• Budget boost for First Time Buyers

    23 November 2017

    Great news for hard-pressed young people trying to get on the housing ladder! In his Autumn Budget, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced the immediate scrapping of Stamp Duty altogether for first time buyers purchasing properties up to £300,000, or on the first £300,000 of properties worth up to £500,000.

  • Help us keep the homeless warm this winter

    16 November 2017

    We all have old sleeping bags that never get used and old coats we'll never wear again. Do something good this winter and your coat or sleeping bag could save a life!

  • Don't miss out on those January sales!

    15 November 2017

    It is widely believed that the property market simply goes into hibernation over the festive season. But here at Douglas Allen, we know that nothing could be further from the truth!


    14 November 2017

    Last week’s long-awaited 0.25% rise in interest rates is unlikely to impact heavily on Kent’s housing market, according to the Financial Services Director of Ward & Partners’ mortgage arm.

  • Our landlords see rise in rent in midst of market downturn

    02 November 2017

    For the first time Rightmove Rental Market Trend Tracker has reported a Quarterly drop in rental asking prices across the South East of England excluding Greater London. This now takes the annual change to a 1.9% drop overall. Arun Estates have seen generally much less of an impact across their trading area, with a 0.58% increase in asking rents across Quarter 3, which has taken the drop in average asking rents YTD to just over 1%.


    31 October 2017

    There cannot be a more frightening, sorry, FITTING time to think about some of the nation’s creepier street names than Halloween!


    24 October 2017

    Some areas are more expensive than others. No surprise there – after all, some places are simply more desirable to live in than others. Rather more intriguing, though, is the fact that there seem to be quite a lot of people for whom the actual content of the address – for example, whether it includes the words “Street,” “Road,” or “Square” – is also important enough to impact on the price they are prepared to pay.

  • New Branch Opening In Hornchurch

    17 October 2017

    We have had a fantastic start to 2017 and are achieving record figures. We are so confident in our ability to find you the best tenant at the best price that we are offering a special discounted rate on our fully managed package (that even includes our rent recovery plus policy) for just 7.5% +VAT - this is an offer not to be missed.

  • Sell before Christmas!

    13 October 2017

    Tuesday the 17th of October could be an important day if you are thinking about selling your home! It is by this date that, according to the Homeowners’ Alliance, sellers must put their homes on the market if they seriously want to sell by Christmas.

  • New Autumn Ed. 2017 | Residence Magazine

    11 October 2017

    This edition includes stunning properties, interior design ideas, recipes from the famous chef Michel Roux and much more! Pop into a branch to pick one up or download a copy!

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