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The Future of the Stratford-upon-Avon Buy-to-Let Market in 2024

February 15th, 2024
Land and New Homes, Market Update, Mortgages, News, Residential Lettings, Residential Sales | Comments Off on The Future of the Stratford-upon-Avon Buy-to-Let Market in 2024

The UK’s property market is facing a significant challenge as the availability of homes for rent has plummeted to its lowest level in five years, exacerbating the difficulties tenants face in finding affordable accommodation. This alarming trend was highlighted in a recent analysis, which revealed that in 2023, only 261,542 private rental homes were available […]

Mortgage War Will Save Stratford-upon-Avon Homeowners £4,379 a Year

January 24th, 2024
Land and New Homes, Market Update, Mortgages, News, Residential Lettings, Residential Sales | Comments Off on Mortgage War Will Save Stratford-upon-Avon Homeowners £4,379 a Year

In a recent financial turn, Stratford-upon-Avon residents are experiencing a wave of relief as mortgage rates across the UK take a surprising dip. This reduction, led by major lenders, signals a potential opportunity for the Stratford-upon-Avon housing market, directly affecting homeowners, landlords and first-time buyers in the town. Let’s delve into what this means for […]

Our take on Chancellor Hunt’s Autumn Statement & the Stratford upon Avon Housing Market

November 25th, 2023
In the community, Market Update, Mortgages, News, Residential Lettings, Residential Sales | Comments Off on Our take on Chancellor Hunt’s Autumn Statement & the Stratford upon Avon Housing Market

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced on Wednesday lunchtime a series of changes in his Autumn Statement. These changes, though not revolutionary, are set to benefit various sectors of the Stratford property market, including private renters, landlords and first-time buyers. One significant update is the increase in the Local Housing Allowance (LHA). Next year, the LHA […]

The Changing Landscape of Stratford upon Avon’s Housing Market: Exploring the Ethical Dimensions of Buy-to-Let Investment

September 7th, 2023
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The town of Stratford upon Avon has witnessed a profound transformation in its housing landscape over the last few years, and the surge in private renting has led to significant debates about the morality of the buy-to-let market. Let us look at the current statistics compared to 40 years ago to show the seismic shift. […]

The Emergence of Accidental Stratford-upon-Avon Landlords in a Slowing Housing Market?

August 24th, 2023
Market Update, Residential Lettings, Residential Sales | Comments Off on The Emergence of Accidental Stratford-upon-Avon Landlords in a Slowing Housing Market?

A Stratford-upon-Avon landlord remarked to me the other day that he felt that there were more ‘posher’ up-market properties coming up for rent in the last six months compared to a couple of years ago. I stated that this was the case, and it wasn’t all down to the recent rental growth – it was […]

Stratford-upon-Avon Rents Smash Through the £1,220 Barrier

July 25th, 2023
Market Update, Residential Lettings | Comments Off on Stratford-upon-Avon Rents Smash Through the £1,220 Barrier

Are Stratford-upon-Avon Landlords Profiteering? The private rented sector for both Stratford-upon-Avon landlords and Stratford-upon-Avon tenants is facing immense challenges, with a shortage of available homes for rent putting renters under significant pressure. And you can see why when the average UK rent in 2021 was £1,381 and in 2023 it has been £1,706, an increase […]

Cautious Optimism in the Stratford-upon-Avon Property Market

March 3rd, 2023
Market Update, News, Residential Lettings, Residential Sales | Comments Off on Cautious Optimism in the Stratford-upon-Avon Property Market

As the British and Stratford-upon-Avon property market navigates the ongoing economic turmoil, many Stratford-upon-Avon homeowners and landlords may feel uncertain about the future. However, up-to-date data suggests that the 2023 property crash predicted by the many newspapers and the usual clickbait doom-mongers in the lead-up to Christmas on social media, may not be as bad […]

Inflation – Every Stratford-upon-Avon Landlords’ Saviour

December 5th, 2022
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Some of you reading this will be old enough to remember the 1970s – the bell-bottom trousers, the huge collars, frayed jeans, disco glitter balls, maxi dresses, midi skirts but above everything else – HYPER-INFLATION. With inflation currently standing at 11.1%, many of us envy the last few years when we have been lucky to […]

Stratford-upon-Avon OAPs are Getting Jobs and Downsizing Properties to Beat the Cost-of-Living Crisis

September 21st, 2022
Market Update, Residential Lettings, Residential Sales | Comments Off on Stratford-upon-Avon OAPs are Getting Jobs and Downsizing Properties to Beat the Cost-of-Living Crisis

Stratford-upon-Avon OAP retirees have to make tough choices with the onset of the cost-of-living crisis. Growing inflation, unpredictable financial markets and the high cost of living mean many former retired Stratford-upon-Avon people are returning to work in what has been dubbed the ‘great unretirement’. Some are even bringing forward their downsizing house move. Looking at […]

Why Aren’t Liz and Rishi Courting Stratford-upon-Avon’s Generation Rent?

August 25th, 2022
Market Update, News, Residential Lettings, Residential Sales | Comments Off on Why Aren’t Liz and Rishi Courting Stratford-upon-Avon’s Generation Rent?

With the cost-of-living crisis beginning to hit, the 20 and 30-somethings of Stratford-upon-Avon urgently need the help and support of the Government to help them get on the property ladder. For the last few weeks, we have listened to the debates and hustings of Liz and Rishi. Between them, they have told us how they […]

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