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Government to Streamline House Buying Process?

I noted that while there were a number of things from the Conservative manifesto that were omitted from the recent Queen’s Speech, one item slipped through that could have significant impact on the way we buy and sell houses in the UK.

The Conservatives manifesto pledge to streamline the house buying process was included in the detailed paperwork that accompanies the Queen’s Speech.  However, there was no indication as to how this would be achieved or a relevant timeline.

The actual wording is as follows:

“In the housing market we will look at ways we can streamline the home buying process so it is cheaper, faster and less stressful for people when they make the biggest purchase of their life.”

This is all very well, but there were no other details, nor was an associated parliamentary Bill proposed, so we are all very much in the dark as to what this will entail.



The only hint in the run up to the election was a controversial comment by Michael Gove concerning the possible reintroduction a variant of the Home Information Pack.

We will await developments.

In the meantime we will continue to do what we are best at: selling houses.  If you are thinking of buying or selling a home  in the Gloucester area, contact long-established local estate agents Farr & Farr on 01452 500025 or take a look at our website farrandfarr.co.uk

 

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Ripping Up the Rip Off Contract!

We are so confident that we can sell your home quickly and efficiently that we are tearing up our selling contracts – and here is a picture of our Managing Director, Julian Farr, doing just that!

Seriously though I cannot understand the reasoning behind the contracts some estate agents ask their clients to sign.  Some, for instance, require a seller to sign over sole selling rights for up to sixteen weeks.  Sixteen weeks!  What does that say about the agent’s confidence in their ability to sell a property?

Farr & Farr do not require you to sign a contract giving us sole agency for a minimum period of time.  We have absolute confidence in our ability to sell your property and we want you to share in that confidence.  So no sole agency contract required.

This is also useful if you want to test the market to see if you can achieve a quick sale within two or three weeks.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home  in the Gloucester area, contact long-established local estate agents Farr & Farr on 01452 500025 or take a look at our website farrandfarr.co.uk

Call Farr & Farr on 01452 500025 or explore our website farrandfarr.co.uk