January 21, 2019
- With renting offering more flexibility than ownership, some tenants have traditionally used the sector as a way to get to know a new area before committing to buying.
- Indeed, the majority of tenants stay within their local area when moving home.
- In 2018, over a quarter (27%) of tenants moved within a mile of their previous rental property, and two thirds (68%) stayed within ten miles.
- At the other end of the scale, 8.1% of tenants starting new tenancies in London in 2018 moved from overseas. Despite political and economic concerns, this is actually an increase from 7.3% in 2017.
January 21, 2019
- The UK has been crowned by Forbes, for the second year running, as the best country for business following its latest survey published in December 2018. A total of 161 countries are assessed on 15 different criteria.
- The UK is the only country to land among the top 30 in all 15 metrics, including property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, freedom and workforce.
- Forbes states that although sterling plummeted 9% against the US dollar the day after the EU referendum result and remains down, the economy has ‘held up relatively well’.
- With the official exit from the EU scheduled for this March, Forbes recognises that uncertainty remains. Some UK companies are holding off investments to see how Brexit affects trade relations, but on balance the business climate remains attractive, with a globalised economy that is more open than most in terms of trade, investments and capital flows.
January 11, 2019
Take a tour (Below) of this stunning two bedroom terrace property which has just come to the rental market with a price per calendar month of £675.
If you would like to arrange a viewing then please contact us on 0161 474 8668
January 8, 2019
Transformation in Stockport could be taken to the next level when Greater Manchester leaders meet on Friday (11th January). It comes as Stockport Council works with the Mayor, Andy Burnham, to develop Greater Manchester’s first Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC), which will look to unlock development sites and accelerate the speed of transformation within Stockport’s Town Centre. Key to this is Stockport Council’s vision for Town Centre West, an urban village that would adapt the town centre to meet changing demands nationally. As a walkable neighbourhood in the heart of Stockport, it’s hoped that Town Centre West will become Greater Manchester’s newest, greenest and coolest affordable urban neighbourhood. It will provide a choice of homes and workspace where residents and business will have enviable access to public transport and be amongst the best connected in the region. And as Stockport’s popularity as somewhere to live grows, the Council is doing all it can to maximise development of new homes on brownfield sites across the borough, with developments like the Former Sorting Office site on the A6 already planned to start on site soon. This means Stockport has significantly reduced the amount of land they need to release for development in the Green Belt. At the same time the Council wants to bring new homes across all tenures, and all of the supporting amenities, into the town centre, giving more people the chance to come and live in the heart of Stockport to enjoy everything on offer. Councillor Kate Butler, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration said: “We need to bring new homes into Stockport for the future, but are doing all we can to protect our borough’s green spaces. The Mayoral Development Corporation will help drive these developments shaping the future of our town. “As these plans for the MDC develop, we’d like residents and businesses to have their say for how it would bring change to our town centre.” If consultation for the MDC is given the go-ahead by leaders at the meeting on Friday, residents and businesses will be able to have their say on these important documents. An online consultation will also be launched asking for your views on the MDC, as well as writing to all of the businesses in the Town Centre West area. To get involved in the MDC consultation visit.
January 3, 2019
With so much ongoing and in the pipeline for Stockport, you may find it useful to have a read through this summary article which includes a list of developments expected in 2019.
It is certainly set to be an exciting year in Stockport with it’s landscape due to change dramatically with new developments such as Piccadilly View and the former sorting office
Read the full article from the Manchester Evening News here
December 19, 2018
A beautiful new development of 24 luxury finished, one and two bedroom apartments. The development is made from the conversion of the beautiful former Cherry Tree Hospital building plus a complete new build section to the rear. It will be finished to a very high standard by local and reputable developer, Urbanize Homes.
The development is due to be complete in June 2019 with prices starting from £150,000.
Call 0161 474 8660 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
December 18, 2018
On Saturday 22nd December 10 Giant Ice Sculptures will create the first ever Stockport Ice Trail. With a live giant being carved out of the biggest ice cube you will have ever seen! Ten giant ice sculptures will form an Ice Trail around the town centre at St Peter’s Square, Mersey Square, Merseyway, Suffragette Square at Redrock, Peel Centre, Market Place, Stockport Exchange, Great Underbank and at Warren Street.Follow the ice trail to see what the letters spell!!With late night shopping and free car parking* you can sure of a warm and icy welcome in Stockport this Christmas.
Find out more at: www.stockportchristmas.co.uk
To register for your free car parking pass visit: www.totallyfreeparking.co.uk Ice Sculpture Trails – Saturday 15th December Live carving of an Angel Rudolph Antlers and nose – photo opportunity Penguin Grinch Polar Bear Elf with toy Gingerbread Man Arctic ExplorerSantaIce Sculpture Trails – Saturday 22nd December Live carving of a Unicorn Ice wings – photo / opportunity Reindeer Olaf Killer Whale Seal Frog Tinkerbell Christmas Tree Knut-cracker
December 18, 2018
There is still time to visit Santa’s Christmas Igloo Grotto at Stockport’s Merseyway. This Saturday, the 22nd December between 11am and 2pm
Entry is FREE and all children get to take away a Present!
More information here
December 17, 2018
- There are many factors that influence our quality of life and well-being. In 2010, the ONS started the ‘Measuring National Well-being’ (MNW) programme in order to have a standardised monitor of well-being. The latest bulletin was published on 28th November 2018.
- At a national level, previous research has shown that how people view their health is the most important factor, followed by employment status and relationship status. At a local level, a wide range of local conditions can affect people’s well-being, with housing affordability a key issue. In particular where local house prices are too high relative to incomes, thereby preventing prospective buyers from getting on to the housing ladder and they subsequently remain in rented accommodation.
- Comparing June 2017 with June 2018 there were no significant changes to personal well-being measures (life satisfaction, feeling that things done in life are worthwhile, happiness and anxiety) in the UK, or indeed across any of its countries. Also, fewer people reported low happiness ratings and more people reported very low anxiety ratings.
- The positive changes in well-being across the UK may be influenced by the improvement in economic indicators during the 12 months, such as the unemployment rate which was at its lowest level between April and June 2018 since the period from December 1974 to February 1975, at 4%. Also, average weekly earnings for employees in Great Britain increased by 2.7%, in nominal terms, compared with a year earlier. However, in June 2018, the rate of annual house price growth was also at its lowest level since August 2013, at 3%.
December 11, 2018
PJD Properties have submitted a planning application for 5 light industrial B1/B8 (trade counter) units totalling just under 13,000 sq ft on a 1.26 acre site located on the edge of Stockport town centre. The 1.26 acre site is located at the corner of Chestergate and King Street West. The site, which was acquired in the 1970’s, and previously housed Chestergate Mill until its demolition in 2009, is currently used for car sales, with a children’s play centre occupying a warehouse at the front of the site. Plans submitted allow for five units, ranging in size from 1,880 sq ft to 4,000 sq ft, with up to 59 car parking spaces. A sensitive design and landscape solution has evolved out of Pozzoni Architects and Square Yard working closely with Steven Levrant Heritage Architecture; a team led by J10 Planning, with agency advice provided by Avison Young. Mentor House, which fronts King Street West opposite Weir Mill in a corner of the site will be retained due to its protected “locally listed” status but does offer another opportunity. Mark Davies, Director at PJD Property, said: “The site has changed considerably over the last five decades and whilst we have considered many alternative uses none of these have been found to be viable. I believe that the proposals will secure its redevelopment for a sustainable employment generating use. It’s in a great location, minutes away from Stockport town centre, the rail station with direct access to the M60 and the A6. “I am confident there will be a lot of interest in the units and I am prepared to speculatively develop the site given the demand for this scale of unit and location.”