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Is Your Estate Agent a Member Of a Redress Scheme?

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From October last year it became a legal requirement for all letting agents to be part of one of three government-approved redress schemes, The Property Ombudsman Scheme, The Property Redress Scheme or Ombudsman Services: Property. Of course, most sales agents were already members of a scheme, but the law was enforced in order to stamp out an element of rogue operators and improve standards across the whole industry. Redress allows consumers – property sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants –...

Lord Sugar Swaps Boardroom For London Property Market

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You may have read earlier this month that Lord Alan Sugar is teaming up with a well-known interior designer to create five plush apartments in the heart of the capital. The star of The Apprentice is partnering with former Dragons' Den panellist Kelly Hoppen to kit out the apartments at Bennett House in the St James' area. Hoppen's pedigree is well-documented having worked for A-Listers Victoria Beckham, Frank Lampard and Chris Evans. “Kelly is the best at what she does. We want to create apa...

Should We Be 'Up And Up Cycling' Our Furniture?

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'Up cycling' is a phrase most people will have heard of over the past few years and the trend of restoring knackered furniture has become very popular thanks to the success of sites like freecycle and TV shows like Fill Your House For Free. We recently found out, however, that there is a new kid on the block with a rather similar name. Meet 'up and up cycling'. This latest interior design trend entails buying brand new budget furniture items and renovating them to a high standard, incorporati...

Survey Reveals First Time Buyers Lack Mortgage Knowledge

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In the age of ‘generation rent’, millennials who are looking to buy their first home can struggle to understand or find the right information about the housing market. Many young adults seek financial advice and many find the home buying process to be unclear. There are many factors that millennials are faced with when they consider purchasing their first property. Their biggest concern is their financial situation, followed by mortgage payments and then the fluctuating house market. A su...

Why Last Week's Planning Reforms Could Boost Housing Supply

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As part of last week's Budget, the Chancellor George Osborne and business secretary, Sajid Javid, set out a new policy document promising to shake-up the country's planning laws. The 90 page plan, titled Fixing the Foundations: Creating a More Prosperous Nation, also covered topics like trade, transport, tax, higher education, devolution and long-term investment. But it was the proposed planning reforms that most caught the eye. The new proposals – which still need to be ratified by MPs – would...

How To Sell Your Home For The First Time

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For those who have never sold a home before, it can be a daunting and stressful process. But top tips on how to do it right are in short supply when compared with advice for first-time buyers. At Tepilo we've contributed towards putting that right with the list below, which will help first-time sellers get the best possible price for their property. Pick carefully The most important step when it comes to selling your home is to choose the agent that is right for you. In this day and age, the v...

Selling with Tepilo: How We Market Your Property On a National Scale

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Last time we spoke about how fewer overheads for us will save you money in fees. This time we look at another major benefit of selling your property with Tepilo: national marketing coverage. Unlike a traditional estate agent, we don’t have one fixed branch or base, which means we can sell or let your home from locations all across the UK – from Harrogate to Hastings and Sevenoaks to Sunderland. As we know, property searches nowadays are almost exclusively started online. People turn first t...

News Round-Up For Property Sellers

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When selling your home, it's important to know what's going on in the property market. Whether it's the latest house price report or what buyers are increasingly looking for, immersing yourself in all things property could indirectly speed up your sale or help you to secure a better sale price. With all this in mind, we've put together a round-up of all the biggest headlines recently affecting the UK's property sellers. This means you don't have to spend hours scouring the web, sifting out what...

Online portals and online agents: What’s the difference?

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As you may have read, or perhaps the reason for you stumbling across this blog, much of the process of buying and selling property can now be carried out online. Similarly to any upsurge in online activity, the property boom has come with many buzz phrases, which can sometimes make it difficult for the consumer. In the last few years you may have encountered phrases like Rightmove, portals, Zoopla, online estate agents and traditional estate agents when looking into online property transacti...

Summer 2015’s Hottest Interior Design Trends

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Now summer is truly under way after we’ve just experienced the UK’s hottest day in a decade with the mercury hitting 35C, we thought it the perfect time to look at the season’s hottest interior design trends. Many homeowners like to keep up with the latest design fashions to keep their homes fresh and relevant and if you are looking to sell your property, it becomes even more important to know what’s in vogue and what isn’t. After all, your would-be buyers will be on the lookout for a home t...

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