How Much Does a Sea View Really Add to Property Value?

15 July, 2024

In property, location is really critical. Among the several elements affecting home value, a sea view is clearly a highly appealing asset. Still, how much does a sea view truly add to the value of a house? Potential purchasers, as well as present homeowners trying to maximise their asset will wonder. Supported by current statistics and professional opinions, we explore the effect of a sea view on property value.

EICR certificates – what are they and who needs them?

10 July, 2024

An electrical installation condition report, popularly abbreviated as EICR, is a formal document based on an in-depth assessment of electrical installations within the property. The EICR is carried out by a qualified electrician or approved contractor to identify any damage, deterioration, defects, or dangerous conditions that may present risks to the inhabitants.

Cavity Wall and Loft Insulation

26 June, 2024

When you’re looking for ways to keep your home’s temperature regulated and comfortable throughout the year, insulation might not be the first thing that pops to your mind because it can retain heat during the colder months. But insulation techniques like cavity wall and loft insulation can also help you keep your home cool in the summer.

Common Home Defects and How to Spot Them

18 June, 2024

Whether you're purchasing a home or holding on to your current one, knowledge of the most common home defects is very important because a property's condition materially affects its value, safety, and comfort. Neglecting or disregarding these defects can lead to costly repairs, long-term damage, and perhaps hazardous living situations. By identifying these defects in their early stages, property owners can save a lot of time, money, and effort required to deal with them.

Choosing the Right Estate Agent for You

12 June, 2024

When it comes to property transactions, selecting an excellent estate agent is an essential step. An agent may be the difference between success and failure in a sale or purchase. An experienced agent minimises the hassles and makes the deal hassle-free by giving quality guidance. In contrast, dealing with a less competent counterpart might increase inconvenience or even casue a fall through. Here is a comprehensive guide to help you choose the best estate agent for your needs.

Modern Method of Auction

24 May, 2024

Selling a property can be a challenging and lengthy process. However, innovative approaches like the Modern Method of Auction (MMA) are reshaping the landscape of property sales. Unlike traditional methods, MMA offers several advantages, making it an attractive option for sellers looking for speed, transparency, and efficiency.

What can go wrong between exchange and completion?

13 March, 2024

When you're buying or selling a house, there's a tricky time between agreeing to the deal and getting the keys. This time is called "exchange and completion." During this period, things can go wrong and cause problems.

Happy Holidays

19 December, 2023

May your holiday season be filled with the warmth of home and the company of those you hold dear. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Preparing Your Home for Winter

05 December, 2023

With winter approaching, get your home ready for the cold and shield it from potential harm. This guide lays out essential steps to protect your property in winter and keep your insurance valid.

Divorce House Sale Made Easy: Leveraging Get an Offer's Expertise for a Smooth Transition

27 July, 2023

Divorce can be a difficult and emotional process, particularly when it involves dividing assets like your family home. If you find yourself in need of selling your house during a divorce, Get an Offer can be your guiding light. In this comprehensive blog post, we will not only share valuable tips for selling your house during a divorce but also explore the numerous ways Get an Offer can assist you throughout the process.

What happens when leasehold expires?

14 June, 2023

Leasehold properties are a common form of homeownership in the United Kingdom, particularly in flats and apartments.

However, it's important to understand that leasehold ownership comes with a limited duration, and eventually, the leasehold will expire. This article aims to provide a comprehensive overview of what happens when a leasehold expires, including the process leading up to expiration, what happens when the leasehold expires, implications for leaseholders, available alternatives, and the legal considerations involved.

Why an Online Estate Agent is Your Best Choice

08 February, 2023

In June 2022 property market started slowing down. From an estate agent's perspective, the UK property market at the beginning of the year was fairly stable, with some signs of growth. Despite recent interest rate increases (a 14-year high at 4% after a recent Bank of England announcement), which have caused some uncertainty among buyers and sellers, the market as a whole has remained relatively stable.

Happy Holidays

14 December, 2022

As Christmas approaches, the Get An Offer Team would like to take a moment to wish you all the joys of the season.

May your holiday season be filled with love and happiness! Please accept our warmest wishes for a magical Christmas and a joyful New Year!

Landlords looking to sell and exit market

Landlords Looking to Sell & Exit Market at 13 Year High

25 November, 2022

The reduction in Capital Gains Allowance is an “unwelcome blow” and has seen the number of landlords looking to sell up hit a 13-year high. 

Jeremy Hunt announced that the amount you can make from the sale of certain assets before paying tax will fall from £12,300 to £6,000 in April and then to £3,000 in April 2024 in the Autumn statement on Thursday.

Considering buying an HMO?

24 November, 2022

An HMO (House in multiple occupation) is, put simply an investment property much like any buy to let but rather than being self-contained, some facilities such as kitchen and bathrooms will be shared. In years gone by, HMO’s had a rather downmarket reputation thanks to the transient nature of tenants and very often, the reluctance of their landlords to spend money on maintenance to provide decent homes.

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