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Stamp Duty Holiday

Posted on Saturday, 3 April, 2021

The government’s annual take from stamp duty is approximately £12bn, according to the latest figures released by HMRC. That’s roughly equivalent to 2% of the Treasury’s total tax take. Last year the government temporarily increased the amount at which stamp duty is paid to £500,000, for property sales in England…

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Strong Rental Market

Posted on Saturday, 3 April, 2021

“The rental market continues to show no sign of slowing down, as demand for rental properties rose yet again in February. Letting agents have continued to support landlords and their tenants throughout the ongoing Covid-19 difficulties, and it is essential that tenancies are maintained wherever possible to ensure rent keeps…

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Christmas Office Hours

Posted on Sunday, 27 December, 2020

Happy Christmas from everyone at Lakin & Co Thursday 24th December – 9:00 – 1:30pm Friday 25th December – CLOSED Saturday 26th December  – CLOSED Sunday 27th December – CLOSED Monday 28th December  – CLOSED Tuesday 29th December – 9:00 – 1:30pm Wednesday 30th December – 9:00 -1:30pm Thursday 31st December…

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Prospective buyer numbers reach highest ever recorded for the month of October

Posted on Friday, 27 November, 2020

No visible signs of the property market easing on its traditionally-seasonal brakes just yet. The latest figures released by NAEA Propertymark have revealed that prospective buyer numbers reached the highest ever recorded for the month of October. According to NAEA Propertymark’s October Housing Report, the average number of prospective buyers…

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November Housing Market Update

Posted on Monday, 23 November, 2020

Housing market update Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick confirmed that “the housing market will remain open” throughout England’s second national lockdown, which began on 5 November and will continue until at least 2 December. Jenrick wrote on Twitter that “renters and homeowners will be able to move; removal firms and estate…

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Reopening Announcement

Posted on Friday, 15 May, 2020

With the government’s announcement this week that Estate Agents can return to work, we have been busy preparing ourselves for a return initially just to our Uxbridge office on Monday 18th May. We also plan to start working at our Ickenham office the following Tuesday 26th May. We look forward…

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Easter Opening Hours

Posted on Thursday, 9 April, 2020

Happy Easter from everyone at Lakin & Co Friday 10 April CLOSED Easter Monday: Monday 13 April CLOSED

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Premises Currently Closed

Posted on Tuesday, 24 March, 2020

In light of the Government’s announcement yesterday evening, we have temporarily closed our Uxbridge and Ickenham offices with immediate effect, until further notice. We take our responsibility to protect our colleagues and customers seriously. As such this means that team members will not be permitted to attend our offices this…

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Posted on Thursday, 19 March, 2020

Please be patient with us while we try to respond to you as quickly as we can during this crisis. We are typically taking longer to reply than normal. We are truly living in unique times. The coronavirus pandemic is impacting everyone from our families, to our businesses, to our…

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Electrical Safety Regulations set to come into force

Posted on Sunday, 23 February, 2020

Subject to approval by both Houses of Parliament landlords and agents will need to ensure electrical installation inspections and testing are carried out for all new tenancies in England from 1 July 2020 or from 1 April 2021 for existing tenancies. More information https://www.arla.co.uk/news/january-2020/electrical-safety-regulations-to-come-into-force.aspx

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