up across England and Wales on an annual basis

Wed 25 Jul 2018

The average house price in England and Wales increased by 2.1% on an annual basis in June, up from 1.8% in the previous month to £303,960, the latest property index shows.

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Too much red tape: We reveal over 125 rental laws and regulations

Fri 20 Jul 2018

There are now well over 125 pieces of legislation and regulations - most introduced in modern times - governing the private rental sector, according to research undertaken by Letting Agent Today.

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Home owners in England are older than they were 20 years ago, national survey shows

Fri 20 Jul 2018

Most people in England own their own home, representing 63% of all households but they are older than they were 20 years ago, the latest official survey of the state of housing shows.

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How to sell your home FAST in summer: Property experts shares top sales tricks

Fri 20 Jul 2018

AS WE head towards the summer break with school holidays just around the corner, it’s tempting for many would-be vendors to think that it may be better to hold off and list their home for sale in September, fearing that the next eight weeks or so ...

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UK mortgage lending picks up, credit conditions seen improving

Fri 20 Jul 2018

UK mortgage lending picked up in May, figures from the industry on Thursday showed, while the Bank of England reported slightly higher credit availability for residential mortgages in the second quarter.

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First-time buyers and home movers get pre-summer lending boost

Fri 20 Jul 2018

The mortgage market experienced a pre-summer boost in May as lending to first-time buyers and home movers increased, figures suggest.

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Getting ready for moving day

Thu 19 Jul 2018

Here's a few helpful tips to assist you with moving day!

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Failure to shop around for your mortgage can cost thousands

Thu 19 Jul 2018

Brits spend more time shopping around and researching new cars and holidays, than they do selecting the right mortgage deal, a new survey claims.

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Selling the new build dream

Mon 16 Jul 2018

In a recent survey of 1000 UK adults 82% said that they would prefer to buy a period property rather than a new build home.

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Top tips for selling your house in the summer

Mon 16 Jul 2018

A list of tips for making your home more attractive to buyers during the quieter summer months has been released by the professional body for estate agents.

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Property for sale? Home for sale? This feature will sell your home fast, experts claim

Mon 16 Jul 2018

Property for sale will sell quicker with these must have features estate agents are claiming. While some of the features that house-buyers look for remain the same, there are other more surprising additions that the millennial market look for when...

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5,000: That's how many UK mortgages you can now choose from

Fri 13 Jul 2018

Borrowers have a vast choice of deals, with the number of available mortgages topping 5,000 for the first time in a decade.

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UK mortgage approvals hit four-month high in May - UK Finance

Fri 13 Jul 2018

The number of mortgages approved by British banks for home purchases hit a four-month high last month, according to industry figures that differed from other signs of weakness in the housing market.

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1/3 of UK homeowners are living with these dangerous faults. Are you?

Wed 11 Jul 2018

Up to 1/3 of UK residents could be living with a potentially dangerous fault in their home according to research from leading online roofing supplier Roof Stores.

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Nearly half of mortgage customers looking for trackers in May

Tue 10 Jul 2018

Nearly half (46.8%) of mortgage customers were looking for trackers in May, up from just 32.5% in April, Experian’s Credit Search Barometer has found.

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How to add thousands to your home

Mon 09 Jul 2018

By spending £3,500 creating an open plan kitchen a homeowner could boost the value of their property by as much as £26,000. But there are plenty of other things you can do enhance the returns on your property when you come to sell. Experts at Art ...

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First-time landlords have record choice

Wed 04 Jul 2018

Latest findings reveal that the number of deals for first-time landlords has increased by 13% since the start of the year to reach a record high level.

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Number of rental properties letting agents manage at all-time high

Mon 02 Jul 2018

The number of rental properties letting agents managed rose by 4% in May, with 186 on average per branch, the highest figure recorded, ARLA Propertymark’s May Private Rented Sector Report has found.

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Finding the right tenant for your buy-to-let property?

Fri 29 Jun 2018

Rental properties come in all shapes and sizes, and so do renters these days. So it pays to know who your target audience is when advertising your property.

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10 mortgage questions to ask your lender

Wed 27 Jun 2018

Looking to get a new mortgage? Here are 10 questions you should ask your mortgage lender before you sign up...

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Hundreds of thousands of UK owners want to downsize but cannot find the right home

Mon 25 Jun 2018

More than 1.4 million home owners in the UK aged over 65 will consider downsizing in the next five years but they are struggling to find the right kind of property, new research suggests.

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Better later than never? Property market springs back to life in May

Mon 25 Jun 2018

The typical spring bounce in the property market may have started slightly later this year, as HMRC data shows a 12.1% boost in transactions during May.

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Property transactions up 0.8% in May

Mon 25 Jun 2018

The latest data from HMRC has shown that during May there were 99,590 residential transactions recorded, a seasonally adjusted rise of 0.8% but a 0.5% drop compared to the same month a year earlier.

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Wirral property viewing to sale ratio superior to rest of UK

Mon 25 Jun 2018

Some reports have recently suggested that the average number of viewings required to achieve a property sale in the UK has increased from 11 to 19 over the past three years. That�s handy to know, but what does the picture look like for the Wirral?

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Work driving UK property market

Fri 22 Jun 2018

Jobs not money behind UK property moves

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Owning a home is cheaper than renting in all areas of the UK

Fri 22 Jun 2018

Potential first-time buyers would have lower monthly outgoings if they bought a property rather than renting one, with rental prices surpassing average mortgage repayments in every region of the UK, Santander Mortgages has found.

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Lettings market comes back to life after 'slumber spring'

Fri 22 Jun 2018

The lettings market is looking distinctly healthier now than a month ago according to data just released by board company Agency Express.

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Dwindling stock in north drives prices to new national record

Wed 20 Jun 2018

The asking price of newly-marketed properties has hit a new record for the third consecutive month, Rightmove’s House Price Index has found.

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Is now the last chance to get a cheap mortgage?

Tue 19 Jun 2018

Mortgage industry observers have warned that the age of the cheap mortgage could soon be over, despite rates falling in recent weeks.

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Save £880 on your energy bills with THESE five home improvements

Mon 18 Jun 2018

Energy bills can add up to thousands of pounds a year. With heating on for most of the year and many homes without proper insulation, your home could be pouring out as much money as heat. A new guide reveals the top five ways to save yourself hund...

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A complete guide to shared ownership and how it can get you on the property ladder

Mon 18 Jun 2018

Think you can’t afford to buy a house? Perhaps you should think again

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8 out of 10 plan to fund retirement with property wealth

Mon 04 Jun 2018

The latest research from SunLife has revealed that eight in ten homeowners age 55 and over would use equity release or downsize

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Tenants in the UK name having a pet as their top desire for rented home

Wed 30 May 2018

Pets and a high speed internet connection are the top things that tenants in the private rented sector in the UK want from their rented home, new research has found.

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This is why your house could be worth £15,000 more than last year

Fri 25 May 2018

House prices in Liverpool have rocketed, according to the latest figures

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Flat prices rose by £75,000 over last five years

Tue 22 May 2018

The average price of a flat in the UK has risen by £75,074 over the last five years, equivalent to £1,251 per month, Halifax has found.

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UK House Prices Climb 0.8% in May - Rightmove

Tue 22 May 2018

House prices in the UK were up 0.8% on month in May, property tracking website Rightmove said on Monday.

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Home movers underestimate renovation cost by £7.5K

Fri 18 May 2018

Nearly a quarter of those who purchase a new home don't adequately budget for work

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Demand for property remains strong, but buyers are bargain hunting

Fri 18 May 2018

Word is getting out that there are property bargains to be had this Spring...

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Millennials look at joint mortgage options to get on property ladder

Fri 18 May 2018

Almost six out of 10 millennials would consider taking out a group mortgage, with two or more friends or siblings, as a means of getting onto the housing ladder.

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Four reasons why you should use a letting agent rather than going private

Thu 17 May 2018

There is no doubt that increased access to information has encouraged more people to invest in the property market but should you use a letting agent or go private to maximise your buy to let returns?

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Remortgage delay costs UK homeowners £53m

Thu 17 May 2018

Sort out your next mortgage before your deal comes to an end, or pay the price.

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What are the features and facilities Brits are willing to pay more rent for?

Mon 14 May 2018

Throughout the last ten years, house price inflation has outpaced wage growth in many parts of the UK, scuppering the prospect of home ownership for many first-time buyers.

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Clear recognition of value of professional mortgage advice

Fri 11 May 2018

Mortgage Myths campaign highlights brokers' important role

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Landlords set to make £162,000 profit per property over next 25 years

Fri 11 May 2018

Bullish claim is made by lender KentReliance which says buy-to-let will remain profitable for investors despite government tax takes.

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One in three borrowers paying too much for their mortgage, says regulator

Tue 08 May 2018

A new report by the Financial Conduct Authority says that around 30% fail to find the cheapest mortgage. More here...

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Number of BTL mortgage products hits record high

Fri 04 May 2018

Buy-to-let investors now have plenty of choice when looking for a mortgage after new data revealed that the number of buy-to-let products currently on the market has reached an all-time high.

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61% don't have life insurance

Fri 04 May 2018

Brit’s most expensive guilty pleasures each month are cigarettes or vaping, eating out, drinking and bingeing on fast food while six in 10 (61%) do not have any life insurance, Direct Line Life Insurance has found.

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Fixed-rate vs tracker mortgages: which should you get?

Fri 04 May 2018

Tracker deals getting more popular as fixed-rate mortgages grow in cost

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Better housing options for ‘last time buyers’ could ‘unlock’ the market

Thu 03 May 2018

Last time buyers could hold the key to unlocking the housing market but only if more provision was made for later living.

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Terraced homes still the most popular property type in England and Wales

Thu 03 May 2018

Terraced homes are still the most popular among buyers in England and Wales but sales of semi-detached properties are not far behind, the latest official figures show.

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Landlords choosing five-year fixed rates following PRA changes

Tue 01 May 2018

Q1 saw a huge swing in popularity amongst landlords for five-year fixed rate products over two-year deals, according to data from Commercial Trust Limited.

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Most renters happy with 12-month tenancies says agency chief

Mon 30 Apr 2018

Research shows that the majority of renters would be happy to sign tenancy agreements for up to 12 months.

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Average UK house price reaches £213,000 in April

Mon 30 Apr 2018

House prices reached a new record high of on average in April, according to an index.

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Surge in demand for rental properties

Fri 27 Apr 2018

There has been a sharp rise in demand for rental accommodation, according to the latest report from haart.

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Mortgage costs fall in first quarter of 2018, despite base rate worry

Fri 27 Apr 2018

A new survey suggests that despite many lenders increasing their rates, most mainstream mortgages are down compared to the start of the year.

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UK house prices edge up in April

Fri 27 Apr 2018

House prices in Britain rose a bit more quickly this month after touching a seven-month low in March but they are still expected to slow this year, reflecting weak economic growth and possibly higher interest rates, mortgage lender Nationwide said.

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Remortgaging for the first time: what you need to know

Fri 27 Apr 2018

Tempted to stick with your existing lender rather than go through the whole process of finding a new mortgage? Then think again – you could be paying over the odds. If your first mortgage deal has come to an end, then it’s time to shop around.

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What do renters look for in a rental property?

Thu 26 Apr 2018

This survey looks at what tenants feel are important when it comes to renting a property.

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Tenants want their landlords to be more eco-conscious

Thu 26 Apr 2018

A recent study has unearthed that a large proportion of tenants consider the environmental impact is important when making a rental decision.

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Lets with pets are the homes of the future

Wed 25 Apr 2018

Once shunned by private landlords, pets are increasingly being welcomed into rental homes, with contemporary developments even making considerations for them as part of their design...

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Meet the new 'Tribes' of first-time-buyers

Wed 25 Apr 2018

'Alternatives', 'Boomerangers' and 'Minimalists'. According to the latest research from Santander Mortgages, these are the three new strategies first-time buyers are adopting to save up a home deposit.

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Survey reveals majority of landlords find it hard to keep up with regulations

Tue 24 Apr 2018

The majority of landlords in the UK are finding it hard to keep up with the raft of regulatory changes and get to grips with complex compliance issues that have affected the private rented sector.

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Letting market activity picking up momentum

Tue 24 Apr 2018

There has been an improvement in the letting market, according to board company Agency Express.

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UK house price rise set to continue into 2018, despite London dip

Fri 20 Apr 2018

UK house prices are going up, despite Brexit uncertainty and possible interest rate rises

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Mortgage freedom: Why you're wasting £4,500

Fri 20 Apr 2018

They may feel painful but our mortgages have rarely been easier to pay

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Positive Outlook On The Investment Property Market

Fri 20 Apr 2018

Private buy to let investors are feeling positive about the future of the market, despite the last two years being peppered with changes to the buy to let market, according to Aldermore.

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Why UK buy-to-let remains very much alive

Wed 18 Apr 2018

John Parker, Business Development Director at Surrenden Invest, shares his views on the UK buy-to-let market in 2018.

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How to save money on your mortgage

Tue 17 Apr 2018

Thinking about remortgaging? Not sure how much you’re paying? Here's everything you need to know about getting the best price for your home...

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UK house prices rise 0.4% in April - Rightmove

Mon 16 Apr 2018

The average asking price of a house in the UK was up 0.4% on month in April, property tracking website Rightmove said on Monday

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Number of buy-to-let investors hits record high

Fri 13 Apr 2018

The number of buy-to-let investors in the UK reached a record high of 2.5 million in the latest tax year, up 5% in 12 months, new research by ludlowthompson has revealed.

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UK annual house price growth up 2.7 per cent as gains spike in March

Tue 10 Apr 2018

UK house prices in the first three months of the year were up 2.7 per cent compared to the same period for the previous year, according to the latest house price index from Halifax, an increase on the 1.8 per cent growth recorded in February.

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Number of UK landlords rises to 2.5 million

Mon 09 Apr 2018

Despite the changes to the buy-to-let sector in recent years, there still remains a desire among many to become a landlord, new research shows.

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More mortgages for borrowers with 5% deposits

Thu 22 Mar 2018

There has been an upturn in the number of 95% loan to value (LTV) mortgages on the market, boosting the range to its highest level since the financial crisis.

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House price growth rebound sparked by rising North West prices

Wed 21 Mar 2018

The North West topped the regional house price growth table for the first time in February, pushing up national growth to 0.5% - the highest rate in five months - according to the latest Your Move data.

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Average house prices rising at fastest rate for five months to touch just under £300,000

Tue 20 Mar 2018

Average house prices rose at the fastest rate for five months in February to £299,556, Your Move claims.

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Five-year BTL mortgage interest rates fall to record lows

Fri 16 Mar 2018

The average five-year fixed rate has fallen to a joint record-low of 3.43%, a rate last seen in October 2017, according to the latest research from moneyfacts.co.uk.

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House-hunters flood the market

Fri 16 Mar 2018

The number of house-hunters looking for new homes rose by 37% in January in line with the supply of available properties and the number of sales agreed also increasing.

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Popularity for longer-term mortgage products surges

Fri 16 Mar 2018

New data from Paragon has shown that mortgages of 5 years or more are now the product of choice for 48% of applicants - over taking 2 year deals for the first time.

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Nine in 10 of FTB applications through brokers go to offer

Thu 15 Mar 2018

Almost nine in 10 (87%) first-time buyer applications through an intermediary resulted in an offer in 2017 – up from seven in 10 (71%) in 2016, IMLA’s Mortgage Market Tracker has revealed.

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Which UK cities are set for a 30% house price surge?

Wed 14 Mar 2018

Hometrack reveals the large regional cities it expects to narrow the North-South house price divide.

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Gold star trusted service award for Karl Tatler

Wed 07 Mar 2018

Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings has won the 2018 Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers.

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Increase in buyers with small deposits

Mon 05 Mar 2018

There was a positive start to the year for the UK mortgage market, with an increase in the number of small deposit borrowers being approved, says e.surv.

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More small deposit borrowers approved in 2018

Fri 02 Mar 2018

It was a positive start to the year for the UK mortgage market, with an increase in the number of small deposit borrowers being approved, e.surv found.

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UK house prices gain 0.8% in February - Rightmove

Fri 02 Mar 2018

The average asking price for a house in the UK was up 0.8% on month in February, property tracking website Rightmove said.

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Average asking prices rise in all but one region, Rightmove figures suggest

Fri 02 Mar 2018

Average asking prices have risen in every region of England, Wales and Scotland bar one, according to new figures from Rightmove.

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What are mortgages and how do they work?

Fri 02 Mar 2018

What is a mortgage? How do they work? And what different types of mortgage are available? Keep reading for answers to all these questions and more.

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How can landlords keep tenants happy?

Fri 02 Mar 2018

Are you a landlords and want to know what you can do to attract new tenants and keep them happier? Read on here.

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Property investors remain resilient

Fri 02 Mar 2018

A third of property professionals in this country are set to add to their portfolios this year...

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House prices UK: Buyers out in force as sellers return to market in February

Thu 01 Mar 2018

Rightmove house price index reported their highest ever level of website visits with asking prices increasing in all but one region of the UK, showing home buyers were busy last month.

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What are the main changes landlords should be aware of in 2018?

Mon 26 Feb 2018

This is well worth a read to stay abreast of changes for landlords this year.

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More bungalows needed to house ageing population

Fri 23 Feb 2018

There will be an estimated shortfall of 400,000 ‘specialist’ homes for older people by 2035, despite strong demand for bungalows. A housing inquiry has called for change.

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First time buyers "back to the market in a big way" claims agent

Fri 23 Feb 2018

The number of first-time buyers has increased 16 per cent in the past month and 10 per cent year on year according to figures released from Haart agency.

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How does GDPR affect small landlords

Fri 23 Feb 2018

The introduction of GDPR is a little over three months away, and the legislation will require landlords to process tenants’ personal data more rigorously and securely than many of us are used to...

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Property remains the ‘preferred form of investment for so many people’

Fri 23 Feb 2018

Residential property remains the long-term investment of choice for many Britons, illustrated by the high number of properties sold under the hammer at auction over the past couple of weeks.

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Landlords urged to service boilers to reduce risk of heating system failure

Fri 23 Feb 2018

Britain has been hit with a snow and ice warning that is set to put thousands of homes at risk of frozen and burst pipes, which is one of the most common boiler-related problems in winter.

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Remortgage product numbers rise 41% in 2017

Fri 23 Feb 2018

The latest LMS research has revealed that between December 2016 and December 2017 the number of remortgage deals saw an increase of 41%.

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First-time buyer mortgage rates still falling

Thu 22 Feb 2018

Unexpectedly, mortgage rates have fallen, not risen...

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Number of first-time buyers reaches decade high

Wed 21 Feb 2018

The number of first-time buyers has reached its highest level in a decade, new figures from UK Finance have revealed.

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How long does it take to sell Wirral property?

Mon 19 Feb 2018

Our research indicates that the first two weeks on market are the most critical for achieving a sale.

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FTB numbers up 7.4% during 2017

Fri 16 Feb 2018

Data released from UK Finance reveals dramatic surge in the number of people taking their first step on to the property ladder.

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Stock shortage sees average house prices rise 5.2% in 2017

Fri 16 Feb 2018

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics has revealed that average house prices in the UK saw an increase of 5.2% in the year to December 2017 (up from 5.0% in November 2017).

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How the older generation are giving a cash boost to their grandchildren

Mon 12 Feb 2018

Growing numbers of grandparents are now giving cash to their grandchildren for a deposit on a first home. Read more here.

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Some 44% of British landlords still looking to invest further in buy to let properties

Fri 09 Feb 2018

Landlords in the UK still want to invest in buy to let property with a new survey showing that 44% are looking to expand their portfolios before the middle of 2018.

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Property remains a 'popular investment choice'

Thu 08 Feb 2018

Half of Britons feel property is the best investment opportunity. Read more here.

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Half of Brits back property as investment: ONS

Tue 06 Feb 2018

Almost half of the UK population believe property is the best way to make the most of their money when saving for retirement, the latest Wealth and Assets survey from the Office for National Statistics reveals.

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What's the true cost of holding an empty property?

Fri 02 Feb 2018

According to official figures, more than 200,000 homes in England were empty for at least six months during 2016. In London, this equated to 19,847 vacant properties with a total value of £9.4bn, based on the average price in the capital.

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Pam Humphreys retires after 19 years of amazing service

Fri 02 Feb 2018

Final day in the West Kirby office for Pam, as she works her last day at Karl Tatler Estate Agents

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The biggest turn-offs for prospective renters

Fri 02 Feb 2018

Every wondered what the main turn-offs are for prospective renters? Find out here.

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UK house prices rise at fastest rate in 10 months

Fri 02 Feb 2018

UK house prices rose at the fastest annual pace in 10 months in January, bolstered by a lack of new homes coming on to the market, according to Nationwide.

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Stamp duty change behind house price increases for first-time buyers

Fri 02 Feb 2018

Some areas of the UK have seen “noticeable increases” in the purchase prices paid by those taking their first steps onto the property ladder, new data from the Mortgage Advice Bureau has found.

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Many older home owners in the UK do not want to downsize, research finds

Thu 01 Feb 2018

Home owners aged over 55 in the UK are almost as likely to upsize to a new home than downsize, according to new research.

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First-time buyer numbers hit decade high

Tue 30 Jan 2018

Low mortgage rates and government schemes have made a 'big difference' to the number of people taking an initial step on to the property ladder, reports Halifax.

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Landlords benefit from falling mortgage rates

Tue 30 Jan 2018

The average two-year buy-to-let fixed mortgage deal at 75% loan-to-value (LTV) has fallen to a record-low of 2.47%, as many landlords across the UK continue to see their annual mortgage costs fall.

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First-time buyer count highest since 2007

Mon 29 Jan 2018

The number of first-time buyers has gone up by 6% in the last 12 months, reaching an estimated 359,000 in 2017.

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Rental stock hits all-time high

Mon 29 Jan 2018

The number of properties letting agents managed in December reached a record-high, according to ARLA Propertymark’s December Private Rented Sector (PRS) report.

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Don't play the waiting game when buying a property, estate agents warn

Mon 22 Jan 2018

Don't wait until you have found what you want to buy before putting your own property on the market. That’s the new year message for househunters from one of the largest estate agency groups in the south east.

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Number of UK homemovers at 10 year high

Fri 19 Jan 2018

The number of people moving home at any one time is now at its highest level since those heady pre-financial crash days...

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A guide to buy-to-let in 2018

Fri 19 Jan 2018

Positive news on the buy-to-let front as we begin 2018

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The North West of England remains ‘the best region for BTL investors’

Tue 16 Jan 2018

The local area is achieving amongst the highest rental yields and capital growth in the UK.

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Property prices and demand up

Mon 15 Jan 2018

The average price of properties coming to market has risen by £2,067 (0.7%) this month on Rightmove, which tracks over 90% of the UK property market.

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Rental growth accelerates by a third in 2017

Mon 15 Jan 2018

The latest data and analysis from Countrywide has revealed that rental growth across Great Britain increased in 2017 to 2.4%, up from from 1.8% in 2016.

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Top tips for a smooth property transaction

Wed 10 Jan 2018

Here's a few things you can do to make the moving process as stress-free as possible.

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20 years on!

Fri 05 Jan 2018

On 8th December 2017 Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings turned 20 years old! Here's a comment from Karl Tatler on the amazing development and business success over the years.

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What you need to know about porting a mortgage

Wed 03 Jan 2018

Moving home and need a new mortgage? Read this guide for porting a mortgage...

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Mortgage sales showed growth in UK in November, particularly buy to let sector

Fri 29 Dec 2017

Mortgage sales in the UK rose by 4.1% or £637.4 million and up by 3% or £470 million year on year, the latest intermediary marketplace data shows.

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The Scores Are In: 2018 prices up 1% to 4% say most pundits

Fri 29 Dec 2017

The last of the leading agency analysts and business consultancies have now given their predictions for the UK housing market in 2018 - and all of them suggest there will be at least some price growth.

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House prices rising faster than stocks and shares

Fri 29 Dec 2017

House prices in Britain have outstripped the huge rises seen in stocks and shares over the past decade, according to property experts.

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How first-time buyers can get on the property ladder in 2018

Fri 29 Dec 2017

Mortgage deals and stamp duty cuts could offer buyers a boost

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Residential property sales in November in UK up over 7% year on year

Thu 28 Dec 2017

Residential property sales in the UK increased by 0.6% between October 2017 and November 2017, some 7.1% higher compared with the same month in 2016, the latest official figures show.

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BTL mortgage sales rose sharply in November

Thu 21 Dec 2017

Buy-to-let mortgage sales increased by 10.8%, or £334.1m, in November compared with a month earlier, fresh analysis of the intermediary marketplace by Equifax Touchstone shows.

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Download your latest Wirral Market Update here

Thu 21 Dec 2017

See our latest Wirral Market Update here

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Over £750 donated to preserving Thurstaston Common by generous Wirral public

Wed 20 Dec 2017

The Wirral public have donated generously and have made a big contribution towards the ongoing preservation of Thurstaston Common.

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Would you opt for a tracker mortgage if interest rates are set to go up in 2018? Here's why it might be worth it

Tue 19 Dec 2017

The number of homeowners opting for a variable rate when they remortgage has plummeted 75 per cent over the past year as the Bank of England was tipped to raise interest rates - and then did.

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New data reveals true picture of rental market

Mon 18 Dec 2017

According to data released from Belvoir's Q3 rental index, on average, rents increased by just £3 a month compared to the same period last year.

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Mission accomplished for children's toy appeal

Thu 14 Dec 2017

Once again, Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings have been collecting gifts for the Mission Christmas charity appeal.

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Buy-to-let mortgages now make up almost a fifth of all mortgages - Paragon

Wed 13 Dec 2017

Buy-to-let mortgages made up 17% of all mortgage cases in the three months to October, according to a new report by Paragon Mortgages.

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2017 Christmas opening hours

Mon 11 Dec 2017

Please see our 2017 Christmas opening hours

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Top tips for moving to a smaller property

Mon 04 Dec 2017

Here's some useful tips if you are thinking about downsizing

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Have things improved for first-time buyers?

Fri 01 Dec 2017

Have a read of this interesting overview of the market for first-time buyers

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UK house prices continue slow, steady rise despite Budget boost for first-time buyers

Fri 01 Dec 2017

Low mortgage rates, high employment and a lack of homes for sale is keeping house price growth stable.

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Value of homes in the UK up by 48% in last decade

Wed 29 Nov 2017

The value of privately owned homes in the UK had risen by £1.94 trillion over the last decade with over half of this increase in London and the South East, new research shows.

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Buy to let - a recap of 2017

Wed 29 Nov 2017

We’re now nearing the end of the year and since we’ll soon be entering 2018, it’s important to look back at what has occurred over the last 12 months in the world of property.

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How to prevent storm damage caused by trees to your home: Tips on what to do now

Mon 27 Nov 2017

Trees in the garden provide shade, privacy, and an attractive focal point for homeowners. But in the winter months, they can also cause massive problems.

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Budget 2017: the key points on housing and the property market

Fri 24 Nov 2017

The abolition of stamp duty for first-time buyers was the headline announcement of the 2017 Budget. But here's what else is in store for the housing market, and what it means for aspiring homeowners and renters...

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Stamp duty change - government defines the 'first time buyer'

Fri 24 Nov 2017

The government has defined the ‘first time buyers’ who will benefit from its immediate scrapping of stamp duty for FTB purchases below £300,000.

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When Do You Pay Stamp Duty? Everything You Need To Know

Fri 24 Nov 2017

What is stamp duty? How does it affect you? Here is a guide with everything you need to know about stamp duty...

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Should I overpay my mortgage or not?

Thu 23 Nov 2017

Overpaying your mortgage can save interest and reduce your mortgage term. Here’s your mortgage overpayments guide.

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Longer tenancies could give UK rental sector a boost

Thu 23 Nov 2017

The lettings market in the UK could see a boost from the Government’s housing plans announced in the Budget with money being put into new homes for rent as well as for sale.

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Are you assured of compliance?

Mon 20 Nov 2017

If you're a landlord, it's worth your while seeing these tips on ensuring you are being compliant with regulations...

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Karl Tatler targets big Christmas present haul for Radio City’s Cash for Kids

Thu 16 Nov 2017

Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings are delighted to again be involved with the Radio City Cash or Kids annual Christmas present appeal.

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Buy-to-let mortgage costs remain stable

Wed 15 Nov 2017

The second phase of the Prudential Regulation Authority changes, coupled with the recent interest rate hike, appear to have had minimal impact on the cost of buy-to-let mortgages, according to fresh data from Mortgage Brain.

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Tips for house-hunters preparing their home for sale during the winter

Wed 08 Nov 2017

Don't wait for spring - house-buyers are still out there in the autumn and winter

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Karl Tatler Estate Agents progression makes big difference to clients

Wed 08 Nov 2017

Introducing our new Sales Progression team.

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Nationwide house price index: Annual growth rate picked up in October

Fri 03 Nov 2017

The annual rate of house price growth rose to 2.5 per cent in October, from 2.3 per cent in September, according to the latest Nationwide house price index.

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Demand for five-year fixed rate mortgages reaches record high

Fri 03 Nov 2017

Over four out of 10 (42%) remortgagors opted for a five-year fixed deal in September, according to conveyancing service provider, LMS.

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The North takes bigger buy-to-let share

Fri 03 Nov 2017

A quarter of Commercial Trust’s buy-to-let applications were in the North of England in 2017.

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North West home to fastest rising rents in the UK

Thu 02 Nov 2017

Landlords are likely to look north in the coming year, as North West England is now home to the fastest rising rents in the UK.

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Taking on a 35-year mortgage term - The five minute guide

Tue 31 Oct 2017

As house prices climb ever higher, mortgage terms are following suit by stretching for longer and longer periods.

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The North West achieves the steepest rental growth

Fri 27 Oct 2017

Rents in the North West of England grew by 3.6% in the year to September – the fastest rising region in England and Wales, Your Move’s buy-to-let index has revealed.

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This is the question you should always ask when you buy a house for sale

Fri 27 Oct 2017

A house for sale can be tempting, but there is something you should always check then purchasing a property for sale. When buying a UK home, make sure you ask this question first.

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Five ways to give your house curb appeal

Fri 27 Oct 2017

Five ways you can give your house instant curb appeal

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Jamie Clague promoted to Branch Manager of Prenton Sales

Thu 26 Oct 2017

Much-deserved opportunity for Jamie Clague as Karl Tatler decides to appoint from within.

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Home buying to be made cheaper, faster and less stressful in England

Mon 23 Oct 2017

The Government has pledged to make buying a home cheaper, faster and less stressful in England and has launched an eight week call for evidence where it is seeking views from the industry.

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35-year mortgages see demand surge

Mon 23 Oct 2017

New data from IMLA has found that 69%) of mortgage brokers have reported an increase in demand for 35-year mortgages.

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How long does it take to move home in the UK?

Mon 23 Oct 2017

New research undertaken by estate agent lead generation specialists,The ValPal Network, has revealed the average time it takes to move home in the UK.

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New energy laws for landlords

Fri 20 Oct 2017

Landlords are being urged to be aware of new energy efficiency laws which are coming into effect next year.

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No surprise: 88% of tenants say cost is key in deciding where to rent

Wed 18 Oct 2017

A survey suggests no fewer than 88 per cent of tenants regard cost as the most important deciding factor when choosing a rental property.

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UK house prices up 1.1% in October - Rightmove

Tue 17 Oct 2017

House prices in England and Wales rose 1.1% in October - or £3,432 - following a 1.2% decline in September, according to the latest data from Rightmove...

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35-year mortgages double in a decade

Mon 16 Oct 2017

Longer mortgage terms have rocketed in popularity as a result of higher house prices

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The top 10 things renters need to know

Fri 13 Oct 2017

Whether it’s your first time renting or you are an experienced tenant, renting a property can present challenges for anyone if you’re unprepared.

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House prices rose 4% in third quarter of 2017

Fri 13 Oct 2017

The summer saw a slight recovery in housing market momentum, but regional differences were stark

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The demise of the British bungalow

Thu 12 Oct 2017

The demise of the British bungalow is closer than some might think, with the type of property accounting for fewer than 7% of houses currently for sale in the UK according to research by HouseSimple.com.

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How to lock into a low mortgage rate and protect yourself from impending interest rate rises

Tue 10 Oct 2017

How to lock into a low mortgage rate and protect yourself from impending interest rate rises...

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Working out the real yield on your buy to let investment

Tue 10 Oct 2017

This article offers advice on how to work out the yield on your buy to let investment...

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UK house prices just hit their highest on record

Mon 09 Oct 2017

The average UK house price hit £225,109 in September - its highest on record, according to a closely-watched survey.

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UK house prices rise at fastest annual rate since Feb - Halifax

Mon 09 Oct 2017

British house prices regained momentum in September and recorded the fastest annual rise since February. More...

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Half of tenants have stayed for five years or more, survey reveals

Fri 06 Oct 2017

A new survey by a property insurance firm suggests more than half of private rental sector tenants have remained in the same property for at least five years...

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First time buyers to get more help to get on the housing ladder in the UK

Fri 06 Oct 2017

The Help to buy scheme in the UK aimed at helping first time buyers on the housing ladder is to be extended and a more pro-development planning environment introduced.

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House prices: Top buyer turn-offs which devalue YOUR property revealed

Fri 06 Oct 2017

Property prices are still high in the UK, but if your home isn’t valued as highly as the neighbours, there could be a simple reason why.

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More than 1 in 5 currently have no home insurance

Fri 06 Oct 2017

New analysis of the priorities of British homeowners suggests that more than 1 in 5 don’t currently have any insurance policy in place...

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Happy Birthday BTL

Thu 05 Oct 2017

Here's a look at prospective increase in portfolio value over the 21 years.

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Record number of home owners remortgage in the UK

Tue 03 Oct 2017

There has been a record number of remortgage valuations carried out in the UK. Read more here.

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House for sale? Do THIS to your home before putting it on the market to add THOUSANDS

Mon 02 Oct 2017

HOW to add value to your house easily and without spending lots of money is something all homeowners want to know - and there is one simple thing you can do to add value cheaply.

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Mortgage market holds steady in August

Mon 02 Oct 2017

Mortgage lending held steady in August at £24.2bn – around the same monthly rate as has been typical throughout 2017.

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Adding a well designed drive could add THOUSANDS to your property

Wed 27 Sep 2017

KERB appeal is essential for a trouble-free property sale and while a tidy front garden is always a winner, almost more important is having an attractive drive.

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Over a quarter choose to buy their property on the first viewing

Wed 27 Sep 2017

A survey of over 1,700 people has revealed that over a quarter who have purchased their home in the last 12 months decided to buy the property on the strength of their first viewing.

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Rates fall on two-year fixes

Wed 27 Sep 2017

The average two-year fixed mortgage rate has fallen more than 20 basis points from a year ago.

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Awards success for Karl Tatler at the EA Masters 2017

Wed 27 Sep 2017

Karl Tatler continue history of awards success at re-formatted EA Masters 2017.

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How would-be buyers can take first steps on the property ladder

Mon 25 Sep 2017

In autumn the property market starts to get going again after the summer holiday lull, and for many house hunters this will be their first step onto the property ladder.

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Mortgage rates hit historic low: are you better off?

Fri 15 Sep 2017

Fixed-rate mortgages are now cheaper than at any point in the past 12 months – but some borrowers stand to benefit more than others.

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House prices are still on the rise as the market becomes more resilient outside London and the South East

Thu 14 Sep 2017

The housing market is proving more resilient outside London and the South East, according to a study.

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Houses more affordable across half of UK now than in 2007

Wed 13 Sep 2017

Merseyside area one of the more affordable in the UK in comparison to 2007.

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House prices to stay strong as cheap mortgage rates help lending hit nine-year high

Thu 31 Aug 2017

House prices are expected to remain steady in the coming months, as mortgage lending to buyers has jumped according to latest figures

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Reliable broadband now a 'must-have' for homebuyers

Thu 31 Aug 2017

A decent broadband connection is now a ‘must-have’ for property buyers, with many prospective purchasers now ranking it more important than crime levels or transport links.

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Agents broadly welcome better-than-expected mortgage data

Fri 25 Aug 2017

New data from UK Finance - previously the Council of Mortgage Lenders - paints a relatively optimistic assessment of the UK-wide housing market.

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Most people in Britain want to make their homes more technology smart!

Thu 24 Aug 2017

The majority of British people plan to introduce more smart technology into their homes to save time and money and become more energy efficient, new research suggests.

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Why estate agents are still needed in an online age

Wed 23 Aug 2017

As the digital age enables people to sell their own propertly directly to buyers, it can be easy for property owners to move away from the traditional service provided by estate agents. New research, though, reveals that estate agents are as impor...

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Tenants now staying put for longer

Wed 23 Aug 2017

Tenants are renting in the same properties for longer than a few years ago, data from estate agency network Your Move has revealed.

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Boost for landlords as buy-to-let mortgage rates fall

Fri 18 Aug 2017

Landlords will welcome the news that buy-to-let mortgage rates are falling as lenders compete against each other to have the cheapest rates.

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Housing market stable across UK although London still lags

Fri 18 Aug 2017

UK house prices grew by 4.9 per cent in the year to the end of June according to the government’s official index.

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Investor outlook favourable as BTL rates drop again

Fri 18 Aug 2017

New data from Mortgage Brain has revealed that over the past three months, most mainstream buy-to-let mortgage products saw further rate and cost reductions.

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Property Investment: Location v Detail

Fri 18 Aug 2017

Steve Coyle, operations director at Cullen Property, offers tips on what should be considered before offering on an investment property.

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Top tips to be a better landlord

Thu 17 Aug 2017

More often than not, it’s the little things that can make a big difference. Here are 20 top tips for being a better landlord, from the experts at Belvoir...

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Short term leases Versus long term leases

Thu 10 Aug 2017

We ask the question - what is better for you as a Landlord. A short term or long term lease?

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Pets in lets

Wed 09 Aug 2017

Daryl Tomlinson offers his view on allowing tenants to move in with pets.

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UK Government remains committed to new home buying scheme until 2021

Wed 09 Aug 2017

The Help to Buy equity loan scheme in the UK, which has helped tens of thousands of people to buy a new home, will continue until 2021 it has been confirmed.

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Demand for UK property at a five-year high, says Strutt & Parker

Tue 08 Aug 2017

Strutt & Parker, one of the UK’s largest independent estate agents, has seen demand for property in the UK increase significantly in recent months

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Top tips for first-time buyers moving home

Mon 07 Aug 2017

Katie Cullen from Compare My Move shares her removal tips for first-time buyers to help make the move a more positive experience.

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Coping with base rate rise

Fri 04 Aug 2017

When Bank of England base rate eventually goes up, how will those mortgage borrowers affected cope with higher monthly payments? Bernard Clarke of UK Finance has been looking at the data

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How to ensure your property transaction doesn't fall through

Fri 04 Aug 2017

Some fall through's are avoidable, though some are preventable, says Sally Fraser of Stacks Property Search

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Regional house price still on the up

Thu 03 Aug 2017

The UK’s regional cities are continuing to see significant rises in house prices...

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Compromise is key when you're a FTB

Thu 03 Aug 2017

A new report looks at how first-time buyers are increasingly on the move as they seek to get a foothold on the property ladder.

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11 million people to downsize their homes within 20 years

Thu 03 Aug 2017

Half of all pensioners are considering moving to smaller properties in a mass ‘exodus’

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Online estate agents - pro's and cons

Mon 31 Jul 2017

Useful summary from the Mail Online on the pro's and cons of using an online estate agent.

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House sales UK: The market has 'bounced back' after election-slump claims property expert

Tue 25 Jul 2017

HOUSE SALES in the UK have increased despite Brexit wavering and the General Election bringing uncertainty to the property market. House prices are on the rise, and house prices are increasing in 2017 across the UK.

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Remortgaging most active sector of mortgage market in June

Mon 24 Jul 2017

A third of property valuations came from owner occupiers or landlords remortgaging in June, research from Connells Survey & Valuation has shown.

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Forget the lattes and avocado on toast – millennials are saving for their futures

Fri 21 Jul 2017

Six in 10 18-34 year olds believe their financial prospects are better or the same as their parents.

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Average house price 'set to jump by almost half to £300,000 by 2025' says new report that defies suggestions of a prost-Brexit slump

Tue 18 Jul 2017

Value of typical home in the UK set to jump from £212,000 to £302,000 by 2025

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Mortgage rates: Home buyers urged to switch to record low loans 'before it's too late'

Wed 12 Jul 2017

Home buyers have been urged to take advantage of new lowest ever mortgage rates amid increased expectations that the Bank of England could soon hike the cost of borrowing.

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Millennials look to be smart with their mortgages

Wed 05 Jul 2017

92% of 18-34 year olds have a repayment mortgage deal, according to research from L&C Mortgages.

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Rents stable despite election

Fri 30 Jun 2017

Average rent across England and Wales stood at £814 in May with yields stable 4.4%, according to the Your Move England & Wales Buy to Let Index.

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Buy-to-let mortgage rates and fees falling

Wed 28 Jun 2017

Buy to let mortgage rates and fees seem to be falling, as two of the larger high street banks launch new ranges with lower mortgage rates or fees on both buy to let and residential loans.

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Buying property is best investment most of us can ever make - just ask retirees

Fri 23 Jun 2017

If you want to build your wealth in the short-term, the easiest way to do so is by saving more money.

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Save on tax: 10 ways to potentially cut what you pay to HMRC

Fri 23 Jun 2017

Very few of us enjoy filling in a tax return. But here are a few suggestions put forward by London based estate agents Portico and seasoned landlord Richard Blanco on ways that you could potentially reduce what you owe the tax man.

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Over a quarter of a million new homeowners thanks to Help to Buy

Fri 23 Jun 2017

Over 285,000 homeowners, including 240,000 first time buyers, have been supported by the government's Help to Buy schemes.

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Life after Help to Buy

Fri 23 Jun 2017

Mark Gee, director of Premier Choice Mortgages, explains how first-time buyers can get on the property ladder with just a 5% deposit, even though the government’s Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee scheme has ended.

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One year on: Buyers and sellers undeterred by 'Brexit scaremongering'

Fri 23 Jun 2017

It has been exactly one year since Britain voted to leave the European Union by 52% to 48%, and while the government now gets on with negotiating Brexit, many purchasers and vendors are pressing ahead with buying and selling property, according to...

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May sees upturn in rental market

Thu 22 Jun 2017

There was an improvement in rental market activity during May, putting an end to concerns regarding a slowdown in the buy to let sector.

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North of England offers best efficiency for buy to let landlords

Mon 19 Jun 2017

New research confirms that the Northern half of England offers the best investment for buy to let landlords due to a combination of affordable prices and rental return.

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Great news for first-time buyers as choice of 95% mortgage deals soars

Fri 16 Jun 2017

First-time buyers now have the largest choice of mortgages for them for over ten years...

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Mortgage approvals have INCREASED...especially for first time buyers

Mon 05 Jun 2017

Successful mortgage applications are on the up as approvals have increased, with first-time buyer approvals getting them on the housing ladder.

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First-time buyer completion rate up to 67%

Fri 02 Jun 2017

Two thirds (67%) of first-time buyer applications reached completion in the first quarter of 2017, Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association research has revealed.

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Sharp rise in the number of first time buy-to-let investors

Thu 01 Jun 2017

There has been a significant increase in the number of people investing in the buy-to-let sector for the first time over the past year, despite various tax changes, tougher mortgage lending conditions, as well as political and economic uncertainty...

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Would be UK first time buyers seriously underestimate their mortgage costs

Tue 30 May 2017

Aspiring first time buyers in the UK expect to spend between £100,000 and £150,000 on their first home but they seriously underestimate how much their mortgage repayments will be, new research has found.

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UK house prices: Housing market remains steady ahead of the General Election

Thu 25 May 2017

The UK housing market remained steady in April despite the news of a snap election in June and "ongoing uncertainty around Brexit", according to data from the Mortgage Advice Bureau.

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First-time buyer and remortgage lending set to 'maintain momentum'

Thu 25 May 2017

The recent rise in the level of both first-time buyer and remortgage lending is expected to ‘maintain momentum’ thanks to the ‘very attractive deals’ currently available, according to a leading mortgage expert.

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Don't put off house sale until after the election: Estate agents insist spring is still the best time to sell

Wed 24 May 2017

Sellers should not delay putting their homes on the market until after the General Election, experts say.

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Buy-to-let investment tips

Wed 24 May 2017

Daryl Tomlinson, our Head of Lettings, gives his top five tips on buy-to-let

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Are you an overseas landlord?

Fri 28 Apr 2017

Are you an overseas landlord based overseas? Then you should read this.

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Permissions for new homes rising in UK, but they won’t be built for three to four years

Wed 26 Apr 2017

The number of permissions granted for new homes in the UK is increasing which should translate into more homes being completed in three to four years’ time but the number of sites is falling, the latest analysis shows.

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Britain's property market booming as house prices hit record highs

Mon 24 Apr 2017

Britain's property market is booming with house prices hitting a record high – and sales at their highest level for a decade, figures show today.

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UK rental rates rising slowly

Mon 24 Apr 2017

Rental rates in the UK continued to rise in March on a year to year basis, reaching a UK average rental rate of £904 per month.

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Win a £50 Homebase voucher with our bank holiday giveaway

Fri 21 Apr 2017

Enter our bank holiday giveaway to be in with a chance of winning a £50 Homebase voucher!

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DIY tips to make buyers take notice of your home

Fri 21 Apr 2017

If you are trying to sell, follow our low cost, easy DIY tips that will make buyers take notice of your home.

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Annual house prices up just 3.3% in England and Wales says agency

Tue 18 Apr 2017

Your Move’s latest house price index shows that the average house price in England and Wales is now £301,278 after a slowing 3.3 per cent increase in 12 months.

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What do you do if you want to get out of Help to Buy?

Tue 18 Apr 2017

What do you do if you want to get out of Help to Buy? If you got a leg-up to buy a brand new home, here's how to sell or remortgage

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Agency says buy to let returns at record high, despite tax changes

Thu 13 Apr 2017

Private landlords’ net income has risen 39 per cent in the last five years, jumping from £10.8 billion to £15 billion calculates the letting agency ludlowthompson.

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Official figures show house prices have risen by 6% in Wirral

Thu 13 Apr 2017

Wirral house prices have risen by 6% in the last year adding around £9,000 to the cost of buying a home.

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Easter opening hours 2017

Wed 12 Apr 2017

Take a look at our opening hours over the Easter holiday break.

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UK home owners are ‘losing’ millions by not checking their mortgage deal

Wed 22 Mar 2017

Some £2.78 billion is wasted each year in the UK by 1.1million households sitting on the wrong mortgage deal, new research suggests.

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Generosity of Wirral people helping to make sure Thurstaston Common can be enjoyed by everyone

Tue 21 Mar 2017

Read about the improvements made to Thurstaston Common thanks to the generosity of Wirral people with our National Trust bag for life campaign

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UK home asking prices rise 1.3% on-month in March, says Rightmove

Mon 20 Mar 2017

Prices sought by sellers of UK homes rose 1.3% month-on-month in March 2017, according to the latest house price index published on Monday (20 March) by Rightmove, the UK online real estate portal and property website.

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You could win a FREE National Trust family prize package

Fri 17 Mar 2017

Enjoy spring with our National Trust family prize package.

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2017 equity release to eclipse previous year?

Thu 16 Mar 2017

Latest data compiled by Responsible Equity Release indicates that more homeowners than ever are taking advantage of the equity in their properties according to figures.

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Buyer surge sees 11 house hunters per property

Mon 27 Feb 2017

According to the latest data from the National Association of Estate Agents, the number of properties available to buy in January was the lowest since July last year.

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Increase in long-term rentals

Tue 21 Feb 2017

Four in 10 people who rent a home expect to be renting a property for up to a decade; an attractive proposition for buy-to-let landlords.

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It's still a great time to invest!

Tue 21 Feb 2017

Daryl tackles a few questions we are often asked about investing in a buy-to-let property.

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Crisis? What crisis? Mortgage arrears plunge to 35-year low

Fri 10 Feb 2017

The number of properties taken into possession last year declined by almost 25 per cent and has hit the lowest level in 35 years.

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Good news on BTL mortgages - some now at record low cost

Fri 10 Feb 2017

Despite the challenges faced by the buy to let sector, mortgage companies are fighting hard for business - and two and three year fixed rate products are now at record low costs.

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Why buy to let is still the best form of investment

Mon 30 Jan 2017

2016 was quite a year for the property market. Despite some uncertainty, the market has proven to be resilient with sales figures and house prices still on the rise.

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Cost of home insurance falls over the last year

Wed 25 Jan 2017

While family bills for fuel, car insurance and train fares are busting inflation, the cost of home insurance has fallen over the past year according to the AA.

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Record numbers acquiring their first home

Wed 25 Jan 2017

There has been a surge in the number of first-time buyers cashing in on low cost mortgages and stalling property price growth to get a foot on the housing ladder, according to the latest monthly report from the National Association of Estate Agent...

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UK average house prices hit £218,000

Thu 19 Jan 2017

House prices in the UK have continued to rise steadily, increasing annually by 6.7% in the year to November 2016, with the average house now costing £217,928.

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First-time buyer market surges 26% in 2016

Tue 17 Jan 2017

Housing market activity in December rose by 8% on an annual basis and has surged by 40% compared to December 2014, according to Connells Survey & Valuation data.

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Want to win a one month family pass for Total Fitness Prenton?

Fri 06 Jan 2017

Get you and your family fit and active this year with our fantastic competition.

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Children's toy appeal reaches record donations

Wed 21 Dec 2016

Once again Karl Tatler branches have been inundated with presents donated by members of the public and staff for the Mission Christmas charity appeal.

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Introducing our new look lettings team!

Wed 21 Dec 2016

We are delighted to announce the merger of our Heswall and West Kirby Lettings teams into one central hub.

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Karl Tatler retains gold title at national awards

Fri 16 Dec 2016

Karl Tatler Estate Agents has been honoured with a trio of awards, including a coveted gold title for the third year running.

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Read the judges comments from our Estate Agency of the Year awards 2016 success

Wed 07 Dec 2016

We achieved great success at the Estate Agency of the Year awards 2016. Read what the judges think of us here.

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Frequently asked questions for Lettings

Tue 06 Dec 2016

Our West Kirby Branch Manager, Daryl Tomlinson, answers some of your Lettings based FAQs.

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Costs to consider when selling your home

Tue 06 Dec 2016

This overview will help you know what to expect when it comes to costs involved with selling your home for the first time.

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See our opening hours for this Christmas

Tue 15 Nov 2016

It's that time of year again! See what dates and times are offices are open over Christmas.

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Christmas present mission for Karl Tatler & Radio City's Cash for Kids

Fri 11 Nov 2016

Radio City’s Cash for Kids have launched their annual Christmas present appeal and once again Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings is getting involved.

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Buy-to-let still booming

Thu 03 Nov 2016

New tax changes have not curbed buy to let spending, with a quarter of properties purchased over the summer as a buy to let investment or second home.

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The importance of an inventory

Tue 01 Nov 2016

There is a common misconception with inventories, where most landlords think they only need to be carried out on furnished properties.

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What is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy?

Tue 01 Nov 2016

An Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement is the most frequently used tenancy agreement in the letting of residential properties. This type of agreement is also referred to as an "AST" or "Shorthold Tenancy".

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Business as usual for post Brexit landlords

Mon 24 Oct 2016

A new survey conducted by Simple Landlords Insurance has found that despite the recent raft of political changes, it's business as usual for the majority of UK landlords.

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Buy-to-let activity surges in UK

Tue 13 Sep 2016

Buy-to-let activity surged in the UK at the end of the summer.

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A quarter of parents have moved house to be in their desired school catchment area

Mon 12 Sep 2016

More than one in four parents have bought or rented a property in a new area to help secure a school place for their child, new research has revealed.

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UK housing market settles down post-Brexit, says Rics

Thu 08 Sep 2016

Activity in the UK housing market has "settled down" after a Brexit surprise, surveyors say, with sales and prices expected to rise in the coming months.

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Consumer equality for Merseyside renters championed by Experian

Tue 30 Aug 2016

Hundreds of people renting in Merseyside could receive a welcome boost to their credit report, thanks to an Experian initiative implemented by leading lettings agency Karl Tatler.

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Industry groups firmly behind call for mandatory Client Money Protection

Fri 26 Aug 2016

Several influential industry bodies have thrown their weight behind a review into whether Client Money Protection should be mandatory for letting agents.

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Mortgage enquiries soar 55% after base rate cut

Fri 26 Aug 2016

Week on week mortgage enquiries have increased by an average of 55% since the Bank of England cut interest rates to 0.25% earlier this month, according to deVere Mortgages.

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Stamp Duty aftershock sparks Q2 completions surge

Fri 26 Aug 2016

Completed conveyancing activity rose by almost a quarter (24%) year-on-year in Q2 as completions were registered following the rush to beat the Stamp Duty changes for buy-to-let properties.

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82% of Brits delay DIY jobs

Fri 26 Aug 2016

With the August Bank Holiday upon us – a traditional time for many to carry out DIY jobs – a new report has revealed that more than three quarters of us will delay home maintenance jobs for as long as possible.

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Are you protected against loss of rent?

Tue 23 Aug 2016

While many private and commercial landlords have ensured they are protected against the risk of void periods, rent arrears and property damage, they may not be covered for ‘loss of rent’...

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Is Brexit turning the UK into a buyers' market?

Thu 18 Aug 2016

With sellers lowering prices to secure deals and agents still reporting strong demand, has the Brexit vote turned the UK into a buyers’ property market?

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UK house price index shows 8.7% increase

Tue 16 Aug 2016

Month-on-month house prices in June rose by 1% compared to May.

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Confidence in the property market remains strong post-Brexit

Mon 15 Aug 2016

Both buyers and sellers are still confident they will be able to negotiate a good deal and that Brexit has not dampened plans to enter the property market

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Number of homeowners moving at highest level in nearly a decade

Mon 15 Aug 2016

The number of people moving house reached its highest level in nearly a decade this year thanks to rising prices and cheap mortgages.

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Base rate cut leads to cheaper variable-rate mortgages

Fri 12 Aug 2016

Following last week's base rate cut from 0.5% to 0.25%, most banks are planning to lower their standard variable mortgage rates.

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Confidence in property market beginning to return after ‘Brexit wobble’ as estate agents report rising prices

Fri 12 Aug 2016

The growth in UK house prices slowed to its lowest level in three years in July, according to the latest survey of estate agents.

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Mortgage arrears drop to record low level

Thu 11 Aug 2016

Low mortgage rates and lender forbearance are helping borrowers stay out of debt and in their homes

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UK home prices fall despite pick-up in sales momentum

Wed 10 Aug 2016

Residential property prices in the UK dipped by 0.9% in July compared with a month earlier, despite a healthy rise in the volume of homes changing hands, fresh data shows.

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UK rental market sees no Brexit effect so far

Tue 26 Jul 2016

The decision by the UK to leave the European Union has not yet affected the country’s private rental market with rents, supply and demand not changing significantly after the vote in June.

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Number of first-time buyers jumps 10%

Mon 25 Jul 2016

The number of first-time buyers jumped 10% in the first six months of the year compared to the same period last year, new figures show.

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Is a 35-year mortgage right for you?

Fri 22 Jul 2016

Michelle Niziol, founder and managing director of Independent Mortgage Solutions, explains why a longer-term mortgage could get you onto the property ladder.

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Local primary school launches safety initiative supported by Karl Tatler

Fri 22 Jul 2016

Brookdale Primary School has launched the kIDpack safety initiative for over 300 pupils, following sponsorship of the scheme by Karl Tatler.

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Taxes and the future of the private rental sector

Thu 21 Jul 2016

With stamp duty increases and further proposed tax hikes, we look at the financial implications for landlords and how the rental market could react.

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Housing market holds steady post referendum

Mon 18 Jul 2016

Initial signs post-Brexit are promising for the housing market.

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Landmark case about tenants' human rights - what does it mean?

Thu 14 Jul 2016

A landmark case has just been decided that tested the boundaries of tenants’ human rights. But what does this mean to landlords?

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Valuation totals grew in June despite market referendum jitters

Tue 12 Jul 2016

The pace of property valuations conducted last month grew on both an annual basis and since the previous month, despite jitters before and after the EU referendum.

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Fifth year exhibiting for Karl Tatler Lettings at the Landlord & Property Show 2016

Wed 06 Jul 2016

The multi award-winning lettings team at Karl Tatler will return to the popular event for the fifth year running.

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The Wirral property market one week post-Brexit

Fri 01 Jul 2016

One week after the UK voted to leave the EU and the Wirral property market is being keenly scrutinised.

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Money expert Martin Lewis on what Brexit means for your personal finances

Mon 27 Jun 2016

Money saving expert Martin Lewis said the EU referendum result would lead to a “very different Britain” but urged people to “work together to ensure it’s for the better.”

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How has the Wirral property market reacted post-Brexit?

Fri 24 Jun 2016

After months of speculation, the votes have been counted and Britain is to leave the EU. But how has the Wirral property market reacted?

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Karl Tatler triumphs as Overall Winner at National Lettings Awards

Wed 15 Jun 2016

Karl Tatler Lettings is celebrating its most successful awards win after being crowned best lettings agency in the UK at the Lettings Agency of the Year Awards.

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Read the judges comments from our Lettings Agency of the Year awards success

Mon 13 Jun 2016

The Lettings' Agency of the Year awards 2016 saw us achieve our most successful Lettings awards haul to date. Read why the judges selected us as the best in the UK here.

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World renowned customer service accreditation for Karl Tatler

Wed 08 Jun 2016

Independently owned Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings has achieved 'A Recognised Business of Customer Service Excellence' accreditation.

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Karl Tatler joins forces with National Trust for iconic local landscape

Fri 03 Jun 2016

Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings is joining forces with the National Trust to help protect one of Wirral’s most iconic wild places, Thurstaston Common.

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Want to win a FREE National Trust family prize package?

Fri 03 Jun 2016

Read on for details on how YOU could win this fabulous prize.

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Agent of change reaps rewards

Tue 17 May 2016

We were proud to be “Small Business of the Week” in the Liverpool Echo recently. Read Karl’s interview with Neil Hodgson here.

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Where do we get our data?

Tue 10 May 2016

Karl Tatler sell more properties in Wirral than any other estate agent, but where do we get this data from?

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Download your Wirral Residential Property Market Report here

Tue 03 May 2016

Our Data Analyst Andrew Spink has compiled an exceptional property market report to give you a helpful insight into the market.

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Estate agents report surge in buy-to-let activity

Tue 29 Mar 2016

Estate agents have reported an increase in the number of buy-to-let investors trying to push sales through before the April stamp duty deadline.

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2015 records show Karl Tatler are leading Heswall estate agent

Tue 22 Mar 2016

2015 was an outstanding year for Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings, however, recent figures go some way to explaining just how well we are performing.

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Big rise in mortgage lending on back of more jobs and higher wages

Fri 18 Mar 2016

Data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders shows that gross mortgage lending reached £17.6 billion last month.

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Budget: Stamp duty surcharge confirmed, no buy-to-let bombshells

Thu 17 Mar 2016

In yesterday's budget, the Chancellor, George Osborne, announced a number of measures which will impact the property industry.

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Karl Tatler recruitment drive of top talent

Wed 24 Feb 2016

Award-winning Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings has welcomed three talented professionals to its expanding sales and lettings teams.

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Win a £50 voucher for Gusto restaurant with our Valentine's weekend giveaway

Fri 12 Feb 2016

Don't miss your chance to win a Valentine's treat on us!

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How we supported charities in 2015

Fri 22 Jan 2016

Read our review of the charity work we oversaw in 2015.

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Would you like to win a £50 Cheshire Oaks voucher

Fri 22 Jan 2016

Blow away those January blues with a trip to Cheshire Oaks

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Karl Tatler put their heart & soul into selling your home

Fri 22 Jan 2016

Read a nice insight into why Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings had such a successful 2015.

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Check us out in this week's Wirral News

Wed 13 Jan 2016

Make sure you see us in this week's Wirral News

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Thank you from Mission Christmas

Mon 11 Jan 2016

The team at Mission Christmas were delighted with the efforts of Karl Tatler with the 2015 Mission Christmas campaign.

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Karl Tatler feature in this week's Wirral News

Wed 06 Jan 2016

On the back of our outstanding awards success, we have featured an advertisement in this weeks' Wirral News.

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Our Christmas opening hours

Mon 21 Dec 2015

Our offices are open over Christmas so you know when to find us over the Festive period.

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Read the judges comments from our Estate Agency of the Year awards success

Mon 14 Dec 2015

We achieved phenomenal success at the recent Estate Agency of the Year awards. Read why the judges selected us as the best in the UK.

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Win a Whitmore & White champagne hamper with our celebration giveaway

Fri 11 Dec 2015

Celebrate with us! We are very proud to have been voted as the ‘Overall Winner of the Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2015’ – and here’s your chance to join in the celebrations by winning a luxury, champagne hamper.

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Karl Tatler on a Christmas Mission with Radio City's Cash for Kids

Wed 09 Dec 2015

Radio City’s Cash for Kids launched this year’s Mission Christmas toy appeal (17th November) and Wirral-based Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings got involved.

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Karl Tatler crowned overall winner at national awards

Mon 07 Dec 2015

Wirral-based Karl Tatler Estate Agents has been crowned as the best estate agency in the UK at the national Estate Agency of the Year awards.

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Win a Whitmore & White luxury hamper with our Bag for Life giveaway

Fri 02 Oct 2015

To celebrate the launch of our Karl Tatler Bag for Life we are giving away a Whitmore & White luxury hamper.

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Karl Tatler has it in the bag!

Fri 02 Oct 2015

Wirral based Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings are launching their own bag for life in a bid to help people protect the local environment by reducing their use of plastic bags...

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Our Easter opening hours

Wed 01 Apr 2015

Here's our Easter opening hours and details of our Easter giveaway...

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Want to win a £50 B&Q voucher?

Mon 30 Mar 2015

Enter our prize draw to be in with a chance of winning...

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Optimism returns to UK housing market after mid 2014 dip, says Building Societies Association

Fri 27 Mar 2015

Regardless of potential uncertainties such as the forthcoming general election, optimism has returned to the UK property market after a dip in the middle of 2014, a new survey shows...

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Thinking of selling?

Fri 27 Mar 2015

Follow our low cost, easy DIY tips that will make buyers take notice of your home.

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Not registering to vote could endanger your mortgage approval

Wed 25 Mar 2015

Being on the electoral register gives you more than just the right to vote and it is important for people to know that, Callcredit Information Group says...

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Wirral launches housing licensing scheme

Fri 20 Mar 2015

A scheme to raise standards for privately rented properties in Wirral is to be introduced in parts of Birkenhead and Wallasey...

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Recruitment drive at Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings

Fri 20 Mar 2015

We are now recruiting Property Managers to join our expanding sales and lettings teams.

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Karl Tatler donates computers to African Women's Aid Network

Thu 19 Mar 2015

We made good use of our old I.T. equipment by donating to the African Women's Aid Network...

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Relax...as the Karl Tatler team move quickly to sell your home

Thu 12 Mar 2015

90% of our customers would recommend Karl Tatler to their family and friends

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Buy-to-let market share grows

Wed 11 Mar 2015

New figures publishes by the Bank of England have revealed that lending in the buy-to-let sector is on the up...

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Home Builders Federation urges chancellor to accelerate increase in housing output

Tue 10 Mar 2015

The Home Builders Federation has used its submission to next week’s Budget to request measures to help boost the delivery of much needed housing...

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20pc discount on your first home announced by Prime Minister

Mon 02 Mar 2015

A new scheme offering 100,000 first-time buyers new homes with a 20% discount was announced by the Prime Minister David Cameron today.

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Warm welcome to new recruits in Lettings team

Mon 16 Feb 2015

Two new faces have joined our Lettings department, and they received a surprise welcome to the Karl Tatler family...

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Buy-to-let rates hit lowest ever level

Tue 10 Feb 2015

Buy-to-let rates are following homeowner mortgage trends to their lowest level ever recorded...

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Base rate held at 0.5%

Thu 05 Feb 2015

The Monetary Policy Committee has voted to hold the Bank of England base rate at 0.5% for the 71st consecutive month...

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'Extreme nesting' - would you move house to prepare for your first newborn?

Wed 04 Feb 2015

New research reveals almost a third of mums-to-be redecorate, renovate or even move to get ready for their little arrivals.

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Detached housing makes a comeback

Fri 30 Jan 2015

More detached homes are being built now than at the height of the property boom in 2007, an industry body has reported...

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Good news on mortgage deals for first-time buyers

Mon 26 Jan 2015

Despite rising house prices, the mortgage market has improved considerably over the past 12 months even for those with very small deposits...

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New scheme launched to boost self build in UK

Thu 22 Jan 2015

A new scheme that will enable more people to build or customise their own homes in the UK while also helping local authorities with land to develop has been launched...

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We've made all the right moves to win GOLD

Tue 13 Jan 2015

Karl Tatler Estate Agents beat off stiff competition to win Gold at the national Estate Agency of the Year awards yet again.

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Improved maintenance and repair contact at Karl Tatler Lettings

Fri 09 Jan 2015

We now have a new telephone line for urgent maintenance enquiries

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Help to Buy scheme boosts number of first time buyers

Thu 08 Jan 2015

More than 73,000 borrowers given a helping hand with Government scheme..

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Number of first time buyers in UK rises for third successive year

Tue 06 Jan 2015

The number of first time buyers in the UK increased by more than a fifth in 2014, the third successive annual rise, new data shows...

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Low-cost mortgages available as lenders embark on new price war for 2015

Fri 02 Jan 2015

House hunters will be encouraged by the news that lenders are expected to embark on a mortgage price war as we enter 2015...

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Small minority of UK landlords experienced disputes in 2014

Thu 18 Dec 2014

Over the last 12 months under 10% of UK landlords have experienced a tenant dispute...

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Your monthly Karl Tatler newsletter

Wed 17 Dec 2014

December 2014 edition

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The Council of Mortgage Lenders welcome stamp duty reform

Wed 10 Dec 2014

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has welcomed the reform of stamp duty land tax...

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Karl Tatler scoop gold at 2014 Estate Agency of the Year awards

Mon 08 Dec 2014

Gold award for Karl Tatler Estate Agents...

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Stamp duty - what it means for you and the Wirral property market

Fri 05 Dec 2014

Karl Tatler comments on the Stamp Duty changes and what this really means for Wirral buyers and sellers...

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Government plan to boost affordable house building

Wed 03 Dec 2014

The Government has set out new measures to bring fresh impetus to affordable house building.

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Government to introduce cuts to stamp duty for nearly all home buyers

Wed 03 Dec 2014

Chancellor George Osborne said on Wednesday that he would introduce sweeping cuts to stamp duty for nearly all property purchases...

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National Landlords Association welcomes stamp duty reform

Wed 03 Dec 2014

The National Landlords Association has expressed their support of the stamp duty reform...

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We're open during the Christmas & New Year break

Thu 27 Nov 2014

Here's our opening hours, come in and join us for a mince pie whilst we help with your property needs...

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Karl Tatler property in the Liverpool Echo

Tue 25 Nov 2014

We had a property listing in the Liverpool Echo over the weekend...

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Don't wait until the new year to sell your home

Tue 25 Nov 2014

Have you had your home on the market for a while? There is still a great chance to sell your home before the year draws to a close...

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UK homes worth £5.06 trillion

Mon 24 Nov 2014

The UK's private housing stock is worth £5.06 trillion in total after its value increased by 14% in the last year alone, Halifax has estimated...

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New legislation could cost landlords £3,000

Fri 21 Nov 2014

Landlords are being urged to prepare for the new immigration checks which will affect them from next year...

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Karl Tatler Children in Need fundraising a success

Mon 17 Nov 2014

Our West Kirby sales branch hosted a cake sale for Children in Need and made an excellent contribution for Children in Need...

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Children in Need fundraising at West Kirby sales

Thu 13 Nov 2014

It's that time of year again...and our excellent staff at West Kirby sales are fundraising for Children in Need

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Renewable heating boost for social landlords

Wed 12 Nov 2014

More social landlords and tenants could soon benefit from renewable heating following changes to the government’s support scheme.

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A third of landlords feeling more optimistic

Thu 06 Nov 2014

Landlords are still experiencing high levels of demand during the third quarter.

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Help to buy 'boosting property sales among first time buyers'

Tue 04 Nov 2014

Help to Buy schemes in the UK are attracting strong support, according to new findings.

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Most landlords still unaware of right to rent legislation

Mon 03 Nov 2014

As of December 1st the UK government will introduce legislation that will require all landlords to conduct immigration status checks on all prospective tenants to ensure that they have the right to rent in the UK.

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Homeowners urged to consider insulation

Wed 29 Oct 2014

Homeowners looking for ways to make their properties more efficient and lower their energy costs before winter have been encouraged to consider installing insulation.

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House prices in biggest monthly fall in a year

Tue 28 Oct 2014

House prices in England and Wales fell by 0.2% in September - the biggest monthly fall in nearly a year, according to the Land Registry.

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Paws for thought before moving home with your pet

Tue 21 Oct 2014

For pets, routine is everything so moving home can be as traumatic for them as it can be for you. But there are ways to avoid a critter crisis

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HSBC slashes mortgage rates to 0.99pc

Mon 20 Oct 2014

One of the biggest banks in Britain will cut mortgage rates to an astonishing 0.99 per cent, a record low, igniting a price war that will reduce the cost of home loans by thousands of pounds.

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200,000 new affordable homes provided since April 2010

Fri 17 Oct 2014

More than 200,000 new affordable homes have been provided in England since April 2010, according to new Government figures published yesterday...

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Modern design to our new Prenton office

Thu 16 Oct 2014

Our team is in place at our Prenton estate agents office and are on-hand and ready to help you with buying and selling of East Wirral property...

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Prenton office now open

Mon 13 Oct 2014

Our Prenton estate agents sales office is now open for business

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Householders offered £100m fund for energy saving

Tue 07 Oct 2014

Householders across the UK are to be offered an additional £100 million to fund energy-saving home improvements...

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Prenton office open Monday 13th October

Mon 06 Oct 2014

We are delighted to announce that our latest office in Prenton will open its doors on Monday 13 October...

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Sales team in place for new Prenton office

Mon 22 Sep 2014

Karl Tatler Estate Agents are pleased to announce a brand new sales team ready to move into our new Prenton office...

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Lloyds Bank Makes Mortgage Rate Cuts

Fri 19 Sep 2014

Lloyds Bank has cut rates on a number of mortgages for home movers, first time buyers and remortgage customers.

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CAB Backs 'Long Overdue' Tenant Eviction Bill

Tue 16 Sep 2014

Citizens Advice Bureau welcomes Government support of private members bill giving private tenants greater protection from eviction.

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Government to streamline housebuilding

Mon 15 Sep 2014

Government pledges to save housebuilders and councils £114m per year by streamlining Britain's housebuilding process...

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Employee Promotions at Karl Tatler Estate Agents

Thu 11 Sep 2014

Karl Tatler delighted with the progress and development of his outstanding workforce...

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Recruitment Drive at Karl Tatler Estate Agents

Wed 10 Sep 2014

Opportunity to work with us at our Prenton Estate Agents Branch

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Elements of buy-to-let lending to be regulated with new EU rules

Tue 09 Sep 2014

Surprising Treasury announcement explains part of buy-to-let mortgage market to be regulated to meet EU rules.

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Property Alert service popular in battle against property fraud

Tue 09 Sep 2014

12,000 sign up to Land Registry's Property Alert service...

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Manifesto published by Council of Mortgage Lenders

Mon 08 Sep 2014

Manifesto published by Council of Mortgage Lenders

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NEW Prenton Sales Office Opening Soon…

Tue 26 Aug 2014

We are opening another new Sales Office, this time in Prenton. Read all about it here...

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Tatler goes pink for Race for Life

Sun 27 Jul 2014

A team of ladies from Karl Tatler's sales and lettings offices took part in Wirral's Race for Life in Birkenhead Park, raising an excellent total for Cancer Research UK...

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Easter opening hours

Thu 17 Apr 2014

Here's our Easter opening hours for sales and lettings...

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Karl Tatler team are top of the class

Thu 06 Mar 2014

Wirral based Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings is celebrating once again after 12 members of staff successfully passed a series of industry exams.

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National awards success for Karl Tatler 8 years running

Mon 06 Jan 2014

Top award win once again at the national Estate Agency of the Year Awards for Karl Tatler...

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Christmas & New Year Opening Times

Fri 13 Dec 2013

Here's our opening hours and contact details for the festive break...

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Do you want to work for an award winning company?

Wed 30 Oct 2013

Moreton Branch Manager position

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Landlord & Property Show coming to Liverpool

Mon 16 Sep 2013

The annual show is shaping up to be the biggest yet, with experts providing property management and financial advice to visitors.

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Top title retained for Karl Tatler at national awards

Mon 27 May 2013

Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings has retained their crown of Best Small Northern Lettings Agency for the second year running.

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Recruiting now

Wed 13 Mar 2013

Are you obsessed with customer service? If that's you, then read on....

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Karl Tatler is recruiting

Fri 15 Feb 2013

Are you obsessed with customer service? If that's you, then read on....

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Open later and longer

Mon 14 Jan 2013

Our exceptional sales and lettings teams are here when you need them. We are open seven days a week, later and longer....

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Landlords wanted

Mon 07 Jan 2013

Landlords, we have five times the number of tenants than properties....

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New Year resolution

Tue 01 Jan 2013

Is your New Year's resolution to move house?....

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We sell more houses

Thu 20 Dec 2012

We sell more houses than any other Wirral agent....

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Gold award 6th year running for Karl Tatler

Sat 08 Dec 2012

Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings has once again won a top award at the Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2012....

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Awards win 2012

Fri 07 Dec 2012

Karl Tatler and his team have demonstrated once again that they are at the top of their game.....

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Christmas opening hours

Sat 01 Dec 2012

Here's our Christmas opening hours and contact details....

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Heswall office rennovation unveiled

Fri 30 Nov 2012

Transformation for Karl Tatler Heswall complete! The Pensby Road sales office as undergone a full renovation....

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Heswall sales office exciting renovation

Thu 01 Nov 2012

The transformation is well under way at our Pensby Road sales office...

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Another dedicated lettings office for Karl Tatler

Wed 10 Oct 2012

Multi-award winning Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings is continuing to grow with the recent opening of a new lettings office in West Kirby....

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Karl Tatler Lettings now open in West Kirby

Fri 10 Aug 2012

Open today! Karl Tatler has opened another dedicated lettings office, 16 Banks Road....

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West Kirby lettings office opening soon

Fri 27 Jul 2012

We are delighted to announce that we are opening a lettings office in West Kirby very soon. Renovation is currently underway of 16 Banks Road....

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Karl Tatler opens the doors to new West Kirby office

Sat 21 Jul 2012

Multi-award winning Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings has celebrated the launch of a new sales office in West Kirby.....

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New West Kirby sales office now open

Tue 03 Jul 2012

We are now open! The new Karl Tatler West Kirby sales office is officially open today, Friday 20th July.....

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Rory to win ITVs Superstar

Mon 25 Jun 2012

We're backing Heswall's Rory Taylor in ITV's latest show, Superstar.....

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Official open date for new West Kirby sales office

Wed 20 Jun 2012

Karl Tatler’s new West Kirby sales office will be officially opening on Friday 20th July.....

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West Kirby is on the move

Thu 14 Jun 2012

Karl Tatler’s West Kirby branch will be moving to a new office in the next few weeks. .....

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Karl Tatler Takes Gold at National Awards

Fri 25 May 2012

Karl Tatler Estate Agents and Lettings has won three top titles at the Lettings Agency of the Year Awards.....

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Heswall sales office later opening times

Fri 27 Apr 2012

Karl Tatler Estate Agents is introducing late night opening hours for the Heswall branch as from Monday 30th April. .....

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Are you out of touch with your mortgage?

Wed 01 Feb 2012

As today marks the third anniversary of the 0.5% base rate, new research shows almost half of borrowers haven't reviewed their mortgage during this time.....

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'My First Home' - Karl Tatler

Sat 14 Jan 2012

The Liverpool Echo asks Karl about the house he grew up in and the first property he bought.....

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National Awards Triumph for Karl Tatler Estate Agents and Lettings

Sun 01 Jan 2012

Karl Tatler Estate Agents and Lettings has won five top titles at the Estate Agency of the Year Awards.....

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'Ask the Agent' - Clare Goodwin

Sat 19 Nov 2011

Clare talks to the Liverpool Echo about getting your home ready to sell and not taking criticism from viewers too personally.....

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'Ask the Agent' - Karl Tatler

Sat 22 Oct 2011

Karl talks to the Liverpool Echo about selling houses to high profile names and what to remember when buying and selling.....

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Karl Tatler Lettings Opens Its Doors For Longer

Sun 26 Jun 2011

Karl Tatler Lettings Opens Its Doors For Longer

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