Buying
8 Hidden Horrors of Buying a Leasehold Flat

8 Hidden Horrors of Buying a Leasehold Flat

Buying a leasehold flat? Read this first.   People often buy a leasehold property under the mistaken assumption that they own the place. This is not the case. A leasehold property can expire like goods in the grocery store.    A lease is essentially an extended form...

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8 Terrible Truths About Georgian Properties

8 Terrible Truths About Georgian Properties

A BBC poll says Georgian properties is the nation’s favourite style of property. But before you buy one you need to understand what you’re getting into. Imposing country houses with magnificent landscaped gardens; serious, sober rectories; sweeping city crescents and...

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Beware The Shared Ownership Trap

Beware The Shared Ownership Trap

Shared ownership schemes run by housing associations to help people onto the housing ladder can become a trap for buyers. Shared ownership allows would-be homeowners to purchase a share in a property whilst a  housing association owns the remainder. If shared owners...

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7 Steps to Buying Safely at Property Auction

7 Steps to Buying Safely at Property Auction

Bag a bargain – don’t get hammered. Here’s how:   1. Have a dummy run – Before you’re ready to buy get all the catalogues, find out the rules, book viewings on properties similar to the type you want, and go along to the auction and watch. 2. Research, research,...

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