Lockdown renovations – has it been worth it?
When the first lockdown hit last year, to keep ourselves busy we turned to decorating our homes, renovating and getting creative.View Full Details
What has changed for leasehold properties?
The widely known leasehold scandal has left many homeowners in a heart-breaking and frustrating position, making moving home virtually impossible. ...View Full Details
Budget Boost For The Property Market
Todays budget has delivered a further boost for the property market with the news that the stamp duty holiday has been extended until the end of Se...View Full Details
How do you choose your estate agent?
Every decision we make has consequences; it could be as simple as what drink we will be having that evening, or the very important decision of who ...View Full Details
Can buying a home make you happier?
What?! It’s always listed near the the top of the most stressful things you can do in your life, but we aren’t talking about the process itself, we...View Full Details
Why don’t all estate agents see the value in a floorplan?
How do you know where things are without a plan? When you visit a new town or city you may start exploring without a map, but you will soon start ...View Full Details
How to tackle that New Year clutter
After being up for weeks, the Christmas decorations are finally down, the seasonal gifts have been put away and again we are in lockdown. You may ...View Full Details
Evictions Ban Extended In England
The month long ban on Bailiff enforced tenancy evictions that was due to end on Monday has been extended in England. Housing Secretary, Robert Jenr...View Full Details
Why you need to buy a Contract Ready home
Scrolling through the internet in search of your new home, we are sure that many incredible properties will be catching your eye. With the propert...View Full Details
Why we’ve invested in professional photography to market ...
Image is more important than ever. With more and more virtual methods to view a property, how your property is presented is crucial.View Full Details
Can I still move home in Tier 3?
One thing we have been able to count on during the pandemic is the ever changing rules and regulations and as parts of the region have moved into T...View Full Details
How face masks have changed how we do business
Change is something we are all having to get used to. Just when you think you understand the rules, an area is placed in local lockdown with furthe...View Full Details
Why livestream viewings offer a safe alternative
Buying a home is such an exciting experience; you have a vision of what that house will offer you, and you are now beginning your search to find it...View Full Details
How to make those 15 minutes count when viewing a property
Things have changed in a couple of weeks, from relying on virtual viewings only when we could, to now when the government’s guidance allows you to ...View Full Details
Why now is the time you should re-examine your new home w...
This lockdown period has been an interesting time for us all and it may have caused you to reflect on various things in your life, including what y...View Full Details
5 questions to ask when choosing a property to rent
With lockdown easing, many people are progressing with finding a new home. You may already be renting and your tenancy is coming to an end, or you...View Full Details
Remember buying a home is about more than a feeling
Let your mind float back to the days of ‘normality’ – did you ever buy something on impulse, but as the days passed you grew to regret it?View Full Details
Is your garden de-valuing your home?
Have you been spending more time than usual in your garden during the lockdown? With many a sunny day recently, it’s understandable that we’ve bee...View Full Details
Buyers, how viewings have had to change
Once you’ve made the decision to buy a new property it’s an exciting time as you start to look around at what’s available within your budget.View Full Details
Virtual Valuations at Mortimers
Worried about getting your home valued whilst the property market is mostly on hold due to COVID-19? At Mortimers we are offering virtual valuation...View Full Details
Mortgage holidays offered during uncertain times
The chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced that UK lenders will be offering mortgage holidays for those struggling financially during ...View Full Details
How to deep clean your house
Since the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) hit the headlines, hygiene has become a hot topic. We all know that simple measures such as hand washing...View Full Details
Landlords – The Clock is Ticking To Have Your Property En...
New legislation was introduced in 2018 to raise the energy-efficiency levels of properties in the domestic private rented sector under the Minimum ...View Full Details
Mortimers Estate Agents remain open for business!
We just wanted to let you know that where possible our local offices will remain open for business. We would encourage all customers to reach ou...View Full Details
7 ways to fall back in love with your home
Every now and then, everyone needs a little pick me up, including your home. Over the years, scuffs and scrapes can make a house look untidy and yo...View Full Details
Tenants spending lower proportion of wages on rent
Despite increased rent prices, the proportion of income spent by tenants on rent decreased between 2016 and 2019, according to The Deposit Protecti...View Full Details
Design trends to look out for in 2020
We’re moving into a new decade, and so the last thing that you want is for your home to look dated. Throughout 2019 we have seen some extreme trend...View Full Details
Residential property sales jump up to hit a three-year hi...
With the clocks going forward at the end of March signalling the start of Springtime, we take a look at the emerging signs that the industry is sta...View Full Details
Why switch from renting to owning?
Renting can be a great way to gain your independence. Whether you’re moving out of your family home or moving to a different area, you can experien...View Full Details
What’s the latest on electrical safety checks for landlords?
Following previous announcements made by the Government that electrical installation inspections and testing will become mandatory for rented prope...View Full Details
Home ownership among young people on the rise
Data released by the Government's latest English Housing Survey has revealed that, after over a decade of decline, the proportion of 25-34 year old...View Full Details
Popular Home Trends for Winter
Every year, people like to speculate about what the home trends of the year are likely to be and it seems that for 2020 there is an overwhelming de...View Full Details
Valentine's Day 2020: Dining rooms to get you feeling rom...
It's Valentine's Day and love is in the air! As Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to enjoy a romantic meal at home, here we have a selection...View Full Details
Mortgage Advice Bureau are finalists at the Natwest Inter...
NatWest Intermediary Solutions Local Hero Mortgage Awards aim to celebrate the hard work and commitment of mortgage adviser firms who go that extra...View Full Details
Neighbourhood Focus: Accrington
Are you thinking of moving to Accrington? Here’s our quick guide to the town. Accrington is a town in the Hyndburn borough of Lancashire. It’s situ...View Full Details
Seen a board? The smarter way to search!
When you are on the lookout for a new home you often want to search for properties within a very specific location. This could be close to work, cl...View Full Details
Property market predictions for 2020
Now that 2019 is over, it is time to look to the year ahead and what is expected to be a strong year for property. Now that there is a majority gov...View Full Details
Blue Monday: Pantone Colour of the Year 2020
For over 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashio...View Full Details
Property jargon buster – a glossary of terms
The property world is full of words and expressions that may be unfamiliar to anyone who is not regularly buying, selling, letting or renting a home.View Full Details
Inspiring bathrooms that will keep the January Blues away
Today is National Bubble Bath Day! What better way to celebrate than with a bubble bath of your own. In this blog, we’re showcasing just a few of o...View Full Details
How to decide where to live
Choosing where to settle down and call home is one of the biggest decisions to make. You might already know what area you want to live in and it’s ...View Full Details
What does the election result mean for the property indus...
We take a look through the manifesto from the Conservatives, specifically the property related items of course, and dissect them to form a picture ...View Full Details
Help to Buy ISA is now closed
The Help to Buy ISA has now closed to new applications, but if you already have an account, don’t worry, you can keep saving into it until 30th Nov...View Full Details
A busy time for lettings as property owners seek to avoid...
Along with enquiries from property investors, October and November saw a huge rise in the number of questions from potential Landlords.View Full Details
Properties close to Christmas Markets 2019
Have you been to the Christmas markets this year? They're an annual tradition for some towns and cities and draw in thousands of visitors every week.View Full Details
Video: Advice | Applying for a rental property
Rachel Pattison is a lettings advisor with a huge amount of experience in the industry. In this video, she shares with us her advice for those thin...View Full Details
Keeping Your Garden Alive This Winter
During the winter we spend a lot of time inside – the nights arrive earlier and it’s colder but now is a perfect opportunity to be in your garden. ...View Full Details
Choose an agent that doesn't hibernate this Winter
It can’t be denied it any longer, Winter is on its way. But what if you could do almost everything to help your property search along online? What ...View Full Details
Your local guide to Christmas Lights Switch Ons 2019
It’s officially that time of year when we can say – IT’S CHRISTMAS! Our towns are being lit up and we love nothing more than celebrating this fabul...View Full Details
Winter Health Checks for your Buy-to-Let Property
As the winter months close in, now is the ideal time to be thinking about protecting your buy to let investment. The colder climate can wreak havo...View Full Details
3 Properties That Will Make You Feel Cosy This Autumn
Let’s face it, there’s nothing better than getting home after a long day, knowing you don’t have anywhere to be until tomorrow and you can cosy up ...View Full Details
Neighbourhood Focus: Clitheroe
The market town of Clitheroe in the heart of the Ribble Valley is a perfect place to stay for visitors wishing to explore Lancashire’s Forest of Bo...View Full Details
Can I remortgage my house to buy another property?
Are you comfortably settled in your house and have been paying the mortgage now for quite some time - enough to start seeing the light at the end o...View Full Details
Top tips for taking the best photographs to sell or let a...
First impressions are always important but this is especially true when selling your home. When it comes to your property, the firstï¿½chance to ma...View Full Details
Technology in the home: Is it safe?
We all love a new gadget – whether it’s the next generation of smartphone, the new voice-activated home hub or heating systems you can control from...View Full Details
Make Moving Day Less Stressful
Moving house can be stressful but at Mortimers we try and make it as smooth as possible by doing as much as possible for you; we can even recommend...View Full Details
What does the future hold for the rental sector?
According to a recent survey, just 42% of tenants are interested in buying a property in the near future. What are the reasons for this? What does ...View Full Details
Market Value Explained
When marketing a property, the two vital ingredients which must be carefully considered are asking price and market value. The correct definition o...View Full Details
Properties that will connect you back with nature this Au...
Autumn is definitely here and what’s better during October or November than taking a stroll through a country park or a forest?View Full Details
What are the top reasons for moving home?
As we head into autumn, property market activity has seen a rise over the summer as many look to get the home move done and dusted before their hol...View Full Details
Personalising and decorating a rental home
As a tenant, you might find it frustrating if your landlord is refusing to let you re-decorate. Usually, it’s for a good reason; perhaps they may h...View Full Details
Before and After: How this neglected property was transfo...
Ever thought of taking on an old, worn out property and refurbishing it? Although it is hard work, the satisfaction you feel afterwards is worth it.View Full Details
Properties to inspire you this back to school week
As we head into September and the leaves start to turn, summer clothes become redundant and a slight chill is in the air, our attention turns from ...View Full Details
Homes with beautiful gardens to enjoy over the bank holid...
The August bank holiday is almost here and for many of us that means one thing … we are hoping the weather takes a turn for the better and we can e...View Full Details
Things you should consider when renting a property
We've seen plenty of properties in our 80+ years to know that there is a lot to consider when you are looking for your ideal rental property.View Full Details
How to add value to your house
Making improvements to your home is not only a great way to refresh and revive old surrounds, but it’s often used as a way to maximise the value of...View Full Details
5 Top Tips on How to Make Your Home Insta-Worthy
Instagram can be the source of inspiration you never knew you needed. It's not just for posting pictures of your cat or posting what you had for yo...View Full Details
Could property be a key factor in retirement planning?
A recent ONS report ‘Living longer and old-age dependency- what does the future hold?’ suggests that by 2050, one in four people will be aged 65 ye...View Full Details
3 parks to get your heart rate soaring during #loveparksweek
One of the best things about being british (aside from all the tea we drink) is the abundance of countryside we are surrounded by.View Full Details
Herd Em Up! Beat-Herder Festival returns to Gisburn
The annual Beat-Herder festival is set to return on Gisburn on the 13th and 14th July with an incredible line up of music, bars, stalls, fairground...View Full Details
Developed a passion for tennis after Wimbledon? We've got...
Feeling inspired by Wimbledon? We LOVE these 5 properties that are in the perfect location - near to local tennis courts!View Full Details
Tenant’s Moving Out Checklist
If you’ve decided it’s time to move on from your current rented property there will be plenty of things to do to prepare for a stress free move.View Full Details
Common fears and concerns of first time buyers
Buying your first home is likely to be the biggest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime, so it’s understandable for you to have some anxiety.View Full Details
Designing and Working in a Home Office
While we at Mortimers are all about making sure we have a personal and face-to-face presence with our important local branches and head office, oth...View Full Details
Is your garden a property goldmine?
An increasing number of new developments are being built on what were once back gardens. Is it an option for you? Our on-the-ground expert explains...View Full Details
Spring Trends 2019: we choose our favourite trends from t...
It's all about the trends. Whether you make sure your house is up to date with them or whether you tend to be unaffected by them – they're everywhe...View Full Details
The latest YouGov study finds that 84% of Brits would rat...
Owning your own home is seen by many as a milestone but nowadays, getting on the property ladder is harder than ever and for some, just a dream.View Full Details
One in five compromise on location when buying a house - ...
As you open your front door and gaze out at your surroundings, does part of you wonder what could have been if you’d bought in the area where you r...View Full Details
Busting the myth of the big deposit
There is a bit of a secret when it comes to getting on the property ladder that many people don’t know about. And it’s all to do with what many see...View Full Details
Spoilt for choice? You can’t beat a good recommendation!
Today, we have more choices than ever before. From the half-fat, decaf, double froth cappuccino at your local coffee shop to the fifty shades of wh...View Full Details
Book a valuation straight from our website, directly into...
How many times have you just sat down to enjoy a relaxing evening and realised you have forgotten to make a phone call and book that appointment?View Full Details
LANDLORDS - we guarantee your rent on time, every time!
The Government have continued to make life more difficult for Landlords. There are now over 170 pieces of legislation with which to comply.View Full Details
Mortimers ban fees to tenants from 1st March 2019
The Government are going to ban fees to Tenants from 1st June 2019. Mortimers think this is a fair and positive move and from 1st March 2019 will n...View Full Details
What is the process once an offer is accepted for buyers?
After all the searching, and house viewings this can be an exciting time – but most people are often left confused as to what the next steps are...View Full Details
What are buyers looking for in a property?
Surveys have often looked into the buying habits of house hunters and what attracts them to a property. Once someone views a property they can ofte...View Full Details
Preparing your property for photographs
Our company has become evermore aware of the importance of the pictures when it comes to marketing properties, whether to sell or to rent. The thre...View Full Details
First Time Buyers Buying Now and Saving
Figures from HMRC have shown that in excess of 180,000 first time buyers have saved £426 million since stamp duty relief on purchases up to £300,00...View Full Details
Mortgage bankers Vs mortgage brokers: why use a mortgage ...
Most people assume that getting a mortgage means heading straight to your bank but unfortunately, this can mean missing out on the right deal for y...View Full Details
The 'Ins & Outs' of Transferring a Mortgage
Can I move the mortgage to a family member? Can I transfer my mortgage to my children? These are questions that are often asked when people think o...View Full Details
What are the Typical Mistakes Made When People Sell Their...
When it comes to major personal and financial decisions, such as selling your home, avoiding costly mistakes is crucial!View Full Details
Our Top 3 Tips on Ensuring Your Pipes Don’t Freeze Over T...
Winter is well and truly on its way. There is no getting away from it, it’s about to get very cold and with that weather comes a number of problems.View Full Details
AI to be commonplace in UK homes by 2023
If you hadn't heard already that today is Black Friday, you've been living under a rock with your eyes shut and your fingers wedged firmly in your ...View Full Details
What are the top 5 things people notice first about your ...
With recent research suggesting it only takes seven seconds for someone to make a first impression, it’s no wonder people take so much notice of th...View Full Details
Majority of Brits abandon their garden every winter
Abandoning our gardens while we spend less time in them may seem inevitable, however, experts from Tiger Sheds offer four top tips for homeowners t...View Full Details
How to Have a Plastic-free Christmas
Christmas is a time of peace, goodwill… and often a lot of unnecessary packaging. If you want to make a change, why not host an eco-friendly Christ...View Full Details
Don’t get left out in the cold – instruct us in time for ...
Statistics show that hits on property portals spike on Boxing Day and continue to climb between Christmas and New Year.View Full Details
How to use the Front of Your Home to its Best Advantage!
To help you make a great first impression with your home, Anglian Home Improvements and Landscaping Expert Gena Lorraine from Fantastic Services ha...View Full Details
How to Turn Your Kitchen into the Perfect Entertaining Spot.
Love to entertain at home? Include these important elements in your kitchen design to ensure guests feel comfortable and relaxed, and to make it ea...View Full Details
Do I need life insurance to get a mortgage?
With so many different insurance policies available, it’s not always clear which ones you definitely need as a legal requirement to get a mortgage,...View Full Details
Mortimers Estate Agents Win a Number of Local Awards
Mortimers Estate Agents are delighted to announce that we have won a number of local awards by the leading customer review site allAgents.co.uk, in...View Full Details
Do You Need Planning Permission To Build Garden Buildings??
There's never been a better time to time to update your garden, whether that’s with some new plants, outdoor furniture, or a new shed or greenhouse.View Full Details
Top tips for boosting your property's eco-friendly appeal
As we become more environmentally aware than ever before, having a greener approach with your rental business could actually help boost your profit...View Full Details
Mortimers Go Live With Latest Technology, Property Tracke...
Property Tracker is an online tool that allows you, as a landlord, tenant, vendor or prospective buyer, to log into a simple, easy to use platform ...View Full Details
Mortimers Go Live With Latest Technology, Property Tracke...
At Mortimers, we pride ourselves on always giving our clients the best possible service we can, which we achieve with great success through a varie...View Full Details
How to Buy a House - Guide for First Time Buyers
Buying your first home can feel both exciting and a little bit overwhelming, but if you take one step at a time, you’ll find things aren’t as scary...View Full Details
Different types of mortgages explained...
With so many different types of mortgages available to choose from, it can be confusing knowing which is the right one for you and your circumstanc...View Full Details
We take Data Protection seriously. Here's all you need to...
At Mortimers, we're making important changes to get ready for the new EU data protection law that we want you to know about.View Full Details
Top tips for efficiently heating your home in spring...
Spring is finally here, meaning lighter evenings and warmer weather should be on its way. CORGI HomePlan have created some top tips on how you can ...View Full Details
Should I Pack Away Personal Belongings For House Viewings?
If you want to attract the best buyers for your home, you need to make sure that you give the best impression possible to the people who view your ...View Full Details
FTB sales see significant rise in February
The Chancellor’s FTB stamp duty relief seems to be having the desired effect, as sales to the group rose to 29% in February, a 2% rise against the ...View Full Details
Make Sure You Are Ready To Secure Your Dream Home By Havi...
First off don’t worry! If your buyer is genuinely interested in your property, then they’ll wait for you, plus we’ll constantly keep them up to dat...View Full Details
Mortimers now available for calls 12 hours weekdays
At Mortimers we focus on delivering a professional and personalised service to achieve the best possible out come for you, our clients...View Full Details
How can Help to Buy Help You?
Help to Buy is a government backed scheme designed to help people purchase a new property with just 5% deposit by way of an equity loan of up to 20...View Full Details
The Budget 2017: Main points of interest for Property & H...
One of the main points of topic from the budget was property and housing, so we are going to look at some of the key initiatives surrounding thatView Full Details
The Most Haunted Houses that you can Visit in England and...
Here’s our pick of haunted places that you can visit, all of which have a fascinating story to tell – even if you’re not lucky/unlucky enough to ru...View Full Details
Ryder & Dutton Acquire Mortimers Estate Agents!!
It is with great delight, that we announce that Ryder & Dutton have recently acquired the business of Mortimers estate agents...View Full Details
Moving in the School Holidays
The school holidays are here which usually means juggling childcare and keeping the children occupied. However for families moving house over the n...View Full Details
A Beginner's Guide to Loft Conversions
Whether it’s to add a new master bedroom suite, a self-contained accommodation for guests or an au pair, or to create a home-working environment, c...View Full Details
How to Save Money to Buy a House
While it may feel impossible to save up enough for a deposit, there are various things you can do to ensure you get on the property ladder sooner t...View Full Details
'10 Top Tips' for decluttering jobs in LESS than 30 minut...
A really thorough declutter and organising blitz should be done in short chunks over several weeks, but if you don’t have time for this there are s...View Full Details