Going Up; fast-tracked planning process announced
The Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, has announced plans to introduce a fast-tracked planning process starting in September. The move towards Permitted Development will allow homeowners to add two-storeys to the height of the home without applying for full planning consent through their local councils. It will also remove the need for a traditional planning application to demolish and rebuild unused buildings in town centres and local communities.
What makes Bradford Attractive for Investor Landlords?
Following on from our blog about an increase in buyer demand in Bradford, we are talking about all things lettings! The Bradford rental market has remained strong throughout the 40 years Robert Watts has been operating.
Our Top Ten Favourite Things about Bradford
It's great to see that so many people love Bradford as much as we do! Our city was recently featured in Rightmove's top ten places with the biggest increase (59%) in buyer demand (based on statistics from 1st-14th June vs 1st-14th March).
Top Five Netflix Property Shows Right Now
During lockdown we’ve definitely been watching more Netflix than usual. But the good news is, we’ve compiled a list of all the interior and property inspired shows that are worth watching. A perfect method of escapism, and a way to get you thinking about your next move or house project. Keep reading to find out our suggestions for your next Netflix marathon…
House price index data suggests strong bounce back
Rightmove has announced that house prices in Yorkshire & The Humber have increased by 3.3% since March, and the annual change is 4.1%. The average asking price for our region from 13th May – 4th June is 97.8% in comparison to 96.8% previously in February of this year.
Success Story: 16 High Busy Lane
Robert Watts is delighted to announce the details of a recent sale completed in nearly record time. 16 High Busy Lane was put on the market on 16th June at 5:15pm, and the sale was agreed a mere two days later on 18th June at 2:15pm.
More time at home has influenced what buyers are looking for
Over the last few months, our homes have had to take on a new role to provide us with an environment to live, work, exercise, and carry out all other daily tasks. Our kitchens are now used for juggling home-schooling and homeworking, as well as baking the perfect banana loaf for Instagram stories. Our living rooms have become home gyms to follow Joe Wicks’ PE sessions with the kids and to create at-home cinema nights. These changes, plus many more, seem to have our buyers thinking about what their priorities are for their next move.
An encouraging turnaround for housing market
Robert Watts is proud to announce that within the last four weeks since the housing market reopened, there has been an impressive surge in demand. We have arranged 737 viewings and a total 72 properties have been instructed.
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How to make the most of your garden during lockdown
Spring is here and the sun is shining, just. It’s a nice bit of positivity amid these difficult times and it’s the perfect opportunity to do a spot of gardening. We’ve detailed below some top tips to improve your garden space and your well being and we’ve borrowed ideas from articles published in The Independent and The Times last week.