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A perfect house for entertaining

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Just launched today, a stunning six bedroom family home with a fabulous kitchen opening directly onto a wonderful rear garden. Large reception rooms, media/audio system and a huge sunny aspect raised terrace with bbq, this house was certainly designed for entertaining in every season.  Available From March at £9,950 pcm
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Great review this week

Great review this week

Graham C, managed landlord. We have worked with CHK Mountford for many years now. They are by far the best letting agents in the area and their staff are extremely professional, courteous and helpful" #servicematters via @THE_ESTAS #2017ESTASGOLDWINNERS

Autumn Budget Stamp Duty Changes Published 22nd Nov 2017

Autumn Budget Stamp Duty Changes Published 22nd Nov 2017

On 22nd November it was announced that Stamp Duty is to be abolished for for all first-time buyers purchasing property of a value of £300,000 or less.

If you are a first-time buyer, we’re here to clarify the details of the changes and explain what it means for you.

What are the Stamp Duty changes?

From immediate effect, stamp duty will be removed for all first-time buyers purchasing property for £300,000 or less. What’s more for first-time buyers purchasing property priced up to £500,000 they will only pay stamp duty on the difference.

From 22nd November 2017 the new stamp duty bands and rates will be as follows:


Band                                                 Normal Rate


First-time buyers less than £300k     0%
First-time buyers less than £500k     5% on proportion above £300,000
First-time buyers more than £500k   follow existing rates

What does this Stamp Duty holiday mean for the housing market?

The chancellor made a bold move to reduce stamp duty for all first-time buyers. Raising the threshold for SDLT to £300k for all first-time buyers forever will lift 80% of first time buyers out of the tax. To account for higher prices in some parts of the country, all first-time buyers buying property up to £500k will benefit from the £300k exemption. That means that 95% of first time buyers will benefit from the change.

As property prices have risen, an increasing number of first-time buyers are now paying Stamp Duty, indeed 80% paid Stamp Duty in 2017, compared to just 49% in 2007. This news will remove one of the hurdles facing first-time buyers and more movement in this end of the market is expected as a result.

What do the Stamp Duty changes mean for you?

If you are a first-time buyer the chart below shows how much first-time buyers in different areas of the country could benefit.

Impact on stamp duty for first-time buyers by location

                        Greater London Example
House Price     £365,000

Old SDLT         £8,250       
NEW SDLT       £3,250       

Saving              £5,000     


CHK Mountford Surbiton office within top 5% of letting agents in the UK

CHK Mountford Surbiton office within top 5% of letting agents in the UK

Holly Gray, Surbiton Manager says  . . "I am absolutely delighted that CHK Mountford Surbiton have been categorised as 'Exceptional' in the 'Best Estate Agent Guide 2018' supported by Rightmove & the Property Academy which puts us within the top 5% of Letting Agencies Nationwide!! If that wasn't good enough, we are also the number one Letting Agency in Surbiton against 45 other competitors!

25,000 branches Nationwide were assessed over a 12 month period and scored against a unique set of performance and customer service criteria, using a combination of data analysis and mystery shopping and the top 20% were shortlisted based on the data collated by Rightmove and The Property Academy and then identified and categorised the branches into 'Highly Rated', 'Excellent' and 'Exceptional'.

This is a huge achievement and demonstrates what superb service we have to offer here at CHK Mountford Surbiton."

#Number1inSurbiton#Top5%Nationwide!

CHK MOUNTFORD ESHER TAKES GOLD FOR BEST LETTING AGENT IN SOUTH EAST (SURREY & SUSSEX) 2017 AT ESTAS AWARDS

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15th May 2017

CHK Mountford celebrates after property Oscars win

CHK Mountford in Esher is honoured to have been awarded the Gold award for Best Lettings Agents in the South East (Surrey and Sussex) as rated by Landlords at the annual property Oscars, held last Friday (12 May).

In its 14 year, the ESTAS is an independent national award scheme dedicated to recognising exceptional estate and letting agents across the country. The winners are decided purely on the basis of customer feedback. This year over 34,000 people participated in the ESTAS research, one of the largest and rigorous surveys in the property industry - indicating just how personal and important buying, selling and letting a home is for people; and how important estate and letting agents are to helping customers achieve their goals.

CHK Mountford is part of Countrywide – which collectively helped more people to buy, sell and let homes than any other agent in the UK last year. Fittingly, Countrywide was also nominated for a record 91 ESTAS awards this year, winning 32.

Commenting on the CHK Mountford’s success at this year’s ESTAS, Sam Tyrer, Managing Director of Sales and Lettings at Countrywide, said: “I am thrilled at CHK Mountford’s victory at this year’s ESTAS and even more delighted for the team as it’s a great tribute to all of their hard work.  We always say that we put our customers at the heart of what we do and this award shows we are living our values to our own standards, as well as being judged against our peers, by the most important measure there is: customer satisfaction.
“My heartfelt congratulations and thanks to the whole CHK Mountford team in Esher.”

Gavin Fleming, Associate Director of CHK Mountford  in Esher said “At CHK Mountford, we  take our levels of customer service very seriously because we know clients have a choice.  We have always been very proud of the extremely professional and personal service we provide and winning a Gold award at the ESTAS is a perfect way to demonstrate how good we really are.“

Press Information
For more information on CHK Mountford please visit www.chkmountford.co.uk or contact Press Officer Hannah Wilmington on0207 802 3280 or email wilmingtonh@cwlondon.co.uk


CHK Mountford is a long established Letting Agent with over 28 years’ experience in the Surrey Lettings market.

Specialising in Residential Lettings and Property Management, CHK Mountford offer both landlords & tenants’ an unrivalled and comprehensive letting service at the same time, adapting to each client’s individual wishes in order meet their requirements.  The company has an enviable reputation for being a market leading specialist Letting and Property Management Agent where quality of service and excellent reputation has become synonymous with CHK Mountford for over 28 years.

Firmly established as market leaders in Surrey, the Esher office agree rentals to many of the FTSE 100 companies, high net worth individuals and VIP tenants’ often achieving Surrey’s highest value rentals and at the same time, manage some of the most desirable properties in the UK. The busy Surbiton office manages the largest property portfolio in Surrey and constantly agree rentals to many commuting, professional tenants that are drawn to the area.

CHK Mountford is a licensed member of ARLA (The Association of Residential Letting Agents), the regulatory body for Letting Agents, a coveted accolade in our industry which, one should always look for as a Landlord or Tenant.

Its core area of business spreads out over a wide radius to include;  Surbiton, Kingston Upon Thames, Esher, Thames Ditton, Cobham, Oxshott, Weybridge, Walton on Thames, East Molesey, East and West Horsley, Leatherhead, Epsom, Ewell, New Malden, Tolworth, Chessington and surrounds.