Nicolas Van Patrick gets back to business

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It is good to be back. The government’s announcement that viewings could recommence in England has enabled the Nicolas Van Patrick team to get back to the office and as back to ‘normal’ as possible. Of course, things are very ...

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How to view property safely

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Property viewings, in England, can now resume bringing relief to home-movers around the country. However, your health and safety remains our top concern at this time which is why we’ve created a set of simple guidelines, based on the new government guidance, ...

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Covid-19 and its impact on the PCL housing market

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Before Covid-19 hit, we had much to be optimistic about. Following a strong final quarter to 2019, we were upbeat about the prospects for the housing market in 2020. It wasn’t just Nicolas Van Patrick who took this view – ...

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The Budget: what the 2% stamp duty surcharge for overseas buyers means for London

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The first Budget for new Chancellor Rishi Sunak was always going to be dominated by the coronavirus, with plenty of support measures rightly announced for those people and businesses who have so far been affected. But there was mention of ...

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Come to market now… but choose a boutique agency to do so

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After a tricky few years, the housing market got off to an encouraging start in January, with Rightmove reporting its busiest month ever and estate agents witnessing a significant uptick in new buyer registrations. With rumours of a 3 per ...

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Signs of recovery as real emotion returns to the housing market

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The number of respected agents and commentators calling the bottom of the housing market is steadily increasing. But if there is a sure sign that the housing market is really turning a corner, it is the return of ‘real emotion’. ...

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Prime rental market boom as NVP expands lettings division

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With so much uncertainty around, created firstly by the UK’s proposed departure from the European Union and latterly the general election, it is no surprise that the rental market is so strong. Many people want to retain as much flexibility ...

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Pricing your home to sell

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As autumn settles, the prime central London property market remains tricky and price sensitive. There is a continued shortage of stock and agents are clamouring for business. But at Nicolas Van Patrick we believe it is important to stick to ...

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Will Brexit Halloween spook the property market?

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What’s in store for the housing market this autumn ahead of the 31 October Brexit deadline? As the Brexit deadline of 31 October looms, the big question as we head into autumn is what impact it will have on the ...

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Super-prime lettings boom as falling prices, stamp duty and Brexit deter buyers

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Brexit uncertainty has certainly prompted growth in one area – the prime rental market. In the first four months of this year a record number of tenancies above £5,000 per week were agreed in London. These higher-value rents have been ...

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