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Selling Your Home Step 3: Light and Bright

July 30th, 2015

Now Your Home Has Nothing To Hide, Let The Light Shine In! There is a reason that the best time to sell property used to be the spring: after the dark days of winter, everyone wants to live in a cheery and bright home. These days the spring effect isn’t so pronounced, with autumn now […]

Selling Your Home Step 2: On Flowers … And Smells

July 24th, 2015

Appeal to all the senses – and don’t forget the nose! When your house goes on the market it can be easy to concentrate on the look of the place, as this is obviously  vital when the photos are being shot. And the photos are genuinely how potential buyers first meet your home. However, when […]

Selling Your Home Step 1: Tidy up, Declutter and Clean

July 8th, 2015

When Selling Your Home, Start With A Declutter. And A Clean Sweep! All the guides we looked at advise a seller to declutter before showing potential buyers around their home. In the real-life example of Patrick – our conveyancing client in Hove – the decluttering process was undertaken earlier, before the photographs were taken and […]

The Truth About Selling Your Home Effectively

July 3rd, 2015

It looks like exciting times for the homeowner with itchy feet: the housing market’s looking buoyant, with demand far outstripping supply (they say). The economy’s on the up, interest rates are still at a historic low – it’s a perfect time to sell your home! Pretty much wherever in the country your home is, there […]

What effect is the May 2015 election having on the UK housing market?

May 19th, 2015

We may not have seen it coming, but the UK voting population has elected a Conservative government for the first time since John Major became Prime Minister in 1992. Property is always a key electoral issue, especially as homeowners are more likely to vote, according to a report by Andrew Aitken. Given the importance of […]

Cunningtons conversion to LLP status

March 31st, 2015

We are pleased to announce that in common with other professional services firms, Cunningtons Solicitors has converted to limited liability partnership (LLP) status. This change took effect on 1 April 2015. Please note the following information about the conversion. What will our name be? As from 1 April 2015 our name will be Cunningtons LLP […]

Mortgage application rejected? What now?

March 8th, 2015

It’s a terrible feeling to have a mortgage application denied. Most people are going to feel frustrated, but there are things that you can do to change your circumstances. Large numbers of applications are turned down, as the mortgage market continues to adjust after the Mortgage Market Review. After the property market meltdown in 2008 […]

Judge rules “No duty” on a solicitor to check Seller’s credit status

March 3rd, 2015

We’re sure a lot of solicitors will breath a sigh of relief when they read about the common sense approach taken by His Honour Judge David Cooke in a recent negligence claim. The case involved a situation where a buyer contracted to purchase a property, the deposit was held as agent (rather than stakeholder) by […]

Fun fundraising for the Js Hospice

December 4th, 2014

Cunningtons have been busy again this year supporting the work of The Js Hospice! Staff have volunteered at various events such as Pedal for the Js, the inaugural Chelmsford marathon, and of course the annual favourite, the V Festival. Our staff always particularly enjoy the V Festival, they might be collecting litter (and donations for […]

Selling Your Home in England and Wales

November 24th, 2014

This video outlines the steps you, your solicitor and your estate agent take when selling your home – with minimum stress. In a previous video, we watched Rita and Henry buy their house; now we follow them as they follow a 20-step process to selling their old home. Step 1 – Setting an Asking Price […]