FINANCIAL

We can offer fee-free independent financial advice

From whether it is worth investing in a new bathroom, to the best time of year to sell, we are always happy to give our advice. We also provide clear independent advice on mortgages, buildings or contents insurance, critical life cover or mortgage repayment protection.

Maslen Financial Services

We can provide fully independent advice on the best mortgage for you, with no obligation and no fee. Whether you're looking to move, release capital from your property or just get a better rate, we at Maslen can help.

With Maslen Financial Services, you get access to the whole market (excluding direct only deals) to recommend the most attractive mortgage, direct access to underwriters, budgeting advice, recommendations on a host of insurance policies and all this fee-free.

For your independent, fee-free, impartial advice, contact our independent advisor Graham Griffin today. You can also download our handy guide to homebuying and mortgages.

Expert mortgage advice

Fully independent advice on the best mortgage for you

Graham Griffin

Graham Griffin CeMAP

Mortgage Advisor

Our mortgage specialist Graham Griffin CeMAP is based in the Lewes Road office but is able to meet you at any of our branches.

Our Lewes Road branch is located in the section of Lewes Road between Elm Grove and Sainsbury’s at the Vogue Gyratory, between Trinity Street and St Martin's Street, close to St Martin’s Church. Graham is responsible for managing Maslen Financial Services and delivering independent mortgage advice to clients across our four city branches.

Joining the Company in September 2009 and with over 30 years’ experience in financial services, he still takes real care and joy in finding people the right mortgages, life cover and buildings and contents insurance. Being CeMap qualified for over 10 years, he prides himself on his passion, professionalism and building long-term relationships with his clients.


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    39 Lewes Road, Brighton
    East Sussex
    BN2 3HQ

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    Mon 8.30 - 6.00
    Tue 8.30 - 6.00
    Wed  8.30 - 6.00
    Thu 8.30 - 8.00
    Fri 8.30 - 6.00
    Sat 8.30 - 5.00 

    Closing at 4pm on Friday 22nd December and re-opening at 8.30 on Tuesday 2nd January

David Maslen, trading as Maslen Financial Services, is an appointed representative of Best Practice IFA Group Limited. Best Practice is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The registration number is 475260.

The guidance and/or advice contained within this website are subject to the UK regulatory regime, and are therefore targeted at consumers based in the UK.

The Financial Ombudsman Service is available to sort out individual complaints that clients and financial services businesses aren't able to resolve themselves.

To contact the Financial Ombudsman Service please visit www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk

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STAMP DUTY MADE EASY

Use our handy stamp duty calculator to help you calculate the cost of your move. Just enter the price of the property and click on calculate. But remember - if you are a first-time buyer purchasing a property worth up to £300,000 you won’t pay Stamp Duty.

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Conveyancing

Whether you are buying or selling your property, you will need to think about appointing a solicitor/conveyancer to manage the legal side of the transaction. This is called conveyancing and is the legal process involved in transferring ownership of property from one person to another.

Finding a reliable solicitor/conveyancer that will keep you updated on each stage of the process, not only makes a difference to your sale or purchase but also to your stress levels! Maslen Estate Agents has joined forces with two of the city’s leading conveyancing companies to ensure this process runs smoothly for you. We offer the following services and benefits:

On average, the conveyancing process takes between 8 to 12 weeks. This is because there are usually many different factors involved such as the chain and completion date negotiations, mortgage application process and Local Authority searches. Whilst these variables can affect the time it takes, you can get email updates, or your solicitor/conveyancer can keep you informed and updated.

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How much can I borrow?

Let our simple mortgage calculator give you a clearer picture

You can use our mortgage calculator to help you estimate the size of mortgage you can afford and budget your move. To work out what your monthly mortgage repayments would be simply enter the amount you wish to borrow, the term in which you intend to pay it off and the interest rate.

If you’d like to discuss your options please contact our independent mortgage advisor Graham Griffin CeMap.

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Market Trends

2017 has seen a period of economic uncertainty, the snap election and a still undecided EU exit strategy all dampening buyer demand and impacting the growth of the property market. 

There’s an ongoing slow-down of property prices, particularly in more high demand locations such as London. This has resulted in the first monthly fall at this time of year since 2013. 

London dragging property market down

The average cost of property in the UK has fallen by -1.2% (-£3,660) this Autumn, changing the upwards trend we usually see at this time of year. The national average fall has been exacerbated by a large -2.9% monthly drop in London, and smaller falls in the surrounding southern regions. If we remove London from the average, the drop would be a much smaller -0.5%. 

Affordability is a big factor

Demand for the right housing at the right price remains strong, while affordability constraints are a major factor in the slowing pace of price rises. 

In spite of some uncertainty for movers, who are deterred by lack of choice, the cost of moving and political uncertainty, the number of sales agreed by estate agents has risen by 4.8% compared to the same time last year. This increase in sales agreed includes London, which is performing strongly at 5.6% up year on year, despite its large monthly price fall. 

Gap closing on next step up the ladder 

In Brighton and Hove, we have seen a reluctance from sellers, who are worried that falling property prices will impact their equity and future buying power. In turn, buyers are aware of their power and are no longer prepared to pay what they were a year ago.

Everything is relative and although sellers may need to accept a lower price than they were hoping for, this in turn means they will be able to buy the next place for a lower price. 

The gap for those up-sizing is closing.  If there is an average drop of 5%, the impact on a property worth £300,000 will be -£15,000, whereas the same percentage drop on a property of £400,000 plus will be closer to -£20,000. This means sellers can make their money back during the overall transaction. This is the first instance of the gap closing in many years and actually poses a great opportunity for sellers looking to buy a bigger property. 

Looking to buy or sell in Brighton and Hove but worried about the current climate? Get in touch with our local property experts today.

Testimonials

  • Thanks David, all very professional.

    Mrs Flowers Foxdown Road

  • The sale was dealt with swiftly, professionally and successfully. Thank you Maslen!

    Mrs Lincoln Hove

  • Sharon was amazing! She kept us up to date the whole way through the process. We cannot fault Sharon or the rest of her team. 

    Mr & Mrs Ashley Woodingdean

  • A good team at Woodingdean helped us through a stressful time.

    Mr & Mrs Penton Sycamore Close

  • Thank you. We found all the staff knowledgeable and really pleasant to deal with. 

    Ms Ansloos Lewes Road

  • Ben and Paula were calm and reassuring throughout a very difficult process!

    Ms Easterbrook Bear Road

  • We were delighted with the service received from all the staff with whom we had contact,

    Dr Crichton The Ridgway

  • Our local office manager, Sharon Wareham was warm and friendly and kept us up to date at all times.

    Mr Hope The Brow

  • Sharon was excellent - kept us well informed, thank you so much!

    Ms Waters Cowley Drive

  • The staff were very helpful, an excellent service. I would recommend you to others.

    Miss Hockly Fiveways

  • Excellent customer service throughout. I will definitely recommend you, and use you again. Thank you.

    Ms Longley Kingsbury Street

  • You were amazingly helpful throughout - a real pillar of strength with a very difficult sale.

    Mrs Parkin Fiveways

  • Compared to your rivals, your service was excellent

    Ms McGrigor Milner Road

  • Very comprehensive and professional. Nice people to work with and highly recommended. 

    Mr Alderton Ladysmith Road

  • Hugely impressed with Ben & his team.

    Mrs Mead Upper Lewes Road

  • I would recommend Maslen to anyone. 

    Mrs Tripp Woodingdean

  • Good team. Straightforward. No nonsense.

    Mr Standing Newmarket Road

  • Thank you for everything!

    Ms Tucker Willow Close

  • I have bought and sold 7 properties, and this was the best experience of an estate agents services I have found.

    Mrs Shepherd Hertford Road

  • I wish we had used you to sell our property! Nice to meet honest people, who are genuinely interested in helping. Very pleased.

    Mrs Porter Taunton Road

  • Excellent service from the Lewes Road branch. Martin Timms secured a quick sale & at a good price & Paula Carter worked really hard to secure...

    Ms Schulte Bear Road

  • Very pleased with the service. Many thanks to Sharon and the boys!

    Mr Flynn Woodingdean

  • Sold within 2 weeks for asking price "excellent!"

    Mr Grundy Bishops Road

  • Very impressed with all dealings with Maslen. Paula Carter was in particular very knowledgeable and helpful. 

    Mr McBlane Hove

  • Sharon, Harvey and James were all excellent - very professional. Totally opposite to what I have experienced with other agents. Maslen have restore...

    Ms Lyons Woodingdean

  • Fantastic service. By far the best agents we have ever used, I cannot recommend you highly enough.

    Mr Field Mafeking Road

  • Quality advice about when and how to sell, which was spot on. Thank you.

    Miss Coleman Buller Road

  • Excellent service as always

    Mr Field Ringmer Road

  • Service exceeded my expectations overall at all stages of the process - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you. Thanks. 

    Ms Greene Lewes Road

  • Cannot express our appreciation enough of all the efforts made by the Woodingdean team - they were fantastic.

    Mr John Mogridge Woodingdean

  • Nick and Paula are total stars! They were incredibly supportive and present throughout. Thank you!

    Miss O'Haire Hove

  • Thank you Maslens, you were all excellent!

    Miss Jasper Taunton Road

  • Paula was fabulous and we felt really informed and supported. 

    Mr & Mrs Walker Lewes Road

  • Sharon was excellent, she kept us informed at all stages and was a really calming objective influence in the process.

    Ms Frederick Channel View Road

  • Very impressed with the service. Sharon Wareham works tirelessly, very professionally and is always there for advice. 

    Miss Matthews Kipling Avenue

  • Paul was absolutely brilliant. 

    Mrs Tasker Fiveways

  • Excellent Service from start to finish.

    Mr T Mole Cromwell Road

  • A very positive experience - I had most contact with the Fiveways office and they were so friendly and helpful.

    Ms A King Balfour Road

  • Paula's role was brilliant. Having someone office based and available was so appreciated and her promptness an impressive service - every Estate Agent...

    Ms Wynn-Jones Baxter Street

  • An efficient, professional and friendly service. Helpful and a pleasure to do business with.

    Mr Beddington Brading Road

  • Many thanks to Nick. It was an easy process thanks to you! I'm extremely satisfied with how the sale went, great job.

    Ms Mayanobe Aymer Road

  • Thank you Paul and Archie, you gave an excellent service, as well as Kelly. I look forward to working with you again. 

    Mr White Fiveways

  • Best Agents in Brighton.

    Mrs Field Tarner Road

  • Thanks for an excellent service. 

    Mr King Hove

  • Extremely efficient. Nick and Paula are excellent. The weekly phone calls were much appreciated. 

    Ms Gray Lewes Road

  • The Woodingdean team were very friendly and approachable.

    Mrs Palmer Pitt Gardens

  • Exceptional service throughout the process - should we decide to sell in the future we wouldn't hesitate to use your agency. You're a cut above the...

    Ms Windels & Mr Barham Fiveways

  • A really good experience.

    Mr Tibble Lewes Road

  • From start to finish the sale was dealt with in a thoroughly professional manner.  

    Mr Gibbs Lewes Road

  • Very good service and communication. Paula was excellent.

    Mr & Mrs Scarboro 1 Pevensey Road

  • I found the service to be courteous, friendly and efficient.

    Mr Upton Buller Road

  • Very, very happy we chose you, felt right from the start! Thank you!

    Miss Blackadder Coniston Court, Holland Road

  • Sharon and her team could not have done more in what was a difficult sale. 

    Ms Daly Woodingdean

  • I was new to the area and viewed a lot of properties with a lot of different agents. Maslens were by far the best I came in contact with, so when i...

    Mr & Mrs Heer Lewes Road

  • Paul Wilkinson was extremely helpful and efficient. The only problem was the vendors solicitor and Paul warned me of this. A good transaction all r...

    Mr Lavender Fiveways

  • All agents at Maslen were extremely helpful and polite from the beginning to the completion of sale. 

    Mr Johnson Fiveways

  • Brilliant. Well done to Sharon and the Woodingdean team.

    Ms Curtis The Ridgway

  • Very helpful and patient team.

    Mrs Shea Selborne Place

  • We were very impressed with the Nick from start to finish. 

    Mr & Mrs Smith Lewes Road

  • The whole team were excellent, each one of them felt like family. Sharon had a lot of sorting to do at times but coped very well, a true profession...

    Mr Vernon Woodingdean

  • We were very pleased with services provided by the Fiveways office.

    Mr & Mrs Sawyer Shaftesbury Road

  • Ben was particularly enthusiastic and helpful. Martin, Paula, Sam and Will are all hard workers.

    Ms Goodey Franklin Road

  • Maslens as a whole were really friendly and professional. I have to thank and congratulate Paula Carter for being superb at her job and exceeding m...

    Ms Warren Hove

  • Paula was absolutely amazing!

    Mr & Mrs MacKay Lewes Road

  • First class service. Friendly and professional.

    Mr Thorne The Avenue

  • Outstanding service from Sharon. James is an asset to Maslens & Harvey was so helpful and polite.

    Ms Cianchetta Selhurst Road

  • Graham Griffin provided us, and continues to provide us, will all-round excellent advice. We trust his knowledge and expertise.

    Mr Blackmore & Ms O'Sullivan Financial Services

  • A very committed team who made the sale process very easy.

    Ms Rees Ticehurst Road

  • Very impressive - professional and friendly, both Martin Timms and Paula Carter were excellent at keeping in contact with sensible advice based on...

    Mrs O'Connor Hove

  • Paula is amazing!

    Ms Aspnall Gladstone Place

  • Great service, always polite and friendly. Excellent contact and info all the way.

    Mr Wells Bishops Road

  • All very professional, kept updated throughout. Very pleased - Would recommend. 

    Mrs Hammond Hove

  • The team worked very hard over a long period to ensure my sale went through - excellent service!

    Mr Patrick Gladstone Terrace

  • Best Estate Agents ever experienced - professional, approachable, competent and exemplary. 

    Mr & Mrs Guest Riley Road

  • It was a long, drawn out process that the people at Maslen helped me through, without the impression that it was a chore. So extremely professional...

    Mr McLagan Lewes Road

  • All the staff I dealt with were excellent. Sharon worked really hard to complete the sale.

    Mrs Bent Falmer Gardens

  • Harvey was helpful and easily reachable at the beginning of the process and Sharon kept us informed and was always happy to help.

    Ms Murch & Ms Mapa Ticehurst Road

  • Very pleased with the excellent service throughout. Professional, friendly, efficient and no hard sell. Achieved above asking price. Thank you!

    Mr Witten Lewes Road

  • Superb service as usual, I would always recommend you.

    Ms S Hike Blackthorn Close

  • Very impressed with the efficient and friendly service, the staff were a pleasure to deal with. 

    Mr & Mrs Gill Lewes Road

  • Already recommended you! Thank you.

    Mr Edwards The Ridgway

  • Very thorough & very informative.

    Mr Michnowicz Waldegrave Road

  • In February 2016 I was looking to buy and sell very rapidly. Competition among buyers at the time was very high. Sharon @ the Woodingdean branch sh...

    Ms Helen Lyons Woodingdean

  • Please thank Paula at Lewes Road - Excellent service. 

    Mr & Mrs Nuthall Lewes Road

  • As always, an excellent service. 

    Mr & Mrs Field Lewes Road

  • Very pleased with the experience. I would definitely recommend you and use you again.

    Ms D Edmonds Horton Road

  • Very happy with the service we got from you guys, everyone we dealt with was extremely friendly, professional and helpful. Thanks!

    Mr Brown Titian Road

  • A completely painless experience from start to finish. Thank you.

    Mr Woolven & Mrs Bessant-Woolven Lewes Road

  • Excellent communication and advice throughout. It felt very reassuring to be in good hands.

    Mrs Brooker Buller Road

  • Very professional service. Thank you!

    Miss New & Mr Jackson Buller Road

  • First class service from a first class team.

    Mr & Mrs English The Ridgway

  • The whole team were very committed from start to finish.

    Mr Pilgrim Lewes Road

  • It was an amazing experience, everyone involved were fantastic. 

    Mr & Mrs Knight Woodingdean

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