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Viewings and moves in light of COVID-19

People who were in the process of selling their house and moving to a new home as the UK entered restricted movement measures due to the transmission of Coronavirus, are left asking ‘What now?’. Read more...

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Stamp Duty Holiday - speed up your sale to meet the deadline

When you factor in the average time it takes to complete on a property, the 31 March 2021 Stamp Duty Holiday deadline doesn’t seem too far away. Give yourself the best possible chance of selling in time. Read more...

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How to showcase your property using video during lockdown

Is your property on the market and poised for viewings as soon as restricted movement measures have been lifted? With a pinch of creativity and the help of modern technology you may not have to wait as long as you think. Read more...

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Estate agent fees explained

Estate agent costs can vary enormously, so when it comes to fees, it’s important to understand exactly what you’re paying for. We’ve set out everything you need to know about agency fees, so you can find out what works for you. Read more...

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How to sell your house our top tips

Putting your house on the market, whether it's your first-time ever or for a few years, can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be. We have put together our top tips to help you sell your home. Read more...

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Coronavirus measures put a stop to your house sale? Now is the time to get your house ready to go on the market

If you're looking to put your property on the market the most important thing you can do during the social distancing measures is pull together the paperwork you need to sell your house, so your property is ready to go as soon as the measures are lifted. Read more...

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Selling your house at auction - everything you need to know

Are you looking to sell your house quickly? Auctions are a great way to secure a quick sale and can work especially well for unconventional properties. We have put together some essential points for you to consider. Read more...

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Quick garden improvements that can attract new buyers or renters

Recent searches on property websites show that prospective tenants and homebuyers are searching for properties with a garden nearly double the amount they were prior to the start of the Coronavirus lockdown. Making this the perfect time to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. Read more...

Choosing Estate Agent

How to pick the perfect estate agent?

Choosing the right estate agent is very important and will have a big impact on how quickly you sell your house, and at what price. Contrary to common thinking, not all agents are the same and some will be more effective than others. Read more...

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Which home improvements really add value before selling

Your house will almost certainly be more attractive to buyers with some general sprucing up and cleaning. We take a look at the improvements that truly add value to your property. More info...

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Septic tanks and small sewage discharges

From 1 January 2020, all septic tanks in England can no longer discharge untreated sewage into a watercourse. If your discharge causes pollution it may be considered an offence and can result in the Environment Agency taking enforcement action against you. More info...

 

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How much is my house worth?

If you’re thinking of selling your property, it’s good to know what price you could potentially sell it for. By doing your research and preparing, you can ensure the price you advertise your property for is accurate and that you are more likely to sell for your asking price. More info...

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Regulation of Property Agents (RoPA)

In July 2019, a report was given to Government by the Regulation of Property Agents working group, outlining how letting and estate agents should be regulated in future. But what will this mean for landlords, tenants and homeowners? More info...

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7 things which will devalue your home

There are several things which homeowners are sometimes surprised to hear can devalue their home, here are some key things which could have a negative impact on your property's value. More info...

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Listed buildings

If you own a particularly old property, there could be a chance that it is considered a listed building. If this is the case, there are some important rules and laws you need to be aware of. More info...

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Speeding up your property purchase or sale

There are often several points in the house buying and selling process that can cause a delay, and even when both buyer and seller are keen to exchange quickly, things can unexpectedly grind to a halt. More info...

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Local authority and council housing responsibilities

Whether you’re a buyer, seller, landlord or tenant; there will be different services that your local authority is responsible for that will be useful to you. This guide goes through some of the services available from your council when it comes to housing and property. More info...

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How to sell your house in winter

It may not seem like the perfect time, but moving house is often prioritised in the New Year, so you might be surprised by the strength of demand come January and February. Here are a few tips to make sure your home is at its best, whatever the weather. More info...

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More than half of brits face issues with rogue property agents

More than half of those who bought, sold or rented a home in the last five years had issues with their estate or letting agent. However, the majority didn’t check if their agent was regulated or part of a professional body before signing the contract. More info...

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How to spot and tackle Japanese Knotweed

The discovery of Japanese Knotweed can jeopardise the sale of a property, so it makes sense to be one step ahead, saving you a lot of hassle and making sure the sale goes ahead. More info...

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Top tips for selling your home in summer

The summer can be a difficult time to sell a property, with holiday season in full swing and families spending time entertaining their children rather than house hunting. However, we have a few simple tips to help you to attract those summertime buyers. More info...

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How we protect you

You need an agent that you can trust and rely on when issues arise. The quality of the agent makes a real difference. More info...

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How much does it cost to move house?

With any property move, there are costs involved, depending on whether you’re moving from a rented or sold property or if you’re a first-time buyer. Use our guide to calculate the cost of moving house. More info...

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What to do when a property owner dies

There are lots of things you need to think about when someone close to you passes away, and it can often be difficult to know where to start but it is important that you understand the process so that you know what to do next. More info...

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Green Homes Grant Scheme

This new Government scheme will see eligible homeowners and landlords issued with vouchers to pay for energy-saving improvements to their homes. Read more...

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UK Government's How to Sell Guide

The UK Government have put together a guide to help people that are selling a property in England and Wales. Read more...

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HS2 Phase 2b Route Announcement July 2017

HS2 Ltd and the Department for Transport have announced information on changes to the HS2 route and related compensation schemes. Read more...

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