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Welcome to The Wharfe Valley Property Blog, the place where landlords and homeowners can find useful information, advice, insights, resources and inspiration for owning, renting out, buying and selling property in the Wharfe Valley covering Ilkley, Addingham, Ben Rhydding, Burley in Wharfedale, Menston, Otley and Pool in Wharfedale area.

The Wharfe Valley Property Team

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02
April, 2018
09:31

#Otley Council Tax Payers Stung by 22.32% above Inflation Rise

Buying and selling a home in Otley isn’t the easiest or cheapest thing you will ever do. Estate Agent fees, Solicitors fees, Survey fees, Mortgage fees, Removal Van … the costs just mount up throughout every step of the move. Last week, an Otley landlord asked me whether the Council Tax Band made a difference to a property’s appeal, be it tenanted or to owner occupiers, when it comes to being sold on the open market and whether extensions...

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07
March, 2018
09:24

#Otley Property Market – The 25.8% ‘New Build Premium’

According to the National House Building Council (NHBC), more than 9,300 new homes were registered to be built in Yorkshire and Humber last year, a decrease of 3.25% on 2016 levels of nearly 9,700 dwellings. Still great news when you consider it is one of the highest number of new builds in the region since the pre-recession levels of the Credit Crunch and the uncertainty of Brexit and the General Election. So, when a landlord recently asked...

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18
July, 2017
22:28

75 #Otley Households Occupied by OAP Renters

Recent statistics published by the Office of National Statistics show that there are 267,704 private rented households in the Country that are occupied by people aged 65 and older, meaning 4.39% of OAP’s are living in private rented property. It got me thinking two things. How many of these OAP’s have always rented and how many have sold up and become a tenant? In retirement, selling up could make financial sense to the mature generation...

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25
June, 2017
08:36

Great buy in #Menston #Ilkley #property #yorkshire

Well Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels came out in 1998 - almost 20 years ago! To coin one of my favourite phrases ‘It’s a steal, it’s a deal of the century’ (censored of course). Well I have just found a steal and a deal here with a local Menston property, now I...

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08
June, 2017
22:22

#Ilkley OAP’s sitting on £103m of Property

Ilkley people aged over 65 currently hold more housing wealth in their homes than the annual GDP of the whole of the Shetland Isles … and this is a problem for everyone in Ilkley! Many retiree’s want to move but cannot, as there is a shortage of such homes for mature people to downsize into. Due to the shortage, bungalows command a 10% to 20% premium per square foot over houses of the same size with stairs. To add to the woes, in 2014,...

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