With the current, changeable, property market, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to get onto the property ladder, either as a first time buyer, an investor looking for a quick turnaround, or even a long term property investment. With the effects of the economic downturn and the ‘’credit crunch’’ still being felt, more and more potential buyers are being squeezed and are finding themselves unable to secure the mortgages necessary to purchase a property, or even raise the larger deposits that now required to secure them. It seems that unless you have ready capital, are able to access a substantial…Read more..
In the recent annual report published by the Urban Land Institute and PwC, Birmingham has been highlighted as one of the top European cities for property investment. Birmingham is starting to pull in major investors who are finding London too competitive and too expensive. The city is also gaining a strong reputation for new business start-ups with 19,000 new businesses being created in 2014. The lower property costs, the reputation for new business innovation and the potential arrival of HS2 in 2026 are all attracting investors who are looking to the long term and Birmingham’s potential. The…Read more..
With the advent of the internet it was inevitable that at some point conveyancing would be available online. There are now quite a few companies that have been set up who offer conveyancing purely online so in this article we take a quick look at the pros and cons of online conveyancing and what it means to you. Firstly, what are the pros? Pros: - Ability to track progress of your matter whenever you choose to log in, even when the office is closed - You can usually contact by email and leave a message which is useful if you…Read more..
Whether you’re buying or selling it’s easy to get caught up in delays. Delays cause frustration, wasted time and can be costly, so it pays to be diligent throughout the process and ensure that you, your conveyancing solicitor and everybody else involved in the process are doing everything they can to keep things on track. Here are some tips to avoid conveyancing delays: 1. If you are in the process of buying then make sure that you contact a Bank or Building Society to arrange your mortgage offer. Many buyers make the mistake of thinking that this is something that…Read more..