Category: Property Advice

Could buyers soon see the back of ‘Gazumping’?

It has emerged in recent weeks that the government could soon look to ban ‘Gazumping’. A fundamental move which will prevent millions of house sales falling through each year, and avoiding the disappointment faced by buyers. What is Gazumping? The … Continue reading

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100% Family Springboard Mortage launched

Earlier this month we saw the return of the 100% mortgage, launched by Barclays and aimed at first time buyers struggling to raise cash deposits. The Family Springboard Mortgage will allow first time buyers and home movers to purchase a … Continue reading

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Properties of the Month

A round up of some of this month’s top properties. There’s something for everyone on this feature, a dream home by the sea, family and first time buyer homes as well as great investment opportunities.  

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Posted by: Laura Ellis Categories: Buying, Buying Property, For Sale, Interesting Properties, Letting, Letting Agents, New Builds, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment

Mum and Dad continue to bankroll their kids’ property purchases

Recent research from Legal & General has revealed that the ‘bank of mum and dad’ lends £5bn each year to help their children get a foot on the property ladder.

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New custodial deposit scheme for landlords

April sees the launch of two additional deposit scheme options for landlords. This launch will allow landlords a choice of three schemes in total including two custodial schemes instead of just one as was previously the case.

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Spring garden projects that will make you want to grab your spade!

Now is the perfect time to get back outside and start your garden preparations, doing a few jobs now will bring an abundance of benefits all year long. Making your outside space more enjoyable and relaxing.

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Energy Efficiency Update

Changes implemented under the Energy Efficiency (England & Wales) Regulations 2015, mean that domestic landlords need to be prepared for the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES). These changes come into force on the 1st April 2016.

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April Property Auctions: the quick and efficient way to sell

If your looking to sell property, Countrywide Property Auctions could provide the ideal solution. As well as the potential to bypass the lengthy process of finding an interested buyer, your transaction will progress at speed, and there are no chains.

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