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Armitstead Barnett Are Growing The Team

We are delighted to announce that Chris Cockwill BSc (Hons) MRICS, has joined Armitstead Barnett’s Development Department. Chris has a superb level of experience in the development world, having worked for medium and large scale commercial and residential developers throughout the North West and East Midlands. Over the last 20 years, Chris has worked for Westleigh Developments, […]

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Building Your Dream

There are many factors that have contributed to the housing crisis in the UK, an increase population, an increase in immigration and a decrease in household size.  Some conclude that vacant, overpriced property is the main contributor to the housing crisis, whilst other believe that building more residential properties will overcome the housing crisis here in the UK. With the rise in demand of new build properties comes […]

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New Planning Fees

As of 17th January 2018, the Government has set new planning application fees for England,  Essentially, fees have increased by 20% over the 2017 fee levels and these Regulations will also introduce a new fee of £402 per 0.1 hectares for Permission in Principle applications, the ability for authorities to charge for applications for planning permission […]

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Bickerstaffe – Why I Love My Village!

By Janice Bevins – Sale Negotiator South Lancashire: 01704 895 995 We moved to Bickerstaffe over three years ago, having lived in Scotland, London and Cornwall for many years.  Our love of Lancashire has been rekindled.  Bickerstaffe has extensive views over the countryside to the local church, windmill and beyond to Liverpool and the Welsh […]

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Mission Christmas – Help Us Make a Difference 

Last Christmas all our wonderful clients and staff rose to the challenge of helping us raise lots of fabulous gifts to support this worthy cause.  Mission Christmas is supported by Rock FM and local businesses and communities. Can you help us again this year in making a child’s Christmas a bit more special? From now till […]

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Stamp Duty changes for First Time Buyers

Novembers budget saw big changes for first time buyers. The government have recognised that for some buyers it is a real struggle to scrape together enough cash for a deposit and conveyancing fees and have abolished the stamp duty for many first-time buyers by increasing the threshold to £300,000. This is expected to create a […]

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Quernmore – Why I Love my Village

By John Hughes – Partner Cumbria: 01539 751993 john.hughes@abarnett.co.uk   The most simple answer is to say, “I haven’t lived anywhere else”.  There is a reason for this.  Born on the family farm in Quernmore, I attended the village primary school before moving on to Lancaster Royal Grammar School, where for me sporting activities took priority […]

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Bretherton – Why I Love my Village

By David Cowburn – Senior Partner   South Lancashire office: 01704 895 995. david@abarnett.co.uk Bretherton has been home to my family and I for just over seven years.  With a population of just under 700, this village that I call home offers a delightfully peaceful pace of life but with more services than you may […]

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