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How much do you know about the survey your mortgage lender is trying to sell you?

28 December, 20130 Comments
In general terms, there are 3 types of ‘survey’ that your mortgage lender will try to sell you. A Valuation (This is NOT a survey, it is entirely for the benefit of the Lender to secure the loan, it does not benefit the buyer at all) A Homebuyers Report (This is a valuation and a
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WOULD YOU BUY A CAR THAT DIDN’T HAVE AN MOT ??

30 November, 20130 Comments
I suspect that the vast majority of people would answer that question with a resounding ‘NO’. Ok, well what about if I said ‘would you buy a house without a survey?’ Even though a house is likely to be the biggest investment most people will make, I think there would be several different answers to
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Should you increase the rent?

15 November, 20130 Comments
Every business has its overheads. And whilst the cost of financing a rental property has, on average, decreased, other costs have shot up. Take energy, for instance. Back in October, SSE became the first of the ‘big six’ energy providers to pre-empt the winter months with a hike in energy prices (by an average of
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