Monthly Archives: July 2018

Save The Sale!

It is well documented that, nationally, around 30% of all sales arranged fail to reach a successful exchange of contracts. Fortunately, our success rate is that over 90% of our sales reach completion successfully.
However, the sales cycle can be frustratingly slow and the longer the sale takes, the greater the chance of it falling through. This makes it particularly important that your estate agent handles your sale with kid gloves. So we typically advise our sellers as follows:

• Preparation – … Continue Reading…

Prepare To Paint – Some Tips

Before selling your property it is obviously worthwhile doing whatever is reasonably possible to make your home look appealing to prospective purchasers.

Certainly when it comes to making an immediate difference, most people understandably go straight to giving the internal walls a new coat of paint. But beware – a quick “tart-up” job can look just that, and can mar your chances of a sale should you decide to sell in the foreseeable future.

So here are a few tips to consider … Continue Reading…

Solicitors and “Solicitors”

The system of property transfer in this country is relatively archaic when compared to those of most other countries. The variety of age and tenure of UK property forms a complex framework on which sit further complications such as easements, rights of way, restrictive covenants, planning restrictions, building consents, possessory titles and disputed boundaries.

Despite some streamlining to the conveyancing process over recent years, there is no doubt that there will always be a need for an efficient and effective solicitor … Continue Reading…

Why use High Street agents?

Richard Tucker, Managing Director of Relocation Agent Network, says:
“If you’re considering selling your property, it’s important to think carefully about your expectations of the agent handling your sale. After all, you are going to be opening up your home to them and prospective buyers. I strongly recommend that sellers pay close attention to the quality of the agent’s service, advice and trust, as well as commission rate.

“With more than 600 offices across England, Scotland and Wales, the Cartus Relocation Agent … Continue Reading…

July 2018 – Market Comment

The national housing market paints a picture of the “summer doldrums” with mortgage approvals for house purchases at their lowest this year and 23.3% below their long-term average. The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has also been advised that, by the end of the year, house prices will have risen by just 2%, which would be well below inflation and its slowest pace for five years.

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has indicated that the UK should prepare for … Continue Reading…