First impressions count and buyers make up their minds in the first few minutes of a viewing. These days, the property market is like internet dating – full of 'armchair browsers' who choose what they want to know more about purely on the basis of what’s online. Follow these tips to make sure yours is the house they fall in love with!
Dealing with disputes with your neighbour; how to resolve disputes with your neighbours with minimal cost.
If you fall out with your neighbour, it’s not just the emotional consequences you will have to deal with. If you resort to court action, it could cost thousands of pounds.
Research by a high street bank shows that over 90,000 people sell up because they don’t like the neighbours area. While neighbourhood disputes can start over something relatively trivial they can easily escalate. Towering Leylandii hedges caused so many problems a few years ago that the government introduced new rules so that local authorities can intervene if necessary. You may feel your neighbour is being completely unreasonable, but think twice before you head to the courts.
The government wants to relax the rules for private house sale websites
Private house sale websites won’t have to check that property descriptions are accurate, under government plans.
If you’ve ever resented handing over thousands of pounds to an estate agent for selling your home, I’m sure you’re not alone. Now the government plans to make it easier for private house sale sites to operate, by telling them they don’t have to check that house sale details are accurate. What should you look for if you’re thinking of selling privately, or using an agent?