Since estate agents were allowed to return to work in mid-May, we've been inundated with new potential buyers, new properties to the market - and new sales agreed.

Across the Mansell McTaggart network, we've seen

- new potential buyers up 55%

- new properties to the market up 68%

- new sales agreed up 159%

This is the result of a combination of, first, pent-up demand with buyers and sellers holding back until after the December election and whose plans were then thwarted by the onset of the pandemic; and second the slashing of Stamp Duty to 0% for first homes up to £500,000.



The outstanding natural beauty of the High Weald and enchanting Ashdown Forest make Crowborough a standout Sussex destination, and it provides the perfect setting for Saffron Grove by Brookworth Homes.


This stunning redevelopment of an existing site introduces nine 2 and 4 bedroom homes that blend seamlessly with the local environment whilst bringing a modernised residential dimension to the town.

First impressions captivate as landscaping and exterior aesthetics concur with the area’s character and panoramic landscapes that envelope this collection of new homes. High quality design and material selections reflect local architecture yet the facades have been individually treated to ensure variety in their appearance.

Step inside, and each home is specified to an extremely high standard throughout. Interior architecture maximises space and flow, kitchens are fully equipped with integrated appliances and every room benefits from fitted carpeting or Amtico flooring. With high quality chrome furnished internal doors, bathrooms with a separate bath and shower cubicle and an en-suite appointed to master bedrooms, Saffron Grove presents exceptional residential standards in a highly desirable town-meets-country location.

Call Mansell McTaggart Crowborough on 01892 662668 to find out more about these desirable homes.


The first full month of trading in the property market after Lockdown saw it bounce back strongly. June this year compared to June last year, saw big rises in both buyers and sellers, translating into a 30% rise in offers.



14th May 2020


Following the government’s announcement on kickstarting the housing market after Lockdown, we are pleased to say that we are once again open for business.

As it’s clear we are all going to have to get used to new ways of buying and selling property over the next few weeks, we hope you will understand the measures we have had to put in place to keep everyone safe – and in advance, we thank you for being considerate and patient while we all work together to get moving again.



• ensure that our property details give as full a picture as possible, to minimise unneccessary viewings

• ask if you are free of symptoms before every visit – if you do have symptoms, we are unfortunately required to refuse the viewing

• sanitise our hands before we enter a property and / or wear protective gloves

• keep at least a two-metre distance from you, and won’t shake hands

• wear face coverings where a 2m distance is not possible

• keep printed documents to a minimum

• at viewings, wipe all touchpoints in a property after our visit

• wipe all touchpoints in our cars after every trip

• not organise ‘open house’ events, or back-to-back viewings





• while we remain happy to offer free of charge property valuations for insurance, re-mortgage or general interest purposes, we ask that you accept this via video-call over a home visit

• when we accompany viewings to your property, to open all internal doors and turn on appropriate lights, and then vacate the property for the duration of the visit


potential buyers, we ask you to:

• request to view properties only if you are genuinely interested after fully viewing its details on our website – many now have video-tours

• wash hands before and after the viewing

• ask that you bring face coverings and gloves

• refrain from touching surfaces, handles, switches etc

• make your own way to a property, and not rely on a lift in our car

• have no more than two people viewing a property at a time, and only if from the same household



• only allow meetings that are pre-arranged

• thoroughly and regularly clean and sanitise our offices

• try to keep two metres apart from colleagues and visitors

• wash our hands whenever we return to the office from elsewhere

• wipe house-keys when they return to the office

• if one of us feels unwell we will follow the government guidelines at that time


As we all know, the situation and the guidelines are changing regularly and quickly, and we will adapt our working practices however we need to keep our colleagues and clients well.

There is more detail on the government’s guidelines, including advice on how to proceed once offers are made and moving day approaches. Click here to read the advice.

Once again, thank you for being considerate and patient while we all work together to get moving again.

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