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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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WE ARE LOOKING FOR A PROPERTY VIEWER

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WITH DEMAND & VIEWING INCREASING WE HAVE A REQUIREMENT FOR ANOTHER PROPERTY VIEWER. RATE OF PAY PER VIEWING WILL BE PAID, MUST HAVE OWN CAR (AGREED MILEAGE EXPENSES WILL BE PAID). MUST BE FLEXIBLE WITH WORKING HOURS, WITH SOME EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS REQUIRED. IF INTERESTED PLEASE CALL JUNE MACKENZIE ON 01505 613799

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The Complexities of Executries & Estates

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Winding up any estate can seem a formidable task especially where family members are involved, and emotions are running high. We are used to dealing sympathetically and professionally with these delicate situations and provide support and guidance throughout the process. Both where a will is involved or where someone dies without one we can advise […]

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New Company – New Venture?

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Running or starting a new 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 […]

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First Home Fund to Re-open After Pilot Success

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The Scottish Government intends to reopen the First Home Fund after the pilot scheme helped thousands to enter the housing market in 2020. It will be open to all first-time buyers in Scotland and can be used for new build and existing properties. The fund offers first-time buyers of loans up to £25,000 for their […]

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Students win thousands back from Landlord

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A Glasgow landlord who refused to return a flat deposit has been ordered to pay back thousands to two students after telling a tribunal he “didn’t see the point” of a law which requires owners to safeguard the funds. The students represented themselves in a tribunal case against the landlord, who owns 15 properties in […]

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Find a House You Love This Valentine’s Day

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At Kingsley Wood & Co, we’re always here to help you find a property you fall in love with and will be happy in for many many years to come. Although we cannot welcome you into the agency right now, we’d still like to “share the love” with a very apt poem: So, if you […]

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Kingsley Wood & Co Expands Team in Bridge of Weir

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Ashley Williamson has joined Kingsley Wood Lettings Agency as Lettings Account Manager. She joins the rest of the team with June Mackenzie- Sales & Letting Manger, Sam Hughes- Lettings Negotiator and Sharon Diver- Receptionist/Administrator. Kingsley Wood & Co. are gearing up for a strong 2021 with enhanced support and marketing packages- https://www.kingsleywood.co.uk/letting. For more information […]

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New Year – New Start

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With your New Year Resolutions in place, thinking of eating more healthily and cutting down on other excesses for January!  Now is a good time to look at revamping your home particularly if you’re looking to sell or let the property– presenting the property at its best. With Covid restrictions in place the way forward […]

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Free Virtual Wills Surgery

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We are hosting a Wills Surgery on behalf of Ardgowan Hospice on Tuesday 26th January between 10am-1pm. If you are interested and to reserve your place, please contact Eilish on 01505 874114 or email- ecarlton@kingsleywood.co.uk Free Wills Surgery on behalf of Ardgowan Hospice – Tuesday 26th January between 10am-1pm.

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We are hiring!

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We are a thriving legal practice with offices in Kilmacolm and Bridge of Weir. We want to continue to improve and develop the service we provide and seek to recruit an experienced legal secretary, principally with a conveyancing background, to work as part of the small and friendly team based in our Kilmacolm office. You […]

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We are open for business!

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2020 was a difficult year for all, but with the new hope of the UK rolling out a vaccine, we are happy to advise all our customers and clients that we are carrying on business as usual – with a few tweaks and new procedures following COVID 19 regulations to keep us all safe. Despite […]

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A New year- it’s a good time to look into writing a will.

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The global pandemic, Brexit, and the fallout from these events has had a significant impact on many areas of our lives. These events may have significant implications for your relationships, finances, and your business interests. As a result, it may be an excellent time to write a will or to review your existing will. Recent […]

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