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Frequently Asked Questions When Buying Property

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions buyers and sellers have during a transaction, along with advice on what to do.

To Buy or Not to Buy

How can I check property prices in an area?
Are Zoopla price estimates accurate?
Is the Property Market Overvalued?
Is the Property Market Going Up or Down?

Preparing to Buy Property

How can I get on the property ladder without a deposit?
I don't understand the terminology on property websites
How can I find out about crime in the area?
How can I find out if the property is in a flood zone?
How can I tell if a property has damp?
Does an estate agent have to put my offer forward?
How can I find a good conveyancer or solicitor?
The estate agent says there is more than one offer
How can I check my credit rating before I apply for a mortgage
Should I pay the asking price for a house or flat?
Can houses be leasehold and freehold?

From Offer to Exchange

Who can I trust when buying a property?
Why is the estate agent trying to rush me?
What are the different types of property survey?
My surveyor has put a retention on the property value
My survey says the property is overvalued
My survey says the property has a damp problem
My survey says the property has problems with the electrics
My survey says the property has problems with the roof
My survey says the property has problems with the plumbing
My survey says the property has subsidence or structural issues
My survey says the property needs X thousand pounds worth of work done
My solicitor says there is a problem that cannot be solved
Survey valuation lower than offer, what to do?
Offer accepted but house or flat still on the market?
The Survey says the property has subsidence, what to do?
Should i get a structural survey done?
What happens if the survey valuation is higher than my offer?

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Author of How to Really Buy a Property

I'm Tim Hill, Author of How to Really Buy a Property. I'm a property buyer, seller, landlord, tenant and I've been an agent in hundreds of transactions. I own a property portfolio across Europe but that doesn't mean I think you should to!

This book is my collective knowledge and experience that I have gained working within the property market of England and Wales for over a decade. I've written it so that you can benefit from what I have learnt whether you are a first time buyer or a budding buy-to-let investor.

There are no gimmicks here and no get rich quick schemes - just practical no nonsense advice so you can buy the property you want at the best price with the least stress.

Download the Free Preview copy right now. I won't be asking for your email so I can bombard your inbox with 'special offers' and 'discounts' because I know most people who read the Free Preview buy the full copy. See for yourself!