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Property Negotiation – Tips for Sellers

When you’re selling a property, it’s important to tackle the negotiation in a professional and balanced manner. The advice here should help you ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome. Consider Each Offer Carefully Fast decisions are often bad decisions; so, take the time to consider any offers carefully. It may be that you…

A Guide to Tenancy Terms (Part 4)

Standing order An instruction, issued by the account holder, to their bank, detailing a regular, ongoing payment which should be made from their account to a specified individual or company. Unlike Direct Debits, the amount and schedule are typically fixed. Standing orders are the commonest way of paying rent – Direct Debits are seldom used…

A Guide to Tenancy Terms (Part 3)

A Guide to Tenancy Terms (Part 3)

Initial Term The tenancy’s first period – typically 6 or 12 months in duration. Inventory A list which lays out the property’s contents. It’s normal to create an inventory which can be referred to when the tenant ‘checks in’ and ‘checks out’ of the property. The inventory should ideally include a description of the condition…

Our Top Property Viewing Tips

It’s difficult to build a clear picture of a property in a single viewing, which is why most house-hunting experts recommend making 2 (or more) visits to a prospective new home. On your first viewing, you’re more likely to be influenced by your heart, rather than your head. This isn’t always a bad thing, since…

How to Expand Your Property Portfolio

It’s important for landlords looking to expand their property portfolios to be aware of the issues that this can involve, and to take the right steps to ensure their expansion is a success. We’ll start by looking at some of the questions you should ask yourself before taking the plunge: First, consider whether you have…

A Guide to Tenancy Terms (Part 2)

Deposit Landlords will ask new tenants to pay a tenancy deposit to cover damage or unpaid rent. The deposit is usually the equivalent of six weeks rent but the landlord can choose to set the deposit at any amount. Dilapidation Damage to a property or contents that is considered to be more than acceptable wear…

A Guide to Tenancy Terms (Part 1)

A Guide to Tenancy Terms

Searching for a rental property can feel challenging, and it isn’t made any simpler by the fact that tenancy agreements come loaded with a range of unfamiliar terms. To make things easier, we’ve put together this guide to some of the jargon that tenants find most confusing. You should also check out our post on…

Negotiating Offers (Part 1)

Negotiating Offers

When planning to sell a property, offers and counter-offers are always a part of the negotiation process. It is this back and forth negotiating process that will eventually lead to property sales once all parties involved agree on the terms and conditions. Legally, the agent acts as the middleman between you and the potential buyer,…

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