What news from the front?

The international fight against Covid 19 has often been described as a ‘war against an invisible enemy’.  Although the first peak of the virus has passed, it has not gone away. The first battle of the war has ended but the conflict sadly goes on. To steal Churchill’s great quote, it could be said that ‘this is not the end…..or even the beginning of the end…..but more the end of the beginning’.

How has the coronavirus pandemic affected Bath's property market?

Carey Gilliland, of Madison Oakley, takes a look at the latest figures and gives us his take on why this summer is so important for property.

Property survey

Lockdown has Brits reconsidering where they live

Estate agency Yopa commissioned a survey of 2,000 people across the UK last week to gain some insight into how our relationships with our homes, families and communities have altered as a result of lockdown.

Property News

Chancellor scraps Stamp Duty on all homes under £500,000 with immediate effect

In a temporary measure to help boost the property market amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has raised the the threshold for stamp duty on the first £ 500,000 on all property sales in England and Northern Ireland.

Introduced as part of his recent Summer Statement, this new initiative will start with immediate effect (from July 8th), and runs until next 31 March 2021. Prior to this policy being announced, homebuyers would start paying stamp duty in England and Northern Ireland on property from £125,000, or £300,000 for first-time buyers (if buying a property worth less than £500,000). This will save buyers as much as £15,000, if they are buying a property of £500,000 or more. 

Time to reflect and reconnect:

Has lockdown taught us to connect with our homes as well as our families?

As we tentatively emerge from the grips of lock-down InBath speaks to Architect Mark Lord, founding director of the vibrant Bath based studio Lord Architecture about re-imagining your home, engaging with the design process and the road ahead for residential architecture in the city.

Curo Homes

New Homes

Curo marks Rural Housing Week with completion of 36 new homes in the village of Clutton

A housing development launched in 2018 was completed by housing association and housebuilder Curo just in time to mark Rural Housing Week.....

HomeLets

Whether you’re bringing business to us or moving house with us, we offer an unrivalled service that combines competence with friendliness. We pride ourselves on the attention to detail we give our clients, properties and tenants, and the professional relationships we build.

Interiors

Bath interior designer, Clair Strong, looks at how COVID-19 will shape design trends this autumn. 

Lockdown forced most of us to spend a lot more time at home and to think carefully about how we use our living spaces. Our homes became our safe places away from the outside world but they also became our offices, schools, gyms, entertaining and outside spaces too. As we look forwards to a post pandemic world, many of us will be focusing on how we create multifunctional homes that work for all the family.

Madison Oakley

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Aspire To Move

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HomeLets

Whether you’re bringing business to us or moving house with us, we offer an unrivalled service that combines competence with friendliness. 

Savills

We pride ourselves on offering honest advice to all, combining our unrivalled local insight in the Bath property market with the strength and global reach of Savills.

Hamptons

Selling and letting property is our core business, but we don't stop there - we offer a wide range of services to help you at every stage of your property journey.

Winkworth 

Whether you’re buying, selling, renting or letting in the City or Country, we have the expertise and local knowledge you need.