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What is An Energy Perfmance Certificate 30 March 2023

What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

Those three letters mean a lot when it comes to the energy efficiency of your home. Here"s everything you need to know about EPCs and how to get one.
Key takeaways

• An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) gives your home an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient)
• It"s a legal requirement to have a valid EPC if you"re selling or renting your home.... Read More

Renting Soars by 28% 30 March 2023

The number of people renting soars by 28%

More than one in five people now rent in the private sector, while the number of those who own a home has fallen, according to the latest Housing Census.
Key takeaways
• The number of people renting a home in the private sector in England and Wales has jumped by 28% during the past 10 years.... Read More

Another step forward to simplifying the home buying and selling process. 28 March 2023

An updated Leasehold Property Enquiries (LPE1) form has been released by the Home Buying and Selling Group (HBSG) which will unlock the potential of digital conveyancing.

Using the Property Data Trust Framework standards, the latest version allows answers to leasehold property enquiries to be represented in a standard way so key enquiries made of the managing agents of leasehold properties can be captured and shared in a way understandable by everyone.... Read More

Base rate rises to 4.25% but new fixed rate mortgages to stay at 4-4.75% for 2023. 28 March 2023

The latest rise in the base rate to 4.25% is unlikely to have an impact on new fixed rate mortgages in 2023.

The Bank of England has recently increased the base rate by 0.25% to 4.25%

However, fixed rate mortgages for new borrowers are likely to remain between 4% and 4.... Read More



The clocks go forward by 1 hour this weekend - 2am on Sunday 26th March.

Unfortunately you do lose an hour in Bed but on the plus side we will have more day light hours..

Have a good weekend.

The Team at Able Estates. Read More

Spring 23 is here. 20 March 2023

Today marks the first day of Spring.

After a cold, wet and snowy winter, it"s been a long wait for spring. And despite the grey skies outside, does it officially start today?

With the clocks going forward and the nights growing shorter, the promise of lighter days and floral fields beckons, as do all the joys that come with the season of new beginnings – plus it certainly helps that Easter treats are already on the shelves.... Read More

Completion Day. 16 March 2023

Another Day another completion.

Ian of Able Estates handing over the keys to Olu - good luck to you and your family in your new home.

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We would love to hear from you. 08 March 2023

Do you have a property to Sell or Let ?

If you do, then we would love to hear from you. Our team of dedicated property professionals are waiting to help you, all you have to do is either call, pop in or email us.

If it is just an informal chat you would like at this stage then that"s fine.... Read More

Want to know the best month to sell your home? 28 February 2023

As the winter months end, the arrival of springtime and longer days can kick- start home- moving plans for many.

More people start their search for a new home in spring, and we start seeing more properties listed for sale.

Over the past five years research shows that March has been the best time of the year to sell a home.... Read More

Councils challenge ULEZ expansion decision in the courts. 28 February 2023

A coalition of five councils has launched a Judicial Review to challenge Transport for London (TfL) and the Mayor of London"s decision to expand the Ultra- Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to outer London boroughs.

The London boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Harrow and Hillingdon and Surrey County Council have brought legal action following TfL"s announcement in November 2022 that it would push on with proposals to expand the scheme in August 2023 despite strong opposition from across outer London and beyond including concerns over how it is being delivered.... Read More

Pancake Day today. 21 February 2023

Quick reminder in case you haven"t got your Flour, Eggs, Milk, Lemon, Nutella, Jam etc etc

It is Pancake Day today so you need to get to the shops.

What ever you have with yours - Enjoy. Read More

House Prices stable after price falls in last 2 months. 07 February 2023

The Halifax HPI says prices were static in January as the market stabilises after successive drops.

House prices stabilised in January after price falls in the previous two months, the latest Halifax HPI reveals.

The monthly change last month was 0% compared to drops of 1.... Read More