If the leaks are to be believed, it seems that today will see more tinkering with stamp duty in the Budget due this afternoon.The only problem is that it looks likely that the tax will be waived, at least in part for first time buyers with other rumours rife that investors may get a partial reprieve...
The colder weather, shorter days and depressingly high house prices have many of us dreaming of foreign shores at this time of year.If that’s you, you aren’t alone. Over 70%* of Brits would move abroad if they were given the opportunity, a House Buy Fast survey has revealed.The destinations of A...
You need to sell your property quickly, but it’s a bit tired. You know you need to update it to attract the best price, but with limited time and money, where do you focus your efforts?According to numerous surveys, the kitchen and bathroom are the two rooms that can make or break a property...
Heard the horror stories about landlords unreasonably withholding a deposit at the end of a tenancy?
Unfortunately in spite of the various protection schemes for tenants, it is still common for, shall we say more ‘creative’ landlords to hold back some of the deposit against semi-legitimate b...
Despite what you might hear about the property market slowing down and buyers disappearing from the face of the earth, there are in fact still many people who want to buy property in every area of the UK.
Unfortunately there are also many people out there who want to buy but for whatever...
If you are selling your property then this article will help you understand:
How to increase the number of potential buyers your property is marketed to
How you can potentially sell your property without having to pay any estate agency fees
Common mistakes to avoid and how...
This article will help you understand:
How Estate Agent contracts work
What to watch for and;
How to negotiate for a better deal
Estate Agents are salespeople keen to get your house on the market.
In times gone by, agents woul...
Damp in houses is one of the most common problems we come across, one of the most serious risks to an owners health and yet is usually very easy to rectify.
The first thing to do is to establish what is causing it.
Use the list below to establish where it's coming from and what you can...
This question is from Zoopla user kclarke64015 about property chains and what they are and mean.
If you have any further questions, ask in the comments below and we'll get back to you.
What does the term chain or no upward chain mean?
What Does Chain or No Upwa...
Jonathan Rolande talks about what an estate agent means when they say a property is under offer or sold subject to contact (STC). This question was emailed in.
What does under offer mean on an estate agents board? (or what is the meaning of sold subject to contract?)
What Does Un...