Valuation
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It was recently announced that the government-backed Help to Buy equity loan would be ending two months earlier than initially anticipated. What does this mean for first time buyers?
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Southwater CC is a club with a bright future, one we are incredibly proud to be supporting through our community chest sponsorship. With a bustling colts section, ambitious senior teams and fantastic facilities, the village club is going places.
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As the Southwater of 2022 prepares the bunting, street parties and Union Jack face paints to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, we turned to the Southwater Library archives to investigate Royal celebrations of the past. One fascinating anecdote, from the “History of Southwater 1907 - 1977” by Audrey Charman is of the 1937 Coronation, as we document here…
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With interest rates on the rise and inflation at a 30-year high, we are regularly asked about whether a crash is round the corner. We think the opposite may be the case for the following reasons:
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Gardens are often high on the priority list for many house hunters. As with the interior of your home, there are a few simple, inexpensive and quick changes that you can make that will help to improve the sellability of your property. Here are our top five!
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When buying a freehold property, you will own the building and the land, whereas when buying a leasehold property, you only own the building, not the land that it is built upon.
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Finding a property you like is just the start of a long, and sometimes stressful moving process. Our 14 step guide will walk you through what to expect when buying a property.
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The conveyancing process is the formal transfer of ownership of a property from the old owner, the seller, to the new owner, the buyer.
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When you think of fraud, property fraud at the expense of landlords is not what comes to mind for most, yet according to the latest research, property fraud is by far the most common occurrence of fraud dealt with by local authorities across the UK.
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When your tenant pays a tenancy deposit on an assured shorthold tenancy, the landlord or letting agent must protect the deposit with a government-backed tenancy deposit scheme within 30 days.
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Don’t commit to thousands of pounds moving until you’ve read this!
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The 2021 property market took many twists and turns. To help you navigate your way through 2022 and become a home moving hero, we've assembled our three main tips.
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September 2021 was the third busiest month for property sales across the UK since records began in 2005 (HMRC). It is estimated close to 161,000 sales took place, compared to 199,000 in June 2021 and nearly 177,000 in March 2016 prior to the 3% SDLT surcharge.
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We all know that traditionally boxing day has always been the day we rush to the shops to get a post-Christmas Day bargain. There will be lots of advertising and hype to build up the frenzy. The property industry has also made lots of noise in recent years and led their clients to believe that this is a good time to launch your home and sit back and get ready for the buyers to be knocking on your door on Boxing Day! Well, this simply isn’t the case.
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As with many industries that have predominantly moved online, the rental sector has seen a rise in scams and attempted fraud, heightened by the pandemic. Rental fraud is defined by Action Fraud as a type of advance fee fraud, where applicant tenants are tricked into paying an upfront fee for a rental property that turns out not to be genuine. Either the property doesn’t exist, has already been rented out, or the scammer has no right to be acting on behalf of the property. This type of scam has two major fallouts. Not only does the victim lose their upfront fee, but can also be left without accommodation.
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The Help to Buy Equity Loan Scheme was introduced to help people with lower deposits to enter the property market for the first time, by providing a 20% equity loan that was interest-free for the first five years of property ownership.
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Having an accurate property sales valuation figure is an essential part of the process of selling your home.
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As a Landlord you need to be aware of current legislation and stay up to date with regular changes and amendments.
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When you start the process of selling your home, it is likely that you will invite a few local estate agents round to provide an estimated sales valuation.
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Not all Property Valuations are created equally, here we break down the different types of valuations you should understand before selling your home.
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When selling a home, it is important to set a realistic price to achieve a sale. However, there is quite a bit of psychology that goes behind setting a price and this month’s news story looks at how that psychology can be used to help achieve the best price for you and maybe teach you some tricks of the trade!
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2020 surprised us all with property prices ending the year mostly in positive territory. Zoopla figures showed that November 2020 saw the highest average annual increase of 3.9%. Given the pandemic, what’s behind the price increases , have all properties increased in value and what does 2021 hold?
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