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Here's a quick summary of the key trends in the national and local housing market. 


·         September 2021 was the third busiest month on record for housing sales, following June 2021 and March 2016 (HMRC).


·         Gravesham experienced a 14.1% annual rate of price increase in 2021.


·         Sales are set to exceed 1.5 million by the end of the year (Zoopla).


·         Mortgage approvals in September were at their lowest since July 2020 (Bank of England), but demand remains stronger than a year ago and the demand/supply imbalance remains.


·         Property prices continue to rise, Rightmove reporting a ‘full house’ for the first time since 2007, as asking prices for properties across all regions and sectors of the market hit record highs in October.


·         An interest rate rise is likely over the coming weeks. While this may act as a soft brake, there is little evidence it will trigger any significant price falls.


·         Price growth of 3.2% is predicted over the course of 2022 by the Office for Budget Responsibility.

·         The economy is expected to bounce back to its pre-pandemic level by the turn of the year.


·         Job vacancies are at a record high and unemployment is predicted to peak at just 5.2%, significantly lower than the 11.9% originally forecast.


·         To turn Generation Rent into Generation Buy, the government confirmed a nearly £24 billion multi-year settlement for housing.



·         Consumer confidence is back at pre-pandemic levels, although it has taken a knock in recent weeks, household budgets squeezed thanks to food and fuel price rises. Inflation is currently 4.2% (ONS).


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By popular demand, our yearly competition to find the best Christmas decorations in Gravesend is back!

We love to support the area we live and encourage everyone to get involved in the community. Why not do a walking tour around the town to find some of the fabulous house’s that we post to Facebook. Free, healthy fun for everyone!

This year not only will the winner get a bottle of bubbles to enjoy, they will also get £150 to be donated to a charity of their choice!

We’ll upload a photograph of each house and the one with the most ‘likes’ by the 22nd December is the winner! Easy Peasy! There’s also a bottle of bubbly’s for 2nd place too.

Find us on Facebook to join in: M&M Estate and LettingAgent | Facebook


We are back with another great giveaway this Christmas!
The lucky winner will receive £100 Bluewater Vouchers to spend on those last minute Christmas gifts.
Not just the vouchers but we will be also giving away to the winner 4 tickets (2 adults, 2 children) to Bluewater’s Winterland, Near Gravesend for the 18th December 2021 which will also include 25 ride tokens to use!
To be in with a chance of winning you need to follow three simple steps!
1. Like this POST
2. Share this POST
3. Like the PAGE
Feel free to share with friends and family in the Gravesend and Northfleet area too!
The winner will be announced on Friday 10th December 2021 and will be messaged via Facebook.
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Energy bills to increase from the 1st October 2021.


First of all, it's important to note that the government and Ofgem, the regulator, have said

that the increase in gas prices is "not an issue of supply" and that the UK "benefits from

having a diverse range of gas supply sources with capacity that can more than meet



How is this going to impact your energy bills?

This depends on your energy supplier and your current tariff. You can check both of these

using a recent energy bill. If you're on a fixed price tariff, the price you pay per unit of

energy used won't change until the end of your fixed rate period.

If you're on a standard variable tariff or prepayment meter, you will be subject to

the Energy Price Cap, which puts an upper limit on the maximum price your supplier can

charge you per unit of energy. The cap and most standard variable tariffs will increase by

12% on 1 October 2021.

If you do want to shop around to see if you can find a better deal on a fixed tariff, we suggest doing so sooner rather than later.


Is there financial support available to help me pay my energy bills?

If you are finding it difficult paying your bills, contact your energy supplier as soon as

possible. Most suppliers do have support available for low income and fuel-poor households

struggling with their energy bills. This includes the Warm Home Discount, which provides

eligible households with a £140 discount, and Winter Fuel Payments and Cold Weather

Payments, which "will help ensure those most vulnerable are better able to heat their homes

over the colder months".


What will happen if my energy supplier goes out of business?

There's no need to panic if your energy supplier goes out of business - your power will

not be cut off. The government and Ofgem have stated that the current crisis "is not an

issue of supply" and "the United Kingdom benefits from having a diverse range of gas

supply sources with capacity that can more than meet demand." Instead, Ofgem will

appoint a "Supplier of last resort" and customers of the failed supplier will be switched to

the new supplier on a new "deemed" contract, with energy supplies will continue as

normal as they are switched over. Even if you would prefer to look for an alternative

supplier yourself, you're advised to record some meter readings, wait until you have

been contacted and moved to the newly appointed supplier before switching - it should

only take a few weeks.


I hope you have found this helpful; should you have any queries with reference to the above please do not hesitate to contact me at the office. Stephanie Slade, Senior Property Manager., 01474 321957.



Breaking News!

The government have announced that the tenant eviction ban will now end on 31st May 2021 this means Bailiffs will be able to start work from 1st June 2021.

Notice periods will also from the 1st June 2021 be reduced from 6 months to 4 months and that subject to public health advice and progress of the road map in England notice periods will return to the usual 2 months from 1st October 2021.

Courts will continue to prioritise the most serious cases including fraud and anti-social behavior and notice periods for the most serious cases will remain lower, including 4 weeks for Over 4 months accumulated rent arrears.

Should you have any queries with reference to the above please do not hesitate to contact me at the office. Gemma Scott-Davies, Lettings Manager. 01474 321957.