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2022 Stamp Duty Changes

The government has cut stamp duty tax in England and Northern Ireland for some buyers in the recent budget and have confirmed it will be staying.   What is Stamp Duty? Stamp duty is a tax paid when you buy a property – the amount of stamp duty you pay depends on the cost of

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A beginners guide to Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

If you’re looking at selling or renting out your home, you’ll need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for your property. These reports were introduced by the government in 2007 to encourage people to make their homes more energy efficient. Here’s everything you need to know about EPC’s.   What is an EPC? An EPC is

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Townsends celebrates 30 years

Townsends is celebrating its 30th year of being an independent Residential Letting & Sales agent established here in Falmouth, Cornwall. Within this time we have shown our dedication to providing our customers with an outstanding service and we think that is demonstrated by the fact that we’re still here 30 years after first opening our

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New carbon monoxide & smoke alarm regulations for landlords

On the 1st October some new added regulations came into force surrounding Carbon Monoxide and smoke alarms in rented properties. They only apply to England, separate rules are in place for Scotland and Wales. All rented properties will need alarms, with testing being required on the first day of new tenancies beginning on or after

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Maximise your sale price with green upgrades

Research is showing green upgrades help sellers pocket up to 16% more for their home. Homeowners making important energy efficiency improvements by upgrading their ‘Energy Performance Certificate’ (EPC) before selling are banking as much as 16% extra on average, compared to those that don’t make those improvements. What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)? An

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