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Comprehensive Calendar

26/02/2020

A comprehensive calendar of essential and indulgence sporting and rural dates are available in one place with the Balfours calendar.

As the year races on there are some must do events and others nice to do, but it can be frustrating when they miss to go in the diary, whether that’s on your hardcopy, phone or computer. Why not scan through now and add the ones you don’t want to miss in 2020?

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Act to Tie Welsh Landlords In for Longer

24/02/2020

Proposed changes by the Welsh Government will double the length of time before a landlord can obtain possession at the beginning of a periodic standard contract from six months to one year; providing the tenant does not breach the terms of the contract.

Currently in Wales a landlord cannot obtain possession, again assuming no breach, until two months after giving notice which, in turn cannot be served within the first four months – equating to a total of six months.

However, the Bill currently being considered to amend the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016, which has not yet been implemented, would extend both those periods: Namely the landlord will be required to give at least six months’ notice and this cannot be served until six months after contract commencement, meaning a total of twelve months – double the current minimum contract length.

After the initial period the Bill proposes Landlords wanting mandatory possession will be required to serve six months’ notice rather than the current two months. The Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill is currently going through evidence sessions and should the Bill be passed it is anticipated to come into force in Spring 2021. 

Charlotte George MARLA, Head of Lettings. 

 

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Kingsland - Period Contemporary

21/02/2020

A period home in one of Shrewsbury’s most sought after locations, combined with an interior which has been successfully extended to offer a superb design layout, with exemplary contemporary finishes is for sale with Balfours Estate Agents.

The striking detached four bedroom home, number Nine Ridgebourne Road, Kingsland, is located within walking distance of Shrewsbury town centre, plus top class private and state schooling. Major cities to the north and Midlands, plus airports are easily commutable.

Head of sales at Balfours, Alistair Hilton comments: “This house has significant appeal as a result of being sympathetically extended to provide a wonderfully light modern classic home.”

Hub to the home the kitchen breakfast room has double doors to the dining room, with the drawing room linking through. The kitchen with serviced island opens through French doors to the terrace, while the drawing room benefits from bi-fold doors. Beyond is a beautifully presented south westerly facing garden, naturally softening with mature trees as it ebbs the Bow Brook.

A study, utility and downstairs cloakroom, complete the ground floor. The master and guest room benefit from en-suites. A single garage and courtyard parking for five vehicles completes this appealing package, which is marketed with a guide price of £745,000. Call Balfours Estate Agents Shrewsbury on 01743 353511.

For further details please visit our Property Sales Page.

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County’s Seven Figure Homes – Market Indicator

18/02/2020

Shropshire’s higher end, seven figure property market, has responded to the election positively according to one of the county’s leading estate agents.

Head of sales at Balfours Estate Agents, Alistair Hilton, says there have been more exchanges and offers accepted. Also they have undertaken more appraisals on behalf of prospective vendors in the first six weeks of 2020 than in the final three months of 2019.

“We have had a very strong January. February is more than matching it, but what is particularly marked is the increase in interest in properties on the market in excess of one million pounds. The Old Bell House set by the River Teme in South Shropshire attracted two buyers in the New Year and is now under offer.

Also to find buyers and exchange in the last six weeks are; Bow Bridge House, Shrewsbury - A large house requiring full restoration, set in 2.5 acres with planning for five new houses, marketed with a guide of £1.7 million. The Mount, Cressage - A country house with land, Coach House and swimming pool is also under offer, with a guide price of £1.5 million.

Alistair explains: “It is clear that there is much more confidence at all levels, purchasers are taking a view on minor hurdles within conveyancing and financing, dismissing those in preference of the common goal.

“Here at Balfours we pride ourselves on both understanding the very individual needs of our clients and also how the market is reacting; it is using this knowledge and experience which enables us to achieve positive sales,” he adds.

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Flexible Potential For Extensive Steading

14/02/2020

A character stone built four bedroom house set in 1.2 acres and with significant outbuildings, including large summer house, is on the market.

House Boasting Green Credentials For Sale In Shropshire

Much more than a house, The Grange at Hopton, Hodnet, has potential for home businesses requiring a good space, or for a family who thrive on the outdoors with an exceptionally large garden with orchard vegetable patch and poly tunnel. The package is for sale with Balfours Estate Agents and has a guide price of £650,000.

The ground floor accommodation incorporates a large hall, generous kitchen, dining room and sitting room with French doors to two aspects, ideal for entertaining. The hall also provides access to a study, wc and utility and a ground floor en-suite bedroom. On the first floor master room is en-suite, plus two bedrooms which share the family bathroom.

Balfours associate partner, country house sales, Charlie Giffard, comments: “In addition to the main house an attraction for many will be the outbuildings which provide a magnificent summerhouse, plus workshop and double garage, plus a large barn – the whole offers great scope, subject to planning. The Grange also boasts green credentials with a four kilo-watt solar plant and pellet biomass boiler, both of which currently attract government payments.” Call Balfours Estate Agents Shrewsbury on 01743 353511.

For further information please visit our Property Sales Page.

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Five Plot Development Near Welshpool

12/02/2020

Balfours Estate Agents Shrewsbury have launched to the market land with outline planning for five detached dwellings.

The residential development for sale near Cefn is less than four miles from Welshpool and within walking distance of local amenities in Cefn, including the local Primary School. 

Rural Living With Easy Commutes

Called The Wallers the site enjoys rural views to open countryside and will benefit from its own private drive. Head of sales at Balfours, Alistair Hilton comments: “This is a well presented and highly accessible plot with services nearby and conveniently close to trunk roads; overall it is an excellent opportunity to purchase a freehold site which is chain free.”

He adds: “From a developer’s viewpoint it is likely to attract house buyers seeking a balance between rural village living with accessibility: While Welshpool is close by, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Newtown, Wrexham and Chester are all sensible commutes.

The Wallers is marketed with a guide price of £300,000, call Balfours Estate Agents Shrewsbury on 01743 353511.

For further information please visit our Property Sales Page.

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