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Help to Buy capital value limits set to change as follows.

Help to Buy capital value limits set to change as follows. For further information contact saleslondon@lanesnewhomes.co.uk  
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Autumn market to see ‘stronger momentum’ as London activity recovers: Rightmove

"There are signs that these price reductions in parts of London have led to an upturn in buyer activity as sentiment improves."
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Egerton Place – The New Kid on The Block

Egerton Place is here, and it is making a huge impact on the London commuter property scene!It is little wonder that it is the talk of the town, what with its speedy train services to London, the shopper’s paradise of Bluewater accessible within minutes, sought after schools nearby and some amazing sports and entertainment venues, Egerton Place really does tick all the boxes.
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Movers & Shaker

With London house prices showing little sign of movement, the cost of housing continues to be an ever-present issue, with little on the horizon to suggest a change in the market. It therefore comes as no surprise that many are broadening their search to include areas outside of London, to find their next dream home. But when this means commuting into London for work, where should you consider?
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Help to buy “an unmitigated success”: HBF

The Home Builders Federation has come out swinging for Help to buy in a report titled “Bringing home ownership back into reach,” in which it claims that Help to buy has been “an unmitigated success.”This comes soon after rumours about the future of the scheme began to circulate.
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Summer market remains resilient

"Despite one of the best summers we’ve had for over forty years activity in the UK housing market continues to tick over nicely"Mortgage Advice Bureau has recorded a resilient housing market this summer as 'sunshine sells houses' according to its latest national mortgage index.
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The Mortgage Bureau picks up another award

Lanes New Homes’ award winning mortgage and financial services providers The Mortgage Bureau were delighted to add...
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Enfield rubberstamps £6bn Meridian Water multi-phase, multiple partners drive

Enfield Council’s Cabinet has agreed in principle a series of decisions that, subject to call-in, will see its £6bn flagship Meridian Water development...
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Land Use

The Land Market – creeping realisation

The current demand for development land has been bolstered with the creeping realisation that whatever the outcome of the current political situation, the need for more and better...
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North London’s new manor

Great news for buyers looking for luxury in Greater London, whilst remaining less than 40 minutes from the centre of the city. A bijou new development called Manor Wood Gate from award-winning developer Shanly Homes in Hadley Wood has just been launched. The collection of 17 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses are located […]
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Edinburgh House and Inspira House

LANES NEW HOMES are excited to announce the release of not one but two great new developments particularly suited to first time buyers, giving them a real opportunity to get onto the first rung of the housing ladder. What’s more both developments offer Help to Buy meaning that buyers only need a 5% deposit to […]
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Developers

Permission in Principle legislation is updated for most small, housing-led developments

From the 1st June the Government published updated guidance on Permission in Principle to include small, housing-led developments for minor developments (nine residential units or less, with less than 1000sqm of commercial floorspace, and/or on a site of less than one hectare). It does not apply to major development, or schemes subject to an Environment […]
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Join the revolution

There is quite revolution taking place & it is one which will no doubt become even more prevalent in future! As more & more people from North London make the move to the Hertfordshire town of Welwyn Garden City - we take a look at the driving forces behind such a trend.
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Badgers to Reptiles – key survey seasons for protected species

As an increasingly important part of new scheme planning and design, Ecology is a word now heard with increasing regularity and for budding Developers and their advisers there are key times to complete the required survey and research work to ensure the results are accurate and validated as part of the planning application process.
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Gender Equality in the Property Sector

Unlike many companies currently making the headlines, Lanes Land & New Homes are pleased to announce their sales, marketing and administration teams feature more women than men - with the gentlemen being outnumbered across the company by 2:1!
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Discover Help to Buy & No Stamp Duty homes with Lanes New Homes

For first-time buyers looking to put down roots in North London's eclectic scene or to gain their first family home in leafy Hertfordshire, Lanes new homes recent releases of properties under the government’s Help to buy scheme & use of no stamp duty offers, could be just the answer!
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Perfectly Modern – Halstead Grange

Time is running out to pick up the keys for one of the three remaining luxury Halstead Grange homes. Tucked away in the rural village of Goffs Oak in Hertfordshire lies Halstead Grange, an exclusive gated development of luxury five bedroom homes by housebuilder Taylor Wimpey.
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Harry Swanson starts at Lanes Land

Having spent the last two years in a sales role, Harry has joined the Land team as a trainee to expand his knowledge into all things Land and New Homes.
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Added value for existing farm buildings?

This week has seen the Government announce that rural communities will be given more options to convert agricultural buildings into family homes via Permitted Development Rights.
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Government releases draft revised NPPF

Earlier this week, the Government issued the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) which proposes strategies and intentions to reform decades of under-provision of housing across the country. Currently out for consultation until 10 May, the burning question is whether the new Framework will deliver this much needed reform.
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North London office experiences increased footfall after comprehensive refurbishment

James Luton, manager of Lanes New Homes’ recently updated sales office in Enfield, has reported a twofold increase in the number of buyers walking in to discuss new developments in the area.
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National Conference looks at emerging trends for the UK’s Land & New Homes market

Many aspects of the changing Land and New Homes market were discussed at the recent Countrywide National Conference which was attended by Lanes’ admin, sales and land teams.
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Cut price stores paying top prices for land

There seems to be no reduction in the ongoing popularity of ‘cut price’ grocery stores so they in turn continue to pay top prices for development sites in urban locations which fit their brief.
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Back underway after the snow…

Luxury apartment specialists Jarvis Homes are now full steam ahead with their unique scheme of top end luxury apartments in an exclusive part of Boxmoor, Hertfordshire – just a few minutes’ walk from Hemel Hempstead station and its mainline services into London Euston.
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The Changing Landscape

The last year has bought significant change across the political spectrum around the globe. In the UK we made decisions which will have ramifications that will impact future generations, whether positively or negatively it remains to be seen.
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Potential Development Sites

North London has seen an increase in values throughout 2016 and into 2017 which has therefore increased the value of potential development land. This could range from land to the rear of your existing property through to a yard or even an outbuilding.
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Love where you live

If you own land whether it is to the side/rear of your property, business premises that are surplus to requirements or even a few garages, then you could play a part in influencing the character of the area that you live in for future generations to look at and admire and wonder as you may once of done, how they came to be.
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