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Guide To The Property Ombudsman – And What They Can Do For You

We all know that buying or selling a property can be a challenging experience and your frustrations can be made worse if you’ve also received poor service from an estate agent. As experts in their field, estate agents are relied upon to guide the purchase of a property to a successful completion and offer fair and honest advice in order to allow you to make well informed decisions. Throughout the […]

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Countrywide Launches New “MOT Style” Property Survey

In the property world last week, Countrywide, the UK’s largest property group, announced the launch of a brand new “game changing” survey report called HomeFact – a product which they say “combines all the expertise of our surveyors with other online information sources that we’ve gathered about the property and its surrounding area.” After conducting a study involving over 15,000 buyers and identifying a “knowledge gap” in the current types […]

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5 Things To Do When Searching For Your First Property

Starting out on your search for a property can be filled with excitement when you realise the prospect of owning your first home could soon become a reality. You know exactly what type of property you want to buy and exactly where you want to buy it. You’ve probably spent months already scrolling through the internet and peering in at the adverts in estate agents windows. But what steps could […]

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8 Questions To Ask Any Estate Agent Before Selling Your Property

When looking for local estate agents to value your property, it’s important that you’re asking the right questions to determine which agent you think will work best for you. It’s no secret that selling your home can be a challenging experience, so you’ll need to instruct the agent that’s going to make the entire process as smooth and hassle free for you as possible. If you’re beginning the process of […]

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Save For Your First Home And Earn a 25% Bonus On Your Deposit

If you’re aged between 18-40 you could kickstart saving towards your first home – and receive a 25% bonus on your deposit! The Lifetime ISA savings scheme was launched by the government in April 2017 as a way to encourage more people to save money towards a property or a bigger pot for their retirement. What is a Lifetime ISA? A Lifetime ISA (also known as a LISA) allows you […]

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8 Top Tips When Preparing Your House For Viewers

Your house is on the market. You’re buzzing with excitement and anticipation. All you need now is someone to make an offer! But where do you begin with preparing for viewings? Most estate agents will usually handle all of the viewing tours on your property, unless specified or instructed otherwise, but it is up to you to make sure your home is being presented in the BEST possible way to […]

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