Bags of Blessings CHRISTMAS collection 2022 - update

Bags of Blessings – update November 22

Our collection point for Bags of Blessings 2022 Christmas appeal is well on the way!

Thank you so much if you have dropped in a donation already, every little helps go towards making a child smile this Christmas.

Please do pop into our office in Mapperley at anytime if you wish to donate a small toy or gift, story/reading book, confectionary items, pens/pencils/crayons, colouring book.

Let’s all help this wonderful local charity to bring joy to underprivileged children in Nottinghamshire this Christmas.

Gifts for children from birth to 18 are all gratefully received – especially gifts for children over 7, toys for boys and teenage boys which they are always short on.

WHAT DO THE BAGS CONTAIN?

Here is a picture of some of the gifts ready to go wrapped up in the bags from last Christmas.   


BAGS OF BLESSINGS NEED YOUR HELP!

Items are needed for children from birth to 18 years old, to be able to fit into a PE sized drawstring bag.

Larger items are passed onto Foodbanks for parents to be able to wrap themselves for Christmas morning.

They are always short of toys for babies, children over 7 and teenage boys.

Please pop into our friendly office on Mapperley Top to drop off your donations anytime Monday – Friday, or Saturdays until 2pm.

We look forward to seeing you 😊

If you can't make it into us here are some other places where you can drop off your items.

COLLECTION POINTS | Bagsofblessings (bagsofblessingsnottingham.org)

More about Bags of Blessings


It is World Animal Day!

 

Did you know it is World Animal Day today! We absolutely love all animals here at Marriotts!

As part of our environmental commitment Marriotts partner with JUST ONE TREE to help reduce our carbon footprint and restore our planet. One of the things we do is PLANT 5 TREES for every client who sells their house through us which is helping to ensure vital habitats for wildlife survive, along with doing our bit for the environment helping to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.


Permanent change to Stamp Duty - what does this mean for you?

Last week the government delivered a “mini-budget” announcing a number of measures aiming to tackle the economic challenges the UK is facing.
Among the measures announced were significant – and immediate – changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in England and Northern Ireland.
Stamp duty is a tax you pay when you buy a house. It’s organised in bands where the percentage of tax you pay increases according to the price of the property you’re buying.
The government announcement brings changes that mean around 200,000 people ‘will be taken out of paying Stamp Duty altogether’. So, what does this mean for you?

What has changed?
As of Friday 23rd September, a property must cost £250,000 before stamp duty is payable (this is up from the £125,000 threshold previously), so if you are buying a property that costs less than £250,000, you won’t pay any stamp duty at all. For the next £675,000, the rate is 5%. Here is an example:
You are going to buy a house costing £295,000. The Stamp Duty Land Tax you will have to pay will be calculated as follows:

• 0% on the first £250,000   =£0
• 5% on £45,000                     =£2,250
• Total SDLT payable             =£2,250

Are you a first-time buyer?
Th great news for you is that you won’t pay any stamp duty on the first £450,000 of you property purchase (this has increased from £300,000). In addition, first-time buyers will now get a tax discount on property purchases up to £625,000 (up from £500,000).
When do the changes start?
The changes came into effect on Friday 23rd September 2022 and these changes to stamp duty are permanent.

If you are buying a second home or the house you are purchasing is above £575,000 different rates apply, have a look at the Government advice on Stamp Duty Land Tax here.

Do you need advice on buying a property? Check out our useful Guide.


Marriotts will be closed Monday 19th September

Marriotts will be closed on Monday 19th September 2022 as a mark of respect to HRH Queen Elizabeth II and to allow our team the opportunity to pay their respects.

 


Rest in Peace

The Marriotts team remember Her Majesty’s remarkable life and reign, joining with the world mourning the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

She will forever be remembered for the selfless way in which she dedicated her life to her people and her throne, and for her strong sense of duty.

Our thoughts are with King Charles and all the Royal family at this time.

Rest in Peace.


Marriotts win Gold in The British Property Awards!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Marriotts have just won The British Property Award for Nottingham NG3-NG4!

Our team performed outstandingly throughout the extensive judging period, which focused on customer service levels.
Marriotts have now been shortlisted for a number of national awards which will be announced later in the year.

 

The British Property Awards provide agents throughout the UK with an invaluable opportunity to compare the service that they provide against the service provided by their local, regional and national competition.

Agents who go that extra mile and provide outstanding levels of customer service are rewarded with our accolade, which acts as a beacon to highlight these attributes to their local marketplace.

 

Well done to all our team who work so hard to provide the best possible service to all our clients, it is fantastic to receive recognition for this! 


We have planted more trees!

SO FAR THIS YEAR WE HAVE PLANTED 750 TREES in association with 

The trees we have planted are going to be busy removing approximately 9.24 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere per year (that’s 231 tonnes over the next 25 years!)

At Marriotts we pledge to plant trees on behalf of our valued clients to help combat climate change and on our clients behalf have just planted another 350 trees!

We will plant trees on your behalf if you sell your property with us, or register for us to assist with your property search. So, if you need to sell or find a house to buy and want to feel good about doing your little bit for the environment too, then please do get in touch with us to discuss how we can assist you with your move.

Because together we make a difference.


Marriotts new fresh modern appearance!

Many of you will have seen our new branding by now and we really hope you like it!

We thought we would share how we got there on the day! After months of work on the design, website and office interior and exterior, we were super excited to finally reveal our new website and branding towards the end of April 2022.

Many thanks to Digital Monkey who we worked with on the new branding design and website, and to all the team at Sign Express, Nottingham – from Karl & Paul, to the fitting team on the day who did a fantastic job!