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How To Buy A House In The UK (Infographic)

How To Buy A House In The UK (Infographic)

You have reached the decision to look and buy a property/home, but how do you buy a house in the UK? Where do you start? What do you need to do first? Aside from choosing how many bedrooms you would ideally like there is a maze of legal paperwork, negotiations with Estate Agents, Solic...

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House Buy Fast Press Release Regarding The OFT

House Buy Fast Press Release Regarding The OFT

Press Release Following The Decision By The OFT (Office Of Fair Trading) To Study The 'Quick House Sales' Industry The OFT (Office Of Fair Trading) informed us on 17th April 2013 that they will be conducting a market study on the industry as a whole. We welcome this and hope that it leads to a...

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The Office Of Fair Trading Study Into Quick House Sales - Our View

The Office Of Fair Trading Study Into Quick House Sales - Our View

I took a call on Wednesday afternoon from the OFT (The Office Of Fair Trading) asking if I would assist them in a study into the Quick House Sales market. I was genuinely pleased to hear that such a study will take place, the market has increasingly felt like a 'free for all' especially n...

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How Much Should You Charge For Rent?

How Much Should You Charge For Rent?

Jonathan answers a question about how much rent you should charge, emailed in by one of our website visitors. How Much Should You Charge For Rent Jonathan Rolande talks about renting your property without using an estate agent or letting agent. Video Transcription If you're looking to...

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Will The Sale Of Council Homes Be Mrs Thatcher's Most Important Legacy?

Will The Sale Of Council Homes Be Mrs Thatcher's Most Important Legacy?

Possibly, the recent death of our former PM has reignited many of the old arguments surrounding policies that are decades old, in many cases because the repercussions are still being felt today. Loved or loathed in unequal measure Mrs T still has the power to divide opinion be it about...

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Pets - Cute And Cuddly Or Stinky Nuisance?

Pets - Cute And Cuddly Or Stinky Nuisance?

I'm an animal lover, a huge animal lover. From pets to nature programs, I can't get enough. But I am also an estate agent and as such I know that animals can cost their owners dearly. I am not talking about food, vet's pills or vacuum tokens at your local petrol station that have to be fed in...

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To Sell Or To Let - What's The Best Bet?

To Sell Or To Let - What's The Best Bet?

Despite a much improved property market, the number of property buyers particularly those willing to pay cash for property is still at a low level, especially in certain pockets of the UK where the number of property buyers is at an all-time low. This isn't because of an unwillingness to buy, bu...

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41% Of Homes Sold For A Loss [Infographic]

41% Of Homes Sold For A Loss [Infographic]

According to research carried out by AOL Money, there have been four in 10 homes sold for a loss in England and Wales since 2007, with an average loss of £24,430. Homes Sold For A Loss Why Sell For Less? House being too cramped Divorce Relocation No longer being able to affo...

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Bedroom Tax Information From Shelter [Infographic]

Bedroom Tax Information From Shelter [Infographic]

From April 2013, the bedroom tax will introduce new rules for people claiming housing benefit for their council or housing association homes. There will be a limit on the number of bedrooms housing benefit will help pay for. Shelter have some great advice about the new bedroom tax...

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Show Me The Money! Why Estate Agents Need Proof Of Funds

Show Me The Money! Why Estate Agents Need Proof Of Funds

What Is Cash? Cash is the money in our pocket, in our change bowl, our bank accounts and savings. But When Is Cash Not Cash? When people go to buy a property, unfortunately. The Estate Agents Dream Buyer I have lost count of the number of times I have...

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