Are you looking for a new house, rental property or investment opportunity? Are you interested in the property market and keen to chat with like-minded people? Are you a property expert, or novice in need of advice? Then you’ve come to the right place!
The UK Property Centre is currently undergoing development but will be live shortly and will assist with all aspects of property from purchase or rental through to decorating and landscaping. All your UK Property needs in one place. Check back soon for an update.
There are so many opportunities in the UK today to get into property and real estate. You may be looking for that perfect home for you and your loved ones, when only the best will do. Your search may be coming up fruitless, and the estate agents might not appreciate the importance of finding your dream home. It’s time to take matters into your own hands! Decide what you are after – your minimum and maximum budget, the number of bedrooms you need, how many bathrooms you would like, and the generally lay-out of your ideal home. Remember that you may need to be flexible in order to find what you’re looking for. If you’ve had trouble finding property in a small area, expand your search. Think about different sorts of properties – renovation possibilities, unusual buildings, or a long-lease rental. Don’t be afraid to make time to visit the properties in person – it’s the best way to get a feel for the house and to find out if it fits with your personality and requirements.
Maybe you are instead looking for a rental, and are finding it impossible to come up with the right place for your budget. How many estate agencies have you spoken with? If you fall into a social category (student, disabled, elderly, disadvantaged) that might have a rental-assistance office, take advantage of it! They are likely to have a register of rental properties on hand that might be perfectly suited to what you’re looking for. Some local councils offer a similar service. If you’re still having trouble, or perhaps are finding it difficult to secure a lease, perhaps you should consider a shared-property arrangement. If you are on your own or are looking to rent with a friend, there may be other renters looking for people to occupy rooms. You might even think about renting a larger property and trying to fill the rooms you have spare – this is quite easy, particularly in an area with a large student population.
If you are instead considering getting into the property market yourself as an investor, it’s important to know as much as you can about the area you’re thinking about buying in. Having a good understanding of the trends and values is one thing – understanding common house layouts, the temper of the local community, and being aware of your limits is another. The key is to investigate – if you see similar sorts of properties from the same area listed, arrange a viewing. Talk to as many estate agents as you can. Focus on building links with trades people that might be able to help in the future with renovation or repairs. Investing in property is hard work but can be incredibly rewarding.
The secret to any real estate or property success is to do your research, and what better way to do it than to talk to as many people as possible! The UK Property Centre will allow you to do just that but will also provide step by step instructions covering all aspects of UK property.