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Dec 3rd - Stamp Duty Land Tax Change
Stamp Duty Land Tax is to be changed at midnight after today’s Autumn Statement by Chancellor George Osborne.
Apparently 98% of home movers will save money under the new scheme. Use this calculator to see how much you could save. http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/tools/sdlt/land-and-property.htm
Aug 16th - Harrison Brant becomes an approved trader with the Consumer Code Approval Scheme
Harrison Brant becomes an approved trader with the Consumer Code Approval Scheme
Members of The Property Ombudsman scheme celebrate their Sales Code approval with the Trading Standards Institute
As a member of the UK’s largest property ombudsman scheme, Harrison Brant is one of 11,745 residential sales agents that have signed up to TPO’s Sales Code of Practice.
The Property Ombudsman (TPO) has now become the first property organisation to have a Code of Practice approved by The Trading Standard Institute (TSI) under their Consumer Code Approval Scheme.
More than 95 percent of the residential sales market is signed up to TPO’s Sales Code of Practice and redress service, which is a free, independent and impartial dispute resolution service for consumers.
This news means all home owners and buyers using any of Harrison Brant’s two offices across Shoreham & Southwick are all covered by TPO’s Sales Code of Practice.
Harrison Brant is now listed on TSI’s online directory of approved traders. Consumers will be able to look for TPO sales agents through TSI’s dedicated database on www.tradingstandards.gov.uk and through the Citizens Advice Bureau’s website, to find a member of an approved code in their area.
TPO sales agents will now be able to display the TSI Approved Code logo in their advertising, branches and within company literature .
Confirming the news, Property Ombudsman Christopher Hamer said:
"I am delighted that TPO has become the largest organisation to win approval from TSI for its Consumer Code Approval Scheme. The TPO Code is a recognised set of standards throughout the industry but it is important that it is also seen as being independently approved by a credible organisation.
"With the OFT’s withdrawal from the code approval process it is good news that TSI have stepped in to fulfil the important role of rigorous examination and approval for consumer-focussed codes."
Mr Hamer added: "This news means that agents who are members of TPO actively offer the highest level of consumer protection for buyers and sellers. We are in active discussions with TSI to achieve scheme approval for the Lettings Code of Practice."
May 24th - Reasons to be cheerful!
At last the sun’s come out and there is lots of good news about property prices appearing in the press, but what has been going on at a local level and should you be happy too? Here at Harrison Brant we think you should as we are experiencing the best levels of activity since last summer and demand in certain sectors is allowing us to negotiate sales at price levels equal to or in excess of the peak in 2007, therefore your home could be worth more than you think! It seems that the Bank of England is in no mood to dampen the spirits of home owners and buyers and has announced that they will be holding interest rates at 0.5%.
So overall the mood at Harrison Brant is buoyant and the outlook for the bank holiday weekend remains sunny, both weather and property wise. If you would like to find out the current value of your home please feel free to contact us for a no obligation market appraisal.
Estate Agents for: East Shoreham, North Shoreham, Shoreham Town Centre, Shoreham Beach,
Southwick, Portslade, Steyning, Upper Beeding & Henfield, Lancing