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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...

16th April 2013

Looking for an honest estate agent?

When you are deciding which estate agent to instruct to sell your house it is always a good idea to get a few estate agents in and ask them for their honest advice on the value and the saleability of your home.  It is also worth asking your agent what marketing strategy they will use to get your house sold. Too many estate agents will try to flatter you with an...

15th April 2013

Spotlight on Chalfont St Peter …

Chalfont St Peter, located on the edge of the beautiful Chiltern Hills, is a welcoming village with great facilities, schools and recreation activities, as well as stunning countryside on its doorstep. Chalfont St Peter is very well placed for easy access to the M25, M40 and both mainline and underground train stations into London. Chalfont St Peter is a large village which offers a large array of amenities including a leisure centre...

15th April 2013

Spotlight on Gerrards Cross …

Gerrards Cross is widely regarded as an exceptionally desirable place to live, due to its high quality residential accommodation, its leafy and spacious environment and easy commuter access to London via the Chiltern Line railway station and proximity to both the M25 and M40 motorways. Gerrards Cross is a very popular large village and provides a variety of shopping and leisure facilities, including an Odeon cinema, Marks and Spencer Food Hall,...

15th April 2013

Spotlight on Chalfont St Giles…

The historic Chilterns village of Chalfont St Giles was recently voted as the "Best Village in Britain" by a Channel 5 property show because of its location, schooling, standard of living and beautiful surroundings. It certainly lives up to its reputation. The village green and pond at the centre of the village are very picturesque with many half timbered buildings and the old village pump. Chalfont St Giles village also benefits from...

15th April 2013

Spotlight on Beaconsfield …

Beaconsfield is a very popular and prosperous town. Its historic tree-lined main street is now a conservation area and comprises many beautiful Georgian buildings. The historic part of Beaconsfield is now known as the Old Town, while less than a mile to the north the New Town came into being after the railway line was completed in 1906. The fast access to London, with trains taking less than half an hour to...

15th April 2013

Spotlight on Rickmansworth …

The commuter town of Rickmansworth and the nearby village of Chorleywood (once described as being the happiest place in Britain) offer the convenience of its excellent transport links together with its situation in beautiful leafy unspoilt countryside. Rickmansworth's station is served by both Chiltern Line and Metropolitan Line trains with a fast and regular service into central London and Birmingham. The town is also located close to the M25, M1 and M40...

9th April 2013

Living together but apart ….

According to an article in the Daily Mail yesterday in a recent survey, 23 per cent of couples — 2.2million people — in a serious relationship live apart, whether by choice or circumstance, and this number is apparently growing rapidly. The number of men and women ‘living apart together’ has increased by 40 per cent in the past decade. Famously, they include the actress Helena Bonham Carter and her director husband...