Full steam ahead for Portsmouth Property market

What a year it’s been so far for the Portsmouth property market. The amount of positive sentiment we’re picking up from buyers and sellers who visit our branch every day confirms that the city is better insulated from the cold spell being experienced in some other...


One hundred and eighty!

The average Portsmouth property has increased in price by 180 per cent since 2000, according to latest figures. Our Portsmouth Property News bulletin for May reveals that flats have been the best performing property type, which have increased by 218.5 per cent – equivalent...


A Day in the Life of…managing director Neil Shaw

Welcome to our new ‘A Day in the Life of…’ feature giving a glimpse behind the scenes at Chinneck Shaw from various members of our team.  Our managing director Neil Shaw sets the ball rolling with his everyday responsibilities and some funny anecdotes&...


Move in right direction

Private rental sector tenants stay in their homes for an average of 4.1 years, according to the latest figures. The statistic is revealed in the latest English Housing Survey for 2017-2018 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. This backs up our own...


Keeping the peace

Where do you think the most peaceful place to live is? According to TV property guru Phil Spencer, it is the Outer Hebrides, followed by Clackmannanshire in Scotland and then Mid Devon. His advice site MoveiQ has analysed the number of noise complaints to reveal the top ten &...


Legal Update – Switch on for electrical safety

Electrical safety inspections are set to become mandatory in the private rented sector under new Government rules. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced its intention to introduce legislation as soon as possible. It means that landlords and...


Business as usual despite letting fees ban

Tough new laws on tenant fees are set to come into force this summer in the latest Government shake-up of the Private Rented Sector. The Tenant Fees Act – sometimes referred to as a ‘ban on letting fees’ – will take effect from 1st June 2019. It ends the...


Out now: Portsmouth Property News, March 2019

Long-term house price growth stands at an annual average of 11.8 per cent, according to figures in our latest Portsmouth Property news bulletin. It’s revealed in a new chart spanning the years from 2000 to 2018 – giving valuable confidence and cause for optimism for...


Could downsizing give you a new lease of life?

Once ‘downsizing’ was considered the preserve of retirees and older people whose children had fled the nest. Today, it has come to mean something very different. Many of those choosing to downsize these days have spotted the benefits of having fewer rooms to clean...


Good luck to Pompey and Carla

Good luck to Portsmouth FC as they enter the second half of the season in English Football League One.  Pompey are among the challengers for automatic promotion to the Championship on their long road back from the upheaval of recent years. The club are close to Chinneck...


Keeping a weather eye out

Landlords and tenants are being urged to prepared for the worst of the winter weather. Our property managers inspect homes on a regular basis to check for problems but there are simple measures for landlords and tenants to bear in mind to minimise the risk of any problems. They...


New laws hit home in private rented sector

  The impact of new regulations, laws and taxes is increasingly being felt in the Private Rented Sector. Tenants and landlords have both faced the consequences of these changes over the past year with the supply of PRS properties falling, and inevitably leading to some...


Warm welcome for Will at Chinneck Shaw

We've strengthened our team with a new recruit, Will Hutchings. Will, 21, is working in our residential sales and lettings departments to gain experience and support Chinneck Shaw's growth. Our director Neil Shaw said: “Will is a confident and talented young man who is...