February Property Market Report
February 6, 2023
New year, new-look property market? With January complete, signs are emerging of what the buying, selling and lettings trends will be in 2023. Zoopla is first out the blocks, with news on asking prices versus paid for prices.
The 3 checks you must make when viewing a property
January 30, 2023
Viewing a house or a flat is one of the most exciting – and important – aspects of moving home but how you approach the visit can differ, depending on whether you’re renting or buying. Unlike tenants, buyers will be responsible for every inch of the property, therefore any repairs will be their sole responsibility to fund and fix.
Invest in flats and attract budget-conscious tenants
January 23, 2023
The new year has certainly started on an upbeat note for the lettings sector. A survey by Finbri found more than 50% of UK property investors intend to expand their property portfolios in 2023.
The first-time buyer forecast for 2023
January 16, 2023
There is one forecast that is perennially sought in January and that is ‘will it be a good year to buy my first home?’. Our immediate answer is always ‘that depends.’ First and foremost, a first-timer buyer will need to assess their own personal circumstances to start answering the question.
Landlords: paws for thought in 2023
January 9, 2023
A large number of pet owners will also be tenants, who are often made to choose between a pet or a property. Many people think this is unfair and this year could see the Government make the biggest change to lets with pets for a generation.
January Property Market Analysis
January 2, 2023
Historically speaking, the property market is cyclical with familiar, repeating patterns – and moving into an anticipated new phase was particularly evident in December. While there was a traditional and circumstantial pause in the sales market – the lettings sector powered ahead.
Your property fraud questions answered
December 26, 2022
Property fraud was in the press recently, after a tenant tried to sell his landlord’s property using fake documents and a fabricated estate agency. Thankfully, incidents like this are extremely uncommon, thanks to legitimate estate agents like us, legal protocols and a robust conveyancing system.
Are you bold enough to use red in your home?
December 19, 2022
When we think of the colour red, we often think of danger or anger – not always attributes we want to introduce to our homes. This primary hue, however, should not be dismissed when decorating or accessorising, especially as there’s a shade to suit everyone, including soft blush, rich cherry and deep oxblood.
FAQs: I’m a tenant, how can I reduce my energy bills?
December 12, 2022
In terms of rented properties, we are often asked how tenants can keep their fuel bills down. As well as recommending the advice of the Energy Saving Trust, we thought it would be useful to share the answers to our most frequently asked energy questions.
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