The number of people in self-employment is currently higher than at any point in the last 40 years. The Office of National Statistics currently states that 15% of the UK’s workforce is self-employed – that’s 4.8 million people working for themselves, compared to 3.3 million back in 2001. Market research from Aldermore Bank PLC, which shows…Continue Reading “Newly Self-Employed: How To Secure A Mortgage”

From 1st April 2018 new ‘Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards’ are being introduced so that all new tenanted properties should meet a minimum Energy Performance Rating. When you come to sell or let a property in the UK, it is a legal requirement to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for the property when you begin marketing….Continue Reading “Landlords: How To Comply With Important New EPC Regulations”

Remind me again, what do estate agents actually do for their money?

“Oh you’re an Estate Agent”… cue that funny expression that sits perfectly between disdain and curiosity every time I meet someone new and answer the question: “So what do you do?” We as a nation, are generally private people, house proud and totally and utterly obsessed with buying and selling property. It’s a little known…Continue Reading “Remind me again, what do estate agents actually do for their money?”

Homes on the river belong to a unique sector of the market and therefore require specialist marketing and advertising in order to ensure they stand out and attract buyers specifically looking for properties on the water. This is why we are launching Curchods Riverside. Curchods Riverside offers a unique proposition for those looking to buy,…Continue Reading “Curchods Launch Specialist Riverside Homes Service”

Passing through the security gates to the entrance of the estate, you are transported into a leafy oasis in the heart of Surrey, surrounded by beautiful old trees and quietly hidden from the outside world.   Naturally, access is restricted, so entering feels like you’ve been given the key to a very special place.  What’s…Continue Reading “What’s it like to live on St George’s Hill, Weybridge, England”

When McLaren Automotive wanted to create a new exclusive paint colour for the new McLaren 570s Spider, they delved in to their history to revive a name that was close to the heart of their founder Bruce McLaren: Muriwai. Muriwai. Roll this unfamiliar collection of letters over your tongue and it sounds truly exotic, a…Continue Reading “Bruce McLaren’s Family Home In Burwood Park Honored With New Paint Colour For The 570s Spider”

The future of the housing market is a constant topic of discussion and a source of worry for some, whether the investment they’ve made in purchasing a property will prove a good one long term. This post takes a look at the current activity levels of buyers in Surrey and the historical trends in property…Continue Reading “Proof that property is still a good long term investment in Surrey”