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Rob Stoyle

Ten Things Landlords in Crediton Need to Know

If you’re contemplating becoming a landlord, here’s a helpful checklist explaining what it takes to let a property. You may wonder why a checklist is necessary. After all, how hard can it be? You buy a property, find a tenant, and boom, you’ve got the whole landlord game figured out. Wrong!  The private rental sector

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George Clover

Avoiding ‘Backlog Britain’

The national lockdown and subsequent localised ones are causing delays in the home moving process. So if you are thinking of moving and making the most of the Stamp Duty holiday which could see you save up to £15,000, you’ll need to get going soon, very soon…like right now!

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Ian Blanchford

The Crediton and Mid Devon Property Market Post Lockdown – The First 100 Days

The doom-mongers forecast that the British property market would drop like a lead balloon on the scale of the 1989 housing crash (where property values dropped by 30.87% in a couple of years) but would be nothing compared to the tsunami that was Covid. Yet in the first 100 days of the property market coming out of lockdown, behavioural and economic changes mean that many Crediton homebuyers are now even more dedicated to moving home and the Crediton property market is doing quite well.

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Rob Stoyle

Is Your Home in Crediton Gas Safe?

Here’s a question for you – When was the last time you had your gas appliances checked? If it’s been over 12 months, you need to act now and get them checked by a qualified gas engineer. Next Monday (14th) sees the tenth annual Gas Safety Week begin. The awareness campaign is timed to get

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Rob Stoyle

Crediton Millennials Moving Back in with Mum & Dad?

Roll the clock back 20 years and any self-respecting late 20/early 30 something would never say on their first date that they lived with their mum and dad. It was seen as a sign of immaturity being tied to your mother’s apron strings with as a failure to leave the family home. Yet over these last two decades, the age of leaving home has been increasing steadily from 20 years and 11 months in the late 1990’s to 22 years and 7 months today.

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Rob Stoyle

How not to lose £20,000 of the value of your home

On the 8th of July 2020, the Chancellor announced the first £500,000 of any property bought was exempt from Stamp Duty until 31st March 2021. This also included buy to let landlords (although they would still need to pay the additional 3% stamp duty level for second properties). Talking to many of you Crediton homeowners,

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