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Mortgage boost for young home-buyers

At October’s Conservative Party conference, Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined ambitious plans to get the country moving again, following the coronavirus crisis. Plans included a relaxation of planning regulations and a commitment to create a ‘world-beating’ green economy, along with a pledge to “turn Generation Rent into Generation Buy”. To this end, Boris announced the […]

September 24th, 2020

Section: Darlington Office
Lettings

Darlington lettings team is going for gold!

Our Darlington lettings team is worth its weight in gold – after winning top spot in the British Property Awards.   Judges highlighted the team’s quick and efficient email responses and knowledge of legislation before awarding them the 2020-21 gold accolade for ‘Letting Agent in Darlington’.   Venture Properties director Michael O’Connor said: “Across all […]

September 1st, 2020

Section: Darlington Office
Lettings
Sales

Meet Sue

Meet Sue – our newest recruit… and star baker We’re always looking to add to our talented team here at Venture to ensure we’re at the top of our game, and so we’d love to introduce you to the newest member – Susan London, who works in our Darlington office as a property administrator. Having […]

What does recession mean for the UK housing market?

The coronavirus crisis has led to the economy falling into recession, but what does this mean for the housing market? The UK housing market suffered greatly when lockdown was ordered and businesses were told to shut their doors in March. Without new listings and property viewings, sales negotiations were frozen and the market was paralysed, […]

Time for a (stamp duty) holiday?

We know, this year has been a little bit of a downer for everyone. However, amidst all the doom and gloom, there is a little chink of sunshine on the horizon for homebuyers. In his Summer statement, packed with proposals to kickstart the economy, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a stamp duty holiday until March 2021 – potentially […]

Three things team Venture are digging

The Venture team love to share what we’ve been up to and what inspires us, and so here, in the third installment of our monthly feature, are the three things lettings manager Matthew has been digging… If money were no object I’d have a lodge on the banks of the Chobe River, in Kasane, Botswana. […]

The great outdoors

Over the past few months, as our horizons have necessarily shrunk due to lockdown, we’ve all been spending more time in our gardens. No matter how big your space, simply being outside has a multitude of benefits, from lowering your blood pressure to improving your memory. In fact, size really doesn’t matter when it comes […]

Three things team Venture are digging

Last month we introduced you to our new blog series, ‘Three things team Venture are digging’, and we learned Director Michael would love nothing more than an outdoor garden office! We know how much you enjoyed reading Michael’s blog, so we wanted to continue the feature and share some more of the TV series, recipes […]

Electrical safety checks on rental properties to become mandatory from July

  From July 1st, 2020, the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 will come into force and landlords across the country will need to prepare for this new legislation. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has published guidance setting out how the new regulations will impact landlords, tenants […]

Three things team Venture are digging

Three things team Venture are digging  There are so many amazing, breath-taking and thought-provoking things that we come across in our daily lives, but they can be easily forgotten about.  So, we wanted to share some of the films, books, food, products and anything else which is inspiring the Venture team.  We spoke to Venture […]