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From 1st April, all new rental leases and renewals of tenancies will be required to have an energy performance rating of at least E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). For existing tenancies, the regulations come into force on 1st April 2020.

We wondered how much tenants are prepared to pay for energy efficiency. Properties across England and Wales let in 2017 with an energy performance rating of E achieved 3.1% more per square foot than properties let with an F or G rating. On an 800 square foot property, this equates to an average of £360 per year.

The majority of landlords are well prepared, but we calculate that around 7% of properties let in 2017 still need to be brought up to the standard required. Best prepared are London landlords where just 4.9% of properties let last year were lower than an E rating, while in the South West more than 10% of properties did not meet the standard.

At the top of the scale, properties with an A or B rating achieved, on average, 31% more per square foot than F and G rated properties in 2017. On an 800 square foot property, this equates to an average premium of £3,600 per year.

January 2018

December 2017



We would like to take this opportunity to thank you

for your continued support which has made 2017

such a successful year

and we look forward to working with you

in 2018 and beyond. 




This year we have been supporting Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save the Children UK. Every one has been getting into the swing of things with some festive cheer at both our offices in Falmouth and Penryn, raising a total of £64.70. Not bad for a small team - Well done everyone!

September 2017

After months of hard work, our new website finally went live over the weekend and is looking fantastic! Why not have a good look around and see what amazing new features and information are included.

Natalie took part in the Cancer Research Race for Life Pretty Muddy on Sunday 3rd September. It was "pretty muddy" due to the Cornish Autumn weather, but a brilliant time was had by all and Natalie raised a fantastic total of £183.00 for Cancer Research!

August 2017


Our new banner has arrived today ready for tonight, and it looks great!! We are proudly sponsoring the Pink Wig event which is part of Falmouth Week and raises funds for vital research projects, the best care for breast cancer patients in Cornwall and a safer future for the next generation.​

House Prices in the North East

House Prices in the North East

Property Prices The Guild 4th May 2017

This month we launch our new series of property spotlights. Each week we will look at average house prices, the total number of sales and the size of the market around the country. Nine regions will be analysed, including the North East, South West, West Midlands, and London. 

But what are these figures based on? The latest data from the Land Registry House Price Index helps to show the makeup of the region’s housing markets. While there is no single measure which provides a complete picture of the market, below are 12 areas with statistics on the total value of all property transactions in the past year. This has been calculated by multiplying the average value of homes by the number of sales. 

This week, we look at the North East of England. 

* Average price in the year to January 2017 multiplied by the total number of transactions in the same period.

Market snapshot:

    • The district with the largest market is County Durham which saw £659m worth of transactions in the year to January 2017.
    • This was followed by Northumberland with £651m worth of sales over the same period.
    • The district with the highest overall average house price was Newcastle upon Tyne where prices sit at £161,000, which is 30% above the regional average.
    • The market with the highest number of transactions was County Durham with 6,736 sales occurring during the period.

Where have house prices increased the most? Here are five districts with the highest annual capital growth. 

“The North East property market is a collection of micro-markets, each with their own particular drivers and nuances. Some markets have higher levels of turnover than others and indeed some perform better than others when it comes to capital inflation,” said Iain McKenzie, CEO of the Guild of Property Professionals.

Whether you live in the North East or elsewhere in the UK, find your nearest Guild Member agent and start your property search today.

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