Spring Budget gives property market much needed short-term hope

  Among the barren economic wasteland that COVID-19 has left in its wake, a few small promising buds of growth are starting to penetrate the unpredictable property world. Back on March 1, with the vaccination rollout in full swing, Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled some positive changes in his Spring Budget. The stamp duty holiday extension … Continued

Do office workspaces work anymore?

COVID-19 has changed everything. The way we interact with people, the way we think about things and of course the way we work. For many people, the last time they saw the inside of their office was back in March 2020 when restrictions were first announced and orders to work from home were issued. As … Continued

What will happen to house prices in 2021?

House prices finished up in 2020, but with end of the furlough scheme and the stamp duty holiday this year, how will house prices fare in 2021? Property website Rightmove predict that the surge in house prices at the end of last year will continue into this year as the nation’s housing needs are likely … Continued

Radical planning reforms are fit for a future of home building

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has set out proposals to bring Britain’s planning system kicking and screaming into the 21st century. The ambitious plans have been drawn up to get the country building. Although what effect the coronavirus outbreak is now going to have remains to be seen. The full Planning for the Future White Paper … Continued

Does my land have development potential? Three key questions to ask

The Government has set an ambitious target of building 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s to be able to cope with demand. In 2018-19, they achieved 241,130 which is still some way short. One of the biggest blockers is finding available land, so if you are a landowner, now could be the right … Continued

Building on a great 2019 in 2020

Everyone has been making a big thing of the fact that not only are we starting a new year, but we’re also beginning a new decade. It’s hard to believe it’s now 10 years since David Cameron and Nick Clegg joined forces, and Germany kicked England out of yet another World Cup. Here at LW … Continued

Securing a Mortgage and Finding Your Dream Home

Buying your first home is one of the most exciting – and most stressful – times of your life. Whether you are taking advantage of a scheme to help secure your dream property or not, LW Developments, of Broxbourne, a Help to Buy Scheme provider, is offering some tips to get you moved in. HOW … Continued

How to maximise your land value

Whether you have a large garden, own commercial premises or have strategic land on the edge of town, there will come a time when you will want to know how much your land is worth and how you can sell it to maximise its value. Whatever the size of your land, you will want the … Continued

Permission in Principle PIP

In January this year we submitted a permission in principle (PIP) application for a small residential scheme in Hoddesdon. It is the first time we have made such an application and, from my discussions with planning officers, I understand it is the first one the local authority has received since this new route to planning … Continued

First Phase Sold at Skyview

The first phase of apartments at Skyview, Hoddesdon, were all sold at the launch weekend. The scheme comprises a selection of brand-new top floor luxury one and two-bedroom apartments available on a Help to Buy Basis. The next phase will be released soon by our agents Anthony Davies.

Cheshunt Sports Village Heard at Public Examination

Broxbourne Council’s Local Plan Examination is underway with LW Developments proposals for Cheshunt Sports Village heard in October. LW Developments has promoted the residential led mixed use scheme throughout the Local Plan process. The inspector is due to publish his interim report on the plan at the end of November.