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New Government help for first time buyers…or is it?

 10th November 2020
Recently we saw the introduction of the stamp duty holiday helping feed the huge surge in house buying, and now the Government have followed that up with an announcement to help first time buyers. At OPG we have been looking at what that could mean for home buyers.

Can you complete quickly, and can I move in a fast-moving market?

 9th October 2020
Why the apparent mismatch and what does that mean if you are wanting to move home?

Sell property fast: don’t let 2020’s stamp duty benefit slip away

 30th July 2020
The Chancellor has given property buyers a wonderful window of opportunity in the shape of a stamp duty holiday but the deal is only for a limited time. Those buying and selling in tandem should act now to stop this money-saving opportunity slipping away.

Solution for rent arrears during Covid19 and the ensuing court delays

 10th July 2020
The impact of Covid19 on the economy and every facet of our lives cannot be under-estimated. Major industries have been decimated, businesses have failed, and the whole world has adjusted to the new situation.

What is the value of a property with sitting tenants?

 8th January 2020
There are numerous methods used when valuing a rented property. Here are some of the determining factors.

What can you do if a house sale has fallen through at the last minute?

 4th September 2019
It is inevitable that at least 30% of property sales fall through, and usually the circumstances are unforeseen too. When an offer is made on a property, the buyer and seller is not committed until exchange of contracts, which is legally binding.

I’ve inherited a property; what do I need to know about selling it

 21st August 2019
If someone has left you a property in their will, you can’t take it on or sell it until probate has been granted.

Can you sell and should you buy a property with subsidence?

 14th August 2019
Whether your property had subsidence some years ago or you have only just found out there is a problem, it can be a huge worry if you are hoping to sell and move on.

Why leasehold properties can be more of a challenge to buy and sell

 7th August 2019
When you own a property on a leasehold basis, it means you’re essentially renting the inside of a property for a fixed period of time. Leases are commonly issued with an initial length of between 99 and 999 years.

We have noticed a significant increase in the number of property sales falling through

 17th January 2019
Almost half of all house sales in England and Wales fell through before completion in the final quarter of 2018, according to new data. This should not come as too much surprise, as economic and political uncertainty has caused the housing market to wobble and this has definitely impacted on buyer and seller behaviour.