A judge has ruled that it is unlawful and discriminatory if agents ban people from renting property who are on housing benefit. The a court ruling found a single mother had experienced indirect discrimination when a letting agent in York refused to rent to her. She ended up homeless for a short while with her […]
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed that there will be a stamp duty holiday following the Coronavirus lockdown. The threshold will now be raised from £125,000 to £500,000 and will last until March 2021. The average stamp duty bill will now be cut by around £4,500. This also means that 9 out of 10 house buyers […]
Due to COVID-19, the property market was put on hold from March to May. The government did not permit any person to move house unless it was completely essential. This meant that all transactions were put on hold and all viewings were cancelled. Since the middle of May we have reopened. There were talks of […]
Thank you to all who entered our Easter colouring competition! Every single entry was excellent and it was very difficult to pick winners. Have a look at the winning entries below. The team at Benwell Daykin hope you had a great Easter. Please stay safe everyone.
Following new government guidance, our office will be reopening on Monday 18th May 2020. We will be operating reduced trading times whilst we adjust to the changes outlined by the UK government, in the interest of health and safety. We are also still conducting valuations over video call. Please do not hesitate to get in […]
After the UK general election in December 2019 the property market picked up. More properties came to market and property prices began to climb at the fastest rate in two years. The average UK property price rose to £312,625 in February 2020, according to Rightmove. Property market uncertainty Now the market faces some uncertainty with […]
The Bank of England has today announced that interest rates will be cut from 0.75 per cent to 0.25 per cent. This has been introduced as an emergency measure to keep the economy moving, following the outbreak of coronavirus. This news means that borrowing costs are down to the lowest level in history. History of […]
Easter Colouring Competition! Benwell Daykin are holding an Easter competition for children up to 11 years old. To enter, all you have to do is download the image, get your best crayons or felt tip pens and let your creative imagination run wild! Prizes will be awarded for favourite designs in three categories; Under 5s, […]