What to do when you have an offer made on your home – the conveyancing searches
Posted on September 12, 2017

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..

Section 21 tenant eviction – understand what it means and what you have to do
Posted on August 21, 2017

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..

Hanging out your smalls might be illegal – What you need to know about a Restrictive Covenant
Posted on July 20, 2017

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..

Whether you’re buying or selling … get to grips with the EPC
Posted on June 13, 2017

Whether you’re about to buy or sell a property, you’ll know that there are some things you just have to do. If you’re buying, you’ll expect to pay out for a survey, solicitor’s fees and mortgage fees for starters. And if you’re selling, you’ll need to provide a HIP (Home Information Pack), and maybe use an estate agent and (definitely) a solicitor. But you’ll already know about these and be prepared for the costs to start mounting up.   You’ll also need to provide an EPC within the HIP if you’re selling (or renting out), and you should be provided…Read more..