Moving house is expensive – it’s one of the reasons why many people find the experience so stressful. According to research by Lloyds Bank, the average cost of moving home in 2018 has gone up to £12,110, an increase of nearly £500 on the year before...

Surrey sits in a prime location in the UK, within easy commuting distance of London but surrounded by beautiful countryside. Great quality of life, fantastic schools, a wealth of things to see and do, as well as some famous local landmarks, make this county a very sought after...

Brexit is now closer than it has ever been. We’re just months away from the UK leaving the EU and the impact of uncertainty over the terms of the departure is affecting every industry. At times of uncertainty, people don’t tend to spend money. As a result, there has...

A new home means new opportunities and a fresh start – if this is what you’re hoping for in 2019 then now is the ideal time to start preparing. While moving home is exciting it can also be incredibly stressful. However, the more ready you are for the move, and the...

Given the uncertainty that currently surrounds the property market as a result of factors such as Brexit, the Chancellor’s autumn Budget presented the perfect opportunity to help boost confidence. As many buyers hold back to wait and see what the impact of Brexit will be...

31% of adult Britons have no private pension provision and even those who have paid into a private pension may not have enough. Figures from the Financial Conduct Authority, for example, found that around two-fifths have less than £5,000 and only 12% have more than £...

One of the Home Counties, Surrey has long been viewed as an enviable location to live thanks to proximity to London and a wealth of local amenities. It’s very popular with families too and a new survey has established that Surrey might actually be the best place to raise a...

Steve Cook of Clarke Gammon Wellers takes a look ahead at the 2018 autumn/winter property market in the final months of the pre-Brexit period. Those of us who have been connected to the property market for many years will have seen a number of ups and downs. But I am quite sure...

Inherited properties make very attractive rentals. If you’re keen to use the opportunity of an inheritance to start generating some extra income there are a number of important checks that you’ll need to carry out first. The condition of the property Tenants today...

Times are changing right now. With Brexit on the horizon many industries are using the opportunity to take stock and evaluate what’s ideal and what could change in the near future to make things better. In residential property there are plenty of ways in which the...

  It’s often difficult to identify an “ideal” time to move in terms of when is likely to be the least stressful and the easiest to deal with. There are pros and cons to moving at any time of year and the new year period is no different. If you’re...

Property chains… the prospect of buying and selling at the same time can seem like a bit of a nightmare. There are a lot of moving parts to consider, not all of which will be within your control, and the timing can be everything. However, buying as part of a chain is very...

No one really wants to think about a no-deal Brexit. However, that’s the scenario that’s currently looking increasingly likely thanks to a failure to reach agreement between the UK government and the EU. In property terms, Brexit has already had a destabilising effect...

Finding the right property is probably the hardest part of moving. Unless you’re not particularly fussy where you live, the right combination of space, location, amenities and extras can be difficult to achieve. However, a “dream home” is within reach for...

Surrey is a county famous for many things, from once being Henry VIII’s favourite place, to the local cricketing talent. Its proximity to London, beautiful countryside and wealth of local activities and amenities have made it a very popular destination as a place to live...

There is no better validation of a brand than its own staff investing in its products. At Clarke Gammon, our properties are our products and, as well as a range of couples and families from all over the country, our properties are also attracting our own staff. The Silent Garden...

Homes sell better when the market is strong. During the summer months, activity tends to ease off as people go on holiday and no one wants to deal with moving vans and packing. However, as autumn approaches the market begins to see an uptick in activity. New school terms have...

Steve Cook of Clarke Gammon Wellers looks at some of the many positives in the autumn property market. As we look forward to the autumn season in the 2018 property market the naysayers may well be citing Brexit as reason enough not to make a house move. They may say there is too...

The humble bungalow is often overlooked as a property choice but has a lot to offer buyers of any generation or demographic. These single storey buildings are incredibly versatile and have a lot of advantages, whether you need a future-proofed home in which to enjoy retirement or...

Buying a new property is one of the biggest decisions that most of us will ever make. It can seem like a long and intimidating process but all it takes is a little patience and being prepared - there are 10 key steps to buying your new property that will take you from browsing to...

Digital technology has enabled plenty of positive change in the property market and websites like Zoopla are a great example of this. At Clarke Gammon Wellers, customer service lies at the heart of everything we do – if there is an opportunity to improve the experience our...

Buying a new build home has a lot of advantages and one of the main benefits is that everything is new. From the boiler, to the windows and the roof tiles, the entire property is freshly built and free from the impact of age, damage or erosion. While this means you’ll have...

The property deal is agreed but not finalised, there is a willing buyer and a willing seller. Both sides have argued their points, compromised a bit, decided on a price and appointed solicitors. The buyer has arranged finance, and a surveyor. What could possibly go wrong? Well...

A new build property is a great investment whether you’re buying alone or looking to move with a partner or family. These properties are chain-free, eligible for Help to Buy and ideal for buyers who are keen to move straight in. If you’re currently considering a move...

LonRes is a powerful property data network that gives property professionals like us tools to work more efficiently and effectively for our customers and our business.  At Clarke Gammon Wellers we have just joined LonRes, as we view it as a resource for professionals that...

Surrey is one of the home counties, a historic and well connected location that borders London, as well as other counties, such as Hampshire and Berkshire. It was once home to King Henry VIII and has the highest GDP per capita of any English county. It’s an incredibly...

The UK property market remains a great place to be for sellers. Despite some fluctuation, attractive sale prices are still achievable and – with the right support – the process can be simple and straightforward. If you’re about to put your home on the market...

Ask anyone who is putting their property on the market about how long the legal side of things could take once they find a buyer and most will say about eleven weeks. Oh, would that it were only eleven weeks! Today the national average period taken to get from acceptance of an...

Working and living in London is not ideal for everyone. From sky high house prices through to the constant buzz and bustle of being in the UK’s capital city, for many it may just not work. Whether you’re looking to get more home for your money, or you’re keen to...

When June and July roll around, thoughts might turn to travel or outdoor swimming, maybe tennis tournaments or BBQs. Moving house probably doesn’t top the list of fun summer holiday activities to prioritise. However, there are many benefits to moving over the summer that...

The perfect home is the ideal for every buyer. However, no matter how hard you search or how flexible your budget, you may still never find it. The right location, a south facing garden, room for extensions or land for chickens – whatever it is that makes up your dream...

Four fifths of the UK population is currently based in the city. We are a country of urban dwellers, even though many of us are quick to complain about the overcrowding and strained services of city living. Perhaps as a result of a shift in lifestyle perspectives in recent years...

There is a time in the course of a negotiation when the wheels sometimes come close to falling off. We can see this with Donald Trump pulling out of the Singapore summit with Kim Jong-un. And we can see it with Brexit when the House of Lords decided to vote against the government...

Every year, Clarke Gammon Wellers are proud to sponsor The Deer’s Hut Charity Classic Car Day, which raises money for local charities in the Liphook area. It is a popular annual event that is attended by not only local residents, but also people who have travelled for the...

There are many reasons why Surrey attracts homebuyers of all sorts. For retirees in particular it’s an area with huge appeal. Lively local retirement communities, great transport links and a wealth of activities and entertainment to choose from make this a prime area for...

When you buy or sell a property you will always have to go through the conveyancing process. This is the legal process of transferring a property from one person to another and involves a number of steps that will be largely the same every time. Find legal representation You&...

Study after study has shown that we find it difficult to think about the future. From saving for old age to choosing a retirement home, these are decisions that are frequently left to the last minute. This is why it’s often relatives who are faced with the choice between...

Retirement preparation is a key part of healthy financial planning for everyone – and ensuring that you will have a roof over your head for the rest of your life is fundamental to that. The idea of over-55s properties is becoming increasingly popular, as more options appear...

Their team performed outstandingly throughout the extensive judging period, which focused on customer service levels. Clarke Gammon Wellers have now been shortlisted for a number of national awards which will be announced later in the year. The British Property Awards provide...

The finances are often the most problematic part of getting on to the housing ladder for first time buyers. It can feel like a huge leap to go from renting on a monthly basis to paying for a six figure property. However, with some careful budgeting and some smart thinking it&...

There is always a combination of excitement and stress when it comes to a property purchase. The prospect of that dream new home provides the excitement while the process itself can delivery plenty of stress. However, as anyone who has been through a house move more than once...

Steve Cook FNAEA of Clarke Gammon Wellers takes a look at what and who is driving the property market this spring. In property there are top-down people and bottom-up people. The top-down people seem to believe that wealthy overseas buyers and those spending their city bonuses...

New build properties are becoming increasingly popular. Not only are there more of them – with government targets meaning that numbers are likely to rise even further in the coming years – but new build homes are diversifying in design and construction too. If you&...

Just 15 miles to the southwest of London lies Epsom, a charming market town with a reputation for bath salts and horse racing. This part of the world has always been popular for those seeking a lovely home location that is still within easy reach of all the amenities and...

The barn conversion is a much sought after type of property that is often located in a prime spot. In fact, barn conversions are one of the few types of property that you’ll find in areas where planners might be reluctant to grant permission for a new development. Full of...

Property in Surrey is in great demand. The county is renowned for its natural beauty but is also within commuting distance of London and other large urban hubs. Towns such as Guildford, Dorking, Godalming and Leatherhead are just some of the local gems where you’ll find...

While there is no time of year that guarantees the perfect sale, some months are better than others. If you’re considering selling your property in Surrey in 2018 then we are coming up to one of the optimum times in which to do it. Easter has traditionally proven a very...

Clarke Gammon Wellers is a well-established estate agent in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We cover key areas in the counties and have offices in Guildford, Liphook and Haslemere. Our commitment to this part of the world has also ensured that our team has in-depth local...

Sellers with property in Surrey will benefit from using an experienced local estate agent. Estate agents can help to make the process of selling far more efficient and ensure that the property reaches a broad audience of potential buyers. If you’re looking to sell a...

February 2018 , Clarke Gammon Wellers has won the Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers. Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that...

Throughout 2017 there was a great deal of uncertainty over the impact of Brexit on the UK housing market. However, the first few weeks of the new year would seem to indicate that, despite some negative forecasts in the light of the EU referendum, house sales could prove to be...

Local educational facilities are a key motivation for homebuyers. In fact, the need to find good schools can have a huge impact on where families choose to live. Hampshire and Surrey are two counties lucky enough to have some fantastic schools and at Clarke Gammon Wellers we were...

Steve Cook at Clarke Gammon Wellers looks at press reporting on the current property market and finds that there is more going on than the papers would have us believe. The press always have lots to say about the property market. But let’s take a look at what they aren&...

Property surveys are essential for sales, not just for a potential buyer but also their mortgage lender who will likely send their own surveyor. So, if you’re about to put your home on the market, you need to be ready to go through the property survey process. What kind of...

They say that moving home is one of life’s most stressful events, alongside coping with divorce or death. So, if the prospect of a house move is making you nervous you’re not alone. However, whether you’re looking to buy property in Surrey, Hampshire – or...

The property market is changing in the UK. And, for buyers looking to make a purchase, now is a great time to get to grips with the details. Achieving the best price for your property purchase, whether you’re looking for a home in Surrey or a property in Hampshire, means...

When it comes to buying a property this can be an incredibly exciting time. Whether you’re a first time buyer or you’re moving up to somewhere bigger and better, the process of purchasing is filled with positive change. Ensuring that you’re prepared for the...

Steve Cook of Clarke Gammon Wellers explains the all-important third phase in a property negotiation. Most, if not all, property negotiations run on similar lines. The first phase is the easy and fun bit. Both sides get to shout at each other, dig their heels in, complain how...