15th January 2021
Scientists have warned that the third lockdown may not be enough to supress the new Coronavirus variant.
8th January 2021
As Leeds is hit by a covering of snow today, it is important to think about feeding the birds in your garden. In winter food can be scarce, but add snow into the mix and it becomes even more difficult for wildlife and birds to find food. Hopefully the tips below will be useful.
18th December 2020
Christmas 2020 is looking to be a Christmas like no other as a result of Covid-19. At David Phillip Estate Agents we have had to change some of our Christmas Traditions - the office party won’t be until Spring (we did have a lovely afternoon tea from Betty’s in the office) there’s no visiting Castle Howard to see the beautiful Christmas decorations and the tree, and the Harewood House Experience is a lot different too with its decorations too this year. We have managed to visit RHS Harlow Carr Garden Glow though and I am looking forward to the Bolshoi Ballet Nutcracker at Everyman on Sunday! The Christmas trees in Bramhope are looking lovely this year, and everyones seem to have gone up much earlier this year too – at home ours has been up over three weeks now! So in the UK we are really making an effort to stick with the Christmas traditions that we are able to do – which had me wondering what other traditions might be taking place this Christmas around the world. Here are a few
21st October 2020
This week the Government introduced the three tier system for England to help control the speed of Covid-19. Regions are now classed as medium, high or very high, which means that many people are living under different local lockdown restrictions. As I am writing, Leeds is currently on Tier 2, meaning that you can’t meet with anybody outside your household or support bubble in an indoor setting but does this mean that you are restricted to buying or selling a home at this time too? The answer is - No, you can move house during local lockdowns even if you are living in a tier 3 (very high) area, which Leeds currently isn’t.
8th July 2020
EARLY BIRD ALERT - A great opportunity to acquire an immaculately presented detached family home of charm and character situated in a semi-rural location on the fringe of the village with a most private south west facing rear garden of a good size, enclosed with extensive lawn and a secluded patio. Offering an interesting internal layout and having been recently configurated and refurbished to a very high standard. No Chain.
Covid-19 has changed the way people work and live, we hope that people are weathering the storm, staying safe and adapting to the new ‘normal’ When David and I opened our Estate Agency business in Bramhope at the end of 2018, who would have thought a little over twelve months on when Covid-19 resulted in a lockdown, a ‘short term’ business pause, followed thankfully by just over a month of our office being open again, we are now working in the new ‘normal’ way too. I am using this morning (Trudy is back in the office for the first time which is great for us) to reflect on how things have changed in the Estate Agency world and how our business was thankfully future-proofed from the start to allow for a new normal way of working. People sell houses, enabled by the best technology and modern sales techniques was our mantra right from the start – this is serving us well in the following ways:-
31st March 2020
As a person who likes variety, meeting people and lots of challenges, the Covid-19 Lockdown was something that I thought would be a different ‘challenge’ to me, so one week one I thought I would write an update on my progress and how my priorities have changed