Choosing the right estate agent is often difficult and bewildering because it is so important: does one select an agent with the best local knowledge, the most experience, the finest track record, the best network across the county, a London office or the highest number of...


Peter Hayward of Hayward Tod Associates takes a look at the property market this December and suggests that this is just the time to pick up a seasonal bargain. December can sometimes be a bit of a non-month in the estate agency year. People seem to have a lot more things to...


Adrian Tod looks at some explosive ways to get the market moving this autumn. Guy Fawkes was right - up to a point. The bit about assassinating the sovereign was certainly a step too far, as he found to his cost, but sometimes it does seem that parliament needs a rocket under it...


As the clocks go back and the nights draw in Adrian Tod of offers some frank advice for sellers this autumn. From time to time, as autumn falls, mists envelop us and it is hard to see ahead. In the property market mist has come early this year and it is difficult to predict a...


Adrian Tod looks into the puzzling state of the property market this autumn and finds that, despite the conflicting signs, there is reason to be very optimistic. What exactly is happening to the property market at the moment? In many parts of the UK August has been one of the...


Now that spring is in full swing we at Hayward Tod are keenly watching how the property market is responding to the warmer weather. Hayward Tod have been busy with Springwatch. This isn’t the BBC wildlife show. Instead we have been actively watching for those...


Adrian Tod comments on how the continued reticence of the banks to offer sensible mortgages - other than to those with large deposits – may risk changing the way many of us look at property ownership. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single family in...