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How to Avoid Being Gazumped

You’ve made an offer on a property. You might have had to negotiate a bit, but that’s OK because this…

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Right to Rent

New legislation means that all private landlords in England now have to check that new tenants have the…

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Quick Tips to Maximise your Sale

First impressions are not only important when selling your home, they are absolutely critical. When people…

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Why Use An Estate Agent At All?

On the surface it might seem reasonable to consider selling your house yourself, yet only the smallest…

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Why Let Your Property To A Pet Owner?

Almost half the UK population own a pet, yet many landlords are reluctant to accept pets! According to…

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Should I Withdraw my Property following an Offer?

We are often asked by our clients whether they should withdraw their property from the market once an…

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All Roses in the Garden?

Landlords often ask us what they should do about their garden and what they can reasonably expect of…

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Time for Change?

If your property is currently on the market, it may be tempting to assume that your agent is in full…

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The End of an Era

All of the team here at Sillars would like to say a huge goodbye to Sue Iley and wish her all the best…

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Protecting your Rent…and your Investment

One of the most important aspects to consider when choosing a letting agency is whether or not they subscribe…

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Selling an Unmodernised Property

Last week’s article focussed on issues to think about when buying an unmodernised property. However,…

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Winter Property Checklist

Household emergencies generally occur during the depths of winter, but we recommend that landlords undertake…

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Buying an Unmodernised Property

There are about a dozen property-related programmes on TV every week. Some of these track the progress…

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Landlords Beware!

Smart investors are keen to snap up bargains, and the buy to let market remains surprisingly active.…

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Market Comment – November 2017

This November has seen both an increase in interest rates and the abolition of SDLT (Stamp Duty) for…

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A Problem Tenant?

According to the Department of the Environment about half of all landlords have had cause to ask a tenant…

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The Meaning of Service

Most estate agents see their role solely as a “purveyor of buyers”, and they understandably pride themselves…

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Budget Comment – SDLT removal is good news!

Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced the removal of SDLT (Stamp Duty) on all sales…

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Getting Rentals Right

Just as anyone can open up an estate agency, so they can also start up a lettings business, without any…

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Optimising Your Saleability

In a competitive market, we know that as long as your property is priced attractively, it will sell.…

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Interest Rate Rise - Market Comment

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has just announced a rise in the Bank of England base…

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Market Comment – October 2017

There is a very different vibe to the property market from last month, with a number of reports suggesting…

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A Proper Inventory

All residential tenancy deposits must by law be protected by being lodged in a government-recognised…

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"This year - Don’t wait till Spring!”

As the Christmas holiday season is nearly upon us, many people will start to think about the prospect…

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Another Happy Tenant!

Another happy tenant here at Sillars Properties!

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“Rent Arrears”

Apart from actually finding a tenant and agreeing the rent, the one headache about which many landlords…

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Selling Tips for Autumn

As the evenings begin to draw in, sellers should take stock of their property if they are to maximise…

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Consent to Let

For many homeowners, letting provides and obvious investment opportunity as an alternative to selling.…

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Viewing Time

Most property sellers will recognise the tremendous importance of ensuring that as many prospective buyers…

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Clutter costs!

In the current market, if you are to maximise your price, it is more important than ever to ensure that…

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Something in the Air?

Why is it that tenanted properties appear to be damper than those that are owner-occupied? Firstly, we’re…

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Open House

The keys to selling any property are price, location and exposure. You can’t change the location of your…

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Tenants – Help us to help you!

Letting agents love the challenge of helping you find your ideal home. Sometimes however, it can be more…

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Relative Values

Even the most credible authorities tend to disagree on the rate of price change in the property market,…

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Fair Wear and Tear

The terms “fair wear and tear” appears on most tenancy agreements. But what is fair to a landlord may…

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The Value of SOLD

Our last article considered some of the dangers associated with pricing your home in relation to other…

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The New Landlord

Some would-be sellers are simply not prepared to sell their home for what they regard as too low a figure.…

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The Value of FOR SALE

When considering the value of a property prior to putting it on the market, many vendors understandably…

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The First Steps in Letting

When letting your property, your primary objective is simple – you want to find a reliable tenant who…

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Market Comment – August 2017

August is a tricky time to comment on the property market. The market is usually understandably subdued…

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Manage Your Investment

Some landlords, especially those who are new to the experience, understandably wish to use a letting…

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"Pick a Letter"

There are many styles of estate agency operating in the Darlington, Co Durham and Teeside area, and picking…

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Stamp Duty on Investment Property

If you’re buying a second home or investment property, you should be aware that there is an additional…

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Should I, Shouldn’t I?

The press is currently full of mixed messages about the property market, especially following the Brexit…

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Waiting in Hope?

If your rental property is currently on the market awaiting a tenant, it may be tempting to assume that…

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A Summer Breeze… for Burglars!

When the weather is good, there’s no beating the great British summer. It’s the time for enjoying barbecues,…

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More than Pictures

As you look through the pages of most local property newspapers and portals, all you generally see is…

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Personal Accountability - Paul Shoulder

Personal Accountability

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Landlords - Avoid the Voids

Landlords - Avoid the Voids

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Need a bit more space?

Need a bit more space? Free No obligation market appraisal

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Sell your property for only £600 + VAT

Sell your property for only £600 + VAT No Sale - No Fee. Sillars Properties

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We now do property sales

Sillars Properties specialise in Property Sales, Lettings, Property Management and also Apartment Block…

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