• Why you should switch from your online estate agent

    10 April 2019

    Switch from your online agent today and let Douglas Allen sell your home and we’ll give you up to £1000 to offset your online agent fees.

  • What should I do with my rental property?

    22 March 2019

    In 2018, the Government passed a bill which sees an end to letting agents fees for tenants from 1st June 2019. While this is great news for many renters, some landlords are worried that the fees will be passed on to them and eat into their profits. We’re here to waylay your concerns and tell you that Lets Switch may be able to help manage your property…

  • What do estate agents do?

    21 February 2019

    Here at Douglas Allen we prefer to be completely transparent about what we do – and how we do it – so you can rest assured, that we’ll always have a cohesive plan to sell your home or find your next one.

  • Is now a good time to remortgage?

    20 February 2019

    There’s been a lot of buzz about remortgaging lately. Lenders are now beginning to offer their existing customers better mortgage deals that are similar, or better, than those available to new customers. A new and expanding lending market is beginning to emerge – one further strengthened by a highly competitive remortgage sector.

  • What can you expect from the housing market this year?

    17 January 2019

    We’ve just published our biannual report into the housing market, which offers a retrospective look over the past 6 months – and what to expect in 2019.

  • What is the timeline for buying a house?

    16 January 2019

    We’ve created a handy timeline for buying a house or flat, so you’ll know roughly what to expect once you’ve had your offer accepted.

  • Property Jargon Demystified

    21 November 2018

    If you’re buying, selling or letting, property jargon can leave you scratching your head in confusion. Don’t worry, it’s a common problem. Long and wordy documents, quick-talking professionals and the different parties involved can leave you flustered by the terminology.

  • Why Open House Events are Most Likely to Sell Your Home

    05 November 2018

    Open house events are an increasingly popular way to sell your home and if carried out effectively, can contribute to a smooth and stress-free selling process.

  • Budget 2018: How will it affect you?

    02 November 2018

    Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s 2018 Budget was announced earlier this week and with it came some positive changes to housing and planning. In addition to the expected extension of Help to Buy, Mr Hammond introduced a number of new initiatives which should stimulate the housing market.

  • What could the 2018 Budget mean for homeowners?

    26 October 2018

    The chancellor will outline the government's plans for tax and spending for the new financial year this Monday – so what could this mean for homeowners? It's predicted that buy-to-let landlords may be the most affected by this Autumn's Budget, with possible changes to stamp duty, tenancy agreements and capital gains tax. It's hoped that whatever's suggested will help to stimulate the housing market, rather than hinder it.

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