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Our charity Christmas cards supporting Clinks Care Farm

14th December 2018

Durrants Charity of the Year, Clinks Care Farm, has been featured on BBC Radio Suffolk to publicise their work and the charity Christmas cards currently available from the farm and all Durrants branches. 

The cards feature specially designed artwork and are priced at £5.00 for 10.  All money raised will su...


Durrants supporting Southwold Rugby Club

13th December 2018

Durrants are pleased to continue their support and sponsorship of the kit for the youth section of Southwold Rugby Club, a family friendly club with 15 teams and over 300 playing members from under 7s to over 40s. 

We are delighted to renew our sponsorship for a club that actively promotes participation in s...


Durrants spreading Christmas joy for Clinks Care Farm

7th December 2018

A specially designed Christmas card is now on sale to support Durrants Charity of the Year, Clinks Care Farm at Toft Monks near Beccles.

Clinks Care Farm provides opportunities for disadvantaged people to work on their 143 acre farm in a variety of roles from market gardening and working with livestock to c...


A Day in the Life of a Rural Surveyor

4th December 2018

Insider advice from Mark Mugliston, Residential Sales Manager, in his monthly column in the Diss Express.

I’ve written before on the work of my colleagues in auctions, holiday lettings, building consultancy and others. Perhaps surprisingly, a fair bit of our rural surveyors work overlaps with mine ...


The house that Lynn built

26th November 2018

As seen in the EADT on 23rd November 2018

Retirement meant little to Lynn Goldspink after she sketched out a plan for her dream home and brought it to life.

Lynn used to live next door to where the home now stands in Reydon near Southwold.  Her neighbours previously owned a b...


Exclusive development in Thurlton

21st November 2018

Blacksmiths Gardens is a stunning new development of three and four bedroom houses and bungalows, all with generous parking and gardens, in the pretty village of Thurlton, an unspoiled rural village in Norfolk, only 16 miles south east of Norwich.

Developed by Cripps Developments, who are renowned for their h...


A Swinging Christmas at Southwold Jazz Club

20th November 2018

Southwold Jazz Club are pleased to present ‘A Swinging Christmas’ on Saturday 8th December and Durrants are delighted to support them once again.

Starring Joanna Eden and the Chris Ingham Quartet, this evening will include your festive favourites and curiosities refreshed for 2018 and will be a ni...


Christmas lights switch on events

15th November 2018

Join the Durrants Southwold, Beccles and Halesworth teams around Suffolk this month as they celebrate the switching on of the Christmas lights in their local towns.  Durrants continue to be a part of the local community and we are proud to support local events and campaigns.

If you are coming to one of the e...


Prospects for the property market

2nd November 2018

Dominic Parravani, Managing Director of Durrants, takes a look ahead at the 2018 autumn/winter property market in the final months of the pre-Brexit period.

Those of us who have been connected to the property market for many years will have seen a number of ups and downs. But I am quite sure ...


Durrants supporting jazz in Southwold

30th October 2018

Durrants are pleased to support Southwold Jazz Club for a great night of music at Southwold Arts Centre on Saturday 17th November at 7.30pm.

The Jim Mullen Organ Trio is the star attraction.  Jim achieved fame in two supergroups of the genre, The Average White Band and Morrissey Mullen.  He is also guitari...


It’s better by bike for Durrants

25th October 2018

Southwold estate agents Durrants will be a visible presence on two wheels in the town after equipping their team with a brand new British made bike, which they hope will help get them to appointments on time.

Durrants Managing Director Dominic Parravani says the move came about while spending too much time st...


Clever questions to ask your estate agent when buying

23rd October 2018

Insider advice from Mark Mugliston, Residential Sales Manager, in his monthly column in the Diss Express.

Buying a home is a psychological game of poker with high stakes and huge incentives to bluff and avoid inconvenient facts. However, estate agents are legally bound to tell the truth, so you need ...


Event: Farming and Wealth Management for the Future

22nd October 2018

Durrants are delighted to present two free seminars aimed at business succession planning and wealth management for the agricultural sector.

What would happen if one of your business partners retired or decided to leave the business?  Do you have a plan for a post subsidy world in your business?  Are your a...


Durrants supporting Bury St Edmunds Hockey Club

2nd October 2018

Durrants are pleased to continue their support and sponsorship of Bury St Edmunds Hockey Club, a family friendly club with a large number of mens and ladies teams as well as a very active youth section.

Our Director of Agriculture, Richard Prentice, and his family are members of the club and are all keen play...


What happens next?

20th September 2018

Insider advice from Mark Mugliston, Residential Sales Manager, in his monthly column in the Diss Express.

The excitement of a price being agreed for the sale of your house can sometimes quickly subside if you’re not prepared for the next and crucial stage – the completion.  It’s when the legal...


Planning for the future of Harleston Businesses

7th September 2018

Durrants is proud to sponsor the ‘Planning for the future of Harleston businesses’ event on Tuesday 16 October.

All local businesses and other interested parties are invited to attend this special meeting to discuss the future and what we should be doing now to ensure the required growth and deve...


Swings and Roundabouts

3rd September 2018

Dominic Parravani, the Managing Director at Durrants, looks at some of the many positives in the autumn property market.

As we look forward to the autumn season in the 2018 property market the naysayers may well be citing Brexit as reason enough not to make a house move. The...


Forget Brexit – here’s the real reason the UK housing market is fragile

28th August 2018

Insider advice from Mark Mugliston, Residential Sales Manager, in his monthly column in the Diss Express.

What’s ailing the UK property market?

House price growth across the country has slowed to just 2.2%, according to the most recent Nationwide release. That’s a drop in real (after-infla...


Grand Henham Steam Rally

22nd August 2018

Join the Durrants team at the Grand Henham Steam Rally on 15th and 16th September from 10am to 6pm. 

Set in Henham Park, near Southwold, it includes a variety of working steam demonstrations, vintage and classic cars, tractors and other vehicles, as well as a selection of food and craft stalls. It’s a ...


Brampton Plough Day and Country Fayre

22nd August 2018

Join the Durrants team at the Brampton Plough Day and Country Fayre on Sunday 2nd September from 10am to 5pm. 

Set in Brampton, near Beccles, it includes a variety of trade stands, arena displays, ploughing competitions and a selection of steam engines and vintage cars. There is also a dog show organised by ...


Happy Norfolk Day!

27th July 2018

To celebrate Norfolk Day, Durrants Residential Sales Manager in Diss, Mark Mugliston, has contributed to this video celebrating all that’s great about the town along with many traders and residents, made by Di...


Durrants expands Agricultural team

26th July 2018

Rural Surveyor Scott Parke has joined Durrants in an expansion of their Agricultural department.

Scott, who is from Norfolk and is a Fellow of the Association of Agricultural Valuers, has moved from TW Gaze and will be based in the Diss office but will also work across the Durrants group of businesses. 



Fizz and Chip Evening

26th July 2018

On Thursday, we held our second Fizz and Chip evening of the summer.

Set in one of the iconic beach huts of Southwold, and hosted by the Diss and Harleston branches, guests were invited along for a evening of networking and fizz and chips on the sunny Southwold seafront.

We were thrilled to see so many...


Help For Heroes Charity Clay Shoot

25th July 2018

Durrants were very pleased to sponsor the annual Help for Heros Charity clay shoot which is held in the beautiful parkland of Ditchingham Hall and raised £3880 for the charity.

The event includes teams of ex service personal who come from all over the country to compete and enjoy the day. 


Pinetrees featured in The Week

20th July 2018

At Durrants, there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to property marketing.

Each property we are instructed to sell is individual so we ensure we approach marketing your property in the same way.

We combine up-to-date digital marketing techniques as well as the more traditional approach an...


Tips for retail landlords

18th July 2018

Insider advice from Mark Mugliston, Residential Sales Manager, in his monthly column in the Diss Express.

You cannot have failed to notice the number of shops in Diss and other towns that are standing empty at the moment.  We all bemoan the state of the high street and we know the traditional shop f...


A Spanner in the Works

2nd July 2018

Aidan Branch, a Director at Durrants, looks at the current property market and why property transactions can take a while to finalise.

Ask anyone who is putting their property on the market about how long the legal side of things could take once they find a buyer and most will say about eleven weeks....


Durrants at The Royal Norfolk Show

29th June 2018

Durrants are proud to have been a part of The Royal Norfolk Show.

The show saw its highest turnout for several years with an estimated 10,000 more showgoers visiting the Norfolk Showground on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 June.

Hundreds of people visited our stand over the two days and took part in our ...


Heveningham Hall Country Fair

27th June 2018

Join the Durrants team at the Heveningham Hall Country Fair on 30th June and 1st July from 10am to 5pm. 

Set in the grounds of Heveningham Hall near Halesworth, the country fair includes a wide range of events and attractions for all the family, as well as locally produced food and drink, homewares, gifts an...


Southwold Arts Festival

26th June 2018

Last weekend saw the fifth annual Southwold Arts Festival Street Parade take place. The theme this year was the sea.

The Durrants team threw themselves as normal into the occasion with a themed window display as well as all the team dressing up for the parade. Star of the show was Teddy who captained HMS Durr...


Perception and Reality

22nd June 2018

Insider advice from Mark Mugliston, Residential Sales Manager, in his monthly column in the Diss Express.

At a recent annual conference of the National Association of Estate Agents, one of the speakers was the principal data analyst from Rightmove who provided some really interesting stats gathered a...


The Bungay Antiques Street Fair

21st June 2018

Join the Durrant’s team at the annual Bungay Antiques Street Fair on Sunday 22nd July.

Come along and find over 80 antique and vintage dealers, including the Durrants Auctions team and put all your antique questions to our expe...


The Royal Norfolk Show 2018

21st June 2018

Join the Durrants team at The Royal Norfolk Show on the 27th and 28th June.

A must on the Norfolk farming calendar each year, the Royal Norfolk Show showcases the county’s agricultural industries, including competitions and displays, fabulous local food and drink producers, as well as hundreds of attrac...


Durrants at Diss Carnival 2018

21st June 2018

Thousands of people filled the streets and Diss park on Sunday 10th June for the town’s annual carnival.

The theme for this year’s event was Water Wonderland, which celebrated the town’s most popular tourist attraction – The Mere.

For the second year running the Durrants team were out in fo...


Open Farm Sunday

20th June 2018

Open Farm Sunday took place on 10th June and is a national event where farms of all sizes open to the public.  The event has attracted 2 million people around the UK since it began in 2006.

It is an opportunity to help educate and inform the public about modern day farming techniques and the production of ou...


Durrants Company Evening

19th June 2018
Now a firm date in the diary, the Durrants offices all close early and staff make their way to the wonderful venue of The Rectory Ilketshall St Margaret South Elmham..
The village comes together to provide the BBQ and Bar for our annual get together which took place on 7th June.


Bank Holiday Open House Weekend in Southwold

18th May 2018

The Durrants Southwold office are very proud to announce an open house weekend for the May Bank Holiday weekend across 16 properties in Southwold and Reydon. 

Clients are invited to pop along to the Southwold office after their viewing for a chat with one of our agents over a glass of fizz. If you’re i...


Can a home become your business?

18th May 2018

Insider advice from Mark Mugliston, Residential Sales Manager, in his monthly column in the Diss Express.

Many holiday let landlords fall into the trap of thinking it’s easy to set up a rental business, secure bookings and make a good income, but the reality is not quite so rosy. I had the opportun...


Winners: The British Property Awards

18th May 2018

Durrants have just won The British Property Awards for Halesworth.

Our team performed outstandingly throughout the extensive judging period, which focused on customer service levels.  The British Property Awards provide agents throughout the UK with an invaluable opportunity to compare the service that they ...


Top tips for rented property

13th April 2018

Insider advice from Mark Mugliston, Residential Sales Manager, in his monthly column in the Diss Express.

With getting on the property ladder seemingly becoming more and more challenging, the rental market has taken off.  At the same time the legislation surrounding rental properties has also become...


Decisions, decisions, decisions!

15th March 2018

Andrew Mortimer, Residential Sales Manager of our Beccles office looks at how important making the right choice of agent is when planning your next property move.

Markets are forever in flux. That is their nature. So our handling of them must be flexible too. In the stock market we can buy, hold or sell depen...


Cash in the attic?

9th March 2018

Insider advice from Mark Mugliston, Residential Sales Manager, in his monthly column in the Diss Express.

Moving home always wins the gold medal as the best excuse for a clear out.  We all hope that one day we’ll find that little gem hidden in the loft or long forgotten heirloom to top up the Ferr...


Durrants name Charity of the Year

28th February 2018

Durrants are both pleased and proud to name Clinks Care Farm their charity of the year for 2018.

The 143 acre, award-winning, Norfolk county farm in Toft Monks combines the care of land with the care of people. The care farm offers opportunities for people to help out on the farm. This naturally therapeutic e...


Reading Between The Lines

21st February 2018

Aidan Branch, a Director at Durrants, looks at press reporting on the current property market and finds that there is more going on than the papers would have us believe.

The press always have lots to say about the property market. But let’s take a look at what they aren’t saying.

The press are not...


Our survey says…

9th February 2018

Insider advice from Mark Mugliston, Residential Sales Manager, in his monthly column in the Diss Express.

So you’ve found your dream home but what about a professional survey?  Do you need one?  You may have had a mortgage valuation or even a builder friend giving a nod of approval when he took a...


Show your home – but don’t create a ‘show home’

12th January 2018

Insider advice from Mark Mugliston, Residential Sales Manager, in his monthly column in the Diss Express.

When you are selling your home you can have an effect on the success of the marketing through the way your home is presented for people to view.

When the agent or photographer came to take...


The Dating Game

7th September 2017

Lisa Brown, Residential Sales & Lettings Manager for Durrants Southwold considers some similarities between Love and Property when searching online.

Going back into the singles market after a period of life spent in a relationship can be difficult, troublesome and unnerving. Dating in 2017 is a lot differ...