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"I find everyone in the office easy to work with and always happy to assist. Rook Matthews Sayer Forest Hall will always be my first choice when looking to buy, sell or rent" - Abbie, Forest Hall

We’re back to work and are closely following the Government’s safety Guidelines.

Your safety and that of our staff is our number one priority.
 
With regards to the Covid-19 pandemic and the news regarding the North East, we want to reassure you that our main priority continues to be the health of our customers and colleagues. With that in mind we are now going to have to work behind closed doors, with visits to our offices by appointment only.
 
We are doing our utmost to continue to deliver the excellent service that you expect from us, however this will be via telephone and email.
 
We have implemented additional hygiene measures at all branches and Head Office to ensure the good health of our team and clients, and we continue to work from our 16 regional branches. We are following all Government and PHE guidelines and continue to monitor the situation and adapt as necessary.
 
If you need to provide us with renewed contact details over the next few weeks please contact your local branch who will be happy to help.
 
We will continue to provide excellent estate agency services to you with our robust business continuity plan in place, should we need it.
 
We wish you all well during this uncertain time and rest assured we are continuing to work hard for you by phone, email and remote working should it come to that.
 
Please stay safe look after your loved ones and keep an eye on our Facebook page for further updates.
 
Thank you to our valued customers!

 

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With you every move

"I find everyone in the office easy to work with and always happy to assist. Rook Matthews Sayer Forest Hall will always be my first choice when looking to buy, sell or rent" - Abbie, Forest Hall

 

Homeowners will be able to extend properties more easily instead of moving home.

 

 

In a surprise announcement on Saturday morning – just less than 24 hours after the Prime Minister resigned – the housing minister has confirmed that the temporary law has now been made permanent. The new relaxed law will allow more people to have a home they want without what he calls the “arduous” process of selling up and buying a larger property.

 

Under the rules, homeowners can put a single-storey rear extension on their property of up to six metres for terraced or semi-detached homes, or eight metres for detached homes.

 

Housing Minister Kit Malthouse MP says of this latest permitted development power: “[It] will help families extend their properties without battling through time-consuming red tape. By making this permitted development right permanent, it will mean families can grow without being forced to move.

 

“This is part of a package of reforms to build more, better, faster and make the housing market work – and sits alongside our drive to deliver 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020″

 

“This step will make it easier for families to build outwards rather than go through the arduous process of moving to a larger home”.

 

It seems to be great news for commercial properties also, as they too are seeing a reduction in red tape…
As part of the reforms shops will now be able to change to office space without the need for a full planning application – a change which the government claims will bring “skilled professionals and their disposable income back to the high street.”

 

High Streets minister Jake Berry says: “Giving greater certainty to property owners and the wider industry, it will also help businesses adjust to the changing needs of the consumer.

 

“The move builds upon changes to the law which allow business owners to change the use of buildings from takeaways to new homes without undergoing a full planning application.”

 

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