Buying a property is a huge milestone, and getting it right can seem like a major headache. But with some careful planning and a clear head, you can get the best possible value by following our top tips for buying a property.
Plan carefully, plan ahead
It's impossible to over-emphasise the importance of planning ahead when buying a property. If you can put together a clear timeline for your move then you'll be able to tie it in with other key dates like the start of the new school year.
As a general guideline, once you've found a property and put in an offer it takes about 6 weeks to exchange, although the process can speed up if you make it clear you want to complete more quickly. Exchange to completion can take anywhere up to 4 weeks, but you won't want to rush this stage ...
Selling your home can be a stressful experience; there are so many things that can go wrong, from not getting the price you were expecting to buyers failing to complete on time. It’s no wonder that selling a home is considered the most stressful experience most adults ever have to go through.
The good news is, with a little forethought, you can make the whole process pass much more smoothly. In this guide, we’ll share with you our nine-step process for selling your home quickly while still getting the price you deserve.
1) Find a reputable estate agent
You’ll have a hard time selling your home without an estate agent. The good news is today there are more options open to you than ever before. You can save money by choosing an online agent or you can go with a traditional bricks and mortar agent - no ...
Becoming a landlord means letting out properties to tenants, ensuring that these properties adhere to the essential rules and regulations for the rental market. It's important that landlords understand their responsibilities as many of them are legal, meaning not adhering to them could land you in trouble.
Making sure properties are safe and legal
Arguably the first step in ensuring a property is safe is to make sure it has:
It is now a legal obligation for all rental properties to have an EPC, and properties cannot be put on the market until a certificate has been obtained.
When it comes to gas safety, government legislation states all landlords need a Landlord's Gas Safety Gas Certificate, which has been issued by a Gas Safe Registered Engineer and details all gas appliances in a property.
A Gas Safety Certificate lasts for 12 months and needs to be renewed on an annual basis whilst ...