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Getting the right documents to sell your home

Getting the right documents to sell your home

By Guest Blogger on 23 Nov 2017 in Selling

By Ben Johnson, Yopa estate agents Whether you like it or (more likely) not, moving home can a bureaucratic nightmare, and a good moving home checklist will help you get prepared for all the stages of selling your home. Legal statements, identity, and mandatory energy certificates are just a few of the pieces of paperwork […]

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Axe property height rules in Autumn Budget, urges property industry

Axe property height rules in Autumn Budget, urges property industry

By Bea Patel on 16 Nov 2017 in Industry News

An influential group of housing associations have written to the Chancellor, Philip Hammond. They urge him to allow properties to be extended in height, matching the tallest tree or building in the area – without seeking planning approval. The group of housing associations, Placeshapers, Orbit, G15, Place for People and Midland Heart wrote in a […]

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Developers look north as land value rises faster than house prices

Developers look north as land value rises faster than house prices

By Nick Biring on 9 Nov 2017 in Industry News, Land

Urban land values outside London have risen 0.7 per cent in the third quarter of 2017. With an annual growth of 4.7 per cent, land values have risen faster than the annual house price growth of 3.9 per cent. According to Savills’ report, more housebuilders are diversifying to the North of England and the Midlands […]

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Proposed stamp duty cuts for energy efficient homes

Proposed stamp duty cuts for energy efficient homes

By Vin Parmar on 2 Nov 2017 in Industry News

The Government is considering cuts to stamp duty on house sales if homeowners improve the energy efficiency of their homes. This forms part of the Clean Growth Plan, which focuses on ways to reduce carbon emissions. It’s confirmed by climate change minister Claire Perry that cutting stamp duty is one of the options under consideration. […]

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£450m ‘lost’ old £1 coins could help nearly 20,000 home buyers onto the property ladder

£450m ‘lost’ old £1 coins could help nearly 20,000 home buyers onto the property ladder

By Bea Patel on 26 Oct 2017 in Industry News

As of the 16 October 2017, the old £1 coin is no longer accepted as legal tender. As a result, it’s being reported that £450 million has been lost. What does this mean in property terms? In the UK Even in a market as expensive as the UK, if home buyers gathered all their old […]

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When to hire a Structural Engineering Inspector for your property

When to hire a Structural Engineering Inspector for your property

By Guest Blogger on 19 Oct 2017 in Buying, Selling

By Julie Scott A Structural Engineering Inspector completes an in-depth analysis of the condition of your home’s structure. While a regular building inspection will follow a checklist of common problematic areas for all houses, such as drainage and insulation, a structural engineering inspection looks at the groundwork of your property to check how stable your […]

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Is your social media attracting burglars to your home?

Is your social media attracting burglars to your home?

By Bea Patel on 5 Oct 2017 in Home Security

We all look forward to our holiday and many of us love to post what we’re up to on social media. The check-in at the airport or once we reach our resort, pictures of the sunset or a post about our #beachholiday. In fact, 44 per cent of people post to keep friends and family […]

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Would you buy a Micro-home?

Would you buy a Micro-home?

By Vin Parmar on 21 Sep 2017 in Buying

In the last couple of years, the number of micro-homes in the UK has rocketed, as there’s a lack of supply in the property market. This means developers are slicing up buildings to create multiple houses. These properties are called micro because they’re smaller than 37sqm, which is equivalent to the size of a tube […]

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Would-be DIY landlord?  Follow these tips

Would-be DIY landlord? Follow these tips

By Guest Blogger on 7 Sep 2017 in Letting

By Ryan Weston, of Just Landlords Despite the raft of regulation changes aimed at deterring landlords from purchasing property, the fact remains that buy-to-let is still a solid form of investment. With demand continuing to outstrip supply in many regions, savvy landlords can certainly enjoy substantial rental yields, should they remain organised and on top […]

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Tempted to sell your house for quick cash? Get the facts

Tempted to sell your house for quick cash? Get the facts

By Vin Parmar on 24 Aug 2017 in Selling

There are many reasons why you may consider using a quick sale company to sell your home, such as to avoid repossession, relocation, age, health or a relationship breakdown. However, fee structures aren’t always made transparent, false valuations may occur and some customers are tied to a contract. We all often think about a fast […]

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