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Character Victorian house close to Hertford North

This well-presented Victorian property is bigger than expected as it has a third bedroom in the loft conversion in addition to the two bedrooms and large bathroom on the first floor. Downstairs there are two reception rooms, the sitting room with an open fireplace, as well as a galley kitchen. The pretty walled back garden is west facing so sunny all afternoon. The house is only a five minute walk from Hertford North station and within the catchment area for the Millmead Primary School. We have an Open Day from 11am to 12 noon on Saturday the 22nd of September so please call for details. Click on the following link for the floor plan and room sizes as well as lots more photos:

Hertford – 3 Bedrooms (1541)

 

Subsidence… don’t look for a hiding place

Whether you’re buying or selling a property, you cannot afford to hide away from the problem of subsidence.

We all know it’s a bit of a dirty word in the world of estate agency, but it’s something you cannot get away without tackling.

If you’re selling, you need to be upfront and honest about it and if you’re selling you need to go into the situation with your eyes wide open.

Of course, the severity of the issue can vary vastly from property to property. Either there are just small cracks in the walls or there are much bigger problems. So the first thing you need is to pull out all the information that you have regarding the problem and any past repairs.

We often recommend organising for a structural engineer to come round to diagnose the severity of the problem. It can cost…

Selling a leasehold property? Beware of the low lease…

 

Making sure you settle on a reasonable figure when selling your home can be a bit of headscratcher at the best of times.

But throwing in the complications of a lowering lease period can just add to the confusion when it comes to reaching a fair deal with your buyer.

If you’re selling a property with a low lease, it’s so important get all your ducks in a row before you get the process under way.

Our vast experience and knowledge of how lenders view properties in this bracket suggests that once your lease is below 80 years, people start raising an eyebrow. When you are in between 50 and 75 years, there are a few mortgage lenders who won’t lend and then when it’s even lower, the options become even more sparse.

A lot of developers build properties with 99 years on the…

Gazumping voted top of the “pet-hates” for house buyers

A recent survey of over 2000 house buyers revealed that gazumping is the thing that most gets buyers’ backs up and who can blame them. Read the full article here:

https://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2018/8/ban-gazumping-and-limit-overseas-ownership-of-homes-while-youre-at-it—

No one has ever been gazumped on a property that we have sold, something we are very proud of, all because we have a contract with a unique anti-gazumping clause and we make sure it never does!

And we put or contract on our website – which I believe makes us the only agent in the country that does so – so to see it just go to www.bigblackhen.com