Your 2020 property round-up: Looking back at an unprecedented year in the UK market
To say this year has been unpredictable would be an understatement. With Brexit looming and a global pandemic ongoing, the property market in this country has been both challenging and record breaking in equal measure.
Zoopla, one of the largest UK property portals, predicts the run-up to Christmas to be the strongest the market has seen in almost a decade. Sales are expected to spill over into the new year as buyers are racing to beat the stamp duty holiday deadline – 31 March 2021. Zoopla estimates an additional 100,000 transactions to be completed before then.
Gateway Today will return in 2021. Until then, we’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at the Gateway Group. We hope you’re all staying safe and well.
A timely reminder: Don’t just let your lease melt away
Short leases are a common problem and many leaseholders don’t realise that this can impact the future sale of their property.
Most flats are purchased as leasehold properties, meaning that the flat owner has the right to live in their property for the length of the lease, but doesn’t own the building itself. When a lease drops below 80 years, it’s a good time to consider extending it as additional costs start to be incurred. It can also be hard to sell, or get a mortgage on, a flat with a short lease.
But don’t worry! Our lease extension specialists have many years industry experience. We’ll guide you through the legislation and the pitfalls to avoid when extending a lease, working alongside you and your solicitor to negotiate the best deal. For courteous, professional service and the guidance you need at a competitive rate, call our team on 01702 443 544 or visit leaseadvice.co.uk/lease-extension
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Leasehold advice is just one of our in-house services. We aim to be the best property specialist out there, covering proactive property management, residential lettings, property insurance surveying and more. Check out our Instagram page for updates on how the wider Gateway Group can help you.
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Committed to continually delivering: Using Zoom for residents’ meetings
While the pandemic remains challenging for businesses, technology is pointing the way forward. At Gateway, we’re committed to providing customers and clients with the very best service. This includes using video communications for key events and meetings.
Gathering safely, virtually
Regrettably, large-scale meetings in person are still as unfeasible as shaking hands.
Whilst we look forward to circumstances returning to normal as soon as possible, we’re also always looking for the best ways to adapt to the current situation.
Gateway are therefore very excited to announce that we will shortly be conducting all residents’ meetings through the video conferencing app, Zoom.
Business as usual
We’ll be running a number of meetings, events and presentations online, including:
- Annual General Meetings (AGMs)
- Extraordinary General Meetings (EGMs)
- Residents’ meetings
- Welcome meetings
- Client presentations
- Industry workshops, and more
Wherever it helps, the Gateway team will be streamlining events using structured, informative webinars, bringing all you need to know together. When a meeting is arranged for your property, we will provide all the information needed to join from the comfort of your home.
Make sure you have provided us with an up-to-date email address so that you don’t miss out on these meetings and events.
Refreshingly open and social: See what we do at any time
We’re not interested in being the largest service provider out there, just the best possible partner for all of your property needs. Our Instagram page is a good place to check out the wider Gateway Group.
Besides providing proactive property management, our specialist services include residential lettings, property insurance, surveying and leasehold advice.
We understand just how important property is to individuals and businesses. We know issues arise and we will always do our best to stop matters from becoming problems. Our ethos is consistent across our group: to treat each property under our care as a unique investment and every customer and client as an individual. Our teams share the same commitment to delivering professional, friendly help, nationwide.