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30Nov

The deadline for the Stamp Duty and Land Transaction Tax breaks are fast approaching early next year. So, how can you help speed up the sale of your house to help beat the deadline?

The sale of any property is quite complex. That’s simply to ensure all the necessary legal and regulatory requirements are met and completed. A typical house sale can vary in weeks to a couple of months depending on a range of factors.

These can include mortgage matters, legal checks, Land Registry searches and other factors.

However, there are still ways of helping accelerate the sale of your property, particularly as the deadline for the Stamp Duty and Land Transaction Tax holidays end on 31 March.

That isn’t a long time from putting your home on the market to finding a buyer and selling it.

So, what can you do to help speed up the sale process? Here we have some help from our team and that of the Guild of Property Professionals that can help.

Finding a property solicitor

• Don't wait to instruct your property lawyer. In fact, you should ideally organise this prior to your home going on the market, or at least at the same time to avoid any potential delays.

• Provide them with your identification so that they can carry out anti-money laundering (AML) checks. The sooner these checks are completed, the sooner the selling process can begin.

• You will be asked to provide important information that may be relevant to a home buyer such as title information, plans, deeds, lease, rent and service charge statements. Consult your property lawyer, as they will be able to inform you of everything they will need.

• Discuss the cost and timing of obtaining searches and leasehold or managed freehold information.

• Ask them to review the sale information and to inform you of any potential issues that can be resolved early on.

Secure bank transfers

• If at any stage you need to transfer funds to your property lawyer, make sure to only accept bank details securely, such as through a secure portal or letterheaded paper. If in doubt, speak to them directly over the phone via a public office phone number or on a phone number you are certain is correct, to ensure that the bank details are accurate, safe and secure before transferring any funds.

• Start by sending a small amount and only you know that it has arrived safely, then follow up with the correct, larger sum.

• If you receive a warning from your bank regarding the bank account details, hold off on sending any money and speak to your property lawyer directly before proceeding with any bank transfers.

 Speak to your MMP agent

• Firstly, you will need to complete any property information forms.

• Your agent will let you know of the information they will need from you to comply with the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (CPR).

• If you benefit from a Help to Buy loan, find out about the cost and timing of obtaining a valuation.

• Speak to your agent about their marketing strategy for your home to ensure you can find prospective buyers as soon as possible.

• Enquire about virtual solutions such as virtual viewings to potentially save time and minimise risk.

 

 

16Nov

With views over the majestic Berwyn mountains the recently restored Gwalia Grade II listed stone cottage at Llangynog, Powys, will offer its new owners a stunning home in a rural location.

The three-bedroom property has been placed on the market having undergone a complete renovation in 2019, including new wiring, plumbing and an oil-fired central heating system.

“It’s a stunning cottage that has been carefully restored to a very high standard,” said Roger Lunt, a Partner at Morris, Marshall and Poole with Norman Lloyd who are marketing the property.

“In addition to the internal renovation work, the slate roof has recently been stripped, felted and replaced. Internally, the floors have also been relayed and the walls finished in lime plaster with the original timbers left exposed where possible.”

Spectacular views towards the Berwyn mountains

He added: “Its location enjoys some spectacular views of the Berwyns as well as access to the stunning countryside surrounding the village.

“Anyone who views the property will be impressed with the renovation work and the finished rooms.”

The village is situated close to Llanfyllin, Bala and Oswestry, making it ideal for access into Mid and North Wales and the West Midlands and North West of England.

The property is being sold for £285,000 and viewing is by appointment through MMP/NL’s Oswestry office by emailing oswestry@morrismarshall.co.uk or telephone 01691 679595.

MMP/NL can undertake a free appraisal of a property and market it to potential buyers throughout the UK through its online marketing tools and being a member of the Guild of Property Professionals.

MMP/NL has offices in eight towns, including Newtown, Oswestry, Aberystwyth, Welshpool, Llanidloes, Rhayader, Tywyn, Machynlleth and a showroom at Aberdyfi. It also has a specialist Rural Team based at Welshpool Livestock Sales and an associate office in London.

For more information, contact one of its local offices by visiting www.morrismarshall.co.uk.

 

16Nov

The property market in Mid Wales and Shropshire remains buoyant, despite the recent two week lockdown in Wales and the ongoing restrictions in England, according to Morris, Marshall and Poole with Norman Lloyd.

The chartered surveyors and auctioneers covering Powys, Shropshire, Ceredigion and Gwynedd have seen a surge in properties coming onto the market and being sold over the past couple of months.

Stamp Duty and Land Transaction Tax Holiday

This is due principally to the easing of Stamp Duty in England and the Land Transaction Tax in Wales, resulting in considerable savings for home sellers.

The property market in Wales and England is open, allowing house sales and moves.

Since the pandemic began, MMP/NL has adapted to working in a new and safe manner for employees and clients.

This has included virtual viewings and appraisals, although these are now permitted in person so long as Covid-19 social distancing guidance is adhered to.

Buying

If you're currently house hunting to make the most of the Stamp Duty and Land Transaction Tax holiday, remember that you can conduct a successful virtual viewing to minimise risk even further.

The benefit of viewing a property virtually is that you can decide whether you're seriously invested in the home before physically stepping through the door. You can even organise several viewings within a single day, all from the comfort of your home.

Selling

If you are looking to sell your property, remember that virtual valuations offer a safe, risk-free alternative to physical market appraisals.

But we can also undertake physical valuations and viewings while adhering to the government's Covid-19 regulations.

You can contact one of our offices at Newtown, Oswestry, Aberystwyth, Welshpool, Llanidloes, Rhayader, Tywyn, and Machynlleth.

For more information visit www.morrismarshall.co.uk.

 

16Nov

A prime six-acre equestrian smallholding situated close to the Mid Wales coast has been placed on the market.

Llwyn Adda at Staylittle, near Talybont in Ceredigion not only boasts prime stables and outbuildings but includes a stunning and fully renovated four-bedroom house and landscaped grounds.

“Stunning is an understatement for this property. The house has been maintained to a very high standard throughout and combined with the well-kept landscaped grounds and surrounding countryside it is a beautiful property,” said Michael Williams, a Partner at Morris, Marshall and Poole with Norman Lloyd who are marketing the property.

Stables and menage

The stables have been finished to a high standard and include three loose boxes, a tack room, feed store and courtyard. It also has its own ménage.

The property has open views over neighbouring pastureland and saltmarshes towards the coastline towards Barmouth and Aberdyfi.

“It’s not often you’ll see a property of this standard coming on to the market and so we’re anticipating a lot of interest.

The property is reached through electric gates and along a sweeping driveway that leads to a courtyard.

Llwyn Adda has a guide price of £825,000 and viewings can be arranged by appointment through MMP/NL’s Aberystwyth office by contacting aberystwyth@morrismarshall.co.uk or telephone 01970 625 020.

MMP/NL can undertake a free appraisal of a property and market it to potential buyers throughout the UK through its online marketing tools and being a member of the Guild of Property Professionals.

MMP/NL has offices in eight towns, including Newtown, Oswestry, Aberystwyth, Welshpool, Llanidloes, Rhayader, Tywyn, Machynlleth and a showroom at Aberdyfi. It also has a specialist Rural Team based at Welshpool Livestock Sales and an associate office in London.

For more information, contact one of its local offices by visiting www.morrismarshall.co.uk.

 

07Nov

The property market is very much open in England and Wales, although there have been differences in what you can and cannot do.

Here at Morris, Marshall and Poole with Norman Lloyd we are very much open to help you sell, buy or rent a home.

So, what can and can you not do?

In England during lockdown until 2 December 2020:

• we can value your home

• you can still sell or buy a property

• you can still rent a property

• you can still move

However, this must all be done under Covid-19 social distancing regulations. Something we are undertaking extremely seriously for the sake of our clients and employees.

In Wales

In Wales, up to 9 November 2020 you could only undertake a virtual viewing of a property, although house sales, house moves and surveys could take place.

From Monday, we can undertake property valuations, while sales, moves and lettings can continue.

However, any house moves must take place under strict Covid-19 social distancing regulations set out by the Welsh Government.

We will only value a property providing it can be done in a safe way for both the household and our employees.

Our team are available on the phone, by email or video conference to talk to you about valuing your property, selling it or helping you to buy one that you’ve seen.

Property lettings

If you are looking to rent a property we can also help you.

MMP/NL can undertake a free appraisal of property and market it to potential buyers throughout the UK through its online marketing tools and being a member of the Guild of Property Professionals.

MMP/NL has offices in eight towns, including Newtown, Oswestry, Aberystwyth, Welshpool, Llanidloes, Rhayader, Tywyn, Machynlleth and a showroom at Aberdyfi. It also has a specialist Rural Team based at Welshpool Livestock Sales and an associate office in London.

For more information, contact one of its local offices by visiting www.morrismarshall.co.uk.

Contact Us

Aberystwyth 01970 625020
Llanidloes 01686 412567
Associated London Office 0203 368 3986
Machynlleth 01654 702472
Newtown 01686 626160
Oswestry 01691 679595
Rhayader 01597 739994
Tywyn 01654 710388
Welshpool 01938 554818
Bishops Castle 01588 638511 
Rural Department 01938 552371

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