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Mark Ollier

Right to Buy

Posted by Mark Ollier on May 7th 2014 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Do you have a Right to Buy your home and obtain a discount of up to £75,000?

The Government’s Right to Buy Scheme provides certain tenants with a right to purchase their Council (or in some circumstances ex-Council) home. Furthermore, the length of time you have spent as a tenant could...

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Frances Griffiths

Energy Saving Home Improvements and Building Regulations

Posted by Frances Griffiths on April 2nd 2014 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Making improvements (particularly to improve energy efficiency) to your home can add value but in some cases failure to obtain correct consents or not using a professional company can lead to costly mistakes when coming to sell or rent your property.  

If you own a home or rental property, you are...

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Mark Ollier

HELP TO BUY?

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 29th 2013 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE .

There is no doubt that the Government’s Help to Buy Scheme is promoting a great deal of activity in new home sales, although its effect on the remainder of the local housing market remains to be seen.  This is of course only the start, as Help to Buy will be...

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Frances Griffiths

Home Loans to Children?

Posted by Frances Griffiths on August 20th 2013 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

In the current difficult economic times and with the unwillingness of most banks and buildings societies to loan much more than 75% of a property’s value, many parents are lending or giving money to their children to use as a deposit so that they can buy a decent home while...

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Frances Griffiths

East Devon District Council changes to council tax on empty properties:

Posted by Frances Griffiths on July 3rd 2013 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Unoccupied and unfurnished property – the current 100% exemption for up to 6 months has been abolished. Instead you will get a discount of 100% for up to 3 months.

Uninhabitable property – the current 100% exemption for up to 12 months has been abolished. Instead you will get a discount of 50%...

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Frances Griffiths

Flood Risk

Posted by Frances Griffiths on July 3rd 2013 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE .

In June 2013, the agreement between the insurance industry and the Government, “The Flood Insurance Statement Of Principles Agreement” will not be renewed. It has been important for many years to the 5 million plus property owners in areas considered to be at risk to flooding who may now see...

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