house selling

How can I make sure my home buyer is serious? Our last sale fell through because the buyer didn’t have finance in place

It’s really frustrating to find out weeks after accepting an offer that your buyer is not actually in a financial position to make the purchase.

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Give tax breaks to landlords who sell to long-term tenants, says think tank

The government is being urged to give landlords in England a tax break if they sell their rental properties to long-term tenants.

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Japanese knotweed blight 'has slashed UK house prices by £20bn'

British homeowners plagued by Japanese knotweed have seen £20 billion in total wiped off the price of their homes, according to new research.

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UK property market still in the doldrums

Much of the UK housing market remains relatively flat and listless with some exceptions – notably in the Midlands and Wales – according to latest property price indices, with supply shortages providing something of a floor...

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Funny money: If your name is Derek, you can sell your house for free

Good news if your name is Derek: you can sell your house online without any estate agent’s fees if you put it on the market now as the offer ends on 30 June.

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"Do we owe an estate agent commission if we didn’t sell our home through them?"

Unfortunately, it is quite common for there to be a dispute where the estate agent alleges that they have introduced the buyer, but the homeowner disagrees.

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Add £50k to your home's value in just seven days

Homeowners could add almost £50,000 to the value of their home in just a week, according to joint research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and the HomeOwners Alliance (HOA).

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First-time sellers make £86k but struggle to afford their next home

Homeowners looking to move to their second home will have made £86,000, on average, on their first property, but still need to find another £50,000 to move up the property ladder, according to new research.

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One ticket selling every minute in £3.2m Knightsbridge flat prize draw

London’s exclusive Knightsbridge claims it is selling one ticket every minute.

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