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IS IT TIME TO SELL?

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Lack of available house / flat properties is pushing the value of accepted offers to record highs. ✅ Research shows the proportion of offers accepted at or above asking price has hit a record high. ✅ The latest Propertymark Housing Report, based on member agent activity in March, found 84% of sellers last month accepted […]

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LOOKING TO MOVE TO A RURAL LOCATION?

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Remote working will remain a factor for property purchases, Rightmove! Rightmove confirm the trend for remote working could continue to influence the property market into next year. The portal’s data shows there has been an increase in potential buyers looking to move out of cities during the pandemic, suggesting people are looking further afield as […]

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AVERAGE HOUSE PRICE INCREASES

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According to the latest House Price Index from the Government, we continue to see an annual increase in average house prices in the UK. UK average house prices increased by 9.6% over the year to January 2022, down from 10.0% in December 2021. The average UK house price was £274,000 in January 2022, which is […]

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UPDATE ON MINIMUM EPC REQUIREMENTS FOR LANDLORDS

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Previous Scottish Government proposals to require a standard D from 2022 will now not be taken forward in recognition of the significant impact on the sector caused by the Covid 19 pandemic.  Instead the government intends to introduce a requirement for PRS properties to have an EPC rating of C at change of tenancy from […]

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HUGE DEMAND FOR LETTING PROPERTY!

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Over the last few months we have seen huge demand for letting properties. At Kingsley Wood & Co Letting & Estate Agents we have been letting properties throughout West Central Scotland with a focus on the villages of Renfrewshire and Inverclyde for over 20 years. We are experts within the villages of Brookfield and Bridge […]

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SPRING IS IN THE AIR- TIME TO CONSIDER SELLING?

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Best ever spring market for vendors as prices hit new record- RIGHTMOVE There’s been a remarkable 1.7% increase in the average asking price of homes coming to the market in just one month, according to Rightmove. The national average is now £354,564 after the largest March increase for 18 years; in addition, the annual price […]

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DOUBLE – DIGIT HOUSE PRICE GROWTH

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Double-digit annual house price growth In February, house prices rose at their fastest since June 2007 according to the Halifax. They’re up 10.8% in a year, to an average £278,123. That means typical house prices are up £27,215 in a year – the biggest annual gain since the index launched 39 years ago. According to […]

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Kingsley Wood & Co Solicitors is hiring!

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RECEPTIONIST/ADMIN ASSISTANT You will be the first point of contact for the Practice and will provide administrative support across the organisation.  You will manage the firm’s busy reception and ensure that all receptionist responsibilities are completed accurately and delivered with high quality and in a timely manner Responsibilities Welcome, direct and announce visitors appropriately Answer, […]

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Kingsley Wood is hiring!

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We are a long established and thriving firm based in West Renfrewshire. We are looking for a full-time legal secretary and/or a property paralegal to join our busy practice and help continue to grow our successful conveyancing and private client teams. You will have good interpersonal and secretarial skills with a background in property and […]

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Rents still booming – growth hits 12 year high!

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The rental market continues to boom despite the growing cost of living crisis, with average rents rising at a 13 year high says Zoopla. Typical rents across the UK are now nearing £1,000 pcm – £62 more than at the start of the pandemic – after an annual rise of 8.3% in 2021. The portal […]

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Another strong market in 2022 says latest forecast

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Demand will continue to outpace supply well into next year.  That’s the view of the Reallymoving House Price Forecast, based on an analysis of over 18,000 conveyancing quote forms. The service expects annual house price growth of 2.3% in January as another strong year begins. Reallymoving captures the purchase price buyers have agreed to pay […]

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Broadband is ever-more important to property buyers

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Broadband is ever-more important to buyers, survey shows A new study confirms the growing trend of buyers wanting good broadband links – and the possibility that homes without them may struggle to sell. The survey suggests that 62% of prospective purchasers would at least consider not buying a house if it didn’t have a strong, […]

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UK landlords show increased interest in green buy-to-let mortgages

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Three in every five landlords are now interested in green buy-to-let mortgages, according to research by Mortgages for Business. 62% of landlords responded to the buy-to-let (BTL) broker’s survey saying they are interested in mortgages that reward borrowers with discounted rates for making their properties more energy-efficient and shrinking their carbon footprint. Jeni Browne, director […]

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What is an EPC rating?

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In the UK, Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are an essential part of buying, selling and renting homes. But what is an EPC rating? In short, an EPC rating is a review of a property’s energy efficiency. They’re primarily used by would-be buyers or renters to quickly see how much their energy bills will cost in […]

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Race For Space means rents soaring on detached houses

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Rents for detached homes increased twice as fast as the average for all UK properties during Q3 2021 says the Deposit Protection Service. DPS claims average rents for detached properties during Q3 2021 rose £38 or 3.52%, with rents on detached London properties rising £93 or 5.27%. By comparison, the organisation said that average UK […]

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More energy efficient homes can attract high sale price!

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Implementing measures recommended in an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) could boost the sales price of your property, the Property Energy Professionals Association (PEPA) has claimed. The trade body has highlighted research by Nationwide that found properties with A or B ratings will attract a value some 5.2% greater than those with F and G ratings. […]

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WE ARE HIRING- Residential Conveyancing Paralegal

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Kingsley Wood & Co Solicitors are looking to recruit an experienced paralegal to assist in our busy practice. Ideally you will have good organisational skills and be able to work as part of our conveyancing team. This is a full time position based in our Kilmacolm office. We offer good working conditions and an excellent […]

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WE ARE HIRING- LEGAL SECRETARY

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Kingsley Wood & Co Solicitors– Long established practice seeks full time legal secretary based in our Kilmacolm office. You will have good secretarial skills and experience of residential conveyancing and general chamber work. We offer good working conditions and an excellent salary. Interested? Applications by email please to kw@kingsleywood.co.uk  

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Are you thinking of renting out your property?

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Are you thinking of renting out your property as rental market remains stronger than before the pandemic? The rapid pace of growth in the rental market will slow in 2022 but the enduring rate of increase should still be above pre-pandemic levels. That’s the view of Hamptons, the lettings agency, which forecasts that the 2022 […]

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Christmas already?

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It may be late September already but prospective property vendors and buyers should be ready prior to Christmas.   Propertymark is warning that the average time taken from offer to exchange is now at between 13 and 16 weeks, and that conveyancers, mortgage brokers and moving companies – as well as agents – remain overwhelmingly […]

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WE ARE RECRUITING- Lettings Account Manager

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We are looking to employ a Lettings Account Manager to join our team. It’s a full time permanent position, primarily to deal with the day to day administration of our growing lettings property portfolio. A driving licence and use of own car is essential for property visits. SVQ level 6 qualification desirable but not essential […]

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Pet-Friendly Rental Properties – demand soars, says Rightmove

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New data from Rightmove shows that demand for pet friendly rental properties has increased by 120 per cent compared to last summer. The significant increase in demand for a pet friendly rental property, measured by prospective tenants inquiring about properties via Rightmove, highlights the rise in pet ownership during the lock-down periods. The jump compares […]

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Property prices to soar more than expected!

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Property prices to soar more than expected – despite stamp duty return Scotland was the first UK nation to scrap the equivalent of its stamp duty holiday, yet already the official economic monitor is predicting long-term house price rises far beyond original forecasts. The Scottish Fiscal Commission now says the average cost of buying a […]

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High house prices here to stay thanks to Covid’s legacy

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The lifestyle changes triggered by the pandemic are likely to have a lasting effect on the housing market, pushing property prices permanently higher. That’s the view of the Halifax; its latest index shows that the average home now costs £262,954, up 0.7 per cent from July and 7.1 per cent over 12 months.  The typical […]

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Market boom to go on as supply shortage to last into 2022

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Market boom continues as supply shortage to last into 2022 The very strong housing market seen throughout this year is set to extend into 2022 as a stock shortage is forecast to continue. Zoopla says that notwithstanding the reduced level of activity since the stamp duty holiday deadline of June 30 was passed, there remains […]

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Tenant demand is officially highest on record!

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The scale of demand in the private rental sector is now the highest on record according to ARLA Propertymark. The average number of new prospective tenants registered per branch increased in July to 102, from June’s figure of 88. This is the highest figure ever recorded, breaking August 2020’s previous record of 101 tenants registered […]

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Average house prices increase by 13.2 %

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  Average house prices increased by 13.2 % over the year to June Average house prices increased by 13.2% over the year to June – the highest annual growth rate since November 2004, according to the latest UK House Price Index from the ONS. UK average house prices reached a record high of £266,000 in […]

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Flats still popular purchases

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Flats still popular purchases Flats, so long the favourite of buy to let investors, still constitute 15 per cent of all homes purchased according to new research. Months on, end of lock-down restrictions have led to the romanticized notion that the nation’s home-buyers are ditching city living and apartment properties for larger homes in the […]

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It’s the best time to sell as records tumble.

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It’s the best time to sell as records tumble with Rightmove reporting busiest ever half-year! The busiest first half of a year ever recorded by Rightmove has led to a raft of new records for the housing market. The portal says the average asking price of property coming to market has now hit a new […]

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Thinking of starting your own business?

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Running a business, of whatever size, can be a legal minefield. Most industries are heavily regulated and there are multiple incidental laws which have to be complied with. We have many SME clients, across a variety of sectors, who trust us to assist in the running and organisation of their company. Whether you are a […]

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SPRING SALE- LOOKING TO SELL YOUR PROPERTY?

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Due to the success of this excellent offer we’re keeping it open till the end of June. Looking to sell your property- come to Kingsley Wood. We guarantee to beat any competitive quote. To find out more, contact June on 07871957885 / 01505 613799, email jmackenzie@kingsleywood.co.uk https://www.kingsleywood.co.uk/sales/selling/

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LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL YOUR PROPERTY?

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LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL YOUR PROPERTY? HERE’S A NOTE FROM ONE OF OUR LATEST HAPPY CUSTOMERS.   “I couldn’t have asked for a better service, very friendly, very efficient, very good all round. Top marks & many thanks. I found June and her team at Kingsley Wood to be professional at all times during […]

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We are recruiting for a conveyancing paralegal

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We are recruiting for a conveyancing paralegal! We are a busy Chamber practice looking for an experienced paralegal to assist with residential conveyancing and general client administration.. The ideal candidate will have strong organisational and good interpersonal skills; be able to act on their own initiative, have a positive attitude and be comfortable dealing face […]

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We’ve launched our new website

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Yes, we’ve launched our new website. It’s faster, easier to navigate and has full details of all our “for sale” and “to let” properties. Check out the latest news / insights section for updates on what we are up to and legal / properties services we offer. We have also added contact details to each […]

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House prices hit record high- it’s the time to sell!

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Analysis from Halifax BS shows that house prices have hit a record high despite rising at a slower rate than a year ago, hitting a national average of £252,765. The report reveals a 5.7% year-on-year increase up to March 2021. Reflecting on the figures, AJ Bell property market analyst Laith Khalaf was optimistic about the […]

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Employment Vaccination Policies

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“Many employers, especially those in industries which involve health and social care are concerned about whether they should be requiring their staff to have mandatory corona virus vaccinations. At the moment the UK Government is consulting about whether staff in care homes with older residents in England should have the vaccine.  The argument is of […]

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Scotland emerging as leading UK prime market

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The Scotsman reports that Scotland will overtake the UK’s prime property market over the next five years. Figures published by Savills estate agency show that Scotland’s prime property market prices are likely to increase by 22.8% in 2025. Whilst those across the UK will rise by 20.5%. Across Scotland, research shows there has been annual […]

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