News, views, stories and advice from Middleton.

Middleton client stories: Jonny Lomax

9th October 2015

When Jonny Lomax says his ‘pods’ are taking off big-time, you could be forgiven for picturing a scene from a spacetravel movie. 

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Meet Erika Maitland, executive assistant, London team

24th September 2015

“You meet some fascinating people, and, of course, you do develop a really strong service ethic, which was perfect preparation for working at Middleton."

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Categories: Middleton people

Middleton Advice paper: How will your new country house 'work'?

9th September 2015

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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Categories: The professional view

The Middleton 100 cycle ride

9th September 2015

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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Categories: General news

Middleton Advice paper: What are the key differences when buying property in Scotland and England?

9th August 2015

Property transactions in Scotland are governed by separate property laws to those in England and Wales. Here’s some basic information to highlight the differences.

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Categories: The professional view

Country Life magazine, July 2015

9th July 2015

The Soho Farmhouse effect on Great Tew.

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Categories: In the press

Middleton Advice paper: What are the main benefits of using an independent mortgage broker?

9th July 2015

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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Categories: The professional view

Middleton Advice paper: What are the pros and cons of attended exchange of contracts?

9th June 2015

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Categories: The professional view

Middleton Advice paper: What grants are available on agricultural land?

9th May 2015

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Categories: The professional view

Middleton Advice paper: What obligations come with listed buildings?

9th April 2015

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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Categories: The professional view

Middleton client stories: Will Brocklebank

9th April 2015

“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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Middleton Advice paper: What security measures should I take for my property in London?

9th March 2015

Property in London is inevitably subject to targeting by both opportunists and professionals. It’s perfectly possible, however, to implement simple security measures to protect your assets and your family without disrupting your lifestyle.

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Categories: The professional view