News

24th July 2013

An Excellent Feast Day in Chalfont St Peter …

The summer is now fully upon us and the roads are noticeably quieter as the extra traffic of the “school run” disappears for a few weeks. At Place our summer started with an appearance at the excellent Feast Day event in Chalfont St Peter where our stall and competition to win a large teddy proved very popular. Over 8,000 people attended the day and our pink gazebo really stood out from...

11th July 2013

We’re in the paper

It was very exciting to see a small piece about our work with William's Fund in this week's Buckinghamshire Advertser!...

10th July 2013

Andie’s joined the team

  We are delighted to announce that Andie Moore has started working with us at Place.  Andie is joining us after a break to be at home with her small children and she now wants to get back to work!  Andie has a strong sales background and a very keen interest in the property industry. We look forward to working with her!...

5th July 2013

Feast Day 2013

We had a wonderful time at Feast Day last Saturday.  The weather was glorious and yet again it was a packed event, with entertainment and food and drink all day.  It seemed like all the residents of Chalfont St Peter returned in the evening with blankets and picnic baskets to enjoy musical entertainment from an Elton John tribute band.  We met with clients, past and present, people who had been...

24th June 2013

How to sell your property faster

When you decide to put your house on the market it is because you are ready to move on to the next stage of your life, whether for good or bad reasons. Whatever the reason you are selling, a delay is very disheartening so here are some top tips for you to get your home under offer as quickly as possible: 1. Research carefully the properties in your area in the same...

30th May 2013

Exciting New Competition at Feast Day!

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR VILLAGE? We hope that we will see you at the Chalfont St Peter Feast Day on Saturday 29 June. We are running an exciting new competition this year, with the opportunity to win an IPAD MINI! We have taken some obscure photos of landmarks around the village of Chalfont St Peter. The person who guesses the most locations wins the prize! So if you think you know your...

28th May 2013

Buyers Watch Out!

Ever heard of Chancel Repair Liability? Few people have, but it could potentailly be a real problem. The liability relates to the historic responsibility for upkeep of a church being divided between the rector and the parishioners. Under the Chancel Repairs Act 1932 a Parochial Church Council has the power to serve a demand for the cost or contributions towards the cost of repairing the church chancel. In the event that the...

28th May 2013

Sales figures on the rise ….

Activity in the UK housing market rose once again in April of 2013 as more people looked to get their hands on properties for sale, a new study has shown.The spring period is typically the season where more people decide to try to buy, with the nicer weather enticing buyers to come out and see what is on offer in the property market and this has proved to be the...

2nd May 2013

Update your facade!

It’s amazing what you can do to spruce up the façade of your house. You can turn a very uninspiring building into a state of the art object of real beauty. So don’t be put off by first impressions, adding cladding, a porch, verandah or just painting or rendering will make a huge difference. Even something as simple as training a climbing plant such as wisteria, or a climbing rose can soften...

17th April 2013

Selling Your Right to Buy Property

Some advice from our recommended solicitors, Ola Leslie, about your obligations after the purchase of your right to buy property: After the tenant has become a home owner through exercising his Right to Buy, he has the right to sell the property purchased by him but to exercise this right he is subject to a number of conditions that will be better explained to you by a solicitor. Two conditions are...