The Housing Market in Meltdown!

I was reading in the paper recently that while the General Election is still months away the effect of published Party policies is having an adverse effect on the Housing Market-the advice appears to be Sell Now.

Boom or Bust – Yet another misleading headline !!

The Government has just announced another initiative on top of the Help to buy scheme. Do you think a Discount of 20% is just more tinkering with the Market or will it make a significant differrence for first time buyers and the property market as a whole?

What is the impact of the failure of Royal Bank of Scotland and National Westminster Banks systems

Hi Everyone sorry it’s been so long since my last post-but it nearly was. If not for the Grace of God I would not be here writing this comment. The result has been that my practice of Kingfishers Specialist Property Lawyers has ceased to trade however by popular demand I will continue with the Blog but my comments cannot be taken as legal advice and cannot be relied upon as such they being merely my personal opinion. If advice is needed then you must seek this from your own attorney lawyer financial adviser or accountant or other appropriate adviser.


  With the current difficulties in the residential property sector, there will always be a knock-on effect in estate agency. In addition to lost revenue due to reduced sales volumes, they also face challenges within their ranks as entrepreneurial property professionals take advantage of market conditions. The time is right for introducing new business models to the arena. One such business is


What has to be done before I sell my  property?  Make sure the property is in a presentable condition and in good decorative order, reasonably tidy and uncluttered, before you agree to any viewings by potential buyers. Appoint your Property Lawyer so that the HIP can be prepared and the agents terms of business approved The law presently requires that every residential property must have a “Home Information Pack” (“HIP”) commissioned, i.e. requested, on or before the “first date of marketing” by the agent or the seller. A HIP contains certain specified information and documents which is considered to be of interest to a potential buyer. The “Required” documents are:-