Around 200,000 new homes are built in the UK each year. Although 87% of buyers were satisfied overall with the quality, 34% said their home had more problems than they expected. Buyers need to do a thorough check, known as ‘snagging’, and be legally protected. So what should you, or a professional snagger, be looking out for?
With so much tech at our fingertips, we can practically view a property from the comfort of our own living room. But, like internet dating, seeing it online and in person can be quite different – which is where your viewing trip comes in. So, if you’re planning on seeing your shortlist of homes, what do you need to know to make it a success?
If you imagined a picture-postcard scene of England, you’d probably come up with something similar to the Cotswolds. Its myriad of historic villages, with their quaint cottages in the beautiful, honey-coloured local stone and its rolling countryside make it a favourite among property buyers. So where are the best places to buy a house in the Cotswolds?
So, you’ve worked out what you want from your ideal home or investment property – and you’ve maybe decided on the perfect area, too. But now it’s time to talk money: what are the buying costs of a UK house and ongoing costs to take into consideration? Once you’ve got a firmer idea of your budget, your purchase will be much smoother and hassle-free.
When you’re ready to make a trip to the United Kingdom to view property, Britain’s hard-working estate agents will be ready to welcome you and viewing property in the UK is super-easy. Read our tips on making the most of a viewing trip, including when to come, how to get around and what to bring with you.