Guest Blog: How to make alterations to your home without the need for Planning Permission

Guest Blog: How to make alterations to your home without the need for Planning Permission
Guest Blog by Allan Corfield Architects Ltd If you’ve ever considered making changes or alterations to your home, but been put off by the thought of going through the Planning Permission process – you might want to think again! Did you know you can actually make alterations to your home without the need for Planning Permission? What is Permitted Development? ‘Householder Permitted Development’ encompasses all of the minor home improvements, alteratio

Guest Blog: Utilising the five senses to sell your home

Guest Blog: Utilising the five senses to sell your home
Many homeowners talk about their first buying experience by saying things like, ‘I just knew’ or ‘it just felt right’. As a seller, it’s important to cultivate an environment that plays to ‘the feeling’ of your home. Think about how new developments have show homes rather than just presenting floor plans. Viewers need to be shown a lifestyle, not just a blank canvas. By playing to all five senses, there is a greater chance that a prospective buyer will ...

Guest Blog: Conveyancing Solicitors – 3 Golden Rules!

Guest Blog: Conveyancing Solicitors – 3 Golden Rules!
With over 14 years in the property sector, I have nearly seen it all and come across a wide variety of situations; however there will always be scenarios which continue to surprise! A regular one of these tends to revolve around conveyancing solicitors - or rather the lack of one being instructed. An estate agent (and indeed home owner) will go to great lengths to market the property, call buyers about it, negotiate and put a deal together. However both...

Guest Blog: The Hidden Legacy of Mining and Mineral Extraction in the UK

Guest Blog: The Hidden Legacy of Mining and Mineral Extraction in the UK
Guest blog from Terrafirma Mine Searches Ltd The history of Great Britain is built upon the foundations of local mineral extraction. Valuable commodities such as coal, stone and metallic minerals have been extracted from beneath our feet for millennia and it is the often hidden legacy of this industry that can cause problems for the ever-growing UK property market today. When you hear the words ‘mining in the UK’ your mind may be drawn to ‘Poldark’ and

Guest Blog: CIL: What is it? And does it affect you?

Guest Blog: CIL: What is it? And does it affect you?
Our friends over at K Design And Build have shared this fantastic blog with us. It is all about CIL and how it affects the planning process. It’s important when considering a renovation or extension that you’re aware of all the potential pitfalls and hidden costs. One that catches a lot of people out is CIL, which stands for Community Infrastructure Levy. This is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008 as a tool for local authorities