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Stamp Duty Holiday Update

24/02/21

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is preparing to announce an extension to the stamp duty holiday deadline.

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Evictions ban extended until 31 March 2021

15/02/21

The government has announced that evictions cannot be enforced by bailiffs until at least 31 March 2021.

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February Property Review

02/02/21

Our monthly update on local housing market activity, national and local property news.

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Covid Policy:  January 2021

14/01/21

Our premises at 203 Whiteladies Road are still open during usual business hours.

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January Property Review

08/01/21

Our monthly update on local housing market activity, national and local property news.

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Breaking News- Evictions Ban Extended

08/01/21

The government has announced that evictions will now not be enforced by bailiffs until at least 21 February 2021.....

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​​​​​​​Opening Hours – Christmas 2020

11/12/20

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December Property Review

03/12/20

Our monthly update on local housing market activity, national and local property news.

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A Message from the Howard Team

02/11/20

Our premises at 203 Whiteladies Road are still open during usual business hours.  We have measures in place to keep all staff and visitors safe....

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November Property Review

01/11/20

Our monthly update on local housing market activity, national and local property news.

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Government plans to improve energy efficiency

13/10/20

The UK Government has started the consultation process on plans to improve energy efficiency in the UK rental sector.

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Tenant's Guide: Getting Ready for Winter

07/10/20

Important winter home care tips for tenants, from the Howard Maintenance Team

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October Property Review

02/10/20

Our monthly update on local housing market activity, national and local property news.

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How do I get my home ready to sell?

28/08/20

With demand for property to buy at a reported increase of 60%, if you are considering selling it is a good time to get your property on the market.

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Change to Notice Period for Landlords

28/08/20

It has been confirmed this afternoon that a 6 months notice period for landlords will be coming into force as of tomorrow, Saturday 29 August 2020. 

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Booming Marvellous

11/08/20

As we head for late summer Howard Davis, Director of Howard Independent Estate Agents assesses the property market.

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New Stamp Duty Rates, Calculator & FAQ’s

30/07/20

The stamp duty holiday - How much will I pay now? A handy calculator and some FAQ's to help you navigate the changes...

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BBC Interview 9/07/2020- Bristol Property Market

10/07/20

Our very own Howard appearing for comment on BBC Points West. A report on why Bristol is so attractive to those seeking a new way of life.

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Stamp Duty holiday announced

08/07/20

Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirms the Stamp Duty threshold will be increased to £500,000 immediately until March 31 next year.

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Caveat Venditor

17/06/20

Howard Davis, Director of Howard Independent Estate Agents looks at the impact national and global events might have on a resurgent UK property mar...

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Really Useful Engines

03/06/20

As the UK lifts out of lockdown, Howard Davis of Howard Independent Estate Agents suggests a chat over coffee to consider your next move.

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Government guidance now published - Electrical Safety Sta...

02/06/20

The UK Government releases guidance on the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020..

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Update: Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented...

18/05/20

The National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT) have issued advice, ahead of the new rules

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We Are Open

15/05/20

Following this week’s announcement that sales and lettings activity can resume within England, our office is now open.

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Government guidance released

13/05/20

Our regulator Propertymark has issued the following bulletin, outlining how agents will operate during COVID.

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COVID-19: The Local Property Market in May 2020

04/05/20

Howard Davis, Director at Howard Independent Estate Agents, reflects on how quickly we settled in to a new way of life to meet the challenges of lo...

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Virtual Viewings and Valuations

29/04/20

We can still connect in the virtual world to help sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants, with their next move!

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Home presentation tips from the top

27/04/20

Really useful home presentation tips, courtesy of interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.

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MHCLG COVID 19 -Official Guidance for Landlords & Tenants

06/04/20

The Ministry of Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published Covid-19 guidance for landlords and tenants. 

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How will Coronavirus affect our move?

31/03/20

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Useful Information for Landlords

31/03/20

Influential industry bodies help to provide clearer guidance on how we should operate during COVID...

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Working from Home?

31/03/20

Some tips from ‘Rightmove’ to keep you productive.

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Update: How to contact us

30/03/20

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COVID-19 Howard Policy Update

24/03/20

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Coronavirus - Our Policy

14/03/20

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Dear Chancellor

06/03/20

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