How much do you know about renting?

How much do you know about renting?

Once you’ve found a house you like and the agent and landlord have offered you the property, you should expect to pay admin fees before moving in. When it comes to deposits, in England and Wales, there are no fixed amounts or restrictions on how much deposit you have...

Why Choose an RICS Home Survey?

Why Choose an RICS Home Survey?

Buying a property can be an expensive process and it seems there is an endless things to pay for: legal fees, surveyors, mortgage fees, removals etc. Many homebuyers will want to keep costs as low as possible and avoid paying for unnecessary services. So, is an RICS...

Estate agent talk translated

Estate agent talk translated

The property world is full of words and expressions that may be unfamiliar to anyone who is not regularly buying, selling, letting or renting a home. This guide will help shed light on estate agent lingo. Administration fee A payment which is charged to cover the...

Blooming gardens bring in the buyers

Blooming gardens bring in the buyers

It’s that time of year again when the Chelsea Flower Show inspires the green-fingered, and thoughts turn wistfully to barbeques over long bank holiday weekends as temperatures start to soar. Now is one of the optimum times to view a property – not only are the days...

Property values jump by £2,000 in May

Property values jump by £2,000 in May

House prices rose by nearly £2,000 in May as the property market held firm following the rush by investors to beat April’s Stamp Duty hike. The typical cost of a UK home increased by 0.2% during the month to stand at £204,368, according to Nationwide Building Society....

How to get your garden ready for the perfect viewing

How to get your garden ready for the perfect viewing

Would you choose your next home based on the garden alone? With summer fast approaching it's a question worth considering, especially if you're a seller looking to add easy value. Don’t underestimate the value of a freshly mown lawn! Trim the edges too so it gives a...

How to pull off a Stress-Free Move!

How to pull off a Stress-Free Move!

Moving house can be one of life’s most stressful events. However, by careful planning and organisation. You can reduce the amount of hassle and worry on the moving day. De-clutter your unwanted items A simple way of reducing the number of items you have to take with...

Five tips for buy-to-let: essential advice for property investors

Five tips for buy-to-let: essential advice for property investors

1) Research the market: If you are new to buy-to-let, what do you know about the market? Do you know the risks, as well as the benefits? Make sure buy-to-let is the investment you want. Your money might be able to perform better elsewhere. 2) Choose a promising area:...

How to maximise space in your home

How to maximise space in your home

In every home there is the need for more space, we all seek the need for maximizing space to make our homes feel spacious and welcoming. Opening up your entryway Maximize space by placing a bench or sitting area to remove shoes and place kids’ backpacks when rushing...