How to reduce stress when selling your home

How to reduce stress when selling your home

Ask anybody to make a list of stressful life events, and you can be sure that moving house will be right up there.  New job. New baby. Divorce. Selling house. Oh, and watching England play football.  Five potential blood boilers right there. But what is it about selling a house that’s so stressful?   Why is selling a home a …

Can you sell a house after 1 year? Guide for UK residents

Can You Sell A House After 1 Year? Guide for UK Residents

Buying a house is a huge commitment.  For a lot of buyers it’s a near life-long one. For some though, the landing paint hasn’t dried before a ‘for sale’ sign’s going back up. So: is selling a house after 1 year too soon?   How soon can you sell a house after buying – is one year too soon?   …

Can I sell my house if it has a restriction on it? 

Can I sell my house if it has a restriction on it? 

Can I sell my house if it has a restriction on it? Yes, but it adds a lot of complications and can make the already stressful process more stressful. Here’s all you need to know.   What does a restriction mean when it comes to selling your home A person selling a property with a restriction on it must make …

Sell house without the deeds

Can I sell my house without the deeds? 

You can sell your property without the deeds, but you do need to prove that you own it. If you can’t find the deeds to your house or they’ve been destroyed, you’re going to have to get in touch with the Land Registry.  The majority of homes in England and Wales are registered here electronically with digital copies held instead …

How long does a HomeBuyers survey take?

How long does a HomeBuyers survey take?

Buying a home rarely comes cheap.  So it’s only right you know exactly what you’re getting when parting with such a large sum of money. A HomeBuyers survey can often be the peace of mind that’s worth its weight in gold. But what do they entail, and how long will one take?   What is a HomeBuyers survey for?  A …

Selling a house privately — what the process entails

Benefits of selling a house privately

Selling a house privately might sound a little intimidating. It shouldn’t. Plenty of people choose to leave estate agents out of the process. Here’s why:     Is it difficult to sell your home without an estate agent?  No, it doesn’t have to be.  The reason most homeowners choose to sell their house through an estate agent is because they …

Bought a house with problems not disclosed

What to do if you’ve bought a house with problems not disclosed

Undisclosed problems can be a nightmare for house buyers. Here’s our advice on how to deal with a ‘disclosure dilemma’.   So, you’ve discovered issues with your home after purchase – now what?  Buying a home can be a stressful enough experience without finding fault with your new property.  Even if you carried out a thorough inspection, followed up by …

How to add value to your home

How To Add Value To Your Home

People have never spent so much time at home. Working from home, homeschooling, holidays in the garden. If the past 12 months have taught us anything, it’s that home is definitely where the heart is. Not surprising then that the amount of property makeovers in 2020 went through the roof as DIY became an escapism from lockdown. Home improvements not only make …

Exchanging contracts - what holds uop the process

Exchanging Contracts – What can hold up the process?

Exchanging contracts. Two words that can bring so much joy, and yet so much frustration. It’s the moment you’ve spent months waiting for – whether you’re buying or selling a property – the finishing line is in sight.  So why are you having to wait that little bit longer?   Why does the process of exchanging contracts take time?  Exchanging …

property myths and facts

Five Property Selling Myths 

We outline 5 property selling myths ….!   1. You shouldn’t accept the first offer  If you’re selling on the open market then the first week should be when you get most attention. So if you get an offer that you’re happy with, then there’s nothing to say that waiting a few more weeks will deliver anything better. In fact, …