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Probate Valuations

Tuesday, 26th March 2019

Categories: Tips For Sellers
This may be a highly emotional time for a family who has lost a loved one, however practical demands require the family to address the probate issues relating to the deceased’s estate and this will require an accurate written valuation of the deceased’s property based upon the open market value of the property. The valuation is not just for when the property is going to be put on the market for sale but will be used to assist in the calculation submitted to Inland Revenue confirming the amount of inheritance tax payable. Once the return has been submitted, the District Valuer at the Capital Taxes Office will consider the calculation given.

Peter Barry

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Practical Steps to Consider When Selling Your Home

Tuesday, 26th March 2019

Categories: Tips For Sellers
Once you have made the decision to sell your beloved home there will be a number of things you can do to help the sale along. You can’t rely on other people to have everything in place before they make or accept an offer but if you’ve got a solicitor in place, you’ve got your finances arranged and you’ve earmarked your next property, at least your link will be ready when the offer is accepted.

Peter Barry

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Are You Selling or Buying a Leasehold property?

Tuesday, 26th March 2019

Categories: Tips For Sellers
In dealing with leasehold properties on a daily basis you become very aware of the effect a lease has on a property’s value. Even leases over the 80 year mark (the point at which marriage value takes effect) should be investigated and ultimately extended. A purchaser today who acquires a flat for £250,000 with an 85 year lease will have to wait 2 years until they can extend under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 by which time an extension could cost up to £10,000 including professional fees.

Peter Barry

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Ways to Maximise Profit When Selling Your House

Thursday, 13th February 2014

Categories: Tips For Sellers
A quick online search will bring up dozens of suggestions for ways to make your home more attractive to buyers and maximise your profits. Ideas range from wafting the aroma of freshly baked bread around your kitchen, to spending hundreds on new furniture for better “staging” or making extravagant renovations in your loft or garage. The best options for your home will of course depend on a number of factors. Are you focused on achieving the maximum value for your home, or would you rather a quick sale? How much money and effort are you willing to invest prior to sale, and how desperately does your home need an update?

Peter Barry

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Is There a Magic Month to Sell Your Property?

Wednesday, 16th January 2013

Categories: Tips For Sellers
If you’re a developer with a newly refurbished property, or you’re a seller in a competitive market, it’s imperative that you choose the right agent to market your property and ensure it’s as viewer-friendly as possible. But it’s also important to pick the best time for your house to hit the marketplace. Clearing the clutter a month before you had planned to nail the ‘for sale’ sign to the fence, or holding off over a particularly quiet patch, could pay off in the long run and get you closer to your asking price.

Peter Barry

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