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Top Tips for Landlords!

Posted on Friday, 27th July, 2018

Embarking on the exciting yet daunting task of renting out your property requires thought and consideration, taking in both the practical and legal requirements involved. As a landlord, you need to make yourself aware of the obligations placed upon you as well as having the knowledge of how best to deal with your tenants and… More

Could you Live OFF GRID?

Posted on Monday, 9th July, 2018

Remember when we had just 3 channels and if you wanted to know how long it would take you to walk to the moon you’d consult an encyclopedia? Remember when we sent letters and all telephones were plugged into the wall in the hallway? Many of us have welcomed the technology boom that we have… More

Should You Use an Online or a High Street Agent?

Posted on Monday, 11th June, 2018

We are often asked whether or not a prospective vendor should consider using an online agent. There isn’t a straightforward ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer to whether you should use an online estate agent. If you think your property will sell relatively easily and you would be comfortable showing buyers around your home, then using an… More

Forthcoming events

Posted on Monday, 30th April, 2018

Finest Properties are delighted to be attending several forthcoming events in the region and welcome you all to pays us a visit. The Northumberland County Show takes place on Monday 28th May 2018 at Bywell Hall, near Stocksfield. A host of attractions are on offer making it a great day out for all the family… More

Lakeland Farm now on the market

Posted on Friday, 9th March, 2018

Hesket Farm is a former dairy farm comprising a farmhouse, range of traditional and modern outbuildings with the opportunity to purchase additional land. The property is situated within the picturesque Lake District National Park with lovely views and excellent access to Carlisle, Penrith and the M6. The property offers potential for leisure, agricultural or equestrian… More

More hurdles for landlords!

Posted on Tuesday, 30th January, 2018

From April of this year, landlords are faced with further legislation with which they have to comply. The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 introduced measures to improve the energy efficiency of private rented property under the Energy Act 2011. However, new legislation is coming into play from 1st April 2018… More

Northern Rural – our new Land Agency

Posted on Friday, 6th October, 2017

Northern Rural is a dynamic firm of Rural Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants that has been formed to assist farmers and landowners with all aspects of property, farm business advice and the Basic Payment Scheme. We offer a wide range of professional services and expert advice to clients. The experienced team is highly motivated and… More

Finest Properties welcomes Liz Shiel

Posted on Wednesday, 7th December, 2016

We are delighted to announce that Liz Shiel has joined our team as Senior Sales Consultant. Having worked in the industry for many years, predominantly in the Tyne Valley, Liz brings a wealth of experience and extensive knowledge of property. Finest Properties is recognised as the leading estate agent for premium rural property in the… More

Offering a bespoke service to landlords

Posted on Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016

Finest Properties is a modern and innovative estate agency, here to assist you with all your property requirements. We are an independent estate agency with one goal, which is to satisfy our clients. As a result we regularly receive repeat business and recommendations; our clients are our best advertisement. How we are different… We know… More

Visit us at Bramham Horse Trials 9 – 12 June

Posted on Saturday, 4th June, 2016

The jewel in the crown of the Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials has been unveiled for this year’s event (9 – 12 June) – Ian Stark’s cross country courses. Around 170 horse and rider combinations will tackle the courses on Saturday, 11 June over the four competitions, the showcase Equi-Trek CCI3*, the Bishop Burton College… More

Finest Properties continues to expand with the creation of Finest Equestrian

Posted on Wednesday, 27th May, 2015

Finest Properties is delighted to be the first property company in the North to both meet the ever-increasing number of customers searching for a perfect equine home and to promote equestrian properties to the appropriate audience with the launch of ‘Finest Equestrian’. This new arm will offer expert marketing advice to clients with equestrian property… More

Finest Properties welcomes Joan Evans as Sales and Lettings Manager

Posted on Thursday, 19th March, 2015

Finest Properties is delighted to announce the appointment of Joan Evans as Sales and Lettings Manager to their already established and dynamic team. Specialising in heritage and lifestyle properties, Finest Properties while a relative ‘newcomer’ to the industry has already built up a reputation for efficiency, professionalism and an outstanding level of customer care. With… More

New Stamp Duty Rates

Posted on Friday, 5th December, 2014

The Stamp Duty system for residential properties has been reformed in the Autumn Statement and the changes took effect on 4 December. According to George Osborne stamp duty will be cut for 98% of homebuyers. The new graduated system will work in a similar way to income tax. So each new stamp duty rate will… More

Politicians propose stamp duty exemption for older downsizers

Posted on Saturday, 29th November, 2014

An All Party Parliamentary Group on Housing and Care for Older People is recommending that the government offer a package of financial support and advice to older people who may wish to downsize. Such a ‘Help to Move’ scheme could include a stamp duty exemption for older people buying lower value homes, an equity loan… More

Finest Properties opens a new office for Cumbria & the Lakes

Posted on Monday, 4th August, 2014

Finest Properties, the rapidly-expanding northern Estate Agency, has spread its wings and opened an office in Cockermouth to serve Cumbria & the Lakes. The company which opened in February 2013 has been going from strength to strength and the decision to open a new office in Cumbria was made after identifying a gap in the… More

Expanding estate agency sponsors up-and-coming professional jockey

Posted on Sunday, 1st June, 2014

Finest Properties are delighted to announce that they are the proud sponsors of professional jockey Callum Bewley. Callum, 19, is originally from near Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders and now works for the renowned Sue Smith in Bingley, West Yorkshire. Last season he rode 13 winners under rules and 8 point-to-point winners. This seasons goal is… More

Finest Properties was awarded as Silver – Best Estate Agency Newcomer

Posted on Sunday, 1st June, 2014

Finest Properties was awarded as Silver – Best Estate Agency Newcomer at The Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2013 in association with The Sunday Times. On Friday 6th December, over 600 leading estate agents from throughout the UK attended a glittering ceremony at The Lancaster London Hotel opposite Hyde Park where the winners of… More

Making sure you can afford your loan

Posted on Saturday, 24th May, 2014

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have introduced new rules recently to ensure that borrowers don’t take out loans that they can’t afford. A person’s ability to repay a loan will now be put under greater scrutiny by a lender, with a borrower’s income and outgoings being looked at in much more detail. It is hoped… More

Dreaming of detached

Posted on Saturday, 24th May, 2014

People’s property dreams are becoming more realistic as their priorities change … the old saying ‘An Englishman’s home is his castle’appears to be a little out-of-date and even bungalows are now more popular than castles and flats are preferred to an historic mansion (according to mortgage and loan broker Ocean Finance). The number of bedrooms… More

Stamp Duty needs to be addressed

Posted on Saturday, 24th May, 2014

The existing Stamp Duty system needs a shakeup, it is an archaic system that is hindering the housing market across the country. Surveyors, estate agents, buyers and sellers are all singing off the same song sheet … the government needs to be convinced as it is yet to act. With the current system a purchaser… More

So far I think you and the team have brought to the market a refreshing change. Entrepreneurial, eager and professional. The team has a friendly and welcoming approach to clients and no doubt buyers. You seem to know your listed properties well and depict them in a highly professional and modern fashion.

Mr M Evans

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