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Why People don't move, even if they want to?

2020 has seen many changes to our industry and we at Wilkinson Grant are well read in the impact this has had on demand for property benefitting from home office space, south facing gardens, great commuter access and a change in lifestyle. We are also able to follow all guidelines in place for protecting our clients, staff and NHS while maintaining the highest levels of service to all. ...

A Home Mover’s Dilemma - What to do first, find or sell?

Moving home is driven with emotion, we are here to help get the logical bit out the way. We hate when our customers miss out on a property they love due to not being able to secure the purchase. ...

Can you still move home in Lockdown 3?

We understand you may still have questions about your home move and have a team of experts happy to help and answer any questions we can, so please get in touch if you have concerns about your property move or want reassurance on how we can do this while keeping you, our staff and the NHS safe. ...

Is Your Estate Agent closed over the Christmas Holidays?

The Christmas holiday period is one of the busiest periods of the year for people searching for property online – yet, puzzlingly, many agents choose to “shut up shop” between Christmas and New Year –  leaving frustrated would-be buyers unable to arrange a viewing or even get a response to an enquiry! ...

HMRC changes SDLT guide - buy to let investors may have overpaid

“We believe that it is vital to clarify exactly what the law means, to ensure that taxpayers are not at risk of paying too much tax, simply because the Revenue choose to word their guidance in a manner which favours them. ...

ATTENTION BUT-TO-LET INVESTORS AND SECOND-HOME OWNERS

As many second home and investment property owners will already be aware, with the Chancellor looking for ways to balance the books,  there is growing speculation that an increase in the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) rate may be on the cards. ...

Time is running out to beat the Stamp Duty Holiday end deadline.

With a reported over half a million sales currently “in the system” (up 44% on this time last year) - a ballooning backlog of conveyancing, combined with delays in surveys and processing mortgage applications, time is rapidly running out to get sales completed before the March 31st 2021 deadline. ...

What does Lockdown TWO mean for the residential property market?

After a storming market following the end of Lockdown ONE, what can we expect from this latest version? ...

Don’t let the criminals cause you to lose out on your next home (Or, your Stamp Duty saving!)

Searching for, finding, negotiating the price and sorting the finances to buy your next home can be hard enough! Especially in a competitive market in the middle of a pandemic!  But when you do find your “dream home” (or a  perfect  buy-to-let) don’t let the criminals cause you to lose-out, or cause any delay in the process of you securing it. ...

25 Years IN OUR COMMUNITY WILKINSON GRANTED

Strange times, indeed, and not the ideal time to be celebrating our TWENTY FIVE YEAR anniversary. Since we first opened for business in 1995 we have been committed to helping local charities and community groups. Over the years, we have been proud to support and promote many fundraising events for a vast number of them – helping raise much need monies for the valuable work they do in our local community. ...