Selling your property? The first time sellers guide

Selling your property? The first time sellers guide
When the time comes and you want to sell your home, you might be at a loss as to how to even put your home on the market. The whole selling process can be far less stressful if you know what you’re doing. That’s why we have put together a few words of advice and tips to help you on your way. The first step Before you put your property on the market you need to make it selling and viewing ready. There are a few minor things which you can do which can make

Guest Blog: How to Add Value to Your Rental Property

Guest Blog: How to Add Value to Your Rental Property
When it comes to rental out a property it’s not just a case of buying a property and putting on the market. You need to establish your target market and adhere to their preferences and needs to entice them into choosing you and not one of the many other options to them. This can be achieved by spending some time, and initially money, on your property to make it more appealing. This will also let you charge a higher monthly fee to your tenants, which will e...

Guest Blog: Beware of Tenant History Misrepresentation

Guest Blog: Beware of Tenant History Misrepresentation
At Tenant Referencing UK we have recently been alerted to a worrying tenant history trend that we fear is misleading growth in the lettings industry, by misrepresenting what a tenant history report actually is. So we would like to draw your attention to this today, in order to protect yourself and your properties from rogue tenants and ineffectual Rent Guarantee Insurance claims in the future. Following contact with one of our landlord users, regarding

Moving in with the one

Moving in with the one
Are you thinking of moving in with your partner? We know that moving in together can be one of the biggest steps you can take in a relationship, so it’s important to do it right and know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. But don’t stress, we have a short handy guide to glide you through the process. Sort out your finances It is important to be open with your partner and talk money. The last thing you want is to argue over who is paying for wh

Guest blog: Japanese Knotweed – What Is The Damage?

Guest blog: Japanese Knotweed – What Is The Damage?
Japanese Knotweed is an invasive plant native to East Asia. In the UK there are countless properties affected by Japanese knotweed and the problems associated with this plant are considerable. One of the effects of having Japanese Knotweed on your property aside from the damage and disruption it can cause is that it could have an affect on the saleability of your property. Mortgage lenders are only prepared to provide mortgages to property buyers if the kn...

Guest Blog: The changing face of estate agency

Guest Blog: The changing face of estate agency
A guest blog by netanagent.com The estate agency market is undergoing a rapid change - consumer behaviour is ever changing, with property searches taking place online and the majority of our lives being run through connected devices. Change has brought upheaval and a little confusion for consumers. What’s changed? ‘Online’ agents have been developing their market share for a number of years, but have only recently the mass market. In the same way that

How to reduce fees when selling your home

How to reduce fees when selling your home
Selling your home can be an expensive process. Estate agent fees usually cost around 1% -3.5% of the selling price. Conveyancing can set you back £500 - £1,500 and an EPC can also cost you £60 - £120. Once you have added up these costs it can be a pricey process. But there are many things to can do to reduce these fees. Just take a look at our tips below to find out how you can save when you are selling your home. Online Agents Previously, esta...

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

Gardening super hacks!

Gardening super hacks!
If you have green fingers, you can often find yourself wanting to make the most of your garden. But what are those handy tips to make everything run smoothly? We have compiled four top tips that you definitely need to try out this year. Vacuum your artificial lawn There are many people nowadays opting for an artificial lawn to save them the hassle of mowing, fertilizing and they look great all year round. But did you know you can hoover them? This w

Guest Blog: Top Tips for Selling

Guest Blog: Top Tips for Selling
It might be slightly too early to make judgements but following the rush in property purchases prior to the April Stamp Duty deadline for second homes, we are expecting a tougher few months with the number of potential buyers likely to fall. That is why it is essential if you are selling your home that you make sure it is looking at its’ very best. Here we are going to provide you with our 5 top tips, these are all straight forward but are going to mean...