Latest Property News & Sales Advice From Trinity Sales

Key things to check when viewing a property

Here are the main things to look for when viewing a property Read More

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Colours can make a real difference

You may be one of those people questioning "How can a colour make a difference inside a property?", well according to some doctors different colours create different moods Read More

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Problems with Neighbours

Find out what a seller needs to declare when dealing with problem neighbours in the past Read More

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Property Chains - What is a property chain?

Find out everything you need to know about property chains here Read More

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Freehold And Leasehold - What's the difference?

Find out what a freeholder is and what a leaseholder is here. Read More

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Executor - What is an executor?

Unsure on what an executor is? Find out here Read More

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House Valuations For Divorce Purposes

What happens when a divorce occurs? What happens to the property? Read More

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Landlord's insurance - think you're covered?

Find out what the main types of insurace a landlord must need. Read More

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Moving Check List

Here is the check list for if you are moving home. Read More

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Why are online agents cheap? The hidden truths behind the low prices

Find out the hidden truths behind the low prices from cheap online agents. Read More

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Planning Permissions And Building Regulations

What are planning permissions and building regulations and what is the differance? Find out here Read More

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What Does Gazumping And Gazundering Mean?

Unsure on the words gazumping and gazundering? Find out here Read More

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Stamp Duty Changes From 1st April 2016

Find out about the new stamp duty changes and who it affects. Read More

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What is a mortgage agreement in principle?

What is the difference between a mortgage agreement in principle and a mortgage offer?

Find out what a mortgage offer is and what a mortgage agreement in principle is and what the differance between them both are. Read More

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Conveyancing - What is conveyancing?

What is conveyancing? Find out the answer to this question and many others in this BLOG. Read More

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SSTC - What does sold subject to contract mean?

Find out the basic information about what it means for a property to be sold subject to contract. Read More

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What are the different certificates required (or highly recommended) for a rental property and why are they needed?

Find out what certificates are required with a property and why are they needed. Read More

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Appraisals and Valuations - What Is The Difference?

Many people get confused on what the difference is between appraisals and valuations and often use the words interchangeably; they are very similar however they are some important differences. Read More

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Why is the owner selling?

Buyers: Questions To Ask Before Putting In An Offer

These are the most sensible questions to be asking the agent before making any sort of big decision. Read More

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Decide whether buying a house is right for you.

Top 5 Tips Before Buying A House

These are the key tips before making the big decision of purchasing a property. Read More

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pre contract deposits

Non-Refundable Deposits - Money Down - Reservation Fees on Properties - What are the potential pitfalls to you the buyer?

When it comes to property, pre-contract deposits and reservation fees are rare however they do still happen. Read about why a buyer might offer one, and learn about the potential pitfalls if things go wrong. Read More

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George Osborne's Latest Statement Hits Landlords Where It Hurts

2015 Autumn Statement - More Bad News For Landlords

First there was the announcement that the mortgage interest allowance for allowance would be reduced to the minimum 20%, then the scrapping of the Wear and Tear Allowance, and now with Mr Osborne's latest Spending Review we are told that the picture could become even bleaker for buy to let landlords. Read More

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Some Estate Agent Spin Really Gets Our Goat

Estate Agent Spin To Watch Out For

There are certain phrases or 'promises' that vendors often tell us other agents have fed to them which really get our goat because they simply cannot back them up. Here are a few of the most common ones Read More

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Signs of suspected subsidence

Subsidence: Not Always The Horror It's Cracked Up To Be

If you're buying a house where the survey report has come back with 'suspected subsidence' you may want to run a mile thinking the house is falling down, but the problem may be not nearly as bad as you fear Read More

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Buy To Let Mortgages - The Basics Explained

A buy to let mortgage is different to a residential mortgage in a few significant ways, and there are various things you need to consider such as consent to let, repayment or interest only, and which types of properties or tenancies might make getting lending more difficult Read More

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Answers To Vendors Most Commonly Asked Questions

At Trinity, and I'm sure any estate agents, there are certain questions from vendors which come up again and again. Here are some of the most common questions that we hear and how we would answer them Read More

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Probate Valuations - Trinity Sales Wakefield

What is a Probate Valuation?

A probate valuation is required to value the estate of a person who has died and to work out whether any inheritance tax is due. The estate is made up of the property, possessions and money of that person. Read More

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How To Stop Your House Chain Collapsing

While there is no fool-proof method for making sure the chain you're in doesn't collapse there are certain precautions you may wish to take: Read More

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Weak link in the property chain

Property Chains - What Can Go Wrong?

For someone who has never bought a property before, or it has been several years since you last bought your house, being in a chain will be a new - and probably less than straight-forward - experience. Here are a few things you should know about chains... Read More

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Different Kinds Of Home Surveys - What Should You Be Getting?

Confused or overwhelmed thinking about what type of survey to get on the property you're buying? Here's a quick and easy run down of what's available, and advice on how to get the most out of your surveyor. Read More

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Is Your Property Protected Against Fraud?

What is property fraud, why do you need to know about it and how can you protect yourself against it? Read More

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An A-Z of Common Estate Agency Words And Their Definitions

If you’re buying or selling a house there may be all sorts of terms you come across you’ve never heard before, or have heard of but aren’t quite sure what they entail. Here’s a list of basic definitions for words that may crop up in your house sale/purchase. Read More

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New Stamp Duty Land Tax reforms - How this benefits both home buyers and sellers!

The Chancellor's Autumn Statement yesterday announced a major shake up to the SDLT system. The changes will benefit 98% of home buyers - and sellers too. Read More

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Winter proofing your home - Trinity Sales Wakefield

Top 5 Tips To Safe Guard Your Property For Winter

Winter can be an expensive time for homeowners. As the cold draws in, some of the problems that homeowners may face are: frozen/cracked pipes, boiler/heating malfunctions, draughty rooms, mould growth and condensation. By following some relatively simple steps you can save yourself a lot of pain, both emotional and financial. Read More

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Top Complaints Against Estate Agents

It may come as no surprise to you that for some the service received by their estate agent was less than satisfactory. In fact it's probably only bankers and politicians that are disliked more. So why do agents get such a bad rep? And is it always justified? Read More

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Are We A Nation Of Renters?

Does more first time buyers mean more tenants are becoming home-owners? Or are we actually heading towards being a nation of renters? Read More

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Property Valuations - Trinity Sales Wakefield

How Do Estate Agents Come Up With Their Valuation?

Ever wondered why one agent will value a property higher than another? Does it matter if you put your house on the market at an overly-optimistic price? We get into the nitty gritty of how estate agents come up with a valutation figure - and why. Read More

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Valuing your property - Trinity Sales Wakefield

Choosing The Right Agent - Why Taking The Highest Valuation Could Prove Costly

You hear it all the time. Sellers typically get three agents round to value their property. They each value the property based on the facts open to them and present this to the seller. Surely they should all come up with the same figure or at least very similar figures? If only it were true… Read More

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Japanese Knotweed in Wakefield

Japanese Knotweed - The Home Owner's Nightmare

If you have heard of Japanese Knotweed you'll also know that if you have it on your land it's generally bad news. But what exactly is it, why is it so scary and what should you do if you find it? Read More

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The Property Sales Process - Trinity Sales Wakefield

Your Offer Is Accepted, Now What? A Short Guide For Buyers And Sellers

For anyone who has never bought or sold a house before, the whole process can be quite a mystery. Especially with first time buyers, we hear the same questions…What happens next? Do I need to do anything? This brief guide tells you what YOU need to do in order to avoid your purchase stuttering and you unwittingly being a bottleneck. Read More

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What You Need To Know About Stamp Duty - Advice For Property Buyers

Stamp Duty Land Tax, or Stamp Duty as it's more usually known, is a tax most buyers will need to pay when they purchase a house. Read our advice on how much you may need to pay. Read More

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Buying Property At Auction. Trinity Sales Wakefield

Is it still possible to make money from buying property at auction? How can you outsmart the rest of the room? Whether you're a complete novice when it comes to buying houses or you've got some experience of property investment, here's a few tips to take with you to the auction room Read More

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Selling Unique and Unusual Properties. Trinity Sales Wakefield

Railway cottages, old mills, gatehouses - unique properties all. So what sort of things do you need to bear in mind should you come to sell your unique home? Read More

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HMO VS Standard Buy To Let Properties. Trinity Sales Wakefield

HMOs (Houses in Multiple Occupation) or 'multi lets' are rental properties that are let out by the room, whereas a standard buy to let, or 'single let' investment is rented out as a whole dwelling. If you're new to the world of property investment, this run through of the pros and cons of each type of rental is invaluable as a starting point before taking the leap. Read More

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New Build Homes - How to Make Sure You're Getting Value For Money

If you're buying a new build property there are a couple of things you need to get absolutely nailed: Are you buying at 'true' market value? and What exactly does the Building Guarantee cover? Read More

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Country and Character Properties For Sale. Trinity Sales Wakefield

Does your property have historical or architectural significance? Then there's people out there who want to buy it! It's just a matter of marketing your property to the right people in the right way. Read More

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Quick sale of property - Estate Agents Wakefield

If you need to sell your property fast this short guide is designed to show you the options you have available - Trinity Property Sales - Wakefield Estate Agents Read More

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Buy to let property in Wakefield

Buy To Let Areas In West Yorkshire. Trinity Sales and Lettings Agents Wakefield

Our insiders guide tells you the best areas in West Yorkshire to invest in Buy To Let property. Tips on how to buy property that makes money from Trinity Estate Agents in Wakefield Read More

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Buying property to renovate and sell - Trinity Sales Wakefield

If you want to be successful at buying property to renovate and then sell at a profit (otherwise known as flipping) you need to know a few things Read More

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Selling your property at auction. Trinity Sales Wakefield

The pros and cons of selling property at auction Read More

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The Mortgage Market Review - Trinity Sales Wakefield

If you thought getting a mortgage was a straightforward process, I've bad news for you because it could be getting even more complicated thanks to the Mortgage Market Review (MMR). Read More

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March 2014 Budget - A Game Changer for Pensions and Buy To Let?

With George Osbourne's March budget announcement completely revolutionising the pensions system in the biggest shake-up in years, people at retirement age no longer have to place their pension into an annuity. Read More

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