What are the most common mistakes made by house sellers?

Getting a fair price in a timely manner from a good buyer is all a seller wants at the end of the day. However, sometimes there may be things that vendors do which can prevent this from becoming a reality. NAEA Propertymark reveals the most common mistakes made by sellers, which tend to affect their sale. Overpricing The first thing your buyer sees is the price, so when it comes to valuing your home, it’s got to be done right. An overpriced…

Housebuilder Bovis on track for record year

Despite acknowledging that uncertainty surrounding Brexit is having an effect on some buyers, Bovis Homes has said that it remains on track for a “record year” of profits for 2018. The housebuilder issued an update and said that it was fully sold for its targeted FY 2018 completions and anticipated delivering “another controlled and disciplined period end” in December. Bovis said it was continuing to deliver high levels of customer satisfaction, with its HBF Customer Satisfaction score for the year from October 1…

Scardamaglia on A Legal History of Lithography @abscard @GriffLawSchool

Amanda Scardamaglia, Swinburne Institute of Technology, has published A Legal History of Lithography at 1 Griffith Law Review 1 (2017). Here is the abstract. Charles Troedel (1835–1906) was a master printer and lithographer and founder of the firm Troedel & Co. He was also the forgotten face behind the production of much of Australia’s earliest existing and surviving advertising material including posters, labels and other visual ephemera. These works, many of which were registered for colonial copyright and trade mark protection, provide a graphic history of nineteenth-century Australia, speaking to…

Brits now spending more on outside lighting to ‘boost mood’

As the daylight hours get shorter and dark nights draw in, many Brits are attempting to lighten the mood by lighting their outdoor space. New research has found that Brits are investing in making the most of their days by spending a large part of their average £350 per year lighting spend on areas such as balconies, gardens, and yards. According survey of 1,000 UK adults carried out by lighting supplier LED Hut, 28% of respondents said they spend more on their outdoor…

Top tips for a successful move to a top school catchment area

New research from home moving company, AnyVan.com, has revealed that as many as 56% of home movers now strive to live in the catchment of schools ranking high in performance tables, sparking fierce competition. School admission criteria differs between local authorities, however catchment is usually a key factor. The level of importance families attribute to local school performance also differs throughout the UK. Londoners scored the highest, with nearly three quarters (72%) of people in the capital indicating local school statistics are an important…

Property buyers in Hertfordshire £850k better off than renters

New research by Countryside has found that tenants of a typical home in Hertfordshire would be approximately £855,477 better off over 25 years if they bought the property instead after comparing the lifetime gain or loss of someone renting a property to the lifetime gain or loss of buying. As a buyer will own an asset once they have paid off their mortgage, this is creating a remarkable divide between buyers and renters, leading to a property divide whose wealth will be substantially less…

London property prices remain static

New data released by property consultancy, Strutt & Parker, shows that as economic uncertainty continues, it has become increasingly unlikely that the market will bounce back any time soon. Strutt & Parker has announced that it has revised down its 2019 outlook for Prime Central London – forecasting 2.0% growth as a best case and -5.0% on the downside. The regional UK forecast remains the same at 2.5% for 2019. Vanessa Hale, Director, Research at Strutt & Parker explains: “As the year has…

Considering a bridging loan? Make sure you have a clear exit strategy in place

The ability of bridging lenders to deliver in tight timescales has seen this kind of finance soaring in popularity in recent years among property professionals, and those buying at auction, who need to act fast. At Together, our personal bridging loans range from smaller loans for home improvements ahead of a sale, to £2.5 million for the purchase of much larger properties. And after applying for one of our short-term bridging loans, we can have the funds in the borrower’s account significantly faster than…