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Welcome aboard Trio will help agency keep its five-star rating   The new year sees three new team members at Town and Country Southern estate agents, and its fellow brand Fine and Country Southern Hampshire in Drayton. New recruit Lara Faber-Johnson Business owner Colin Shairp says the three recruits have been essential to bolster an […]

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Will an extra £2bn really make a difference?

Will an extra £2bn really make a difference?

Expert View by IAN LEE – director of McAndrew Martin chartered surveyors    Q: What difference will the government’s recent pledge of an extra £2bn for affordable housing make? A: Prime Minister Theresa May announced the additional funding at the Conservative Party conference to take its total commitment for affordable housing to £9bn by 2021. She […]

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Bidding war reaches £17k above estimate

Bidding war reaches £17k above estimate

  ‘There was keen interest, with the final bid at £167,000’ Clive Emson Auctioneers This three-bedroom house in Portsmouth went under the auctioneer’s hammer for £167,000 in a bidding battle on Monday, September 11. The end-terrace property at 54 Ernest Road, Fratton, which fetched £17,000 above the freehold guide price, was among 140 lots being […]

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Mortgage deposit estimates are far too high

Mortgage deposit estimates are far too high

  More than 75 per cent overestimate deposit needed to buy a new home   More than 75 per cent of people in the Portsmouth area asked to estimate the deposit needed to buy a £250,000 new home massively overestimated how much was needed. Using the government’s Help to Buy scheme, buyers need just £12,500 […]

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Mountain of red tape

Mountain of red tape

Landlords are facing challenges with a staggering 145 laws and regulations A new report has found that there are a staggering 145 laws and regulations governing the private rental sector (PRS). The study for the Tenancy Deposit Scheme Foundation highlighted the mountain of red tape facing landlords and lettings agents across England, Wales, Scotland and […]

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Bidding war nets £162,000

Bidding war nets £162,000

Property makes £12,000 more than guide price   A three-bedroom house in Southsea went under the hammer for £162,000 in a bidding war. The receivership property at 41 Talbot Road, pictured, among 138 lots being sold by Clive Emson, Britain’s largest independent regional land and property auctioneer, went for £12,000 more than the guide price. […]

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Generous donation to Rowans Hospice

Generous donation to Rowans Hospice

Pictured from the left are McAndrew Martin director Lee Sergeant, managing director Bill McAndrew, director Ian Lee and director Bruce Scott with Rowans Hospice corporate and events fundraiser Eliza Dunn   A Portsmouth firm of chartered surveyors has presented the £6,000 proceeds from its record-breaking charity golf day. Directors from Hampshire-based McAndrew Martin donated the […]

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Salon deal is cut and dried

Salon deal is cut and dried

A long-established unisex hairdressing salon has expanded into new premises in Waterlooville. Upstairs Downstairs has snapped up Unit 5, The Boulevard, off London Road, in a deal brokered by property consultancy Myddelton & Major. Quoting rent for the 534 sq ft (49.61 sq m) town centre shop unit was £15,500 per annum. Myddelton & Major […]

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Lots of lots up for bidding

Lots of lots up for bidding

  11am at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton on Thursday, July 27 Clive Emson Auctioneers   Receivers have instructed the sale of a three-bedroom house in Southsea. The freehold property at 41 Talbot Road is guided at £150,000-plus and is among 138 lots being sold by Clive Emson, Britain’s largest independent regional land and property auctioneer. […]

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£175k in bidding war

£175k in bidding war

Clive Emson Auctioneers Next auction: 11am, Ageas Bowl, Southampton, Thursday, July 27   A semi-detached house in Portsmouth went under the auctioneer’s hammer for £175,000 in a bidding war. The three-bedroom property at 81 Cheltenham Road in Paulsgrove, pictured, went for £55,000 above the freehold guide price and was among 142 lots being sold by […]

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