Category: Sales

Can I buy my Freehold?

Can I buy my Freehold?

"Can I buy my Freehold?" Most lessees (NB not tenants) have the statutory right to purchase the Freehold of their building.  This is called Collective Enfranchisement, under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002.

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The Property Advertising Myth

The Property Advertising Myth

"The Property Advertising Myth" As a property comes on to the market, it would not be unreasonable to assume that the instructed estate agent will post the property details on various property portals and wait for the enquiries to roll in (especially in the aftermath of Brexit and the BorisBounce we're all waiting for!).

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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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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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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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What Estate Agents do – Viewings

What Estate Agents do – Viewings

"What Estate Agents do - Viewings" Do you believe that an Estate Agent is simply someone who shows prospective buyers around properties?  This view may seem understandable,  but this simplistic perspective belies the fact that the well-trained Agent knows how to maximize the viewing opportunity with the specific objective of prompting a sale.

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