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Finding Your Student Accommodation in 2019

By | 2019-03-27T08:44:23+00:00 March 25th, 2019|Categories: UcaDO student|Tags: , , |

Last week Save the Student gave us the low-down on student living conditions in the UK, in their National Student Accommodation Survey for 2019. Their brilliantly upfront article is filled with helpful stats from over 2,000 students – such as the most expensive places in the UK to rent. Plus comments where we learn everything from [...]

Sell Your Property Your Way

By | 2019-03-21T09:28:39+00:00 March 21st, 2019|Categories: UcaDO|

Selling your home was recently billed, “the most stressful event in someone’s life”. A survey revealed that the levels of stress experienced during the sales process came above having a baby, starting a new job or going through a divorce. This is largely due to the length of time it takes to secure a sale, [...]

Is Your Property Perfect for the Generation-Y Market?

By | 2018-08-07T09:10:25+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Categories: UcaDO|Tags: , , |

We see all kinds of headlines pop up, announcing the ‘millenial housing crisis’ and that ‘millenials will never own a home’! However, statistics seem to suggest otherwise... Generation-Y homeowners actually leapt up to 36% in Spring 2018 – vastly becoming a major proportion of the market. This is a generation known for having endless options [...]

4 Quick Tips for Viewing

By | 2018-07-25T15:01:20+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Categories: UcaDO|Tags: , , |

Define your viewing area/location early-on and take a compass with you, ‘think shade and light’ - Where will the summer sun be? Where does it rise and set? (Remember - rise in the east and set in the west!) Be open minded to what you can do with the space. Concentrate on location (you can [...]

3 Quick Tips for Sellers

By | 2018-07-25T13:50:51+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Categories: UcaDO|Tags: , , |

If you live alone and would feel more comfortable, invite a friend or neighbour to be present. In winter months with dark nights, it is advisable to have your partner or spouse at the property. Show the buyer/s around at a fair pace and when ready (usually the last room), explain that you will leave [...]

3 Quick Tips for Buying

By | 2018-07-25T13:00:15+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Categories: UcaDO|Tags: , , |

Take the whole house in, absorbing and listening to as much from the owner, then if you like it - make a second viewing and look again. Ask constructive questions to gain informative answers. Remember – it is their house, so learn from it, gain comparisons to understand ‘them’ more, you’ll need common ground to [...]

7 Golden Rules To Negotiation

By | 2018-07-25T12:04:52+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Categories: UcaDO|Tags: , , |

THERE ARE NO WINNERS OR LOSERS IN TRUE NEGOTIATIONS Think long term, not short term. You need each other (buyer & seller) on board to gain constructive, efficient completions. Trust is key. Be as open as practicable, only with full perspective can the entire view be seen. Always ‘Give-a-bit to Get-a-bit’. Losing a day at [...]

3 Quick Tips On Photography

By | 2018-07-25T11:11:01+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Categories: UcaDO|Tags: , , |

Take photos on a clear blue sky day. Move bins and child toys. Make sure that domestic pets are not in shot. Take cars/caravans off the drive. Try to get as much of the room in the photo as possible to show the size. Try to make the rooms look spacious, light and airy. Quality [...]

EPC Online

By | 2018-07-25T10:55:15+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Categories: UcaDO|Tags: , , |

EPC Online have been selected to join our Trusted Solution Providers and have committed to produce property EPC reports in no more than 24hrs from an application being received. So if you have owned your property for more than 10 years or you are unable to obtain an EPC report, all you need to do [...]