Hampshire Among Top Counties for Festive Street Names

As well as being a beautiful place to live, it seems that Andover and the rest of Hampshire have a sense of humour when it comes to road names. With Christmas on the approach and whilst thinking of the Andover Town Plans announced earlier this year, we thought we should ...


Property Industry Confidence On The Rise

This year has been a rollercoaster ride; unexpected, scary and at times life-threatening. The impact that the pandemic has had on many people’s lives, homes and jobs is unprecedented, as well as impacting many industries that has had a widely affected our economy. The...


Take Advantage of the Stamp Duty Holiday ASAP

Earlier in 2020, the government announced that they will be giving property buyers a holiday from paying stamp duty on properties purchased up until the end of March 2021 up to the value of £500,000 for everyone, not just first-time buyers. Stamp duty is a land tax that...


Graham & Co Estate Agency Team Raise Funds for Andover Food Bank

Graham & Co Raise ‘Pen-y’s’ for Local Food Bank With Welsh Mountain Climb The team at Graham & Co Estate Agents in Andover will be setting off on a day hike up the famous Pen-y-Fan peak in the heart of the Brecon Beacons in Wales on 10th January 2021...


Green Homes Grant in the UK – How does it work?

As part of the £2billion Green Homes Grant announced by chancellor Rishi Sunak back in August 2020, more than 600,000 homeowners including buy-to-let landlords will be able to apply for a grant to help cover the cost of making energy-efficient improvements to their...


Andover Town Centre Redevelopment: Planning for the Future of Our Town

If you already live in Andover, Hampshire, you may have heard about the redevelopment plans for the town centre that began back in June 2019 with the appointment of Heminway Design by Test Valley Borough Council. As you may have guessed – we love our home town of Andover...


Helping to Prevent the Spread of Covid-19 – A Reminder...

As we are all very aware, Covid-19 is still very much present in our communities, though thankfully at a much lower rate than what was seen earlier this year. With some lockdown and prevention measures still in place, such as the recently announced rule from the government about...


How do I remortgage my property?

Remortgaging is the process of replacing your existing mortgage on a property you own, with a new mortgage. This process is normally done for one of few reasons… including, to get a better mortgage deal, to increase the borrowing amount against the value of your property...


Step-by-Step Guide to Buying your First Home

Buying your first home can sometimes feel a bit intimidating. With so many things to consider, such as affordability, location, legal paperwork and finding the right property, it is always worth speaking to an expert in advance to find out what you need to know. As experienced...


Property News Round-up 2020 – So far...

Things have certainly been uncertain this year for many people, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and most of the country locking down in an unprecedented event in 2020. We have been watching the industry closely and trying our best to answer your questions, though this has proved...


Your Handy Moving House Checklist from Graham & Co

Moving day is said to be one of the most stressful days of your life, alongside organising a wedding, getting divorced, starting a new job, losing a loved one or having major illness or injury. So not too much to worry about then?! We think moving day should be a happy occasion...


Buying a new home under Covid-19 & Social Distancing

With the recent news of the ease of lockdown restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, you may be wondering where that leaves you when it comes to buying a new home? Whilst some may have put their buying plans on hold, there are still ways to find your dream home under...


Checklist of Tips to Make Your Home Photo Ready for Selling or Letting

It has always been the case that, when planning to sell or let your home, great photos help to encourage prospective movers to choose your property. However, now more than ever, with social distancing in place and online viewings being more frequent, videos and photos of your...


Zero Deposit Schemes: How Do They Work?

The concept of zero deposit schemes have been around for a while now but have only recently started to become widely available and used by many landlords and letting agents.   From April, Graham & Co will be offering a zero deposit option for our customers. Here we take...


Electrical Safety Inspections to be Mandatory in England

If you are a landlord in England, there are moves by the Government to introduce regular inspections for all electrical installations from July this year. That legislation is set to make testing compulsory and will involve carrying out checks every five years to ensure that...


5 Spring Checks For Your Rental Property

As we begin to get to the end of the winter months and head into spring, thinking about some simple, preventative property maintenance is important. Doing so should stop problems occurring later on and can help keep your overheads down as a landlord. Here we take a look at 5...


A Covid-19 update from Graham & Co

In these unprecedented times, and whilst no one knows what will happen over the coming weeks and months, it is important that the protection of our clients, staff, sellers and viewers takes priority. Given the current situation with the threat of COVID -19 virus we wanted to...


How Changes to Section 21 Will Impact Landlords and Letting Agents

Last year, the Government consulted on proposed changes to the landlord and tenant eviction system. There are now plans to amend section 21 in the Housing Act under a new Renter’s Reform Bill. This change will have an impact on both landlords and letting agents and it&...


How to Create an Inventory for Your Rental Property

If you’re a new landlord, one of the more time-consuming jobs you need to do is create an inventory for your property and get the tenant to sign it. This document basically puts down in writing as well as sometimes using images to define the state of your flat or house...


5 Spring Checks For Your Rental Property

As we begin to get to the end of the winter months and head into spring, thinking about some simple, preventative property maintenance is important. Doing so should stop problems occurring later on and can help keep your overheads down as a landlord. Here we take a look at 5...


Open House Events for Vendors at Graham & Co

  Selling a house in the current climate can prove difficult which is why it’s important to work with an estate agent that knows your area well. The market has certainly stagnated in recent times because of Brexit but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to...


How to Sell Your Home in the Winter

Although we are now the other side of the Winter Solstice and the days are now going to get longer towards the Spring, it’s still getting dark before 4 pm which can mean that you have to change your approach slightly if you are trying to sell your home during the Winter...