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The latest from Flick & Son with properties for sale and to let in Aldeburgh, Southwold, Aldringham, Snape, Walpole, Reydon, Leiston, Theberton, Carlton and Tunstall. For our full selection across Suffolk’s Heritage Coastline, please visit our website.
Muted response to Chancellor's maiden statement

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement aimed to address future housing policy for Theresa May’s government but it has received a mixed reaction from estate agents and their clients.

On a positive front, the National Association of Estate Agents has reported the highest number of sales to first time buyers since they first recorded data in 2000.  NAEA members say a third of total sales in October were completed by those buying their first home, a rise of 9% on the previous month.  Despite this, the NAEA still believes government moves to encourage the building of more new homes don’t go far enough.

NAEA managing director Mark Hayward says: “Clearly what we need now is a clear plan as to how the Government is going to tackle the chronic shortage of homes that we are facing.  During the Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced a boost to house-building which is a start but sadly nowhere near enough.”

More controversial from the Chancellor was confirmation of plans to ban letting agents’ from charging fees to tenants in England.  The actual details are as yet undecided as the Department for Communities & Local Government is to engage in consultation before bringing forward legislation, so Flick & Son intends to play a large part in the consultation process, along with our professional and trade bodies.

Reputable letting agents such as Flick & Son believe the actions of a small number of rogue agents who overcharge tenants for the services provided is behind this action from the government.  We think it would unfairly load all costs on landlords who have already faced substantial increases over the past five or so years due to the introduction of ever more regulatory requirements.

Flick & Son fully intends to work hard over coming months to represent our landlord clients throughout the consultation process.

One measure absent from Philip Hammond’s speech was the call to revisit Stamp Duty levies on buy-to-let and second properties.  The additional 3% charge brought in by George Osborne earlier this year has been blamed for a reduction in transactions, however his successor decided to resist pressure from the industry about its impact on the housing market.

To end more positively, Flick & Son continues to see significant demand for properties for sale and to let at all our five branches.  Our market leading service gives you free, authoritative advice on the valuation of your home thanks to our extensive experience and unrivalled local knowledge.  Please get in touch for a no obligation chat about how best to sell or let your home with Flick & Son.

We would also love to know what you think about us.  A link to our latest customer survey is below with the chance of winning some great Adnams champagne in time for Christmas.  Thank you in advance for taking part.

Featured properties this month

Wyndham House
Wyndham House  |  £2,750,000
An oustanding Regency town house with extensive, elegant accommodation, sea and town views from many upstairs windows, a fine walled garden and garaging in the heart of Aldeburgh's seaside Conservation area.

Grade II Listed and designed in the Regency style of the late Georgian period with finely proportioned accommodation providing three outstanding reception rooms, seven bedrooms and three bathrooms, set in delightful, well screened garden, Wyndham House is one of Aldeburgh's finest residences.

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Aldringham

Aldringham  |  £310,000

An extended three bedroom detached bungalow in a quiet location with large garden.  A short drive from the coast at Thorpeness and Aldeburgh.  No onward chain.  EPC Rating D. 
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Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh  |  £600,000

A five bedroom town house with potential for remodelling and refurbishment, close to Aldeburgh's bustling High Street.  No onward chain.  EPC Rating D. 
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Walpole

Walpole  |  £530,000

A superb brand new architect designed four bedroom detached house with magnificent views just two miles from Halesworth.  Lovely views over farm meadows.  EPC Rating B.
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Leiston

Leiston  |  £159,995

A charming three bedroom red brick mid terrace house close to the centre of Leiston and its amenities a short drive from the coast. No onward chain.  EPC Rating D. 
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Snape

Snape  |  £575,000

A stunning five bedroom detached family home in St Benedict's Place, Snape, home of the renowned concert halls and a short drive from the Heritage Coast.  EPC Rating B. 
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Reydon

Reydon  £349,000 

A spacious individual two bedroom detached bungalow with delightful south facing garden situated in this excellent position within half a mile of Southwold.  EPC Rating D. 
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Win champagne by taking part in our survey

At Flick & Son, we are always striving to serve you better.  Your feedback on our services helps us shape what we offer our clients in the future so we are carrying out another survey to find out what you think of us. 

This current survey will remain open until Wednesday 14th December and, if you enter your email address, you will be entered into a draw where one lucky participant will win a half case of Adnams champagne which hopefully we can get to you in time for Christmas.
 
Please click here to take part.  Thank you and good luck!

Bollards!

We love the Flick & Son word to spread far and wide in unusual ways, but this may be the most inventive branding we've had yet.  

Outside our Halesworth branch, local artist Sue Laughlin has painted a great piece of public art on a bollard to match another she decorated outside the shop opposite.  Sue is more accustomed to working in charcoal and oils but rose to the challenge.  Her traditional work is on display at Beyond The Image Gallery, Thornham Walks near Eye until 18th December.

Featured properties this month

Southwold

Southwold  |  £725,000

An elegant and beautifully refurbished four bedroom, three storey Edwardian town house. peacefully situated a short stroll from Southwold sea front, beach and pier.  EPC Rating F. 
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Snape

Snape  |  £1,050 pcm

Immaculate three bedroom/two bathroom detached house.  Garage, parking and gardens.  OFCH.  Sorry no pets or smokers.  EPC 
Rating B. (Tenants Admin Fees Apply)
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Carlton

Carlton  |  £810 pcm

Three bedroom reconstruction of original stables.  Gardens and double garage.  In private grounds.  No pets/children or smokers.  EPC Rating D.  (Tenants Admin Fees Apply)
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Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh  |  £375,000 

A well appointed two bedroom end of terrace cottage close to Aldeburgh High Street with good sized courtyard garden and brick summerhouse.  No onward chain.  EPC Rating D.  
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Theberton

Theberton  |  £850 pcm

Detached unfurnished three bedroom bungalow in village centre.  Parking and garage, garden overlooking fields.  Oil fired central heating.
EPC Rating D. (Tenants Admin Fees Apply)
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Tunstall

Tunstall  |  £675 pcm

Three bedroom mid terrace Grade II Listed cottage in rural village with gardens & parking.  Updated in 2015.  Front & rear gardens.  EPC Rating E. (Tenants Admin Fees Apply)
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