Our blog posts


Home > Blog

Pygotts Pledges to Support Lincolnshire Town

by Tim Downing on 30th June 2017
Pygott & Crone is proud to be on the Place Board for the Invest Gainsborough programme and I have recently made the pledge to become an economic ambassador for the town which is undergoing a major regeneration plan...
Read this blog

Lettings fees are scrapped in historic announcement

by Jamie Aspland on 22nd June 2017
Agents are currently paid lettings fees by tenants – an average of £223, according to government figures – to cover references, credit checks and potentially investigating an immigration status...
Read this blog

New Nottingham Office

by Tim Downing on 19th June 2017
The new office in Gothic House will be used primarily by our growing commercial department, as we seek to employ two new surveyors...
Read this blog

The value is in the detail

by Lewis Brooks on 21st April 2017
It’s hard to please everyone when decorating your home and it’s especially difficult to know what a prospective buyer will be looking for...
Read this blog

Holbeach heralds strong property potential

by Jamie Aspland on 10th April 2017
I am the manager of Pygott & Crone's Spalding and Holbeach branches, as well as Lincolnshire's NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents) representative...
Read this blog

The future of retirement

by David Gardner on 28th March 2017
It’s fantastic that residential retirement provision is being recognised by the government and house builders as a sector which needs to expand and provide a better quality of living than has been stereotypically produced in the past...
Read this blog

Cartus International Real Estate Conference

by Paul Wood on 23rd March 2017
Local estate agent Pygott & Crone, Relocation Agent Network member for Lincolnshire, has just returned from the Cartus Broker Network International Real Estate Conference in Phoenix, Arizona...
Read this blog

Best Ever MIPIM

by Tim Downing on 22nd March 2017
Best Ever MIPIM: that was the message from Cannes this year...
Read this blog

The Spring Budget

by Tim Downing on 10th March 2017
The government went into great detail in terms of what it hoped to achieve for housing across the UK in the Autumn Statement so I’m not too surprised that it wasn’t covered in the Budget on Wednesday...
Read this blog

Making a mark at MIPIM

by Tim Downing on 2nd March 2017
When I initially started going to the week-long event in Cannes 19 years ago the reaction I often had was 'why does an estate agent based in Lincolnshire need to go to MIPIM?' And my response has always been the same - what better place to market Lincolnshire and the fantastic investment opportunities the city and wider county has to offer?...
Read this blog

How to get a mortgage when you’re single

by Paul Wood on 23rd February 2017
If you’re buying a home on one salary, either as a one income family or as a single applicant you may think your options are limited...
Read this blog

Lincolnshire’s reaction to the housing white paper

by Ben Sykes on 14th February 2017
The government has outlined its intentions to encourage house builders (particularly small and medium sized developers) to increase activity in a bid to alleviate the housing crisis – implementing a number of methods to make house building more efficient...
Read this blog

Selling your house? Don’t wait for the New Year!

by Nathan Emerson on 21st December 2016
If you’re thinking of entering the property market, our advice is don’t wait until the New Year! Many think that buyers stop looking at houses during the Christmas period but actually, from our experience, this is the time when people go online to search for a new home...
Read this blog

Lincolnshire remains a fantastic location for property

by Tim Downing on 20th December 2016
It’s been a year of considerable ups and downs for all industries and we’re still charting the impact of Brexit and the announcements made during the Autumn Statement...
Read this blog

Four more awards underlines our fantastic service

by Kevin Scrupps on 7th December 2016
The Estate Agency of the Year Awards in association with The Sunday Times and The Times, sponsored by ZPG, are considered to be the equivalent of The Oscars in the property industry; and have been held for 13 years...
Read this blog

Cleethorpes is a hot spot in the property market

by David Gardner on 6th December 2016
I have recently seen a lot of interest in particular postcode areas in Cleethorpes and Grimsby, where I manage two branches of our award-winning estate agency...
Read this blog

Political landscape acts as catalyst for new breed of rollover land buyers

by William Barker on 30th November 2016
Having more than 20 years of experience in this sector, I have been carefully analysing the market in recent weeks in the wake of the UK referendum on membership of the European Union; together with our experienced agricultural specialists here at Pygott & Crone...
Read this blog

Prestigious awards acknowledge our outstanding customer service

by Nathan Emerson on 24th November 2016
I am delighted to announce that Pygott & Crone have won Relocation Agent Network's prestigious 2016 Best Agent East Midlands Regional Award at the Network’s National Conference, held at the Sofitel Hotel and Conference Centre, Heathrow on Friday 18 November...
Read this blog

Autumn Statement: lettings fees to be scrapped

by Nathan Emerson on 23rd November 2016
One of my responsibilities as a director of Pygott & Crone is to head up our lettings department and so I would like to share my views in response to the announcement by the Chancellor Philip Hammond to ban letting agents from charging upfront fees to tenants...
Read this blog

Autumn Statement: how changes could affect the local property market

by Tim Downing on 23rd November 2016
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has today announced a number of changes in his inaugural Autumn Statement to help improve the affordability of housing and rental homes, but how will these changes impact the property market in Lincolnshire?...
Read this blog

The Art of Decluttering

by Paul Wood on 23rd November 2016
We all know that feeling when your house becomes so full that you feel like you can’t see the wood for the trees...
Read this blog

Shortlisted for 2016 Best Agent in East Midlands region award

by Nathan Emerson on 11th November 2016
The winner will be announced at a black tie evening Awards Dinner held at the 5-star luxury Sofitel Hotel and Conference Centre, Heathrow on Friday 18 November...
Read this blog

Awards Success for Pygott & Crone

by Nathan Emerson on 4th November 2016
The International Property awards sponsored by the Telegraph newspaper recently voted us as the Best Estate agency in Lincolnshire, meaning that we have won this coveted title for the third year running...
Read this blog

Does it matter if the market is going up or down?

by Paul Wood on 3rd November 2016
If you are buying and selling a home, does it matter if the market is going up or down?...
Read this blog

Lincoln is named as a buy-to-let hotspot

by Tim Downing on 18th October 2016
The city of Lincoln, home of Pygott & Crone's flagship branch, has this week emerged as one of the most popular places in the country for buy-to-let investors...
Read this blog

Help to Buy Guarantee Scheme closes on December 31st

by Paul Wood on 14th October 2016
What are your options to buy affordable and discounted homes? The news of the end of one of the government schemes to help people onto the housing ladder may, initially, seem to be bad news for those hoping to get support for their first home or second step with a small deposit...
Read this blog

Halifax Price Index

by Paul Wood on 11th October 2016
The picture built up from the data is one of a calm market, showing signs of house price growth and stabilisation...
Read this blog

2016 Third Quarter Market Review

by Paul Wood on 5th October 2016
Quarter 3 Review (July – September) In this newsletter we look at how the property market has adapted to the changes during 2016; first we had the changes to stamp duty for the buy to let market, then Brexit and the uncertainty that was created around the decision to leave Europe...
Read this blog

How to get a mortgage when you’re self-employed

by Paul Wood on 22nd September 2016
If you’re self-employed and looking for a new mortgage deal, you may be worried that your employment status could limit your borrowing options...
Read this blog

Help to Buy: Not Just for First-time Buyers

by Paul Wood on 28th July 2016
The Help to Buy Equity Loan is excellent for those looking to move home into a new build property that is no more than £600,000, but who are struggling to find the funds for a deposit...
Read this blog

2016 First to Second Quarter Review

by Paul Wood on 13th July 2016
Looking back over the first six months of 2016, we have seen a number of key factors that have changed attitudes and some forecasts towards the residential property market...
Read this blog

Is a sub-1 per cent mortgage rate on the horizon?

by Paul Wood on 13th June 2016
A market war is on the horizon as sub-1 per cent deals draw ever closer...
Read this blog

The importance of your credit rating when applying for a mortgage

by Paul Wood on 10th May 2016
There are a number of small things you can do that could greatly increase your chances of getting your dream home...
Read this blog

First Time Buyers Still Need Help

by Paul Wood on 22nd April 2016
In the lead-up to the EU Referendum, the mortgage market has been quietly chugging away in the background...
Read this blog

The lowest mortgage rates on record and the most choice since 2008

by Paul Wood on 14th April 2016
The fall in mortgage rates comes after the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to keep the Bank of England Bank Rate at 0...
Read this blog

First Quarter Review

by Paul Wood on 13th April 2016
The opening quarter of 2016 has been very interesting in the residential property market...
Read this blog

Local Award Winner Attends International Real Estate Conference

by Nathan Emerson on 17th March 2016
The theme for this year’s Broker conference was ‘Partnering Together’ and offered delegates interactive workshops, roundtable discussions, networking opportunities and keynote speaker sessions...
Read this blog

Higher rates of Stamp Duty on purchases of second properties may impact wider property market

by Nathan Emerson on 18th February 2016
In a national survey conducted amongst its members, Relocation Agent Network found 74% of respondents indicated that the proposed increase in Stamp Duty on purchases of second residential properties, may impact their local property market...
Read this blog

Sellers Don’t Delay!

by Paul Wood on 17th December 2015
The presents have been unwrapped, the Christmas dinner is eaten and the chocolates are being passed round, so what next?… Find a new home for 2016 of course! In our experience, many potential home buyers use the festive period to search for their next home online – so if you’re thinking of selling, don’t miss out, contact us today!...
Read this blog

Pygott & Crone awarded at The Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2015

by Kevin Scrupps on 14th December 2015
On Friday 4th December, over 650 leading property professionals from throughout the UK attended a glittering ceremony at The Lancaster London Hotel opposite Hyde Park where the winners of the most highly regarded awards in the estate agency industry were revealed...
Read this blog

Pygott & Crone Splashers at Swimathon 2015

by Paul Wood on 16th November 2015
Pygott & Crone once again supported Sleaford's Rotary Club Swimathon on Saturday 14 November held at the Sleaford Leisure Centre, in aid of the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and Sleaford St...
Read this blog

Pygott & Crone wins top award at prestigious Estate Agency event

by Kevin Scrupps on 16th November 2015
Local estate agent, Pygott & Crone is celebrating being crowned the 2015 Relocation Agent Network Agent of the Year...
Read this blog

Pygott & Crone shortlisted for 2015 Best Agent in East Midlands Region Award

by Nathan Emerson on 9th November 2015
Local estate agent Pygott & Crone from Lincolnshire is pleased to announce that they have been shortlisted by Relocation Agent Network, a national network of selected estate agents, for the 2015 Best Agent East Midlands Region Award...
Read this blog

Pygott & Crone looks forward to National Estate Agency Conference

by Paul Wood on 4th November 2015
The Pygott and Crone team will soon be heading to London for the Relocation Agent Network National Conference...
Read this blog

The UK takes a bow in the International Property Awards

by Nathan Emerson on 19th October 2015
Premier developers, architects, interior designers and real estate agents from the United Kingdom gathered at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square on Friday (October 9th)...
Read this blog

New branch in Sleaford

by Kevin Scrupps on 12th October 2015
We are pleased to announce that we have relocated our Sleaford branch to a new building in the town centre, and have said farewell to our old building at 21 North Gate...
Read this blog

East Midlands Agent of the Year win for Pygott & Crone

by Paul Wood on 7th October 2015
Lincolnshire estate agent, Pygott & Crone, continues to sweep the board as it secures Agent of the Year at last nights (1 October) East Midlands Property Awards...
Read this blog

Strengthening the Agricultural Team at Pygott & Crone

by Kevin Scrupps on 28th August 2015
Pygott & Crone are very pleased to welcome Camilla Shipley to their busy agricultural department, based in Pygott & Crone's flagship Sleaford Office...
Read this blog

Did you find what you were looking for?

Our memberships and affiliations

Get the latest on Twitter

Click to show next tweets Click to show previous tweets
Pygott & Crone profile image
Something to be very proud of. fb.me/8qOHrIE9U
yesterday at 4.50pm
by Pygott & Crone @PygottandCrone
Paul Wood profile image
Our @PygottandCrone #SalesTeams have arranged 80 property viewings today for qualified buyers. Can we hit 100? We are on the Phones to 9pm
yesterday at 3.59pm
by Paul Wood @W40DYS - retweeted by Pygott & Crone
Paul Wood profile image
I've #justsponsored Relocation Agent Network, who's fundraising for Agents Giving on @JustGiving. Donate now justgiving.com/fundraising/RA…
yesterday at 12.43pm
by Paul Wood @W40DYS - retweeted by Pygott & Crone
Stirlin Developments profile image
last Thursday at 1.20pm
by Stirlin Developments @stirlindev - retweeted by Pygott & Crone
Stirlin Developments profile image
Thks Amy & Kirsty from @liveshq 4the interesting visit2 #StirlinHQ 2day. Its our ambition 2hav a #defibrillator on… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
last Thursday at 5.01pm
by Stirlin Developments @stirlindev - retweeted by Pygott & Crone
Stirlin Developments profile image
last Thursday at 7.19pm
by Stirlin Developments @stirlindev - retweeted by Pygott & Crone
Paul Wood profile image
Great to see our @PygottandCrone CustomerServiceTeam taking #StirlingBusinessPark #Commercial enquiries at 8:06pm. #HQ #OpenTo9pm.
last Thursday at 7.12pm
by Paul Wood @W40DYS - retweeted by Pygott & Crone
LGG profile image
Hoarding Looking great at motherby hill development- @lk2_consultants @jandjdevelop @PygottandCrone
last Wednesday at 2.53pm
by LGG @LGG_Projects - retweeted by Pygott & Crone
Richard Hagan profile image
Interesting chart, take a look. twitter.com/amit_maimon/st…
last Wednesday at 5.37pm
by Richard Hagan @richardchagan - retweeted by Pygott & Crone
Paul Wood profile image
Five brave guys @PygottandCrone will be Braving the Shave for @macmillancancer. Check out our animated GIF & donate… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
last Wednesday at 10.50am
by Paul Wood @W40DYS - retweeted by Pygott & Crone
Pygott & Crone profile image
last Tuesday at 8.54pm
by Pygott & Crone @PygottandCrone
Craig Stones profile image
Congratulations James on being awarded his @RelocationAgent Customer service accreditation. @PygottandCronetwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
last Tuesday at 10.54am
by Craig Stones @craigstones80 - retweeted by Pygott & Crone
william downing profile image
Blimey just back from a 441 mile round trip valuing properties in Southend & Kent for @PygottandCrone @RelocationAgent 🇬🇧🇬🇧👍👍
Monday 17th July at 8.54pm
by william downing @williamdowning1 - retweeted by Pygott & Crone
Jason Sedlan profile image
Great to get the @PygottandCrone Lincoln team together! You can't beat a Chinese and a few beers 🍻 #teambomdingtwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Friday 14th July at 8.07pm
by Jason Sedlan @sedy08 - retweeted by Pygott & Crone
Pygott & Crone profile image
We have received a whole host of 5 star reviews from our customers this year about our exceptional award winning... fb.me/vsgRP1DB
Friday 14th July at 4.07pm
by Pygott & Crone @PygottandCrone
Tim Downing profile image
Thursday 13th July at 9.49pm
by Tim Downing @TimjwDowning - retweeted by Pygott & Crone
Pygott & Crone profile image
#EMPA - our property auction @TheBentleyHotel is just about to begin.
Wednesday 12th July at 6.05pm
by Pygott & Crone @PygottandCrone
Pygott & Crone profile image
Looking forward to tonight's East Midlands Property Auction @TheBentleyHotel
Wednesday 12th July at 5.12pm
by Pygott & Crone @PygottandCrone
Jasper Caudwell profile image
We are glad to confirm the sale of Laundon House, East Road, Sleaford has successfully completed.
Tuesday 11th July at 3.57pm
by Jasper Caudwell @jasperCaudwell - retweeted by Pygott & Crone
Duckworth Land Rover profile image
The #Velar has arrived at our #Boston showroom! Visit us on Avalon Road to experience the latest member of the icon… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Tuesday 11th July at 8.24am
by Duckworth Land Rover @DuckworthLR - retweeted by Pygott & Crone
An impression of the skyline of Lincoln

Our Feefo Reviews

Introduce yourself

Please provide your name and email address to continue.
Live Chat
Website - 11.43pm
Please wait while we connect you to an advisor.
To chat simply type your message below, then click Send or press the return key. Do you wish to be emailed a transcript at the end of the chat?
Show Chat - 0 new message(s)