ASK THE EXPERT A. Of course, as an estate agent I am naturally in favour of anything that helps breathe new life into the housing market – which is what the Government says it is determined to do with this raft of measures. Indeed, David Cameron and Nick Clegg claimed that...


 ASK THE EXPERT   A.         This is all to do with lenders’ concerns over the tendency of some house builders to offer substantial incentives on new-build properties. Now, the basic idea behind these incentives is hardly new &...


ASK THE EXPERT A. The Green Deal is the Government’s new flagship energy conservation project. With around a quarter of the UK’s total carbon emissions coming from the energy used in our homes, and much of the existing housing stock still woefully inefficient in...


ASK THE EXPERT To start with, I should congratulate you on having two prospective buyers champing at the bit at the same time. These days, that’s quite an unusual problem to have! As for what you should do to resolve it, while there is no absolutely right or wrong way to...


ASK THE EXPERT A. That rather depends on what you are selling. For instance, auction can often be used to advantage in the case of unusual or “non-standard” properties, where their very uniqueness makes it much more difficult to arrive at an accurate market valuation...


ASK THE EXPERT Obviously, this is a question best addressed to a reputable mortgage broker – although, strictly speaking, even they aren’t meant to advise you, but simply set out the alternatives and leave it to you to decide. That said…the whole point of a...