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Our property experts are often asked to share their extensive knowledge in the press. Below are some of our most recent mentions.

28 September 2018

Prepare for the rental revolution (The Times)

“We had one buyer interested in an £8 million house, which needed the best part of £1 million to do it up. With stamp duty on top, he was looking at spending more than £10 million,” says Guy Meacock, a director of Prime Purchase, a property buying agency. “Instead, they rented a turnkey house in the area where they wanted to be.”

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25 July 2018

Iconic streets: Westbourne Grove (London Magazine)

Guy Meacock, director of Savills’ buying agency Prime Purchase, calls it – along with Ledbury Road, which runs across it – “the retail mecca of Notting Hill”.

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13 July 2018

How to deal with ravers next door (The Times)

Boundary disputes can be complex. Charlie Wells, the managing director of Prime Purchase, a property buying agency, says: “Many people don’t know that if your land has a ditch with a hedge on the other side, the ditch is your neighbour’s ditch — even if it is on your land. There are instances where neighbours pipe the ditch and turf over it, which is land theft.”

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11 June 2018

Why a village shop is a must-have – and can add thousands to the house price (The Telegraph)

"Still in Wiltshire, should you buy a house in the village of Broad Chalke, near Salisbury, you will most likely receive a letter asking if you will help out at the Chalke Valley Stores, which is known to locals as “The Hub”, says Robin Gould, director of Prime Purchase buying agency.  “It’s the perfect example of a really good village shop. It has a tea room and post office counter, runs village events and even has its own magazine. It forms the focus of the community for many,” adds Gould. He says he frequently searches for property for downsizers “of a certain age” whose demands are that they don’t want to be in a town, but do want a village with a shop. Properties for sale in Broad Chalke include a Grade II listed chocolate-box thatched cottage with a stream at the bottom of the garden, priced at £650,000 through Savills."

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