Buyers often waste an inordinate amount of time viewing property that is either too expensive or blatantly wrong in other critical ways.
One of the greatest areas of dispute in lettings is the issue of deposits and the fair return of money at the end of a tenancy. An unscrupulous landlord could claim that minor damages justify the non-return of the deposit, which usually amounts to between four and six weeks’ rent.
One of estate agency’s fundamental tasks is to secure the highest price that an able purchaser will pay for your property in a given market. In an ideal world, we would have a hot-line to Camelot who would feed us with a regular supply of lottery winners prepared to pay ridiculous prices for modest properties. Continue Reading
Many property transactions form part of a chain of related sales. Of course a chain is only as strong as its weakest link and, as a national statistic, unfortunately, one in every three chains will fall apart, often at the eleventh hour. This happens for a variety of reasons from one party’s mortgage glitch to Continue Reading
If your rental property is currently on the market awaiting a tenant, it may be tempting to assume that your agent is in full control of the situation, and that sooner or later a tenant will materialise. But don’t be so sure! Sometimes an agent will take the same view and simply sit in hope, Continue Reading
Many letting agencies simply act as a broking service that matches people to property. However, we are acutely aware that there is far more to successful letting than this alone. Indeed, nationally, about 25% of initially agreed tenancies fail to prove satisfactory for one reason or another.
Innovation in estate agency is evolving rapidly, and the use of certain technologies is enabling agents to offer added value to customers. As you may have noticed, our offices are now sporting impressive interactive touch screens that can display our clients’ properties to buyers more effectively than ever before. Gone are the days of the Continue Reading
If location is fundamental to a tenancy, then mapping is surely the most obvious way to highlight location. We choose to use locational maps on our property website as they make it easy for tenants to identify the property in relation to its surroundings. This is particularly useful when a tenant is considering a property Continue Reading