News

A First-Time Sellers Guide to Conveyancing

13 February 2019

Selling your house for the first time can be daunting with many things to factor in...

Fast House Sale or Using an Auction House – What’s the Difference?

12 February 2019

Auctions are one of the oldest ways to buy and sell property...

The Shocking Truth About Home Sales – and It Could Be the Slob Factor That Is to Blame

8 February 2019

The shocking truth about home sales – and it could be the SLOB factor that is to blame...

Home Improvements – What Will Add Value to Your Property?

7 February 2019

If you're selling your home you'd like to get the most money for your property - what home improvements will add value to your property?

The National Association of Property Buyers have moved!

29 January 2019

We're still running as normal, we've just moved address... Find out where too!

Sell Your House Fast in 2019

11 January 2019

Although our industry is relatively modern, the reasons why homeowners look for a quick house sale rarely change...

How Old Is My House and How Do I Find Out?

17 December 2018

Part of the fun of owning a property is knowing its history and a little about its previous owners. Many people also need to know as it is a question on most insurance application forms. The big question is how to find out such information.

Get Ready to Sell - How Can You Create Lasting Impressions?

30 November 2018

Well you have made the decision to move, but before you put your home on the market, it is worth getting it ready to sell by increasing its appeal to buyers. These preparations, need not cost much – the main investment will be your time!

Stopping House Repossession

23 November 2018

Even though interest rates remain at historically low levels and mortgage arrears are steadily declining, UK Finance estimates that one house gets repossessed every 2 hours across the country.

Look Before You Leap – Five Key Things to Check When House Buying

2 November 2018

Buying a house or flat is the single biggest investment you will ever make and for most people, it is a long term investment. After weeks, even months, of house hunting, you have finally found ‘the one’ but don’t rush to sign before you have checked out these five points as they will help ensure you are definitely making the right move…

How to Avoid Being Gazundered This Winter

19 October 2018

In a buyers’ market, property sellers can find themselves falling prey to unscrupulous buyers who drop their offer price just before exchange and threaten to pull out of the sale if their demands are not met. This practice, known as gazundering, can turn a straightforward sale into a nightmare of negotiation and re-negotiation.

10 Tips When Selling Your Rented Property

12 October 2018

In recent years, it’s fair to say that landlords haven’t had an easy ride. Whether it’s Section 24 of the Finance (No. 2) Act 2015, the Stamp Duty surcharge, Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) stress-testing criteria or the plethora of other regulatory constraints, the negativity surrounding the sector is palpable.

Will Cash Property Buyers Clean up After Brexit?

28 September 2018

2019 will certainly be an interesting year in property. Brexit is looming and speculation about what will happen next is a hot topic. The consequences of a deal, or no-deal, are not yet fully known, nor are they likely to be any clearer for several months yet. But a possible price crash, or, at the very least, a short term slump in property prices, is a popular expectation, and some savvy investors are gearing up to buy while they can.

All About the National Association of Property Buyers

21 September 2018

Selling your property is an idea that could fill you with horror and be almost overwhelming. Before you start worrying about sale boards, agents and endless prospective house buyers, did you know that there is an effective way to sell your house quickly? The NAPB helps sellers make an informed decision about selling their property and can ensure that the whole process is as fast and efficient as possible as the property can be bought by one of its members.

Will Buying and Selling a House Become Entirely Paperless?

14 September 2018

From whatever side of the transaction you’re on, the house selling process is hardly ever plain sailing. After all the deeds, legal transfer forms, mortgage contracts, searches and leases – coming out of the process with your sanity intact is a minor miracle! Yet, although the property industry has been slow to innovate and embrace tech, there are signs that things are moving in the right direction…

How to Host a Successful Summer Property Viewing

24 August 2018

The warmer season can be a fantastic time to put your property on the market, but how do you ensure that your summer property viewing is going to lead to a successful sale? Not only does the brighter weather help to paint your home in the best light, it’s also easier to accommodate viewings during summer, making it an ideal time to get your property onto the market. Once people get back from their summer holidays, the search for a new home will begin once more, so take advantage by preparing yourself and your property now, suggests Just Landlords, the Landlord Insurance provider. So, how can you prepare for a successful summer property viewing? Let’s take a look at Just Landlords’ top tips (which can also apply to landlords looking to let a property):

How to Sell Your House Quickly for a Fair Price

17 August 2018

When selling your house, two of the most important factors to consider are price and time frame. While some sellers may be in a position to sit on their property and wait for the best possible value, others may need to sell their house in a hurry. In the latter case, if your sale is urgent and you want to complete as soon as possible, it’s important to recognise that there will often be a trade-off between price and selling time. That said, in this post we’ll show you some of the ways to achieve a fast sale without taking too much of a hit on the price…

Home Seller Warning – Don’t Fall for Fake Cash Buyers

10 August 2018

The National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB) promotes the best practice in the property buying sector and members include most of the biggest cash purchasers in the UK. Members must conform to a strict Code of Practice overseen by The Property Ombudsman and sellers have a right of financial redress should anything go wrong.

Can the Quick House Sale Sector Polish Up its Image?

7 August 2018

Unfairly labelled as shrewd gazunderers, ‘quick house sale’ operators are frequently blasted by the wider property community. Much of the negativity stems from media horror stories of routine pouncing on unsuspected homeowners’ in vulnerable situations. Upon closer scrutiny, however, the reality is often different.

NAPB badge sponsor at Property Press Awards 2018

18 June 2018

The National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB) was a proud badge sponsor of the 2018 Property Press Awards at the event on May 15. In its 8th year the awards recognised outstanding talent across consumer, trade, broadcast and online media.