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Top tips to stay safe from fire this Christmas

It only takes a minute for Christmas to go up in smoke… Many people are unaware of the potential fire hazards and toxic threats that can lurk in fairy lights, candles and flammable Christmas decorations. Latest figures from the Fire Kills campaign show a rise in the number of accidental fire deaths and injuries over […]

Protecting your home from winter weather

Every season brings a new set of challenges when it comes to maintaining your property, and perhaps no time of year can present as many challenges as winter. To help, we’ve provided you with  expert advice from our Chartered Surveyors to give you some top tips for keeping your home in good working order until […]

Autumn Statement bans letting fees

Following the  Autumn Statement, an announcement was made that lettings agents in England will be banned from charging fees to tenants “as soon as possible”. This is already the case in Scotland, where agency fees to tenants have been prohibited for many years. It’s hoped that the move will encourage more competition, allowing landlords to […]

Stamp duty reforms are hurting the UK’s rental sector

When a government policy results in a slower housing market and a decrease in new homes available for letting, you’d be right in thinking that something misguided has taken place. That’s exactly what has happened due to the Government’s stamp duty reforms. Thanks to new research from Oxford Economics, we’re now discovering just how detrimental […]

A Simple Guide To Common Building Defects

Dry-rot fungus is often thought of as a building cancer, rampaging through buildings and rapidly destroying any timber in its path. The fungus, which thrives in moist unventilated conditions, will penetrate brickwork to get to more timber and can cause widespread destruction of structural timbers, skirting boards, door frames and wood flooring. In short, the […]

Landlords: Prepare for Buy-To-Let Tax Changes

A tax change revealed in the 2015 budget has led to many landlords questioning the profitability of their rental properties. Currently landlords are able to offset the cost of the mortgage interest from their rental income when calculating profits. New rules change the way that profit is calculated and finance costs will no longer be taken […]

Free Instant Property Valuation

If you are thinking of moving home a property valuation is often the first step in the process. We have recently launched a new online home valuation tool which will give you an instant estimate of the value of your home. By answering a few simple questions, our calculator can give you an idea of […]

Do Not Disturb – An Interesting Trend

There’s an interesting trend which has been building over the last few years; more and more people are searching for homes over the Christmas period. This might seem surprising – after all, wouldn’t we expect people to be too distracted with shopping, celebrations and family engagements to scrawl the market for the best deals? In fact, […]

Watsons Selected to Manage The Bridge Development

Norwich is a thriving city, with new projects and exciting property developments appearing all over its map. Watsons is always keen to encourage growth which enhances the landscape, which is why we’re proud to announce that we’ve been selected as the managing agent of The Bridge, a new Norwich residential development which is due for […]