Michael J Chapman

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We are delighted to have teamed up with local chocolatier, Olivers chocolate parties for a fabulous Easter competition. What better way to spend a few hours than getting your little ones to be creative and be in with the chance of winning some chocolate. All the details for entry and a template are on the link below. https://www.michaeljchapman.co.uk/eastercompetition.pdf Good...
Many data releases on the housing market are still representing time before the impact of the Coronavirus epidemic. The impact of Covid-19 will filter through to housing market statistics from mid-April. Demand: Hometrack report demand down 40% in the week to 22nd March after mortgage approvals had hit a new high in February. RICS and Rightmove will offer insight into March in their...
Last night the government finally issued extensive advice on home moving and the activities of estate agents during the continuing Coronavirus crisis. This came last night after days of debate on how much marketing, valuing, viewing and conveyancing could be done during the lockdown. We thought we would share this information with you as I am sure that if you are purchasing a...
The sales and lettings industry relies heavily on face-to-face interactions, we meet new applicants in our offices, we take them to view properties, often meeting with the owners or landlords.  Once a transaction is proceeding we meet many times throughout the process and, for lettings, those interactions will continue throughout the tenancy with property inspections and maintenance...
Will the new Prime Minister reform stamp duty?   Among other factors (policy and economic performance being key), changes to taxation in the form of stamp duty land tax at point of sale can have a big impact on the level of activity in the UK housing market. The most recent significant impacts on the market have been the higher rate taxes on the market over £1million and the...
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