Looking to move? We are open for business and dedicated to keeping you safe.

by Agne Paskeviciute on 18th February 2021

As England continues its third lockdown, we want to reassure our customers or anyone thinking of moving house that we’re open for business and Pygott & Crone are continuing to operate to strict Covid guidelines

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What do tenants really want during the pandemic?

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd February 2021

The latest data from Zoopla has revealed the most common search terms from tenants between July and September 2020, with the findings showing a shift in attitudes as more people look for places they consider to be ‘pandemic proof’

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Where are the best universities for a buy-to-let investment?

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd February 2021

Since the closing of universities and businesses last spring, the property sector has seen highs and lows across the UK

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Half of tenants worried about their housing situation

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd February 2021

It’s recently been found that 50% of UK tenants have expressed anxiety about their housing situation, with the most common concerns including unemployment and rent increases

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How to decorate your rented home without making permanent changes

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd February 2021

When decorating a rented property, there are many things you must bear in mind when making any dramatic changes, including getting the landlord’s permission

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Latest eviction ban “more balanced” than past examples

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd February 2021

Just after we started 2021, Housing Secretary – Robert Jenrick – announced an extension on the ban preventing tenants from being evicted

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Market activity remains high despite stamp duty deadline

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd February 2021

Initially announced in 2020, the stamp duty holiday was intended to aid homeowners through the buying process during the pandemic

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Tips to speed up your home move

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd February 2021

As the stamp duty holiday reaches its deadline, a huge number of sales are being agreed

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How the pandemic impacted the housing market

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd February 2021

It would be somewhat of an understatement to say that the pandemic led to confusion and uncertainty for businesses last year

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How to conduct property viewings safely in lockdown

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd February 2021

Since the first lockdown last March, the housing market has managed to successfully adapt to the changes being made and evolve to offer homeowners safer ways to buy or sell

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Help-to-buy extension has been confirmed

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd February 2021

The deadline for the current help-to-buy scheme is set to be extended by a further month – taking it to the end of March – in order to take into account delays to the sector caused by the pandemic

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Decorating mistakes that could stop your home from selling

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd February 2021

With the property market seeing a lot of demand, sellers need to present their homes in the best possible light to beat the competition

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House-buying behaviour continues to be shaped by working from home

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd February 2021

With the number of vaccine jabs administered in the UK now over 10 million, we can start to imagine a future beyond the pandemic, but it’s expected that the ‘new norms’ many of us have adopted will have lasting effects in our day-to-day lives

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The increased demand for rural and coastal properties explained

by Pygott & Crone on 11th January 2021

Since the initial lockdown in March, the demand for rural properties has increased massively due to changing property priorities and working habits

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How to set achievable goals with your home

by Pygott & Crone on 11th January 2021

Setting New Year’s resolutions is a long-lived tradition, however, this year is set to be slightly different

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The updated 'how to rent' guide for tenants and landlords

by Pygott & Crone on 11th January 2021

As a landlord, there are a number of legal requirements to be complied with prior to letting out a property

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Your property investment checklist

by Pygott & Crone on 11th January 2021

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on many aspects of our lives over the past 12 months, but the property investment sector has stayed somewhat consistent

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Top tips for first-time buyers saving for a deposit

by Pygott & Crone on 11th January 2021

Buying your first home is an extremely poignant event in anyone’s life and being able to put down a significant deposit is vital to stand you in good stead for your future repayments

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2020: A year where everything changed

by Pygott & Crone on 11th January 2021

 
As we all make preparations for the year ahead, we’ve brought you a month-by-month recap of 2020’s property market highs and lows

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Which room in your home is the best value for money?

by Pygott & Crone on 11th January 2021

Faced with a third lockdown, how are you maximising your time to your advantage?

Whilst it might be the furthest thing from your mind right now, making home improvements is the perfect way to spend all of that extra time indoors

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UK property market set to grow 4% in 2021

by Pygott & Crone on 11th January 2021

As we come into the new year, the housing market is forecast to continue its positive state, according to Rightmove

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How landlords can cut down on emergency callout costs

by Pygott & Crone on 11th January 2021

Emergency property issues are costing landlords billions every year, according to research from Direct Line

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Steps to beat the January blues

by Pygott & Crone on 11th January 2021

With another lockdown keeping us indoors, it is understandably a difficult time for many of us to find the motivation to plan ahead and commit to seeing through our resolutions for a healthier, happier and more productive 2021

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Surge in homeowners keen to move this year

by Pygott & Crone on 11th January 2021

 

COVID-19 has caused a major shift within the property market regarding buyers’ and sellers’ attitudes

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Your guide to understanding your property's value

by Pygott & Crone on 11th January 2021

If you are planning to sell or rent your property, then it’s important to get an accurate estimate of how much the property could be worth

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Pygott & Crone Named a Relocation Agent Network Platinum Member

by Agne Paskeviciute on 8th December 2020

Local estate agent, Pygott & Crone is celebrating today after being named a member of Relocation Agent Network’s Platinum League for a third year running

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Winter maintenance suggestions to safeguard your property

by Pygott & Crone on 7th December 2020

As we’re in the midst of winter, and the cold weather is now in full force, you need to be informed on how to protect your home against any potential seasonal damage, as well as reduce unnecessary spending

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New year, new buyers

by Pygott & Crone on 7th December 2020

While Christmas is the time for overindulging, spending time with family and watching all the classics, it’s also a really reflective season

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Together we've raised £68,000 for the British Heart Foundation

by Pygott & Crone on 7th December 2020

We are delighted to report that the #BHF100K campaign has been a tremendous success

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Ways to cut the cost of home insurance

by Pygott & Crone on 1st December 2020

Home insurance can be tricky to navigate, as there are lots of elements to understand when it comes to finding the right policy and making a claim

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How to get your home ready for Christmas

by Pygott & Crone on 1st December 2020

With Christmas on its way, our homes will soon become the hub of the season

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Can landlords meet the new guidelines on right to rent

by Pygott & Crone on 1st December 2020

Whilst these would ordinarily have been conducted via face-to-face meetings, right-to-rent checks have temporarily been altered to make it easier and safer for landlords and tenants

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Your stamp duty and mortgage holiday questions answered

by Pygott & Crone on 1st December 2020

As we emerge from the country’s second lockdown and pick back up with the tier restrictions, we’re seeing yet more reports of possible job cuts and unemployment concerns up and down the country

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House prices soar in 2020

by Pygott & Crone on 1st December 2020

Since the start of the year, house prices have soared 7

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Keeping your home safe and well ventilated during winter

by Pygott & Crone on 1st December 2020

Considering that winter is the ‘spike’ season for insurance claims – as it’s where the majority of problems occur regarding home maintenance – there’s never been a better time to implement safety precautions in and around your home

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Protection for tenants this winter

by Pygott & Crone on 1st December 2020

As we emerge from a second national lockdown in England and return into the tiered system, housing secretary – Robert Jenrick – has confirmed tenants will remain protected over winter

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Ten tips to saving money when moving home

by Pygott & Crone on 1st December 2020

Whilst we’re all aware of the costs associated with moving, not all of us will know the money saving solutions used by savvy sellers

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The EPC rules and what they mean for tenants and landlords

by Pygott & Crone on 1st December 2020

Introduced earlier this year, revisions to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) on rental properties have meant that landlords are unable to let a flat or house with an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) rating below an E

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Top tips for moving at Christmas

by Pygott & Crone on 1st December 2020

Whether you’re a seasoned mover or it’s your first time, relocating to a new house is an extremely exciting process – even if there happen to be a couple of bumps along the way

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How to make the most of a small kitchen

by Pygott & Crone on 1st December 2020

 
Having gone through two lockdowns, the most desirable factor that’s attracting attention from buyers and tenants right now is a property with plenty of space

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What impact has COVID-19 had for landlords?

by Pygott & Crone on 4th November 2020

Since the pandemic hit the UK earlier this year, landlords and tenants have felt the financial strain

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Why over-pricing your property could be a problem

by Pygott & Crone on 4th November 2020

Rightmove’s latest asking price index has revealed the extraordinary market conditions we are now experiencing

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From ‘generation rent’ to ‘generation buy’

by Pygott & Crone on 4th November 2020

In a recent conservative conference, Boris Johnson promised to create two million more homeowners by changing ‘generation rent’ into ‘generation buy’, in the hope that the UK can return to normal post-COVID

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Top tips for landlords on protecting your investment

by Pygott & Crone on 4th November 2020

Right now, interest from tenants is rapidly growing across the country, with many deciding to delay buying or coming to the realisation that they need to find a rental with more space

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10 cost-effective hacks for keeping your property warm and cosy

by Pygott & Crone on 4th November 2020

With much of the UK workforce now operating under lockdown again, it’s estimated that we’ll see a collective hike of almost £2 billion on our energy bills at home

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What to do if your home is not selling

by Pygott & Crone on 4th November 2020

Each sale experience is different from the last, so it’s important not to be alarmed or lose heart if you come across any unexpected delays during the process

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Five storage solutions to make your property attractive to buyers

by Pygott & Crone on 4th November 2020

With the property market still as busy as ever, with lots of choice for potential buyers, the key to a successful sale is making your house stand out

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Tips to create a home office without losing an entire room

by Pygott & Crone on 4th November 2020

The verdict is in, working from home is here to stay!
 
Government guidelines state that employees need to work from home, where able, over the course of the second national lockdown

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Your DIY questions answered

by Pygott & Crone on 4th November 2020

Online searches for ‘DIY’ hit a 16-year high during the UK’s first lockdown, as we found new ways to spend our time

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Why you should consider buying or selling before Christmas

by Pygott & Crone on 4th November 2020

There are a wide range of influences that can prompt people to buy or sell in the run up to Christmas

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Tenant demand for rural properties is predicted to continue throughout the pandemic

by Pygott & Crone on 4th November 2020

Living through lockdown left many people around the UK rethinking their living situations, and now – as we enter the next phase with the country’s second national lockdown – we’re finding that homeowners and tenants are more motivated than ever to find somewhere that’s more suited to their needs and lifestyles

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Latest Guidance relating to Estate Agents & Home Moving

by Agne Paskeviciute on 3rd November 2020

Following the recent announcements by the government we are writing to advise that, whilst we are working under strict COVID-19 guidelines, we will continue to provide viewings and valuations to clients

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Help us support our local communities at Christmas

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd November 2020

We are all currently living through difficult times, and so it is important that we help families who need support over the Christmas period

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Latest Guidance relating to Estate Agents & Home Moving

by Pygott & Crone on 2nd November 2020

Following the recent announcements by the government we are writing to advise that, whilst we are working under strict COVID-19 guidelines, we will continue to provide viewings and valuations to clients

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Taking action to combat the inevitable delays due to COVID-19

by Pygott & Crone on 21st October 2020

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant delays to the conveyancing process

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Quick! Time is running out to save up to £15,000 on your new dream home.

by Agne Paskeviciute on 21st October 2020

The Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday, introduced by the UK government in July, is due to end on 31 March 2021

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Managing the rental bounce and your mandatory electrical checks

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2020

Since June this year, it has been made a legal requirement that an EICR report must be carried out before any new tenancies begin, with electrical installation inspections conducted at least every five years from that point

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The changing landscape for city office spaces

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2020

Fewer than 8% of Brits had experience working remotely at the start of 2020

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The eviction ban extension for tenants and landlords

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2020

In a move that was intended to “support renters over winter”, Housing Secretary – Robert Jenrick – announced key changes to regulations surrounding tenancy evictions

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Property market surges post-lockdown

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2020

Ever since its announcement, the government’s stamp duty holiday has sparked a surge in activity across the country’s property market

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What you need to know about mortgage holidays

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2020

It’s estimated that one in six Brits have taken out a mortgage holiday since the start of lockdown – on average, suspending payments of £755 each per month

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Landlord DIY projects that could add or deduct value

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2020

Whilst lockdown meant restrictions on the nation’s travel and leisure activities, a recent report from ONS indicates that the extra time spent indoors wasn’t wasted

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Five essential property management steps for landlords

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2020

The UK rental market has shown incredible resilience over the course of lockdown, with the government’s announcement of its stamp duty holiday causing a surge in activity from buy-to-let investors

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Are you asking these key questions when you buy or sell?

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2020

A recent study has revealed the ‘most dreaded’ and unusual questions buyers have asked about a property before putting in an offer

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Get your home ‘autumn ready’

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2020

Darker nights and mornings, cooler temperatures and leaves falling from the trees, this can all only mean one thing! We’re heading into autumn

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How to market your house correctly for a speedy, seasonal sale

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2020

The property market has continued to experience remarkable levels of activity

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How your garden can add value to your property

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2020

Since lockdown, there has been a massive shift in property priorities

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No stamp duty to pay on purchases up to £500,000

by Pygott & Crone on 8th July 2020

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has today announced an immediate change to the Stamp Duty Land Tax threshold

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Are Landlords up to date with all the latest lettings legislation?

by Paul Wood on 6th April 2020

So far in 2020 there have been some significant legislation changes affecting Landlords, Tenants and Letting Agents

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Pygott & Crone receives Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2020

by Pygott & Crone on 22nd January 2020

Pygott & Crone has won the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers

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Multiple gold awards won at the annual Negotiator Awards

by Pygott & Crone on 2nd December 2019

We are delighted to announce that a very successful year for us has been recognised at the annual Negotiator Awards, the property event of the year

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A number of people have joined our company in recent weeks

by Kevin Scrupps on 18th June 2019

As a leading estate agency, Pygott and Crone is always on the lookout for fresh talent to help us maintain our high standards of service, both in our High Street branches and our teams behind the scenes

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by Gary Wand on 13th May 2019

We’re delighted to announce that we are participating in a nationwide event organised by Relocation Agent Network to collect at least 10,000 items of food (and other daily necessities) for local foodbanks

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As a company with many keen footballers within our ranks, we jumped at the chance to take part

by Kevin Scrupps on 7th May 2019

Over the Bank Holiday we took part in a charity football match in Sleaford to raise money for the British Heart Foundation, who put out a strong side for the fixture

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10 April 2019

by Paul Wood on 10th April 2019

Today, we have more choices than ever before

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by Gary Wand on 14th February 2019

Pygott & Crone has won the Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers

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We're running this year's Lincoln 10k in aid of Lincolnshire St Barnabas

by Paul Wood on 18th January 2019

We’re delighted and proud to announce that we have entered a team of runners, joggers, and walkers into the Lincoln 10k on 7th April 2019

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by Gary Wand on 28th November 2018

Pygott & Crone joined Relocation Agent Network to mark its 25th National Conference and Exhibition, and celebrated their status as East Midland’s Local Expert

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by Paul Wood on 26th November 2018

Local estate agent, Pygott & Crone is proud to announce that they have won Relocation Agent Network’s prestigious 2018 Best Agent East Midlands Regional Award

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by Paul Wood on 26th November 2018

The team have returned from yet another informative and entertaining Relocation Agent Network National Conference and Exhibition

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I want to ride my bicycle

by Paul Wood on 21st November 2018

House price growth is strongest in areas where people exceed regional cycling participation levels

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Pygott & Crone shortlisted for 'Best in Region' Award

by Paul Wood on 8th November 2018

The directors and staff from Pygott and Crone are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted for the 2018 Best Agent East Midlands Region Award by Relocation Agent Network, a national network of selected estate agents

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Helping spread Christmas cheer to the Sleaford community

by Pygott & Crone on 1st November 2018

Pygott and Crone are proud to be supporting Sleaford New Life Community Larder this Christmas helping provide hampers for the local community

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Pygott and Crone Estate Agents have been nominated for multiple property industry awards.

by Paul Wood on 14th September 2018

The directors and staff at Pygott and Crone are delighted to have been nominated for multiple awards at two separate prestigious events

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