News, views, stories and advice from Middleton.

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

9th June 2015

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

9th May 2015

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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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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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Middleton Advice paper: Where do I get the best advice on managing agricultural land?

9th February 2015

Owning agricultural land brings a myriad of management options. The expertise, resources and equipment needed to manage your land can be sourced through contracting and partnership, outright purchase or ad hoc hire of help, for example.

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Middleton Advice paper: Who is best for country property conveyancing?

9th January 2015

Conveyancing principles are the same, irrespective of the property. Yet the practicalities of buying a country house with grounds, swimming pool, stables, paddocks and staff accommodation are worlds away from those which apply to buying a smart town-house. So who is going to be best placed to deliver a smooth conveyance?

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Middleton Advice paper: Do I need a Quantity Surveyor?

1st January 2015

The majority of buyers of country houses and estates will be contemplating improvements even before completion. Accurately estimating the cost of your project, and staying within budget is never simple.

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Middleton client stories: Joe Mercer Nairne

29th September 2014

Middleton client Joe Mercer Nairne barely had a chance to caramelise the endive, crush the borlotti beans or purée the fennel before his restaurant venture was awarded its first Michelin star. Now with three AA Rosettes, London AA Restaurant of the Year award, and ecstatic reviews from the not-easily-pleased AA Gill, Jay Rayner, Matthew Norman and Giles Coren, Joe reflects on his first three years as head chef and co-owner of Medlar in Chelsea.

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Meet Rachel Lambourne, marketing and operations coordinator

7th July 2014

“Sometimes I feel as if I’m working as a detective,” says Rachel Lambourne, Middleton’s marketing and operations coordinator, who has been with the business since 2010.

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Meet Lucy Mulford, financial controller, Middleton Advisors

9th May 2014

 “I’ve enjoyed being part of Middleton's growth, but also the fact that we are still, in corporate terms, a small business and I know all of our colleagues, suppliers and partners by first names.”

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