Many property transactions involve chains. This is a situation where one or more peoples sales or purchases are linked with other peoples transactions. Each of these links in the chain are dependent on each other.
Chains can be very frustrating to buyers, sellers and agents alike. However, I am afraid they are a necessary evil.
At Aldreds we are focused on giving our clients accurate chain information at offer stage. We will generally check the situation with the chain of the people offering on one of our houses before we discuss the offer with our client in detail. We also monitor, chase and update our clients on the chains progress throughout the sale by keeping in touch with solicitors and estate agents involved.
This proactive approach helps to discover problems and potential problems early and helps prevent fall throughs. Also if there is a problem in the chain that may cause the sale to collapse we can advice our clients as early as possible so they can make a decision regarding remarketing.
We temporarily sold out of released properties at The New Cornfields last week. But we are delighted to announce our latest release today!
We have two bedroom terrace and end terraces available. With gardens and parking. Prices start at £170,000.
Call 01493 664600 now!
Tracie will be at our development on Arches Court 12noon to 2pm this Saturday. We still have a couple of three bedroom detached houses and a three bed detached bungalow for sale.
No need to book! Just pop along!
The Department of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced it will trial the reservation agreement concept in two areas next year with buyers obliged to pay around £500 to £1000 min none refundable deposits.
This comes alongside the news that buyers and sellers simply changing their mind is by far and away the #1 reason house sales fall through.
Anything that strengthens the commitment of buyers and sellers as well as focusing peoples minds on the commitment that they are making can only be a good thing.
Watch this space for updates on how the trials progress.
We are delighted to be marketing two brand new Passivhaus properties, currently under construction in Hickling. These exciting eco properties, are designed to be good for the environment and extremely efficient to run. There is much interest in the development and it has just been featured with an article in the Eastern Daily Press and Great Yarmouth Mercury by Caroline Culot, the Business and Property editor:-
Woman who said 'not in my back yard' to new homes builds her own instead
When architect Fran Bradshaw and her partner Georg Herrmann heard about plans to build new houses next to her home she decided to take nimbyism to a whole new level.
Fran, who lives in The Green, Hickling, wanted to design houses which enhanced the village and helped the environment.
So she bought the plot herself and designed two 'Passivhaus' energy-efficient homes which are currently being built.
Fran - a partner with a London architecture firm - is no stranger to a battle as five years ago she had to fight to get the plot and the type of house built to live in herself. She won and built her thatched passivhaus which combines traditional styles and cutting-edge technology.
"A developer put in a planning application for houses which, in my opinion, were horrible and price maximising and I was cross about it," she said. "I thought 'was that really what people wanted?' So I matched the offer to buy the plot and have designed two semi-detached houses.
"The houses will have rendered walls and pantiled roofs, are L-shaped, each with three double bedrooms, around 11,000 sqft of accommodation and outside, will have parking and gardens."
The houses will use sheep's wool and old newspapers as part of the insulation and the entire structures, which come from Poland, have each piece numbered so they are assembled like a big jigsaw puzzle.
Just like the award-winning passivhaus homes in Goldsmith Street, Norwich, the properties offer huge savings on energy bills for the occupants with the technology used keeping the buildings cool in summer and warm in winter.
"These really are the houses everyone should be building." Fran added. "They give people a very even temperature. People are seeing it works with sensible, long-term savings."
It's taken local, specialist builders, Sam Layte and Stuart MacCallum and friends only nine weeks to get the houses almost finished in basic structure with the project managed by Georg Herrmann, Fran's partner, who has helped her throughout. One house looks out over The Green and enjoys the sun setting and the other looks out over the rear of the plot to countryside.
But Fran is keen to involve an interested buyer at this stage, so that the homes can be completed bespoke to someone's wishes. So, the houses are being offered for sale for £310,000 each, unfinished or £350,000, completed, with Aldreds Estate Agents.
Contact Paul Lambert at our Stalham office for more information 01692 581089