What survey do I need for my new home?

What survey do I need for my new home?

If you’re buying a home, you’ll want a survey to ensure its bricks and mortar are sturdy and not concealing any nasty defects – but which type should you go for? Buying a new home is a major financial commitment – probably the biggest you’ll ever make. But how can you determine exactly what it…

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5 differences between buying a property in Scotland and England

Differences between buying property in Scotland and England

Buying and selling homes in Scotland is slightly different to England and Wales. Here are the main differences and how they work in practice. 1. Gazumping is almost unheard of In Scotland, once a seller has agreed an offer price on a property, it is taken off the market. In fact, solicitors in Scotland must decline to act for the…

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Equity release is it right for you?

Equity release, is it right for you?

With half the nation worried about a lack of money in retirement, we consider whether equity release presents a viable option. With almost half of those set to retire this year worried they’ll run out of money in retirement, it’s no wonder people are looking for more ways to increase their income – and sooner rather than…

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9 top tips to being a good landlord

Tips to be a good landlord

This guide will help you be a model landlord – and stay on the right side of the law. There’s an ever-growing labyrinth of dos and don’ts in the private rented sector. So if you’re a landlord – or considering becoming one – it’s important to stay on top of your legal obligations. So to…

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The Tenant Fee Act 2019 and what you need to know

Tenant Fee Act 2019 now law with tenant fees now banned.

The Tenant Fee Act is now in force from the 1st June 2019. The Tenant Fees Act sets out the Government’s approach to banning letting fees for tenants. The key measures of the Act include: Tenancy Deposits must not exceed the equivalent of five weeks’ rent (unless the annual rent exceeds £50,000 in which case…

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