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Positive Housing Market Emerges

There has clearly been a pent up demand during the lock down period which has resulted in a strong level of enquiries over the last few weeks. Many of these have been from relocating, lifestyle buyers looking to move from cities and towns into the country. These include a number of families looking to bring […]

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Help To Buy Valuations continuing through Lockdown

Target, who run the Government’s Help to Buy Scheme, have advised that we are able to continue with Help To Buy redemption valuations without having to visit the subject property. These will be completed as ‘Desktop’ Valuations and our fees have been reduced to reflect that a visit is not a current requirement. Their website […]

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Rural Planning still an option during lockdown

Even though the country is on lockdown, District Council Planning Offices are still functioning, even if their Planning Officers are, like us, mostly working from home. G Herbert Banks works with a number of District Councils across Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire. Permission under permitted development can be achieved on a number of different […]

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New Appointment

G Herbert Banks LLP are delighted to announce the appointment of Alexandra Bennett, who joins us as our Senior Sales Negotiator. These are testing times for the industry, but we are very pleased to be strengthening the team in readiness for more normal trading periods. Alexandra has valuable experience in estate agency and joins us […]

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Covid-19: Tenant Advice Regarding Rent Payment Struggles

Many of us are going to struggle to pay bills over the coming months and in particular people may have issues with their rent payments. As of today (23.03.2020) we feel this article gives some sound advice – https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/if-you-cant-pay-your-bills-because-of-coronavirus/

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Financial Help for Flood Hit Farmers and Relaxation of ‘3 Crop Rule’

The Government has announced new measures today (Friday 20 March) to help farmers recover from the recent flooding which has been especially devasting for farmers in Worcestershire and Herefordshire. This will be a £6 million further extension to the Farming Recovery Fund to help flood hit farmers. The Environment Secretary has also confirmed today that […]

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Rural Mental Health Support

I was handed a leaflet produced by YANA who provide Rural Mental Health Support a few days ago and I have to say it is not something that I had not heard of before. Having taken the time to read the leaflet and visit their website they appear to be an amazingly wonderful and important […]

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Make use of your natural capital

Natural capital is our land, air, water, flora, fauna and minerals and it is these natural assets provided by nature that give us the ability to generate goods and services. It is the starting point or building blocks for all things that are generated from it, whether they are manufactured such as timber goods and […]

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New Electrical Safety Regulations

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 are expected to come into force subject to approval by both houses of Parliament. In summarised terms this Act will make it law that all privately rented residential properties in England will have to have an electrical test with a certificate issued. It […]

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Job Opportunity at G Herbert Banks

Experienced Residential Sales Negotiator Required A full time role is available at our Great Witley, Worcester offices for an experienced negotiator. A busy role dealing with interesting and varied styles of properties. Competitive salary and commission on each sale paid. Interested parties are asked to email Richard Banks (rb@gherbertbanks.co.uk) or Tim Gaston (tg@gherbertbanks.co.uk)

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