17th January 2020
With a New Year comes new beginnings and for many it’s a time to start thinking about moving home.
Perhaps you are looking for more space after struggling to get the family around the dining table at Christmas? The children may be grown up, moving on and you are considering downsizing? Is 2020 the year you decide to relocate to enjoy a different part of the Country? Or perhaps you are just thinking about a fresh new home for the brand new decade?
Many people take stock of their current home over the festive period and estate agents will often see a surge of people looking to put their house on the market at the start of a new year.
This can make it a good time to be in the market whether you are looking to buy your first home, sell up or move as there will be a surge of activity and a wider range of homes available to pursue.
Selling Your Home
If you are looking to put your house on the market in 2020, it might be time to start getting your home ready for those all-important estate agent photos and potential viewings. Christmas can bring chaos to homes with an influx of new presents and guests taking over the house along with the winter months seeing your gardening and DIY projects neglected.
Now is a good time to de-clutter, re-organise your home, finish off any outstanding projects and thinking about making your home ‘sellable’. A fresh coat of paint, clean windows and large mirrors can be a quick and affordable way to instantly make a room feel light and airy.
A good clear out and organisation will help make the packing and moving process easier too!
See our articles ‘Moving Tips’ and ‘Guide to Viewing a Property’ for plenty of useful hints and tips.
First Time Buyers
If you are new to the property market and eager to take that first step onto the property ladder then this can be a very exciting time but can also be stressful. The road to buying your first home isn’t always a smooth one but with the right advice from estate agents, mortgage advisers and solicitors you can ensure you have the best support. See our articles ‘A Quick Guide for First Time Buyers’ and ‘Buying your First Home Together’ to get up to speed.
Best Conveyancing Solicitors
Of course a very important element of any property sale or purchase is selecting a good solicitor. This will ensure that you receive the best possible advice throughout the whole conveyancing process, along with ensuring all the necessary searches and checks are carried out to eliminate any nasty surprises later on and to protect probably the biggest asset purchase you will make.
Buying or selling property is an expensive transaction which is why you want to be certain that your best interests are protected. It can be tempting to opt for the cheapest conveyancing quote you can find, however it is vital to bear in mind that you could well be sacrificing on quality. There are many online conveyancers or ‘conveyancing factories’ based miles away that churn out thousands of transactions each month. Sadly, we do see clients who have had their fingers burned by using such cheaper alternatives in the past and have nothing to fall back on when errors are made or they were ill-advised.
Using a firm that has the Law Society Accreditation such as Lamb Brooks means that you will benefit from the strict regulation, quality guidelines and insurance backing. You will gain from our property knowledge, relationships and connections along with the ease of being able to deal with the paperwork on your doorstep, face-to-face.
Our dedicated Property Law Team Office is open 9am – 5pm and based along the one-way-system in Basingstoke’s town centre where you are welcome to pop in for a coffee whilst we prepare an estimate for you.
For more information please get in touch with our Property Law Team on 01256 305516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can speak to our Online Chat Assistant who is available 24/7 and will put you in touch with a property specialist.
The contents of this article are for the purposes of general awareness only. They do not purport to constitute legal or professional advice. The law may have changed since this article was published. Readers should not act on the basis of the information included and should take appropriate professional advice upon their own particular circumstances.
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