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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...

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...