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Eviction Extensions

18th June 2021

The Welsh Government announced yesterday that they are extending the eviction ban for residential tenancies in Wales until the end of September and the Commercial eviction ban (England and Wales) has been extended further until March 2022.    Welsh Evictions Extended   Emergency Coronavirus powers have been invoked by the Welsh Government to extended the […]

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What is a listed building?

15th June 2021

  A listed building is ‘a building of special architectural or historic interest’, the listed status can cover a whole building, the interior, any attached structures, or later extensions. It’s often the age and uniqueness of the building that determines its listed status. Below we answer some of your frequently asked questions in regards to […]

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Purchasing a leasehold and service charges

1st June 2021

Unpaid Service Charges when selling and buying a Leasehold   There is often a common misconception with service charge arrears, where it is often assumed that any arrears at the point of a sale would pass to the new leaseholder. However, depending on your lease, it is actually more common for whoever the existing leaseholder […]

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What is the ‘Breathing Space’ scheme?

18th May 2021

The Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space Moratorium and Mental Health Crisis Moratorium) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 is a scheme whereby people are allowed a temporary period of respite from a creditor, (landlord or letting agent) to help those in problem debt (tenant), giving them time to engage in professional debt advice. Essentially it pauses […]

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The impact of Covid on the Housing Market

26th April 2021

The housing market has certainly changed during the coronavirus pandemic. In lockdown, there has been an emphasis on home value and DIY for both the rental and the sales market. Here we look at the positive and negative impacts of covid and the property market.   Home Value   The average house price in Wales […]

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The Seraph Group acquires Estate Agency, Nuttall Parker

15th April 2021

Seraph are delighted to announce the acquisition of Newport Estate Agency Nuttall Parker. Nuttall Parker, joins The Seraph Group which already includes two-branch James Douglas Sales and Lettings, the student lettings branch, Student Living by James Douglas, as well as the property and block management firm, Seraph Property Management. Whilst the estate agency side of […]

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Virtual Charity Walk

19th March 2021

The Seraph Group is on their way to completing a ‘virtual’ walk, consisting of 950 miles, which spans the length of the U.K. from Lands End to John O’Groats. The team has been tracking their miles walked, which uploads them into an app to see our progress. On the virtual map, we are just reaching […]

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Block Management: Changes to Valuations

12th March 2021

The block management industry has seen significant changes coming into play in relation to cladding and the use of EWS1 forms. A new industry valuation process for high-rise buildings has been agreed to help people to lend, purchase and sell homes in developments over six storeys. The guidance put together by The Royal Institution of […]

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