Mansion tax… What does the future hold?

Recently, both Labour and the Liberal Democrats have proposed the introduction of the controversial mansion tax which would see those living in properties worth more than £2m facing an annual charge should either party win next year’s General Election. With a backlash from both party back benches and conflicting reports from key party members on
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Local fitness club owner takes first place at Halesowen Triathlon

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  • April 8, 2014
  • by astonknowles
  • aldridge, halesowen, triathlon,
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Aldridge Fit Club owner, Ian Dempsey, hopes that the victory win on the morning of 6th April puts him in good stead for the start of the Triathlon season. After a winter training program clocking around 15 hours of tri specific training including over 100 miles on the bike, 30 miles of running and 6-7 miles in the pool each and every week, Dempsey feels race fit as this season kicks off.
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How the new Budget will affect the property market.

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  • March 21, 2014
  • by astonknowles
  • budget, duty, market, property, stamp,
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Changes were expected from George Osborne within the 2014 Budget however, there was a disappointing reaction as in reality the measures confirmed are those that had already been hinted at in the run up to the budget. The main changes will see more homes fall into the tax net as the government aims to deter investors from avoiding stamp duty, inheritance tax and leaving houses unoccupied.
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Aston Knowles Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents has officially launched following a glamorous party held at their head office, formerly home to Knight Frank, at 8 High Street, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1XA. Since taking over Knight Frank Sutton Coldfield on 6th January 2014 the RICS firm is rapidly expanding its influence within the Little Aston and Four Oaks premium market place of Sutton Coldfield and growing its prestigious residential property sales division.
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Ten ways to put a spring into your house sale

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  • February 7, 2014
  • by astonknowles
  • Chartered, house, prices, rics, sale, spring, Surveyors,
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With housing prices set to rise this year, it’s time we look at how to make our homes desirable to potential buyers. The tricks of brewing coffee, setting out fresh flowers and baking bread before a viewing are well known, but Aston Knowles Director, Sophie Bullock, reveals a few less obvious ways to make your house stand out in a crowded market.
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Despite the digital age, local Estate Agents prove that there is still a place for a traditional agency service.

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  • January 22, 2014
  • by astonknowles
  • agent, coldfield, estate, for sale, property, sutton,
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There is currently a lively debate raging within the property world regarding the merits of traditional high street agencies versus Internet based estate agents. Local firm, Aston Knowles Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents demonstrates that traditional property services are still in high demand.
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Aston Knowles take over Knight Frank’s prestigious office location in Sutton Coldfield.

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  • January 20, 2014
  • by astonknowles
  • agent, coldfield, estate, frank, knight, rics, sutton,
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Aston Knowles Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents is delighted to announce the recent take over of the prestigious offices of Knight Frank Sutton Coldfield at, 8 High Street, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1XA. The office opening will allow RICS regulated firm Aston Knowles to expand its influence and grow its residential property sales division in Sutton
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New Year New Office for Aston Knowles

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  • January 6, 2014
  • by astonknowles
  • agent, coldfield, estate, market, property, sutton,
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We are delighted to announce that we have now moved in to our beautiful new offices located at 8 High Street, Sutton Coldfield.  Our prominently positioned new premises occupies a bold corner position at High Street, famous for its prominent clock tower and is situated about 8 miles north east of Birmingham city centre. Our
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