Category Archives: Information

Jan
10th

KELVIN FRANCIS TIPS ON HOW TO STAGE YOUR HOME TO SELL FAST

In America, most Vendors, before placing their house on the open market, instruct Interior Designers to completely redecorate and stage their home. In the UK, we do not go to this extreme, but as a Vendor, you could consider ‘staging’ … Continue reading

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Dec
24th

FLOODING

In view of the increasing likelihood and seriousness of the flooding risk to some properties, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors recommends that property owners and prospective purchasers, should be aware of any flood risk to their property. Prospective purchasers … Continue reading

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Nov
18th

A LEASEHOLD HOUSE IS A DEPRECIATING ASSET

When purchasing a house, always check the tenure, which is the form of legal title ownership registered with the Land Registry in England and Wales, which will either be Freehold or Leasehold.  The majority of Leasehold properties are flats, being … Continue reading

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Apr
23rd

SUBSIDENCE

    Have you ever noticed unexplainable hairline cracks in your home, doors or windows sticking for no apparent reason, or rippling wallpaper that is not caused by damp, and thought nothing of it? If you spot any of these … Continue reading

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Apr
8th

DRIVES AND PATIOS

  Building or laying a new patio or driveway, will probably be the most money you will spend in the garden.  A new driveway or patio, will enhance the value of your home, when you decide to sell, but make … Continue reading

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Mar
28th

INVESTING IN A FREEHOLD PORTFOLIO

  All land in England and Wales, whether or not it is registered at the Land Registry, has a Freehold Title. The Freehold Title, may be subject to a Lease, such as in a flat or block of flats, who … Continue reading

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Mar
18th

GARDEN ROOM OFFICE

Working from home has become more popular, with technological advances in recent years.  However, the need to have that quiet workroom/zone, away from the main hustle and bustle of the family house, can be a difficult one, without considering extending … Continue reading

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Mar
12th

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Question:  How does one ensure that the garden is sunny, when house hunting? Answer:  When deciding to buy a home, never forget to bring a compass with you to assess the amount and timing of sunlight in the garden, in … Continue reading

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Mar
4th

WHAT ARE COMPULSORY PURCHASE AND STATUTORY RIGHTS ?

    This is when the Government, Local Council or Utility Company, has the legal right to buy or take rights over your property, if it falls within a public or private construction project such as: Airport expansions. Electricity pylons … Continue reading

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Feb
18th

BOUNDARY DISPUTES

  Have you ever been concerned about the boundary fence position of your garden, when your neighbour re-built the garden boundary wall, or you find that their new extension is overlapping onto your driveway or path? A minor disagreement, can … Continue reading

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