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Appeal Court backs estate owners over leasehold extensions

Appeal Court backs estate owners over leasehold extensions

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Home owners looking to extend their lease may now have to pay more following a controversial judgement by the Court of Appeal.

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Which survey and why?

Which survey and why?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

If you’ve found your dream home, make sure it is structurally sound before you get completely carried away. 20% of homebuyers rely solely on a mortgage valuation report according to The Money Advice Business and are seduced by the charm of a property, overlooking cracks, peeling paint, loose tiles and poor plumbing.

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Do you need a survey?

Do you need a survey?

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Approximately 20% of homebuyers rely solely on a mortgage valuation report when buying a property. Too often, having fallen in love with a property at first viewing, buyers overlook cracks, peeling paint, loose tiles and poor plumbing. So, if you think you have found your dream home, make sure the property is structurally sound and that is not going to be a nightmare! When you’re already investing a huge sum buying a property, a RICS survey might seem an unnecessary expense, but a few hundred pounds spent on a survey could save thousands of pounds and heartache further down the line. It could even let you renegotiate the purchase price or withdraw from a potentially disastrous purchase. By being aware of any issues before you buy, you can make informed decisions and budget for any repairs that need doing.

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Looking for a lease extension?

Looking for a lease extension?

Thursday, November 3, 2016

If you own a leasehold flat or maisonette with an unexpired lease term of less than 90 years, you may well have considered whether it is possible to extend the lease. After all, a shortening lease term of 85 years or less can have a negative effect on demand, saleability and value of your property. It is certainly worth looking into sooner rather than later as, once a lease term is less than 80 years, the cost of extending the lease increases significantly.

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Which survey and why?

Which survey and why?

Monday, June 20, 2016

You’ve found your dream home, but before you get completely carried away, make sure the property is structurally sound and is not going to be a complete money pit. According to The Money Advice Business, 20% of homebuyers rely solely on a mortgage valuation report. Often buyers are seduced by the charm of a property, overlooking the pitfalls of cracks, peeling paint, loose tiles and poor plumbing.

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Rural planning - a window of opportunity for farmers

Rural planning - a window of opportunity for farmers

Friday, May 2, 2014

Simplification of rural planning laws in England mean that farmers will now be allowed to convert farm buildings into residential homes, subject to certain conditions.

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