They say there’s not enough new homes being built in the UK, but that doesn’t stop plenty of new estates popping up in communities across the land. For some this offers a temptation - to be the brand new occupiers of a brand new house would be quite something. It’s the ultimate new start. But wait a moment, if you were purchasing anything brand new, you’d step back and weigh up the pros and cons, and a new build home is no different. New build it might be, but there are plenty of horror stories out there to remind us…Read more..
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..