Fantastic New Development


Liz Knott worked tirelessly with Pearl Developments in relation to their purchase of the land at Papplewick, Nottingham. Planning permission had been granted for fourteen luxury detached house and as you can see from the photos, work is well underway.
Liz went to visit the site recently to see the progress and said “it was really interesting to see the actual development of the site. I am looking forward to seeing the site when the houses have been finished.”

Liz is looking forward to working with Pearl Developments in connection with the sale of the houses.

St Peter’s Quarter – Tidy Day – March 2016

Julie Rock, Practice Manager for John M Lewis, took part in the March St Peter’s Quarter Tidy day in conjunction with other businesses in the area.  This initiative is growing in popularity and the people of Derby really appreciate the efforts of local companies to help in keeping our city clean and tidy of waste.

Also pictured are staff from Santander, Greggs, The Babbington Arms, McDonalds and Marks & Spencer

March 16th 2016 – Budget Changes

Today the government has announced the changes for SDLT.  Please review our blog below and if you have any questions,  dont hesitate to call us on 01332 292204.  We are always happy to help.

The higher rates OF SDLT will apply to purchases of additional residential properties on and after 1 April 2016. The government has carefully considered the responses and views expressed and is announcing the following changes from the policy design originally proposed:

  • To help those moving in difficult circumstances, purchasers will have 36 months rather than 18 months to claim a refund of the higher rates ‎if they buy a new main residence before disposing of their previous main residenceThe refund can be claimed once the previous main residence has been disposed of.
  • Purchasers will also have 36 months between selling a main residence and replacing it with another without having to pay the higher rates‎.
  • The 36 month period will commence from 25 November 2015 for purchasers who disposed of their previous main residence prior to Autumn Statement.
  • The government has decided to apply the higher rates equally to all purchasers without an exemption for significant investors.
  • When applying the higher rates, a small share (50% or less) in a property which has been inherited within the 36 months prior to a transaction will not be considered as an additional property.
  • The government will consider married couples who are separated and living in circumstances that are likely to become permanent, as divorced for the purposes of applying the higher rates.

January 2016 Update

Derby V Reading 12th January

A good time was had by all those that attended a special evening at the Derby v Reading match at the IPRO stadium in one of the Executive boxes.  This evening was for Mike Bradley who will be retiring this year and we took the opportunity to take along some of his clients who had a great time watching a 1 -1 draw.  Liz Knott and Lisa Wills are pictured with Mike Bradley. Included in the others are Dan Moult, Andy Moucessian, David Rice and Brian Byard.

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Tidy Day in St Peters Quarter

On the 10th of November, John M. Lewis’ Practice Manager, Julie Rock, took part in the St Peters Quarter Tidy day. This involved a group of 22 businesses in the St Peters Quarter joining together to tackle the litter of Derby City Centers streets. This high attendance of 22 local businesses resulted in media coverage from the likes of Radio Derby and The Derby Telegraph.

Strata Charity Summer Ball 2015

On the 13th June 2015, representatives from John M Lewis were invited to the Strata Charity Summer Ball in Leeds. This years’ charity for Strata was ‘When You Wish Upon a Star!’

When You Wish Upon a Star has a simple mission; to grant the wishes of children living with life threatening illnesses.

Strata states ‘At Strata we are passionate about supporting great causes and giving back to others. That’s why every year we make a fundraising commitment to one outstanding charity and pledge to do all we can to raise money to support the cause’

Thousands of pounds were raised by the charity auction which sold amongst other things, a running shoe from Usain Bolt and a football boot from Lionel Messi! So congratulations to all the lucky bidders who were successful at the auction.

Local band The Bogus Brothers kept everyone entertained until the early hours!

Lisa Wills and Liz Knott who both attended the event thought it was an absolute fantastic night and were pleased to provide their support to Strata Homes and such a worthwhile cause.

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Winner of the Prize Draw!

We would all like to congratulate Mr Terry Redfern who has won a Kindle Fire HD6 in our first ever prize draw!!

Mr Terry Redfern was a client of Lisa Wills. He gave us a 5 star rating for the service he received for the purchase of his dream property and also a big 5 stars to finding our staff helpful and courteous.

He commented ‘Thank you for your fast response in all transactions. When I needed to see someone for a quick word all it took was a 2 minute wait, without the hassle of waiting days for an appointment. It was really appreciated. Lisa Wills was very trustworthy, conscientious and efficient; I have already recommended her services to others.  I wouldn’t hesitate and would definitely use you again in the future. Thank you again’

Congratulations Terry.

More prize draws coming soon, could you be the next winner?

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