are estate agents regulated

Regulating Estate Agents in the UK

Are UK estate agents regulated? It’s a pertinent question that many people ask, and the short answer is yes. However, there have been many calls from the public to further improve the regulation of the business to help professionalise and…
Thames Valley Area Guide, Ascot berkshire
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Thames Valley Area Guide: Ascot

Principally known for being the home of the Royal Ascot Racecourse, Ascot is a small town in East Berkshire. It also has a reputation for being one of the most expensive places in the UK, both to rent or buy a property. In this guide, we…
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Green & Ethical Mortgages: A Guide to Alternative Property Lending

Once a quirky option for the staunch environmentalists, green and ethical living has become a hot topic over the last few years. As more of us recognise our social responsibility to the planet and our communities it seems only right that our…
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Property Jargon Buster: An A-Z Guide

All industries have their own jargon, whether it’s healthcare, banking or snowboarding, knowing the lingo can mean the difference between seeming a fool and making a foolish mistake. In the property industry, the majority of terms used are…
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Cost of Living: Wokingham Compared

Often ranked as one of the best places to live in the UK, Wokingham is a popular commuter town for people working in cities like London, Winchester and Oxford or commercial towns like Reading, Bracknell and Basingstoke. You can find a more…
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How NOT to Present Your Home: A Picture Guide

With the advent of the internet, the process of selling homes has changed considerably. Most listings now have a considerable number of external and internal images. Combined with Google Earth, 360o tours and floorplans, buyers can conduct a…
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Best Easter DIY Projects: 5 Jobs to Tackle in a Long Weekend

Looking for the best Easter DIY projects? Bank holiday weekends are traditionally the busiest times of the year for garden centres and DIY stores as the nation eschews the chance for a relaxing break and, instead, turns to home improvement. Easter…
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Shopping Local: A Guide to Independent Traders in the Thames Valley

Reading has the Oracle, Bracknell has the Lexicon and Basingstoke has Festival Place. They are all great places to shop and offer the convenience of centralised mall parking with access to popular retail chains like Next, HMV and Waterstones. However,…
should you sell your house fast for cash
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Should You Sell Your House Fast For Cash?

Looking to sell your house fast for cash? Whether you have been trying to sell your home for a while or need to shift a property fast, it can be tempting to consider a quick cash sale. There are plenty of companies on the market that offer…
a guide to house hunting
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Homes on Safari: A Guide to House Hunting in 2018

So, you’re in the market for a new property and want to start house hunting. Looking for the perfect property can be an exciting time, but it can also be a frustrating process. Fortunately, we’ve put together a guide to help you out in…