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Press coverage

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

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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21 May 2018

Want a London home with a garden? Buying a house with green space comes at a higher price (The Telegraph)

Guy Meacock of buying agent Prime Purchase says the garden premium is hard to quantify in broad terms and is very dependent on qualities of the property itself. “We always talk about gross internal area being the sole driver of value in London and it is, on paper at least. But when it comes to buying a property, it’s not all about what’s on ­paper.” The effect of outside space (or lack thereof) has to be analysed by the type of property and its orientation.  “If a flat has outside space, it makes the difference between an average property and something special,” he says. Such is the expectation that a house will come with a garden in London that by buying one with no garden you’re “significantly limiting your re-sale market,” cautions Meacock. 

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