Monthly Archives: May 2011

A string of bank holidays and a royal wedding failed to put Brits off buying property

The UK housing market showed renewed signs of stability in April with sales remaining resilient despite three bank holiday weekends, according to estate agents. The latest housing survey from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) showed that the average … Continue reading

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Former Labour Leader’s Essex Refuge Up For Sale

The Essex country cottage where George Lansbury sought refuge as he recovered from a broken leg, is now on the market. The cottage in Finchingfield where the former Labour leader, George Lansbury spent time recuperating is up for sale. The … Continue reading

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British Summer time is here! What advice would you give

The wonderful weather with which we have been blessed in April and May this year has not only brought forward all the flora in the countryside and in our gardens, but has also produced a lot of activity in the … Continue reading

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Unmarried Cambridgeshire couples warned over property rights

Many unmarried couples are buying a property together mistakenly believing that, if the relationship breaks down, they will be entitled to the same financial settlement as a married couple, says family law specialist Helen Saggers of Barr Ellison solicitors in … Continue reading

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Shortage of sites will bring a homes crisis

By Amanda Crichton of Savills New Homes The country is facing a growing homes crisis. In five years’ time, England could be facing a housing shortage of just over a million homes. What’s more, Savills research team anticipates a growing … Continue reading

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Should I accept the first offer?

Q.    I only put my house on the market a few days ago and I’ve already had an offer. I am tempted to wait for a better one, but my agent is advising me to accept. What should I do? A. … Continue reading

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“I’ve accepted an offer, what happens next?”

This is a question often asked and our reply is “that’s when our job really starts”. From the moment the sale is agreed it is the agents job to liaise with all parties involved, this will include solicitors, mortgage lenders, surveyors … Continue reading

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