Monthly Archives: March 2014

Mar
31st

PROPERTY FRAUD – DO NOT BE A VICTIM

Your home can be sold and mortgaged to raise money and is therefore an attractive target for fraudsters.  This is most commonly done by pretending to be you and either selling, or mortgaging your property. The property most vulnerable as … Continue reading

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Mar
24th

TOP 10 RESTORATION CRIMES

There are over 4 million Victorian and Edwardian houses in the UK, many of which are crying out for some serious care and repair work. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has identified the top 10 common crimes committed … Continue reading

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Mar
17th

COUNCIL TAX AWARENESS

If you are considering buying a property that has been extended, you should be aware that the Council Tax Band could be increased, after the sale has taken place. Council Tax, is a local tax based upon the value of … Continue reading

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Mar
10th

DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE INSTALLING SOLAR PANELS

Solar panels have become popular with home owners who wish to generate their own electricity and reduce household bills – even a selling feature when selling.  With the Government’s (Feed in Tariff ) scheme, this has induced many homeowners to … Continue reading

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Mar
3rd

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES

If you are marketing a property for sale or for rent, you will be required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 require an Energy Performance Certificate … Continue reading

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