If you’ve been living on the moon for the last few months you may not have heard of some very important new data protection legislation which is being introduced today (25th May 2018).  The new legislation is the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).  The GDPR is new European-wide law that replaces the current Data Protection Act,…Continue Reading “General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)”

Plans to redevelop the centre of West Byfleet were approved by Woking Borough Council’s Planning Committee on 26th September 2017.  Curchods West Byfleet branch resides in the commercial offices at the base of Sheer House, the building which is at the centre of the redevelopment plans and is to be demolished and redeveloped along with…Continue Reading “Artwork Installed At Sheer House Redevelopment Site In West Byfleet”

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?”