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Moving house during lockdown with virtual viewings

Moving house during lockdown with virtual viewings

While most tenants won’t even be contemplating moving house during lockdown, if you’re in a situation where you have no choice, virtual viewings of properties make it far more possible than you may have realised. Britain went into lockdown on March 23, and included...

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Increasing saleability during lockdown

Increasing saleability during lockdown

While many of us may be feeling initially bored or frustrated during the current lockdown, it’s actually an ideal time to make some minor improvements to your home to help increase its saleability. Spring and early summer are traditionally the busiest times for the...

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Change of address checklist when you move home

Change of address checklist when you move home

You’re finally moving house and it’s time to let everyone know about it! But who exactly do you need to tell about a change of your address? Moving your residence is never going to be easy, but being well prepared with a checklist can be the key to keep your stress to...

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How to toddler proof your house

How to toddler proof your house

When you have a baby, you don’t have to worry too much about the inside of your house. Eventually they will be able to crawl, but as long as there is nothing at floor level that could be dangerous to them, you don’t have to make too many changes. Once your child...

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How many homes should I look at before making an offer?

How many homes should I look at before making an offer?

How do you know when you have found the right home? For many people, it is love at first sight. For others, they may look at ten or more properties during their search. We share our advice on how many houses you should view before making an offer… House hunting can be...

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Simple tips to stage your home

Simple tips to stage your home

Whether you are selling or letting a property, making sure it looks appealing is essential to getting it sold or let. According to Rightmove statistics, staged homes sell for 8% more than non-staged homes on average and according to Homestaging.org.uk 95% of staged...

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Things to consider when choosing a conveyancer

Things to consider when choosing a conveyancer

When you are going through the process of buying or selling a property, a conveyancer will play a vital role in ensuring everything goes smoothly on the legal side. But if it’s your first time you may need a helping hand in choosing the right one. To point you in the...

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How does the exchange process work

How does the exchange process work

Until you actually exchange contracts with the seller of a property, nothing is set in stone. It can be a stressful part of the buying process, but once completed, also the most rewarding. If you are wondering how the exchange process works, we explain everything you...

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What’s on guide for February in Eastbourne

What’s on guide for February in Eastbourne

We’ve got pancake day, comedy, Queen and stargazing on the agenda for this month, have a look below and see what’s on in Eastbourne in the month of February:   Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society – Western Lawns...

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The Boris Bounce: can we expect a good market in 2020?

The Boris Bounce: can we expect a good market in 2020?

Now we are a few weeks into 2020 we can analyse what the economists believe about the housing market with new statistics released for late last year. 2019 was not an excellent year for house sales. According to independent home buyer Quick Move Now the fall through...

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What responsibilities do tenants have while renting a home?

What responsibilities do tenants have while renting a home?

While landlords are responsible for much of the maintenance and upkeep of a rented property, tenants also have a number of responsibilities of their own. Here’s an overview of what tenants need to take into consideration when moving into and renting a property....

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What is a leasehold and how does it differ to a freehold?

What is a leasehold and how does it differ to a freehold?

When you are searching the property market for a new home to buy, there are a number of phrases you will come across that may be confusing at first. The terms ‘leasehold’ and ‘freehold’ usually fall into this category and are often mixed up with each other. Below we...

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The top 50 considerations for home movers

The top 50 considerations for home movers

When people move home, of course the property they are buying is the main priority and the old adage of 'location, location, location' is never usually far behind.   However, it's never quite as straightforward as that now. There...

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Indoor activities to beat the winter blues

Indoor activities to beat the winter blues

In the bitter months of winter, we can all occasionally find ourselves victims of the legendary Winter Blues. During these bouts with feeling down, we could all use a pick-me-up. Here we have gathered some fun things to do inside to help beat back those blues! ...

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Letting Out Property: What Do I Need to Know?

Letting Out Property: What Do I Need to Know?

Property: it’s life’s biggest investment. And for those who have bought property with the intention of letting it out to others, there’s no denying that things can get tricky.   With a whole host of landlord laws and...

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January Marketing Comment: A New Dawn

January Marketing Comment: A New Dawn

Happy New Year! As we predicted, the end of December proved to be one of the busiest in estate agents’ living memory. The apparent end of three years of Brexit confusion, prompted by the definitive general election result intensified buyers’...

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Renting a safe home: Hazards to look out for

Renting a safe home: Hazards to look out for

Beyond the financial responsibilities that come with renting a new home, tenants need to ensure the property they want to live in is free from health and safety issues. There is already a lot of pressure involved with finding the right property to suit your budget and...

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What responsibilities do Landlords have while renting a home?

What responsibilities do Landlords have while renting a home?

What responsibilities do Landlords have while renting a home? Becoming a landlord is a great way to secure a long-term return on your property investment. It also brings a number of legal responsibilities and a duty of care towards the tenants who are living there –...

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What’s on guide: January

What’s on guide: January

With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round up of this month’s hottest happenings in and around the local area…­­­­­ ...

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