by Rizwan Osman on 4th October 2021
If you have ever sold a property, you will know that it can be a stressful and drawn-out affair. Numerous factors can cause delays, a large and complex chain, unresponsive buyers and sellers and a solicitor who is overworked are just a few.
However, there are things you can do to keep the sale moving. Here are nine tips to speed up your house sale.
1. Get your property ready for Read more…
by Rizwan Osman on 6th September 2021
Interiors experts offer plenty of advice for making home improvements – from loft conversions and new bathrooms to ripping out flooring and other transformational projects. But what happens if your budget doesn’t stretch to major renovations?
If that sounds like you, don’t despair. There are affordable things you can do to add value to your home and maximise how you use your living Read more…
by Rizwan Osman on 2nd August 2021
If you’re buying a house, you need to factor the cost of stamp duty into your budget. There have been many changes to the tax, including the tapered end to the stamp duty holiday, so it is essential to understand how the tax works. Read on for our quick guide to stamp duty.
What is stamp duty?
Stamp duty is a one-off tax paid by the buyer of residential property in England and Northern Read more…
by Rizwan Osman on 5th July 2021
Moving into your first rental home is a significant milestone and an exciting adventure. But with a lot to think about and plenty of expenses to budget for, it can be daunting too. The key to avoiding stress is being organised and realistic about your finances. To help you, we’ve pulled together a helpful guide to renting for the first time.
Before you start
Before you start your property Read more…
by Rizwan Osman on 7th June 2021
If you're selling or renting out your home, you need an energy performance certificate.
What is an EPC?
An Energy Performance Certificate, or EPC for short, is a report that assesses the energy efficiency of a property. It includes an estimation of the energy costs for your home and a breakdown of the energy performance of critical features of your home.
An EPC report also including Read more…
by Rizwan Osman on 4th May 2021
If you have had an offer accepted on a property, it is advisable to commission a professional survey. Not everyone does so, but having a professional survey carried out is vital to your peace of mind and could save you money later on.
In this article, we look at the different types of survey available so you can decide what type of survey is best for the property you're buying.
What is a Read more…
by Rizwan Osman on 6th April 2021
Moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do. If you speak to those who have moved recently, they will probably tell you that it is not the move itself that causes the most stress but the uncertainty and risk that the purchase could fall through. Some believe that the best way to avoid this stress is to sell to a cash buyer.
This article looks at the advantages and Read more…
by Rizwan Osman on 1st March 2021
You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Prospective buyers take just a few seconds to decide whether or not they are interested in your property. So, it is vital to present your home in the best possible light.
Buyers may have several similar properties to choose from, so how do you ensure that yours is the one they fall in love with instantly? Whether you’re just getting Read more…
by Rizwan Osman on 1st February 2021
Demand for good-quality rental property in London remains strong, with 30% of Londoners living in the private rental sector. As London's growth in property prices continues to outstrip wage growth, the number of renters is expected to increase significantly.
Whether you’re looking for a buy-to-let property to boost your income, increase your pension pot or give you a good, long-term Read more…
by Rizwan Osman on 4th January 2021
Not every landlord is a wealthy entrepreneur with an extensive portfolio of properties. Many have become ‘accidental landlords’ perhaps because they inherited a property, needed to move but couldn’t sell their property or are working abroad for a fixed period of time.
Renting a property can be complex and time-consuming. There are approximately 150 laws surrounding residential Read more…