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The Key Stages Of Selling A Property

The Key Stages Of Selling A Property

Selling Your Property - What's Involved?   In most cases, the biggest obstacle to successfully moving home is the problem of first having to dispose of your existing property. Unless you live in rented accommodation or you’re a first-time buyer or an investor, before...

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Latest on the ‘Green Homes’ Grant Scheme

Latest on the ‘Green Homes’ Grant Scheme

  What The New 'Green Homes' Grant Actually Pays   The Government have now released details about the much trumpeted 'Green Homes Grants'. You can check if you're eligible and see what improvements can be made to your home on the GOV.UK website. Homeowners and...

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Making Money From Property – 5 More Surveyors’ Tips

Making Money From Property – 5 More Surveyors’ Tips

Making More Money From Property  Continued - See previous blog for Tips 1 to 5   6.  Design It Right House buyers are often influenced by first impressions of things like nice décor and cleanliness. So it pays to focus on improvements that add value in the eyes...

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Making Money From Property – 5 More Surveyors’ Tips

Making Money From Property – Top 10 Tips

Making Money From Property  by Chartered Surveyor Ian Rock MRICS   Earning mountains of cash from trading or renovating property can appear deceptively easy on primetime TV shows. But ‘property soaps’ have a tendency to distort the truth. Condensing a major...

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Help To Buy – what happens if house prices fall?

Help To Buy – what happens if house prices fall?

  Help To Buy – what happens if house prices drop?   Help To Buy was launched by the Government in 2013.   The idea behind it was to help people buy a new home without having to save a huge deposit, typically 20% or more of the value of the property.  It’s only...

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Is Change Finally Coming To The Leasehold System?

Is Change Finally Coming To The Leasehold System?

  The Risks Of Buying Leasehold  - And Why Things May Be About To Change?   More than 4 million homeowners have properties which are owned on a leasehold basis, rather than Freehold. Leasehold tenure normally applies to flats, where although the purchasers have bought...

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Post-Completion Conveyancing

Post-Completion Conveyancing

  You've Moved In To Your Home...           ...But There's Still Post-Completion Legal Work To Do   At long last you can start enjoying your new home, and perhaps start arranging that house warming party! Or you might want to swing into action and fix some of the...

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New Planning Rules: Adding Extra Floors To Your House

New Planning Rules: Adding Extra Floors To Your House

  New Planning Rules - Is The Freedom to Add 2 Extra Floors To Your House A Good Idea?   The BBC have announced that the government are intending to relax 'Permitted Development' planning rules so that homeowners in England will be 'permitted to add two extra...

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