Barn Conversions For Sale In The UK

Finding Barn Conversions For Sale In The UK During the past 40 years barn conversions have become increasingly popular. With a decrease in the number of smaller farms in the UK, there are now more old barns available to turn into beautiful homes. The idea of living in the countryside or close to a small … Read more

Can You Get A Mortgage To Buy A Derelict Property?

Can You Get A Mortgage To Buy A Derelict Property? Obtaining a mortgage to buy a derelict property is one form of finance that is available but is not an easy option. Many banks and finance houses will decline to lend especially if the property is considered to be uninhabitable. You may be required to … Read more

How To Find Out Who Owns A Derelict Property

How To Find Out Who Owns A Derelict Property Most derelict properties in the UK are registered with the Land Registry. If you are intending to buy a derelict or abandoned property and have been unable to find out about who owns the derelict property you are interested in, this article can help you with … Read more

How Long Does Planning Permission Last?

How Long Does Planning Permission Last? Buying a property in need of renovation is a huge task but can be rewarding. There are many factors to consider when undertaking a project. You need to arrange finance, engage builders or be prepared to spend many hours doing the work yourself and there is the cost of … Read more

Abandoned Property: How Long Before A Property Is Considered Abandoned?

Abandoned Property How Long Before A Property Is Considered Abandoned? Although many people dream of stumbling across the perfect abandoned property, the fact is almost all property and land in the UK belongs to someone. The Crown owns a vast amount of land and buildings as does the UK government. There are many instances where … Read more

How To Find Cheap Property For Sale

How To Find Cheap Property For Sale Why is searching for a cheap property fpr sale becoming more and more popular in the UK? Everyone wants to find their dream home but one of the biggest obstacles is the price. Even in difficult economic times the cost of housing can still go up and often … Read more

How Do I Find Out Who Owns A Derelict Building?

How Do I Find Out Who Owns A Derelict Building? A derelict building with huge potential is a tempting property investment and these type of abandoned properties can be found all over the UK. Many are in areas of urbanisation where industry has vanished but buildings remain. Some residential buildings have been abandoned because they … Read more

Is Buying A Derelict Property A Good Investment?

Is buying a derelict property a good idea? Investing money in derelict property Buying property has usually been considered to be a good investment as house prices generally rise eventually. You may have seen articles or programmes about buyers doubling or tripling their money by purchasing properties in poor condition and selling them on. However, … Read more

Can I Claim Derelict Land?

Can I Claim Derelict Land in the UK? Find out if it’s possible to claim derelict, abandoned or unused land The practice of claiming property that is vacant and derelict is known as squatting and until the last few years it was a matter for the civil courts and not subject to criminal laws. In … Read more

How Do I Insure A House After Someone Dies?

Insuring an empty property after a bereavement How to insure a house after someone dies is a common question and one we will attempt to shed some light on in this article. Dealing with financial matters alongside the trauma of losing a relative is very stressful so even the most organised individual might miss out … Read more

Renovating A Derelict Property

Renovating a derelict property in the UK If you are considering building a house and are searching for a plot of land on which to build a family home it is well worth considering the possibility of renovating a derelict property. The advantage of renovating a derelict property is that there is already a building … Read more

House Insurance When Unoccupied

House insurance for unoccupied properties Having comprehensive home insurance is a priority at the best of times, but if you are planning to be away from home for an extended period, it’s also important to make sure you have house insurance when unoccupied as well as when you are present. House insurance for unoccupied properties … Read more

Insurance For Unoccupied Property – Should I Insure My Empty House?

Unoccupied property insurance – Do I need cover? When it comes to insurance for unoccupied property there are many different circumstances in which your building, whether it be a house, flat or other property, could be classed as unoccupied property. In short, most UK insurance companies class an unoccupied property as one which is left … Read more

5 Ways To Save Money On Empty Home Insurance

Empty home insurance – 5 ways to save money in 2020 The rising cost of empty home insurance can be very expensive for many homeowners in the UK. This guide will show you 5 ways to save money on your unoccupied home insurance in 2020 and cut those rising costs. Let’s take a look at … Read more

Mortgages For Second Homes And How To Get One

Mortgages for second homes in 2020 Since the financial crisis of 2008 and the years of austerity which followed, obtaining a normal mortgage became much more difficult but mortgages for second homes in the UK became virtually impossible to find. Only those with high incomes, people with more than 50% equity in their current home … Read more

Barn For Conversion – Buying and Renovating

Renovating a barn for conversion We have all sat on the sofa on a Sunday afternoon and worked our way through hundreds of property adverts, so when we see an ad titled “barn for conversion” our attention immediately perks up. Somewhere in the misty crevasses of our mind we imagine ourselves living in a beautifully … Read more

How To Protect Your Empty Property

Protect your empty property As many owners know, the security of their empty property is a constant worry and a lack of protection can have a dramatic effect on the cost of insurance premiums as well as the safety of the building itself. In this article we shall discuss measures you can take to protect … Read more

Buildings Insurance for Empty Houses

Buildings Insurance for Empty Houses in the UK How to obtain buildings insurance for empty houses in 2020 We are all familiar with normal house insurance which, for most home owners, means home and contents cover. It’s the kind of policy that brings peace of mind to anyone with their normal place of residence. However … Read more

Country Property

Property in the countryside A 2020 buyers guide to country property Many people dream of owning a idyllic country property, living a life of tranquillity near some chocolate-box village with friendly neighbours who wave every morning when you walk to the local shop to collect your newspapers. In this article we shall be dealing with … Read more

Claiming A Derelict Property

Can I claim a derelict or empty property? There are a lot of myths surrounding derelict properties and empty buildings in the UK and in this article we shall attempt to answer the burning question “Can I claim a derelict property?”. In this article we shall discuss laying a claim to derelict, empty and seemingly … Read more