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Thursday, 17 March 2016 00:00

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Wednesday, 16 March 2016 00:00

Read our Spring 2016 Newsletter

The latest edition of the Balfours Newsletter is now available to read.


We hope you enjoy it!

A property package to suit a raft of situations is to be found in the heart of North Shropshire countryside.

Five bedrooms are to be found in the family house at Little Sutton, while two units provide one and two bedroom living quarters, which could also adapt to office space. Four stables with storage space and a large yard with extensive potential complete the steading. The whole extends to six acres incorporating paddocks and landscaped grounds.

Located in Rednal, near West Felton, Little Sutton is four miles from the border town of Oswestry and 16 miles from Shrewsbury. Chester is also in easy striking distance just 30 miles north.

Joint agent, Clemmie Daborn, of Balfours, says:, “Little Sutton is a flexible and very well presented individual country residence. Features include sandstone and slate, topped with weather vane and coach clock which sits over the stables.  It is a peaceful and unspoilt rural setting where specimen trees enhance the paddocks.”

A pretty veranda skirts two aspects of the house and adds living space both to the kitchen and sitting room via separate French doors. Central to the house is the hallway leading to the main reception room, the kitchen, utility, study and downstairs cloakroom. The master bedroom has en-suite facilities while four further bedrooms share a large bathroom. The main house also has three carports.

Clemmie adds: “For those seeking to conduct a business from a family home Little Sutton offers tremendous scope, subject to necessary planning permission. Its location is within easy striking distance of major trunk roads to the North West and West Midlands and there is an excellent choice of schools within a ten mile radius.”

Little Sutton is marketed jointly by Balfours and Halls with a guide price of £725,000, for more information call Clemmie Daborn on 01743 353511.

Little Sutton main


Little Sutton kitchen


Little Sutton aerial view




Spring at Four Seasonssees young bulbs and green shoots bursting into life, putting a fresh face on this five plus bedroom home.

The garden, which has been landscaped for easy maintenance is immaculate, as is the internal presentation of Four Seasons. Situated six miles from Telford, and nine from Shrewsbury, the M54 is just three miles away, putting Wolverhampton, Birmingham and the national motorway network within a tyres breadth.

This property is eighteen years old – coming of age offers a mature, yet youthful feel. Ground floor accommodation comprises of four reception rooms and good glazing in all rooms, including two pairs of French doors, makes for a light and airy feel throughout. Double doors create an entrance statement into the sitting room and the dining room.

Each of the ground floor rooms are accessed from the main hall, with an internal door from the study to the double garage. Two staircases, one from the hall and one from the study, link up with the four bedrooms, plus a spacious games room, which could configure as a fifth bedroom. The bedrooms are served by two en suite bathrooms and a family bathroom.

Agent Tim Main of Balfours says: “Four Seasons is ready to go; it is immaculately presented and is located in a quiet location in the hamlet of Allscott, with good accessibility to a wide range of schools, shops and general amenities.”

Four Seasons is marketed by Balfours with a guide price of £499,950. For more information call Tim Main on 01743 353511. 


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Tuesday, 01 March 2016 00:00

Speedy search - times praised

There is good news for prospective house buyers in Shropshire, according to estate agent, Tim Main, head of sales at Balfours.

Tim Main says Shropshire Council is to be congratulated on the turnaround time of residential searches, which are currently running at four to five working days. He explains: “This is good news for all house buyers, but most especially for those purchasing a second home or buy to let.

“After April 1 house buyers will be expected to pay an additional three per cent stamp duty on second homes. For a property selling at £250,000 this will equate to an extra £7,500.”

He says property buyers with their finances sorted and ready to go should still be able to agree purchases until the middle of the month and still complete before the deadline. “My advice is to keep the pressure on all aspects of the conveyance to ensure the three per cent additional stamp duty is avoided,” adds Tim.

Monday, 22 February 2016 00:00

Let market on the move

Tax changes and new regulations in the letting market are shaping its future and could curtail some buy-to-let, according to one of the county’s leading agents.

Charlotte George MARLA, senior negotiator for Balfours Property Professionals, says the introduction of an extra three per cent stamp duty rate band on second homes, from April, is unlikely, alone, to have a negative impact on buy-to-let landlords.

However, she explains: “Add to this the Chancellor’s second cut when, in 2017, reductions in mortgage interest relief go live, it may well make some prospective buy-to-let landlords think twice.”

At the same time there has also been an increase in legislation landlords must adhere to including changes to deposit regulations, introduction of smoke and Carbon Monoxide legislation and changes to notices. In addition a specific set of documents must be given to tenants at the start of the tenancy to avoid any implications further down the line” says Charlotte.

The latest legislation to come in earlier this month is the “Right to Rent” scheme which means that all prospective adult occupiers for properties in England must have the right paper work to reside in England. “This is another responsibility for the landlord and to which he is accountable.”

Charlotte continues: “Some people say that the tax changes will dry up the appetite of buy-to-let landlords. I don’t think that will be the case, but with the continuing barrage of legislation and paperwork I would encourage prospective landlords to talk to a reputable agent who is ARLA and or RICS accredited.”