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Property Market Forces

Property Market Forces

"Property Market Forces" There was a day when a slight shift in the bank base rate or change in Stamp Duty could have a profound effect on property market sentiment.  Yet the Bank of England’s continuing consensus to maintain interest rates at very low levels (albeit tweaked with the occasional 0.

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Landlords – look after your property or face the Courts

Landlords – look after your property or face the Courts

"Landlords - avoid Court action by looking after your property" Landlords, you are up to speed with the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, aren't you?This legislation means that Tenants can take direct action over substandard property, rather than having to rely on their Local Authority to pursue a Landlord who fails to adequately maintain it.

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For how long has the property been available?

For how long has the property been available?

"For how long has the property been available?" A tenant’s first question to a Letting Agent when offered a property is “How long has it been available?” - and with good reason.  Moving house is a huge event and it takes courage to commit to undertake such a decision – often with very little support other than pure instinct.

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What Estate Agents do – Chain Chasing

What Estate Agents do – Chain Chasing

"What Estate Agents do - Chain Chasing" A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.  This adage could not be more aptly demonstrated than in respect of property transactions in the UK.Whilst a lot of Agents focus on finding a buyer, which is obviously important, it is the quality of that buyer and their situation that will determine whether the sale is likely to proceed to a successful conclusion.

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Landlords – Property Worth Sharing

Landlords – Property Worth Sharing

"Worth sharing" Higher rents and fewer people buying have led to increasing numbers of people, not just students and couples, choosing to share the cost of rental accommodation.From a Landlord’s perspective this should be welcomed – two or more people become liable to look after the property and pay the rent, thereby halving the risk.

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What Estate Agents do – Generate Offers

What Estate Agents do – Generate Offers

"What Estate Agents do - Generate Offers" One of the most important aspects of your Estate Agent’s role is not only to negotiate a price (or ideally secure the full asking price of course) but actually to generate an offer in the first place!  Too many Agents simply see themselves as people who show buyers around property, hoping that an offer will be forthcoming as a result.

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