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Stamp Duty Axed for Most First Time Buyers

Thu 23 Nov 2017

The Chancellor announced yesterday that first time buyers will pay zero stamp duty on the first £300,000 of any home that costs up to £500,000 with immediate effect.

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David Lee in Top 100 UK Agencies

Fri 20 Oct 2017

We are delighted to announce that David Lee has been rated as one of the Top 100 Estate Agents in the UK at the EA Masters – the UK’s biggest estate agency event.

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Herts & Essex Property News - Out Now!

Mon 02 Oct 2017

David Lee are very pleased to present to you the latest issue of our property newspaper - Herts & Essex Property News.

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Alternative Options for Your Fireplace

Thu 14 Sep 2017

Worried about the effects of smoke from wood-burners? Here are some alternative options for your fireplace.

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Herts & Essex Property News - Out Now!

Thu 15 Jun 2017

The latest issue of our property newspaper - Herts & Essex Property News - is out now!

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Should you wait until after the General Election to buy or sell a home?

Thu 11 May 2017

Just when the housing market was expected to enter a period of relative stability during the summer, Theresa May threw in a curveball into the mix.

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Add thousands to the value of your house by spending just £40

Thu 20 Apr 2017

The quick and cheap way to make your house instantly more desirable

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Issue Ten of Herts & Essex Property News - Out Now!

Thu 16 Mar 2017

Issue Ten of David Lee's own property paper - Herts & Essex Property News - is out now!

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Great News for David Lee's Land & New Homes department

Thu 02 Feb 2017

David Lee has been selected to join a leading national network which will help it to continue to develop its expertise in the booming Land and New Homes sector.

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Are You Sitting On A Property Goldmine?

Thu 26 Jan 2017

Five ways to make the most of your home's value and boost your income

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Are You Ready To Be A First-Time Homebuyer?

Thu 26 Jan 2017

Find out the key questions to ask yourself when deciding whether to buy your first property.

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Issue Nine of Herts & Essex Property News - Out Now!

Wed 18 Jan 2017

Issue Nine of David Lee's own property paper - Herts & Essex Property News - is out now!

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Home Movers

Thu 08 Dec 2016

If you know someone who’s braving a festive house move here are some Christmas gift ideas to lighten the load, provide some yuletide cheer and help bring some warmth to that special someone’s new home.

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Protecting Your Property from Winter Weather

Wed 07 Dec 2016

There are a number of tasks you can do to prepare your home, garden, or business from the winter weather. Whether it's strong winds, heavy rain or extreme cold and snow, there's something you can do to prepare for winter.

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Where Will House Prices Rise The Most Over Five Years?

Thu 10 Nov 2016

House prices will rise by more than £50,000 in some areas over the next five years, but that growth depends on how Brexit negotiations turn out.

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Issue Eight of Herts & Essex Property News - Out Now!

Thu 03 Nov 2016

Issue Eight of David Lee's own property paper - Herts & Essex Property News - is out now!

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Great Dunmow Officially Among Britain's Best High Streets

Thu 03 Nov 2016

Great Dunmow has been named as having one of Britain's best high streets. The town was named in the top five in the third annual Great British High Street competition.

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Get Ready For The Chilly Months With These Clever, Cosy Tips

Tue 11 Oct 2016

Few of us relish shorter days, plunging temperatures and the gloomy light of winter. But a new season offers the perfect excuse to make practical and decorative tweaks that will set up your home for the chillier months ahead.

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Help to Buy - Government to end mortgage guarantee scheme

Thu 06 Oct 2016

The Government has signalled the end of one of David Cameron’s flagship housing policies, the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme.

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Dealing with Noisy Neighbours

Mon 03 Oct 2016

Most people, at some time in their lives, have had to deal with neighbours who make too much noise.  You do have the right to seek legal redress, but this should only be done as a last resort.

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Issue Seven of Herts & Essex Property News - Out Now!

Thu 15 Sep 2016

Issue Seven of David Lee's own property paper - Herts & Essex Property News - is out now!

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Hertfordshire is the best place to raise a family

Thu 08 Sep 2016

New parents should consider selling up and moving to Hertfordshire, according a new study which has just named the county the UK’s best place to raise a family.

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David Lee Team take on the Stansted 10k

Thu 21 Jul 2016

Eight runners, including staff members, family and friends, made up the David Lee team for the Stansted 10k fun run on Sunday 17th July.

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Issue Six of Herts & Essex Property News - Out Now!

Thu 14 Jul 2016

Issue Six of David Lee's own property paper - Herts & Essex Property News - is out now!

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The Latest Home Trends: From Snoring Rooms to Doggy Showers

Thu 07 Jul 2016

The pressures of time, lack of space and pace of technology are changing the way we live. But some of the latest trends – including orangeries and larders – are so steeped in nostalgia that they would have made our grandparents feel right at home.

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Stansted 10K 2016

Thu 16 Jun 2016

David Lee are proud to be the Headline Sponsor of the 2016 Stansted 10k Fun Run and Walk.

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Issue Five of Herts & Essex Property News - Out Now!

Wed 15 Jun 2016

Issue Five of David Lee's own property paper - Herts & Essex Property News - is out now!

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Does a swimming pool really add value to your home?

Thu 02 Jun 2016

They're expensive and time-consuming but when the sun shines you'll be everyone's favourite...

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How much will your house be worth in 2030?

Tue 17 May 2016

The average price of a home in England will be more than £450,000 in 2030, new research mapping out what house prices could look like across the UK claims.

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Issue Four of Herts & Essex Property News - Out Now!

Thu 12 May 2016

Issue Four of David Lee's own property paper - Herts and Essex Property News - is out now!

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11 Ways to Totally Transform a Tiny Space

Tue 03 May 2016

From organisation solutions to clever decorating tricks, if you're short on space take a look at these stylish ideas.

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Issue Three of Herts and Essex Property New - Out Now!

Thu 14 Apr 2016

Issue Three of David Lee's own property paper - Herts and Essex Property News - is out now!

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Top 20 features that will sell your home

Thu 31 Mar 2016

The 'must-have' property factors that buyers look for.

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Issue Two of Herts and Essex Property News - Out Now!

Thu 17 Mar 2016

Issue Two of David Lee's own property paper - Herts and Essex Property News - is out now!

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Should I Sell My Home Before I Buy A New One?

Wed 16 Mar 2016

Most people sell their current home at the same time as buying a new one, forming a property chain. Selling before you buy has risks, but it can also have great advantages.

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Safe and Sound: How to Beat the Burglars and Protect Your Property

Fri 26 Feb 2016

From mortise locks to cameras, there are many ways to ensure your home is as secure as possible.

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A New Property Paper for Herts and Essex

Thu 25 Feb 2016

David Lee are very pleased to present to you our new property newspaper - Herts & Essex Property News.

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How to Compromise When Finding a Property

Thu 11 Feb 2016

Have you found that the type of property you want to buy isn’t available for your budget? Here, we suggest compromises to consider - and what others in your situation usually do.

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Right to Rent Goes Live Across England

Mon 01 Feb 2016

The new rules mean that landlords need to carry out quick and simple checks on all new adult tenants to make sure they have the right to rent property in the country.

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Zero 2 Hero

Thu 21 Jan 2016

To celebrate the opening of David Lee's new Great Dunmow office, we are pleased to announce an exciting new campaign...

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How long does it take to make a decision to buy a property? Typically, just 53 minutes

Thu 14 Jan 2016

It is the one of the biggest investments you'll ever make and typically results in parting with hundreds of thousands of pounds. Yet buyers take just 53 minutes to make their decision to buy a property, new research has revealed.

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11 of the prettiest places to live in Essex

Thu 10 Dec 2015

Lose yourself in the rich history and picturesque scenery of these little villages in Essex.

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Autumn Statement: Buy-to-let homes face higher stamp duty

Thu 26 Nov 2015

Buy-to-let landlords and people buying second homes will soon have to pay more in stamp duty, the chancellor has announced. From April 2016, those in England and Wales will have to pay a 3% surcharge on each stamp duty band.

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David Lee Win Silver at the Negotiator Awards 2015

Fri 06 Nov 2015

David Lee are thrilled to announce that they have won Silver in the East of England Agency of the Year category at the Negotiator Awards 2015, the premier awards for the UK estate agency industry.

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Top Tips For Selling Your Home In The Winter

Thu 29 Oct 2015

Whilst spring, summer and autumn remain the most popular times of year to promote the sale of your home, here are some top tips for those looking to sell over the winter months.

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Five Tips For Moving House Smoothly

Thu 29 Oct 2015

However well you plan moving day, it will be busy and possibly emotional, too. It's common that you'll need to be out of your house by 12pm, so it's important to be swift and organised. The more last-minute jobs you leave yourself to do on the day, the more likely you are to find it stressful. Here are our top five tips on how to get organised and reduce the stress of moving day.

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David Lee Shortlisted in Two Categories at the Negotiator Awards 2015

Thu 17 Sep 2015

David Lee are delighted to announce that they are finalists in two categories at the Negotiator Awards 2015, the UK’s premier awards for the estate agency industry.

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Stansted Windmill Fete - Bank Holiday Monday

Thu 27 Aug 2015

Stansted Mountfitchet's iconic windmill will once again be the focus of a fun-packed fete this Bank Holiday Monday (31st August). David Lee are proud to be supporting the fete, by providing the ever-popular bouncy castle and creating and distributing branded advertising boards around the village.

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Why renting your spare room could be a nice little earner

Thu 16 Jul 2015

At the moment, anyone who rents out a room to a lodger where the rental income exceeds £4,250 a year must pay tax on the amount above this. But last week the chancellor announced that, from April 2016, this tax-free allowance will increase to £7,500, the first time the threshold has moved since 1997.

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The only way is Essex for Britain's young renters, says Rightmove

Thu 18 Jun 2015

Renters are flocking to Essex for cheap rents and accessibility to London, according to a new index from the property search website, Rightmove.

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Property Rental - How is it Taxed?

Thu 11 Jun 2015

All UK rental properties that you own personally will be included in one “UK property rental business” for tax purposes but how are they taxed?

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Biggest Monthly Rise in UK Mortgage Approvals Since 2009

Thu 04 Jun 2015

Bank of England figures show number of house loan approvals for April hits 68,000, on the back of mortgage ‘price war’

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David Lee Directors Complete London-Paris Charity Bike Ride

Thu 21 May 2015

David Kirby and Lee O'Brien arrived in Paris on Sunday 17th May, completing their bike ride of nearly 300 miles in aid of Grove Cottage.

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David Lee Directors Raise over £2800 Ahead of Charity Bike Ride

Thu 14 May 2015

David Kirby and Lee O'Brien are thrilled to have raised over £2800 in advance of their charity bike ride from London to Paris, starting at 7am on Friday 15th May.

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David Lee Directors to take part in Charity Bike Ride

Thu 30 Apr 2015

David Kirby and Lee O'Brien are preparing to cycle from London to Paris over three days, starting on Friday 15th May.

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Ten top factors that boost a property's price

Thu 23 Apr 2015

There are plenty of factors which add value to a property. Some are plain common sense, others are downright bonkers. Here’s how they stack up.

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The seven deadly sins of house selling

Thu 09 Apr 2015

Vendors don't realise how their own behaviour affects the impression of their home

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Vast majority of UK tenants don’t think they can afford to buy

Thu 26 Mar 2015

Over 90% of tenants in the UK don’t think they will be able to afford a property as rents continue to escalate and property prices stay firmly out of their reach.

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Average UK house price just £30 below all-time high

Thu 19 Mar 2015

The average prices sellers are asking for UK houses are just £30 below their all-time highs and could breach that peak soon, according to Rightmove.

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House prices fall in London but rise across the rest of the UK, says RICS

Thu 12 Mar 2015

House prices rise everywhere but London, yet capital is tipped to see 30% gains over next five years and get 'more unaffordable'

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Buy-to-let landlords and retirees risk squeezing out first-time buyers

Thu 05 Mar 2015

Newcomers already battling landlords armed with an average £100k deposit will in April face a wave of retirees armed with pension pot lump sums

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Lettings Administrator Vacancy

Thu 19 Feb 2015

David Lee are looking to recruit a Lettings Administrator, to be based at our Stansted Mountfitchet office, working within our property management department.

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First-time buyers at seven-year high

Thu 19 Feb 2015

The number of first-time buyers grew strongly in 2014, but lending to other borrowers dropped significantly

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Could This Be The Best Time Ever To Buy?

Thu 12 Feb 2015

Here at David Lee, we are thrilled to have experienced our busiest ever start to the year.

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Buy-to-let: which types of property give the biggest returns?

Thu 05 Feb 2015

Rental yields on mainstream buy-to-let compared with those from 'HMOs' and small blocks of flats

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Half of UK Homeowners Plan to Improve their Property this Year

Thu 22 Jan 2015

More than half of home owners in the UK are planning improvements in 2015, new research shows.

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Buy to Let Property Investments Appreciated by 17% in 2014

Thu 22 Jan 2015

Property investors with buy-to-let assets in the UK saw capital appreciation of 17% over the last 12 months.

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David Lee Raises over £14,000 for charity in 2014

Thu 15 Jan 2015

David Lee smashed our charity target of £10,000 in 2014, our 10th anniversary year

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David Lee Christmas Opening Times

Thu 18 Dec 2014

Here are our opening times for the Christmas and New Year period

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Birchanger Buddies

Thu 11 Dec 2014

David Lee provided much needed funding to set up and run a quality play group for local children in Birchanger.

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Movember

Thu 11 Dec 2014

For the first time the team at David Lee joined the fast growing charity event that is Movember.

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Macmillan Countryside Walk

Thu 11 Dec 2014

We have supported Macmillan throughout the year and were the lead sponsor of their countryside walk in October.

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Help for Heroes Triathlon

Thu 11 Dec 2014

It was a 7:30am start for Shaun’s (Stansted Office) first ever triathlon.

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Stansted Windmill Fete

Thu 11 Dec 2014

For the second year in a row we have got behind the village fete and hosted a stand for the day

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Stansted 10K Fun Run

Thu 11 Dec 2014

"Fun Run"? I don’t think the team would agree!

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Bishops Stortford Football Club

Thu 11 Dec 2014

We took an advertising sponsorship with the football club for the next two years and have an advertising hoarding at the ground now.

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Macmillan Campaign

Thu 11 Dec 2014

The Observer Newspaper and Macmillan have pledged to raise £100,000 this year for the charity.

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2014 Stortford Music Festival

Thu 11 Dec 2014

We are very pleased to have been chosen as the lead sponsor for the 2014 Stortford Music Festival being held over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th May at St. Marys School Field in Bishops Stortford.

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STANSTED 10K 2014

Thu 11 Dec 2014

It was a great community event that raised much needed funds and awareness for St.Claires Hospice and the team are already looking forward to the next race in 2016.

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David Lee Estates Welcomes New Stamp Duty Rules

Thu 04 Dec 2014

Today, 4th December 2014, new rules come into place which will reduce stamp duty costs for the majority of homebuyers.

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Agent Jumps For Charity

Mon 27 Oct 2014

Chris Ord, Senior Negotiator in our Bishop's Stortford office, jumped from 13,000 ft for charity on 15th October.

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David Lee Estates’ 10th Birthday Party

Mon 27 Oct 2014

On 18th September, David Lee Estates celebrated 10 years in business

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London to Paris 24 Hour Bike Ride

Mon 27 Oct 2014

Shaun Whiter, Sales Manager at David Lee’s Stansted Mountfitchet office, along with friends William Breese, Adam Daish and Lewis Baker will be cycling from London to Paris in 24 hours on 5th – 6th July.

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