Middleton Advice paper: How will your new country house ‘work’?
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No-one buys a new property without a structural building survey. However, few people focus on how a country house actually ‘works’. Here are some of the key areas that you can ‘survey’ to get a good picture of how well the practical elements are working and what you may need to upgrade.

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The Middleton 100 cycle ride
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The inaugural Middleton 100 took place on Saturday 19 September 2015 – a 100km cycle ride through the West Sussex countryside. We ran the event in partnership with Athlete Lab, the cycling concept set up by Middleton client Neil Franks.

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Country Life magazine, July 2015
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Country Life magazine, July 2015.

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Middleton Advice paper: What are the main benefits of using an independent mortgage broker?
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Pricing of mortgages varies significantly between lenders, dependent on factors such as loan to value ratio, loan size, income and general financial status. Comparison websites and ‘best buy’ tables cannot hope to reflect all of this. It takes experience and expertise to weigh up all of the variables and recommend the right lender, and more importantly, negotiate the right deal.

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Middleton Advice paper: What are the pros and cons of attended exchange of contracts?
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‘Attended exchange’ is an option when you need to exchange contracts as soon as possible. This usually happens when a cash buyer has a very strong interest in the property.…

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Middleton Advice paper: What grants are available on agricultural land?
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There are a number of grants available for agricultural land. It’s worth factoring these into the financial equation when you are looking at a country estate. Help is at hand.…

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Middleton Advice paper: What obligations come with listed buildings?
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A ‘listed’ building, of which there are some 500,000 in the UK, is one that has been placed on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. This means that, even if you own it privately, you are required by law to obtain permission from the local planning authority if you want to extend or alter it in almost any way.

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Middleton client stories: Will Brocklebank
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“When we started the business, people generally hated technology and associated it with hassle. Now, it’s associated with freedom and fun, ways to save time and money,” says Middleton client Will Brocklebank.

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