Ideas To Paint Your Home During Lockdown

Ideas To Paint Your Home During Lockdown

Ideas To Paint Your Home      During Lockdown   In between the home-schooling, snack dispensing, cooking, cleaning etc, We thought we put together this useful guide! To give you a few ideas on how to paint your home during the lockdown also..... Whilst...

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Family Games Night Ideas

Family Games Night Ideas

FAMILY FUNGAMES NIGHT WITH A DIFFERENCE      Games Night can be a great way to make memories in a manner that’s largely inexpensive, easy — and most importantly — fun. We’ve rounded up a unique set of fun family game night ideas to help you out.   ...

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Bored of Lockdown…

Bored of Lockdown…

Bored Keepyourself  Busy       Well, we are all getting a little bit bored of lockdown, it's often been described as being a bit like Groundhog Day. We have created a list of some ideas to make staying at home a little bit more fun. The items include...

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How to Find Your Perfect Home

How to Find Your Perfect Home

How to Find Your Perfect Home  Sometimes the blindingly obvious is easy to miss and hard to spot. How do you get the best deals from estate agents? You can't just log-on to Rightmove or On The Market at your kitchen table and think "that's it, I'm looking for a new...

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Outdoor Cinema

Outdoor Cinema  In your garden  Garden and outdoor cinema screenings are all the rage this summer, why not host one in your own Garden? It doesn’t have to be expensive – particularly if you can borrow a projector from one of your tech friends – and best of all, you’ll...

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HOW WOULD A HARD BREXIT AFFECT STEVENAGE HOUSE PRICES

HOW WOULD A HARD BREXIT AFFECT STEVENAGE HOUSE PRICES     Stevenage Property Price I  have been asked a number of times recently what a hard Brexit would mean to the Stevenage property market. To be frank, I have been holding off giving our thoughts, as in the...

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Add a touch of style to your Hertfordshire New Home

Add a touch of style to your Hertfordshire New Home

Create a stylish focal point for your new home Many new home buyers and first-time buyers are looking for an affordable way to up the style ante in a room without spending a fortune and this is one of Mather Marshall Estate Agents Stevenage favourites. Pick one of the...

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It’s almost impossible NOT to make money in property

It’s almost impossible NOT to make money in property

It’s almost impossible NOT to make money in property A bold claim? Maybe, especially as the House Price Indices are showing average property values across the UK are increasing at a slower rate than they have for a long time (mainly because of values in London going...

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5 Unusual Ways to Keep your Lawn Green

5 Unusual Ways to Keep your Lawn Green

5 unusual ways to help your garden grass grow   Did you know aspirin, garlic and even rusty nails can help grass grow?   Used in the right way, there are plenty of unusual items that could actually help to give your lawn a timely spring growth.   3.Rusty nails...

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Londerners Lured Out of Capital

Londoners are being lured out of capital  by the property promise of THIS area With its wealth of employment opportunities, great transport links and thriving social scene, it’s no wonder seasoned Londoners find it hard to tear themselves away from the charms of the...

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What do Estate Agents Look for When Valuing Your Home

What do Estate Agents Look for When Valuing Your Home

What do estate agents look for when carrying out a market appraisal of your home?If you are thinking of moving home, you will need to get your home valued for sale.  At Mather Marshall Estate Agents we call these market appraisals. We will look at the marketing price...

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Selling your Home in Stevenage…

Selling your Home in Stevenage…

“Are you Just Waiting in Hope?”   Is your property currently on the market for sale in Stevenage or the surrounding area ? We have talked to a number of people recently trying to sell their homes who assume that their current Estate Agent is in full control of...

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Buying or selling this Christmas

Buying or selling this Christmas

If you are considering selling your home over the Christmas period you may have encountered some estate agents Christmas leaflets or social media campaigns from national agents claiming Christmas is the best time to sell. Having looked through some recently arrived...

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What will Tenants pay Extra for??

What will Tenants pay Extra for??

Tenants are often willing to pay more for perks that add something special to a rental property, whether it is a garden or greater storage. But what incentives do tenants find most attractive? Fresh analyses of findings from a  recent survey of more than 3,000...

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Rent Hikes Forecast for 2019

Rent Hikes Forecast for 2019

Rent hikes are inevitable unless the government reverses tax changes for landlords, it has been claimed. Tenants face paying an average of £23 a month more in rent, totalling £414 across a typical 18-month tenancy, according to a number of agencies.  The forecasts are...

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What Landlords Ask us but we can’t actually Do….

What Landlords Ask us but we can’t actually Do….

  Needless to say, every landlord should be aware of their rights, which includes the things they can do and can’t do in respect to a Tenancy. However, the reality is that a number of landlords are acting in accordance to their own little rule book, which is...

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What Landlords Need to do to Comply with GDPR?

What Landlords Need to do to Comply with GDPR?

  What Landlords Need To Do To Comply With GDPR   Here’s an obligatory disclaimer, My objective is to simply share my opinions and thoughts on what GDPR is and how it affects landlords, including the steps that might be prudent to consider if you want legal...

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Sell or Hold Investment Properties?

Sell or Hold Investment Properties?

Should I hold, should I buy, or sell my property investments?   Which stance are you taking.... You would usually choose to hold property because history has proven consistently that the recorded value of UK property has outpaced inflation significantly for...

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Blind Safety

Blind Safety

Legislation covering blinds, or the cord/string that is used to operate them ai in the UK alone there has been at least 30 deaths due to looped blind cords since 1999 ( 18 of these have occurred since the start of 2010.) with the majority involving children aged 16-36...

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Landlord Legislation 2018

Landlord Legislation 2018

  We thought it would be useful to provide a summary of upcoming legislation in 2018 affecting landlords and agents.  Whilst the burden of legislation is increasing a recent study has detailed that Landlords can still make approx £6000 per year profit from...

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Rental Properties and Tax

Rental Properties and Tax

Property and UK Tax    Following amendments to Section 24, things have changed somewhat – so let’s set the scene by looking at how it used to be in the old days. Relatively speaking, it was all rather straight forward. Well, tax is never totally straightforward,...

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How Tax Efficient is Your Property Portfolio.

  As property investors, we want to make sure that we only pay what we need to pay and that we don’t end up paying more than we should. By the way, arranging your tax affairs so that you only pay what you should pay is completely legal. (It’s only when you start...

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Holding Rental Properties in a Limited Company

This weeks newsletter is  going to give some more thought to holding our properties in a limited company. Last week we were looking at the best way to set up our property businesses prior to the changes to Section 24, and this week we're going to give some more...

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Extend or Move House ?

Extend or Move House ?

As our families grow bigger the need for more space, be that bedrooms or reception rooms, has grown with it. As nursing homes prices also esculate the need to provide accomodation for elder relatives is now far more common then it was a few years ago.   So,...

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New team to shape long-term renewal of Hatfield

New team to shape long-term renewal of Hatfield

  A team of key stakeholders in Hatfield are joining forces to develop a strategy for the town’s renewal to 2030 and beyond. The newly formed Hatfield Renewal Partnership (HRP) will develop a blueprint for the town’s ongoing transformation. The partnership was...

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Stevenage Town Center Development

Stevenage Town Center Development

The first phase of the redevelopment, which will see the construction of among other things new shops, homes and a linear park - a park that is longer than it is wide - is expected to begin in 2019 Stevenage Borough Council’s scheme will bring £350million of private...

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Are all Letting Agents the Same

Mather Marshall Fully Managed Service Includes     Mather Marshall delivers an award-winning service. Our fully managed service includes Full Rent Insurance  ( For entire tenancy) Legal Cover and advice ( For entire Tenancy) Free Inventories Free Check...

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Is allowing pets in your rental property a good idea?

Is allowing pets in your rental property a good idea?

  Pets might sound like an immediate turn-off to many landlords, but there can be significant advantages open to those of you who allow them in your tenanted property. According to Statista, some 44 percent of UK households owned a pet in 2017, with dogs (24...

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How can a No Deposit Option for tenants benefit landlords?

How can a No Deposit Option for tenants benefit landlords?

How can a no deposit option for tenants benefit landlords? Mather Marshall has launched a pioneering No Deposit Option (NDO) designed to reduce financial pressures on tenants during the moving process, while also offering more security to landlords. So how does it...

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How to meet new landlord standards on energy efficiency

How to meet new landlord standards on energy efficiency

How to meet new landlord standards on energy efficiency Incoming changes to the legislation around Energy Performace Certificates and the work that is required to improve properties before April 2018 is another very good reason why a Landlord should work...

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Stamp Duty Reform

Stamp duty reform for first-time buyers has taken pride of place in the Budget speech of Chancellor Phillip Hammond. From today, all first-time buyer purchases up to £300,000 have NO stamp duty, and if the FTBs are inside London there will be no stamp duty on the...

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Are Stevenage properties still rising in price?

Values in Stevenage are 7% higher than they were 12 months ago according to Land Registry statistics. Yet, I would take those figures with a pinch of salt as they reflect the sales of Stevenage properties that took place in early Spring 2017 and now are only...

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Best Estate Agency Guide 2018

Best Estate Agency Guide 2018

  A Best Estate Agency Guide 2018  has been launched by the Property Academy in association with Rightmove. The awards were presented in the first ever Estate Agency Masters event at the InterContinental London – The O2, partnered with Rightmove to provide the...

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Mather Marshall Auction

Mather Marshall Auction

Leading Auction House, Pattinson Auction has partnered with the established Estate Agent  Mather Marshall to help people find and sell their property under the hammer. A growing number of homeowners are now choosing to sell homes under the hammer in order to avoid the...

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Sell your house for in 28 Days

Sell your house for in 28 Days

Sell Your Property For Free You Can Sell Your Property Fast for a Great Price at Absolutely Zero Cost Your Property Gets National Exposure Our auction department has over 25 years of auction experience and an expansive partner agent network, we can ensure...

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Experience VR with our Mather Marshall Hitchin Office

Miss this virtual reality experience at your peril ... Mather Marshall is pleased to announce, that as part of The Hitchin, Hermitage Day on the 19 August 2017, a fully immersive VR experience for the whole family to enjoy. Within the Mather Marshall Office, a fully...

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Are  You Ready

Are You Ready

Are you ready....... It's that time of year again when Royal Ascot draws the crowds and the media to a five-day event. The traditional highlight is the Gold Cup, run over two and a half miles on day three, but the modern emphasis on speed has given top billing to many...

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Remember what your Gran use to say….

Remember what your Gran use to say….

REMEMBER WHAT YOUR GRAN USED TO SAY........ “Do that top button up and stop fidgeting”. I sat in a coffee shop this morning and just across the way from me sat a young lad, who was looking incredibly nervous, with his mum. “Stop chewing your nails”, she snapped...

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Why pricing your property correctly is so important !

Why pricing your property correctly is so important !

What price to market your property    As a seller, you probably want three things. 1)You want to get the best price 2) You would like to move quickly as possible 3) You  want the whole journey to be as smooth and painless as possible. Right? That’s what we...

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Getting the most out of rental properties

Getting the most out of rental properties doesn't  necessarily mean spending all your time and effort on them. There's always a wiser option and, if you're on the hunt for houses for sale in Hertfordshire or elsewhere that you want to rent out, consider letting...

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EPC for Rental properties need to be above “E”

EPC for Rental properties need to be above “E”

Landlords now have 12 months left  to meet a new energy performance targets for there rental properties or face a restriction on being able to facilitate new tenancies. In 2016, the government  stated that all tenanted properties must achieve a minimum of an E rating...

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