The process of buying a new home carries mixed emotions of excitement – a new adventure – and pressures of the unknown – what if you miss something that will later come back to bite you? To guard against uncertainty it helps to understand what to keep an eye out for and this includes local land searches. Some areas of the UK are more prone to environmental factors due to the makeup of the local landscape such as those close to waterways or previous heavy mining sites for nearby mineshafts or old open casts. Other locations can be susceptible to…Read more..
They say selling or moving house is one of the biggest stressors an individual can experience in their life so it helps to know the basics about what to expect when you have an offer made on your home. High five – you’ve agreed your asking price In some situations this may not be the case but hypothetically let’s assume you have accepted an offer that everyone is happy with. All of a sudden the urgency to move forward on both sides becomes apparent. The excitement mixed up with a little trepidation to move onto the next stage in your…Read more..
If you are a landlord you will be familiar with the highs and lows of earning a living by providing a roof over a tenant’s head. For the most part, tenants are amenable. As long as you maintain the property and adhere to compulsory health and safety checks – gas and electricity for example – and the ground rules are communicated effectively at the start of every new tenant contract issued, then you shouldn’t have too many concerns. But then there’s always risk of the unruly occupier. If you haven’t already, you will probably encounter an unreasonable tenant at some…Read more..
Buying a home or moving into a new home is reported to be one of the top three most stressful events that an individual can experience, but what happens when a restrictive covenant is added into the mix? Restrictive covenants are clauses often written into the small print of a lease or title deeds of a property or land and some of them are known to be years, if not centuries old. These constricting rules can be insignificant and may not appear to affect anyone on the surface such as keeping chickens on your land or hanging out your smalls…Read more..