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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… and safety is our number one priority.

 
Great news… We’re BACK…
 
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.
 
Opening our branches
Our branches are now open to the public. We have re-organised branch layouts to ensure social distancing is met, we have screens in front of our desks and hand gels at the meet and greet desk. You can rest assured we have the correct protective equipment in place to keep us all safe.
 
Our current opening hours are Monday to Friday 9 – 5.30pm and Saturdays
 
Viewings
We are now arranging viewings on properties and can also offer accompanied viewings, as all our staff have personal protective equipment in place.
 
Want to view?
If you would like to view a property, please contact your local branch.
 
Selling / Renting your home
If you would like to put your home on the market, receive a free valuation, or have photographs taken.
 
Our Valuation managers will visit your home with full PPE. To arrange a valuation please contact your local branch.
 
It’s very exciting that we are now back to ‘nearly normal’, however, we are working at reduced capacity,
so aren’t able to hit our usual timescales. Rest assured every request will be answered but it may just take a little longer than normal. Please bear with us.
 
It’s great to be back and we look forward to helping each and every one of you with your property requests.
 
We’ll work together safely to look after each other.
 
Thank you to all 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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