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Herd in The City
Published on 19th July 2023

Herd In The City: Sponsoring a ton of family fun

From mid-July, Southend, Shoeburyness and Leigh will be brought to life by a herd of beautifully decorated elephant sculptures. We’re thrilled to be part of this outdoor art trail, raising vital funds for Havens Hospices’ specialist palliative care.

All ears? Great! Following the success of the Hares About Town trail in 2021, Havens Hospices is teaming up with Wild in Art, bringing unforgettable public art to the city of Southend this summer. As a business with our headquarters in the area, we’re delighted to support the charity’s cultural event once again.

The sculptures we’re sponsoring

Gateway Group couldn’t resist sponsoring ‘Sharman the Starman’ by designer Catherine Ullo. Associated Insurance Services picked ‘Jumbo Oak’ by local artist, Michelle Sutton.

Look out for these, and lots more, elephant sculptures if you’re local, or fancy a trip to the seaside! The free, family-friendly trail runs for seven weeks from Friday 14 July to Monday 4 September. You’ll be able to support Havens Hospices – a truly great cause – by purchasing a map, downloading the charity’s special app or getting involved in fundraising activities. It’s going to be mammoth!


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Aerial view of Residential buildings in city
Published on 19th July 2023

Welcoming new communities: Our expanding property portfolio

Gateway’s nationwide teams were appointed as managing agents of nearly 2,000 homes over the last two months. We can’t wait to get started.

Highlights include a range of contemporary developments, from family homes to apartment buildings, in the following locations:

  • Wimbledon and Wood Green, London
  • Benfleet, Essex, near historic Hadleigh Castle
  • highly sought-after West Malling, Kent
  • well-connected Gravesend and Ashford, also in Kent
  • close to Cambridge city centre
  • verdant Hanstead Park, Hertfordshire
  • Drovers Court and Morley, Leeds
  • Send, Woking, close to RHS Wisley
  • bustling Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Somerton, Somerset, neighbouring the Mendip Hills
  • the charming village of Merton, Devon

Looking for a reliable local agent?

We carefully manage every property under our wing, offering a proactive service from strategic offices in Essex, Leeds and London. Simply call Gateway Property Management to see how we’ll support you on 01702 443 555. Or click here.

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Published on 19th July 2023

Link in with us: Join our property network

Our aim is to lead the sector – not by being the biggest, but by being the best property specialists out there.

At the Gateway Group, you’ll have a real opportunity to grow within your role, and take your ambitions further. Talent is highly valued here, so just show us what you can do. You’ll find Gateway a positive, welcoming, social place.

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Rental on their rise
Published on 17th May 2023

Property insights: Rents continue to rise nationwide

House price growth may be slowing, but rents look set to continue to increase. Property experts generally agree on growth estimates of around 4–5% annually.

Property website, Zoopla, reports that the average rents for new-lets have risen the most, by 11.1% in the last 12 months. Earnings have increased by 6.7%.

Demand for rental homes remains 10% higher than last year, driven by four key factors:

  • the strength in the job market
  • resulting high economic immigration
  • a rapid increase in oversees university students
  • a static supply of rental homes.

The other property website, Rightmove, points out that the first quarter of 2023 marked the 13th consecutive three-month period where asking rents on new properties to let had risen. This run stretches back to the end of 2019.

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Key hanging off wooden toy house
Published on 17th May 2023

Reviewing your mortgage? Your options and how we can support you

It’s a good time to be thinking about your mortgage with the economic situation remaining uncertain. We can explore your options with you.

Quality Street Financial Services, part of the Gateway Group, is committed to helping you by looking at your individual circumstances and providing financial advice that is right for you. You could have several choices available when it comes to your mortgage. Whichever route you take, it is vital that you understand your options.

Your options could include:

Moving to a new lender

Our fully qualified specialists take the time to get to know your circumstances and specific requirements. Then, we’ll search hundreds of mortgage products from leading lenders, so you get the best possible option out there on the market.

Making your current mortgage work for you

Our fully qualified specialists can provide advice on flexible options with your current mortgage, such as making overpayments.

Exploring alternative interest rates

Another option could be to stay with your existing lender and take advantage of an alternative rate. We will liaise with your lender to make sure you’re offered the most suitable rate.

You’re in safe hands

Everyone’s mortgage and current circumstances are unique. Our team has Certified Mortgage Advisor status, meaning we’re recognised as holding all the qualifications needed to provide sound advice. We use the latest encrypted technology, so you can conveniently and securely upload documents.

You’ll have the personal touch

A dedicated mortgage advisor will be on hand and guide you through the review process. That can be face to face, over the phone, by Zoom… Whatever works best for you. We can also help protect what matters with bespoke home insurance advice for comprehensive and competitive policies.

Contact us for professional, affordable mortgage advice.

Get in touch with the Quality Street Financial Services team today and find out how they can assist you with your mortgage queries. You can do so by phone, on 01702 443 549, or by visiting our website using the link below.

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