In The Press

Press coverage

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

25 January 2018

New year, new start? (The London Magazine)

Many would-be buyers who delayed their purchase and turned to renting instead during early Brexit uncertainty are now starting to count the cost of three years of “hefty rental bills”, comments Guy Meacock, director of Prime Purchase, Savills’ buying agency. “One client is unhappy with the level of rent he is paying, disappointed with the quality of rental stock and fed up with landlords kicking him out on a whim. This is fairly typical,” says Meacock.

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24 January 2018

The demolition of Halnaby Hall is a warning from history, but destruction needn't always be a disaster (Country Life)

Prices of surviving properties are not always negatively impacted and greatly depend on location, according to Charlie Wells of Prime Purchase: ‘Very large houses require owners with deep pockets,’ he says, but the lack of the mansion doesn’t necessarily detract from the estate.’

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18 January 2018

Why fixer upper properties help first time buyers (Daily Mail)

"The main mistake novices make is not having a contingency fund in place to cover unforeseen circumstances. The length of the project is also often underestimated," says Nick Croall, of buying agency Prime Purchase.

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07 January 2018

10 Steps to climb the propety (The Sunday Times)

In East Anglia, Sarah Broughton, associate director of the buying agency Prime Purchase, recommends that upsizers drop their aspiration to own a period home and get into the midcentury spirit: “You could go from a small house with plenty of character to a 1960s or 1970s house that is not so aesthetically pleasing, but has the space you need.”  

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