Barnes and Barnes Bulletin April 2021

Barnes and Barnes Bulletin | Latest News

As property experts, we like to keep up to date with all that’s going on in the market, but why keep this to ourselves?  So each quarter, we will share some of the most interesting stories and ideas that we come across to inspire you and your property dreams, as well as our own latest blogs and news. 

A View From Grant Barnes

G BarnesSince our last bulletin, there’s been an extension of the stamp duty holiday for a further 3 months. This means the property purchase tax has been suspended on the first £500,000 of all sales in England and Northern Ireland until the end of June. This is great news for buyers who found themselves mid-way through the process at the end of last month.

Another hot topic on the property front, which we are discussing with clients on a daily basis is fire safety in flats. So we’ve written a blog on what the legislative changes are and how they may affect you. Also in this edition, is an article on the dramatic drops in rental demand in the Capital. On a more colourful note, take a look at an article from Good Housekeeping packed with ideas of how to bring Spring into your home.

Best wishes,



London rental crisis Barnes and Barnes Bulletin April 2021

London Rental Demands Drops By 43%

Demand for rented properties in London has dropped by as much as 43 per cent in the last year, while demand in the commuter belt soared. 

Read More


modern block of flats, fire safety Barnes and Barnes Bulletin April 2021

Fire Safety In Flats – What Do I Need To Know?

With the imminent introduction of the Fire Safety Bill, we look at the legislative changes and what they might mean if you’re a flat owner or thinking of buying one.  

Read More


Interior Design Ideas Barnes and Barnes Bulletin April 2021

11 Cheerful Spring Colours To Wake Up Your Home

With the warmer weather on its way, here are some great ideas from Good Housekeeping to refresh your space with these vibrant hues.

Read More


Looking to buy, sell or make changes to a property?

Barnes & Barnes can provide you with impartial, independent and accurate surveys of your property.
Contact us today for a free no-obligation quote
0207 737 7243