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Winkworth opened offices in Salisbury recently, combining a wonderful panelled Jacobean room with contemporary design and the best in modern marketing. As London focuses on the country once more, Melanie Scott-Power who heads our client services department in London, chats with Matthew Hallett, Director of Winkworth Salisbury. How long have you been in the profession?… Continue Reading ›

The must-see city for 2015

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The international property market has been relatively subdued in recent years. Concerns about the UK financial situation have meant that some vendors have found it difficult to sell their houses. Since the beginning of 2014, however, things have begun to change. There are several reasons for this:   – On the home front, the British… Continue Reading ›

Is now a good time to buy French property? Mais oui!

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Downsizing can come about for a number of reasons. Maybe your children have left home and you no longer need the space. Perhaps you have itchy feet and want to free up money to travel? Like many, you may want to help your children get on the property ladder. Or have you always yearned for… Continue Reading ›

Small is beautiful

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Winkworth is pleased to announce the opening of its latest office in Reading, Berkshire. The office is co-owned by Jon Hallett and Michael Foldvari, well-known names in the area with more than 40 years of estate agency experience between them. We got to know them a bit better over a cup of coffee at Picnic,… Continue Reading ›

The pleasure of Reading

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Letting a property can be an excellent investment and income source if done properly. If you’re considering becoming a landlord or are already one, however, you will need to make sure you are up to date with any legal changes. In September 2014, the Department of Communities and Local Government published a new code of… Continue Reading ›

Be the perfect landlord

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Landowners, farmers and their agents will have received details of reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy in stages over the past few months. Major changes have been introduced to the direct payments that farmers receive, now called the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). One of the changes, known as ‘Greening’ is designed to encourage biodiversity and… Continue Reading ›

When your heart is in the country

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Headlines tend to be dominated by house prices and luxury homes for sale. But estate agents such as Winkworth with property to rent in central London have some great stories to tell when it comes to tenants and lettings. The latest Lonres.com property survey revealed a stabilising central London rental market in 2014, with the… Continue Reading ›

Capital ideas

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The British housing market has long been a magnet for investors from overseas. And now a whole new group of millionaires are eyeing up London’s prime sites. According to recent statistics, China was the fourth top property investor in the UK during 2013. Only buyers from the UK, Russia and those from the United Arab… Continue Reading ›

East, west, home’s best

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There are many different aspects to marketing your home when you’re selling to ensure you get the right buyer. Here, professional photographer Chris Warren speaks about the importance of photography to capture people’s interest.   I hope we are all agreed that when marketing a house photography is important. It always has been but in… Continue Reading ›

Capture your property’s best side

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