Be in with a chance to win a £50 voucher

by Pygott & Crone on 21st October 2021

Something white keeps appearing on our distinctive red For Sale boards that immediately catches the eye

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Optimal selling conditions following the end of the stamp duty holiday

by Pygott & Crone on 8th October 2021

Autumn is traditionally one of the best times to sell your home, and with demand levels remaining high despite the end of the stamp duty holiday, we’re on track for one of the busiest years for sales yet

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Staycation demand allows holiday let owners to cash in

by Pygott & Crone on 7th October 2021

In the first half of 2021, 1,401 holiday let companies were incorporated, which was an increase of 83% on the previous year and a 119% increase on the year prior to that

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What's changed with tenancy evictions?

by Pygott & Crone on 7th October 2021

Over the last 18 months, a number of measures were put in place to protect tenants who were unable to keep up with their rent payments

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Rents rise at fastest rate for 13 years

by Pygott & Crone on 7th October 2021

The lettings market is booming, with properties letting almost a week faster than in 2020

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UK property prices up 13% compared to pre-pandemic

by Pygott & Crone on 7th October 2021

When the stamp duty holiday came to an end, it was expected that the home buying frenzy would tail off, however, prices and demand continue to soar

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Building your dream open plan living space

by Pygott & Crone on 7th October 2021

With light and space becoming essential in any house post-lockdown, it’s no surprise that many homeowners are opting for a more open plan living space

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Finding the right home at the right price

by Pygott & Crone on 7th October 2021

You might think you’ll never be able to afford your dream home, but there are a number of ways that you can make it happen

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Avoid cold weather costs with your property

by Pygott & Crone on 7th October 2021

74% of homeowners agreed that their property costs more to maintain in the autumn and winter months

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Home ownership with the Affordable Housing Programme

by Pygott & Crone on 7th October 2021

The UK government have shown that they are committed to helping the younger generation get onto the property ladder, allocating £8

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Buyers and sellers need to act now to move in time for Christmas

by Pygott & Crone on 7th October 2021

 
Homeowners up and down the country are preparing for the pre-Christmas rush, and with the demand-supply imbalance still providing sellers with optimal market conditions, it’s likely we’ll see a lot more sales to come before the end of 2021

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How much do you know about the mortgage process?

by Pygott & Crone on 7th October 2021

According to a recent survey, buyers are hopelessly uninformed on the mortgage process

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Top 10 reasons a buyer will walk away

by Pygott & Crone on 7th October 2021

When it comes to purchasing a property, eight in ten Brits admit to being ‘picky buyers’, with research showing that a poor Wi-Fi connection is enough to put a third off a new home

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What makes the perfect tenant?

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2021

Having a positive relationship with your tenant is important when renting out a property

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How to keep your boiler running for longer

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2021

A broken boiler is the last thing you want as the weather starts to get colder this autumn

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Surge in sellers renting ahead of their next move

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2021

With the sales market continuing to boom, many homeowners have secured a high price for their home in 2021, choosing to put themselves in a stronger position by renting during this stop gap period

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Moving house safely: a refresher post-lockdown

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2021

COVID-19 restrictions may have been lifted but the virus is far from gone

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Price gap widens for houses and flats

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2021

Prices for both houses and flats are continuing to increase following the Covid-19 pandemic

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Will working from home be your new norm?

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2021

Last year, the number of adults who worked from home inevitably increased to 37% over lockdown

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Selling during the back to school season

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2021

One-third of homeowners choose to buy or sell in early autumn, making now the best time to put your house on the market

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The most common stamp duty buyer type

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2021

There has been a flurry of transactions over recent months due to the stamp duty holiday, but where has all this activity come from?
 
A report claims that recent activity has been down to families wanting to upsize, as well as investor activity

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Tenant demand still on the rise

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2021

Following a surge in tenant demand over the last quarter, the market could see rents increase over the next three months

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Could you benefit from repaying your mortgage early?

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2021

The average homeowner will be 57 before they’re able to fully repay their mortgage, so paying off the debt early is a desirable financial goal

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Who’s most interested in your home’s value?

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2021

Have you ever used property sites to snoop on how much someone has paid for their home?
 
In a study by Zoopla, six out of ten Brits admitted to checking out how much someone has paid for their home, with the most popular people to snoop on being neighbours, friends and family

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What does the supply-demand imbalance mean for you?

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2021

Vendors have benefited from the supply-demand imbalance seen across the market in 2021, with 40% of properties selling above their original asking price, making conditions optimal for selling

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Please vote for Pygott & Crone at the Heart Hero Awards

by Pygott & Crone on 4th August 2021

Last winter Pygott & Crone organised a 100 kilometre run/walk challenge, involving over 250 people across the estate agency industry and our local communities, which raised a fantastic £70,000 for the British Heart Foundation – the #BHF100K

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Top tips on being ready to sell

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd August 2021

 
According to Rightmove, enquiries from buyers are up by 18% when compared to the same period last year

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What’s next for the property market?

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd August 2021

Having contributed to record-breaking sales numbers over the last year, we consider what’s next for the property market following the approaching end of the stamp duty holiday

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Why is now the time to buy a second home?

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd August 2021

After a year without the ability to socialise or travel, many Brits have been able to save a considerable sum, with savvy savers now wondering what to do with their sizeable nest eggs

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With home break-ins high over summer, are you covered?

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd August 2021

As a landlord, it is vital that you properly safeguard every aspect of your portfolio

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New build homes at a 21-year high

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd August 2021

Over 49,470 new build properties were completed in the first three months of 2021 – the highest figure recorded in 21 years

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A look at what the stamp duty holiday has led to

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd August 2021

Since its launch, the stamp duty holiday has led to phenomenal sales numbers for England’s property market, with 50% more transactions in Q1 2021 compared to the previous year, pre-pandemic

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Could shared ownership be the answer

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd August 2021

 
This easy guide to shared ownership will help you decide if it’s the right option for you

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Why does market activity peak in August?

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd August 2021

For the past 12 years, reports show that August has been one of the most popular months for home moving, with a third of movers choosing to buy or sell between June and August

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Lettings market boom and what it means for landlords

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd August 2021

The lettings market has had a record strong month, with reports of a decrease to the length of average void periods in most regions, as well as rising rents seen across the country

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How does disrepair impact your property sale?

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd August 2021

Throughout the selling process, buyers are looking to assess the extent of the work needed to fix your home to their own standard of living, working out the time and money they may need to invest

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Ways to avoid gazumping with your property sale or purchase

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd August 2021

With the property market heating up, gazumping is becoming all too common as demand outstrips supply

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3-bedroom properties in high demand

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd August 2021

Property experts from Rightmove are urging homeowners to sell their three-bedroom homes, as high demand leads to an average selling time of just 45 days

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Key questions you need to ask your buyer

by Pygott & Crone on 7th July 2021

Finding the right buyer can save you time, energy and disappointment

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Top home improvements for this summer

by Pygott & Crone on 7th July 2021

Over the last 18 months, the number of Brits undertaking DIY projects and renovations has jumped significantly, as we found new ways to pass our time in lockdown and improve our living situations

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Stay informed with changes to the Right to Rent scheme

by Pygott & Crone on 7th July 2021

First introduced in 2016, right to rent checks have been a core part of the check in process for landlords and tenants

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Is it still location, location, location?

by Pygott & Crone on 7th July 2021

Faced with the prospect of a lockdown-free summer, buyers are anxious to move quickly, resulting in record numbers paying over asking price to secure their dream property

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Buying to become a short-let landlord

by Pygott & Crone on 7th July 2021

With a lack of certainty on travel restrictions, many Brits are planning to vacation closer to home this summer, giving investors the opportunity to break into the short-let market

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Managing properties through the eviction ban extension

by Pygott & Crone on 7th July 2021

Over the course of the eviction ban for residential tenancies, the government have looked to balance support for tenants and landlords, helping those unable to meet their rent payments whilst recognising the strain this puts on landlords who may depend on the income

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Is selling at auction the right choice for me?

by Pygott & Crone on 7th July 2021

Selling at auction can mean a quick and easy sale, with excited bidders driving up the price of your home

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What to do if your home isn’t selling

by Pygott & Crone on 7th July 2021

There can be any number of reasons to explain why your property isn’t performing on the market as you had expected

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What’s driving property prices?

by Pygott & Crone on 7th July 2021

Asking prices continue to climb, with several key reasons to explain why this is happening after the emergence of a global pandemic

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Carbon monoxide campaign to alert ‘new landlords’

by Pygott & Crone on 7th July 2021

The government has launched their ‘Carbon Monoxide Safe 4 Summer’ campaign, which has been put in place to highlight how dangerous carbon monoxide can be

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A guide to your property valuation

by Pygott & Crone on 7th July 2021

When it comes to selling your property, it’s only natural you want to know all of the facts before beginning

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Post-pandemic predictions for the property market

by Pygott & Crone on 7th July 2021

After 18 months of uncertainty, the UK property market has seen some incredible highs and lows, from the sector closing and reopening last spring, to the impact of the stamp duty holiday on residential transaction levels

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Estate agents nationwide foodbank campaign - we need your help

by Pygott & Crone on 9th June 2021

As members of the Relocation Agent Network, Pygott & Crone are delighted to be once again supporting the summer foodbank campaign

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What's changed to safeguard homeowners and renters?

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd June 2021

New laws have been put in place to place to protect homeowners, landlords and tenants

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Five in-demand factors buyers are now looking for

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd June 2021

Working and spending more time at home has caused significant changes to people’s property needs

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A third of homes sell for over the asking price

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd June 2021

One in three properties sold for more than the original asking price in April

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Rental growth soars outside of London

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd June 2021

Cities outside of the capital have witnessed a mixture of strong rental growth, high tenant demand and profitable yields, with expectations this will continue to benefit the lettings market over summer

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What is the outlook for the housing market? 

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd June 2021

Compared to this time last year, the value of homes being sold in the UK has practically doubled in the first 15 weeks

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How valuable is your garden?

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd June 2021

With the summer months promising a season of sun and property market surges, we’re sharing guidance on how to make your gorgeous garden pay for itself

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Cities are making a comeback with buyers and tenants

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd June 2021

The pandemic took a toll on the UK’s previously bustling cities, with empty streets and closed down businesses becoming the new norm for many residents

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Top ten features that could bring down your property's value

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd June 2021

Property prices have increased rapidly since the start of this year, with high buyer demand, vaccine optimism and stamp duty savings all key contributing factors to that growth

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Demand for rental properties has reached new heights

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd June 2021

In April, the lettings market saw a record-breaking number of enquiries from new prospective tenants, and the demand shows no signs of slowing down now we’ve reached summer!*
 
The average rent of a newly let property outside of London is 8% higher than in February last year, which equates to £68 more per month

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Low cost changes to increase your home’s kerb appeal

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd June 2021

Whether you are considering putting your property on the market or you are simply looking to increase the aesthetics of your front garden, there are a few low cost tips that can help you increase your home’s kerb appeal

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Eviction notice periods now at four months

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd June 2021

From June, eviction notice periods have been reduced to just four months for landlords, instead of the six months they were previously set at to protect tenants over lockdown

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Relocating but Not Moving Far? We’ve Got You Covered!

by Pygott & Crone on 24th May 2021

The term ‘relocation’ is often associated with a particular notion: someone packing up their family to move cross-country or even internationally for a change in job or career and specifically at the request of and sometimes with the assistance of, their employer

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What do buyers and renters find essential in the current climate?

by Pygott & Crone on 6th May 2021

More than a quarter of UK homeowners and renters have claimed that their property priorities have changed since the COVID-19 outbreak

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£150m ‘Help to Build’ scheme to be launched

by Pygott & Crone on 6th May 2021

The government has announced a new ‘Help to Build’ scheme in a bid to make it easier and more affordable for people to build their own home

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What you need to know about the 95% mortgage guarantee scheme

by Pygott & Crone on 6th May 2021

A new mortgage guarantee scheme was announced this spring, with the goal being to help first-time buyers and aspiring home movers purchase a home with a smaller deposit

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Majority of transactions since May 2020 backed by mortgages

by Pygott & Crone on 6th May 2021

Aside from the market boost provided by the extended stamp duty holiday, it’s clear that the property market is seeing high levels of activity due to the continued low rates of borrowing for mortgages

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Why most landlords are not planning to increase rents in 2021

by Pygott & Crone on 6th May 2021

As the easing of lockdown restrictions continues, it would seem that tenants are beginning to return to cities and resume their ‘normal’ lifestyle routines, drawn by reopened venues and attractions

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How your street name could affect property prices

by Pygott & Crone on 6th May 2021

A recent report has analysed property sales across England and Wales in order to determine the most popular and expensive street names

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Tenant demand continued to rise at the start of the year

by Pygott & Crone on 6th May 2021

The number of prospective tenants registering with agents rose for the third consecutive month in March, as many homebuyers either chose to delay their purchase plans or decided to rent in between their next house sale and purchase

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How much hidden equity is in your home?

by Pygott & Crone on 6th May 2021

It has been reported that almost half of homeowners are undervaluing their homes, including some cases where the properties were worth nearly £50,000 more than they realised

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Updated guidance on possession action from the government

by Pygott & Crone on 6th May 2021

Landlords need to be aware of and follow the guidance set by the government on coronavirus and renting, which contains advice on possession proceedings, health and safety, maintenance and repairs

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A third of UK households predicted to move this year

by Pygott & Crone on 6th May 2021

As restrictions start to ease, almost a third of UK households are making plans to change their living arrangements, following their lockdown experiences

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12 cleaning tricks at the fraction of the cost!

by Pygott & Crone on 6th May 2021

From your oven to your bathroom, if you love to take pride in your home, you’ll want to know all the cleaning tricks and hacks to keep your home sparkling for a fraction of the cost

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One in every 50 homes has been sold in 2021

by Pygott & Crone on 6th May 2021

The housing market has had its fair share of ups and downs over the past year

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Take a look at our refurbished branch in Spalding

by Pygott & Crone on 21st April 2021

We are pleased to announce that the refurbishment works to our branch on Bridge Street in Spalding are now complete, and we are now welcoming customers back into branch

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Expanding Pygott & Crone Residential Services into Gainsborough.

by Agne Paskeviciute on 16th April 2021

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we are pleased to see excellent levels of business throughout our Residential, Lettings, Commercial, Agricultural departments and Financial Services

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Home improvements to help boost your house price

by Pygott & Crone on 7th April 2021

Whatever your budget, there are plenty of ways you can add value to your property before selling this year

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The top 10 scents to have in your home

by Pygott & Crone on 7th April 2021

There are many steps you can take to help attract prospective buyers, including cleaning and clearing away clutter, but what you may not know is that certain scents could help showcase your home and encourage buyers to put in an offer

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Half of tenants have no home insurance

by Pygott & Crone on 7th April 2021

A recent report conducted by Nationwide Building Society has shown that 48% of the UK private renting population have no home insurance cover at all; which roughly amounts to 2

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Housing market sees the strongest spring for home sellers in a decade!

by Pygott & Crone on 7th April 2021

Many of us have been thinking about selling our homes in recent months, with a record number of buyers enquiring about properties on Rightmove

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The key trends we have noticed during the pandemic

by Pygott & Crone on 7th April 2021

A year of being homebound has given us a lot of time to reflect on what’s important in our personal and professional lives, and we’ve seen a huge shift in attitudes within the property sector too

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Surge in holiday let enquiries due to stamp duty holiday

by Pygott & Crone on 7th April 2021

 
Properties bought for the purpose of holiday lets have grown in popularity since the introduction of the stamp duty holiday, with the extension giving investors until June to see savings for homes worth £500,000 and until September for those worth £250,000 and under

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Strict new fire regulations for HMOs and multi-tenancy buildings

by Pygott & Crone on 7th April 2021

The Home Office recently announced their intention to increase fire safety measures, stating that landlords of HMOs (House in Multiple Occupation) could face unlimited fines if they fail to comply

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Residential transactions 23% higher due to stamp duty and vaccine news

by Pygott & Crone on 7th April 2021

February saw a total of 147,050 residential transactions according to HMRC, which is a 23% increase from January’s total and a whopping 48

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Over 290,000 are now homeowners due to the Help to Buy scheme

by Pygott & Crone on 7th April 2021

The Help to Buy scheme was introduced by the government with the aim of helping first-time buyers get onto the property ladder; designed mainly to overcome the barrier of people not being able to save a large enough deposit to qualify them for a mortgage loan

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Mortgage agreements for early 2021 at their highest since the financial crisis

by Pygott & Crone on 7th April 2021

Mortgage approvals have reached a 14-year high, propelled by last year’s property market boom

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Lockdown helped third of UK homebuyers get onto property ladder

by Pygott & Crone on 7th April 2021

As challenging as the last 12 months have been for all of us, for many different reasons, there have been some positive stories and developments that have emerged during this unprecedented time

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Chain-free property listings boom as sellers opt to rent ahead of their next move

by Pygott & Crone on 7th April 2021

Recent data from Rightmove suggests that there has been a sudden increase in the number of chain-free properties listed on the market, due to sellers being more willing to rent before they purchase their next home

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What you need to know when investing in a buy-to-let property

by Pygott & Crone on 7th April 2021

Investing in a buy-to-let property is a dream that many of us will have at one point or another

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The impact of our fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support

by Pygott & Crone on 30th March 2021

At Pygott & Crone estate agents we pride ourselves on the amount of support we have given to our local communities and charities through a range of initiatives, events, and challenges

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The demand for property is as strong as ever

by Pygott & Crone on 24th March 2021

What effect has the stamp duty extension and vaccine rollout had on the property market? Well at Pygott & Crone we’ve seen a progressive increase in activity and strong transactions through the first quarter of 2021, which has highlighted the fact that demand is outstripping supply across Lincolnshire and the East Midlands

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Welcoming our new Spalding Residential Valuer.

by Agne Paskeviciute on 17th March 2021

Pygott & Crone are pleased to welcome Jodi Ingamells to our valuation team! We have seen steady development in the residential business in Spalding, and we are pleased to continue to expand and develop our team to provide the highest standards of service to our customers

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750,000 buyers have seen stamp duty savings so far

by Pygott & Crone on 4th March 2021

It’s been estimated that 600,000 homebuyers agreeing a sale from May 2020 onwards will not pay any stamp duty at all and are set to be saving £5 billion in total – that is an average of £4,660 each, according to Zoopla

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Our reaction to the Chancellor's Budget

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd March 2021

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has today announced his much-anticipated Budget; but is it good or bad news for the estate agency industry

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How to maximise what you can see without physically viewing

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd March 2021

It goes without saying that COVID-19 had a massive ripple effect on the world, and of course, the property market wasn’t left untouched by this

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Why did virtual viewings surge in January?

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd March 2021

Online property viewing activity continues to surge due to stay at home demands from the UK government

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The government’s multi-billion pound intervention to end unsafe cladding

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd March 2021

After the tragic incident of Grenfell tower in 2017, a massive investigation was launched to determine what caused the fire to spread so rapidly, resulting in an outcome that blamed the poor quality of the additional external cladding used to hold the building together

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