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..
This is the day that you’ve been patiently waiting for and it will be a mixture of excitement and apprehension because you are moving into a new home and starting a new chapter in your life. It is also the day that the money for the property is transferred and that you finally pick up the keys. It is completely natural to wonder what completion day will entail so here is a quick guide to help you get ready. Watch out for the pitfalls Sorry to start with a bit of a negative but it’s better to be forearmed and…Read more..
The HS2 scheme is a hot topic these days and the effects on the housing market and ultimately, housing prices will be interesting to monitor. HS2 will make the trip between London and Birmingham much faster and more convenient (around 45 mins) and it is believed that the scheme will bring rapid growth in property prices because the areas around the city will become more accessible for people coming from London and other areas. In addition, places like Banbury, Bicester and other countryside towns located north of the city of Oxford will be brought within commuting distance of the Chilterns,…Read more..
The London property market may have taken a bit of hit recently by Brexit, especially at the luxury-end, but new figures still reveal that average house prices in the capital are around double that of the rest of England and Wales. The average property in London now costs £578,381 which is approximately double the price of property across England and Wales, where the average is £278,750. This contrasts sharply with the situation 20 years ago, when the gap was significantly smaller. According to research by Lloyds Bank, an average home in London only 20 years ago, was valued at just…Read more..