How to Stay Gas Safe at Home

July 4th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Top Tips | No Comments »

Gas provides a cost effective energy source that is relied on by many home owners for a range of essentials including warmth, food and long hot baths. When a gas appliance goes wrong it can be extremely disruptive, but it can also prove to be dangerous if you don’t pick up on any issues quickly.

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Five Things Your Need to Know When Buying A House

June 27th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Property Conveyancing | No Comments »

Whether you’re a first time buyer trying to get on the first rung of the property ladder or you consider yourself a bit of an expert when it comes to buying a house there are still several things you need to consider each and every time you’re looking to buy.

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Keeping Kitchen Plumbing in Tip-Top Condition

June 26th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements | No Comments »

If you’re anything like the majority of the rest of us, you’ll be very conscious about where and how you spend your money. After the bills and mortgage is paid, many of us are left with very little to call “disposable income” and the chance of frivolity is slim. Saving as much cash as possible every month will help you to enjoy yourself in the future – think holidays, new clothes or a new car, for example.

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Has the Conservatory had its day?

June 17th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements | No Comments »

It does not seem so long ago that the conservatory was in its halcyon days. Giving natural sunlight and a relatively cheap way to add an extra room to a property, they popped up everywhere.

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Moving House? Storage Advice

June 6th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Market, Top Tips | No Comments »

If you’re currently in the process of trying to sell your home and are looking to move to another property, then space and storage will become a major part in this process. When selling your home you want to make it look as spacious as possible and having things packed away ready can help speed up the moving process. Equally, if you are downsizing, you’ll need to start thinking about just what you do/don’t need in your new home.

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UK House Price Record Reaches £250m

May 21st, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in News, Selling Property | No Comments »

Located next to the Queen, a London home has gone on sale for £250 million, looking set to smash the price record for Britain. With the average London property costing approximately £370,000, this home is worth a whopping 700 times more but boasts views of St James’s park and the biggest living space in all of central London.

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Thinking of Downsizing? Things to Consider.

May 14th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Market, Selling Property | No Comments »

The thought of downsizing your home may be something you’d thought about for years down the line when the kids have moved out and you’re getting older; but more people are considering downsizing their property to make all-important savings. For example, choosing a smaller property could help to increase cash flow with reduced mortgage repayments and lower energy bills.

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Sticking to a Budget When Selling Your Home

May 6th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Market, Selling Property | No Comments »

It’s a well-known fact that selling your home is one of the most stressful things you can do in your lifetime; add in the current economy and your stress levels may be going through the roof before you’ve even started to do anything about selling your home. Equally, when it comes to selling your home you’re often encouraged to make various home improvements to make the property more appealing to potential buyers – but what do you do if you simply cannot afford to make these kinds of improvements?

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Failure to Complete Following Exchange of Contracts

April 25th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Conveyancing, Property Market | No Comments »

At any time during Conveyancing transaction up to the point that contracts are exchanged both the buyer and the seller are free to withdraw from the transaction. They can do so without incurring any penalty and they do not need to give any reason.

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Extending Your Home? What You Can & Can’t Do

April 17th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Legal | No Comments »

In the majority of cases when it comes to extending your home or converting your loft, you will find you don’t need planning permission due to your development rights. However, when planning an extension you will always need to check because it will depend on the size of your new plans.

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Getting an Accurate Property Valuation

April 10th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Rental Market, Selling Property | No Comments »

To determine the potential sale price of your property in the current marketplace, you will need to get an accurate valuation. Property valuations can be complex and difficult as there are various elements that have to be taken into account to be able to set an accurate value. It is important that if selling your property, the valuation is accurate as this may affect the length of time your property is on the market for. Finding the right valuation isn’t necessarily about finding the highest valuation.

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