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There’s no denying that selling a home involves paperwork. When preparing to sell, you’ll need to declare various things to your estate agent. While you may be worried about having to share potential issues from the past, it’s important to remember that what you disclose won’t necessarily put buyers off. An old building can be seen as an ‘opportunity for...
Landlords in Wilmslow or Alderley Edge must carry out risk assessments by law before renting out their property. However, while some of those assessments, such as the gas safety check are well known, the legionella risk assessment isn’t particularly well-publicised. Another problem is that the legislation regarding Legionella testing is confusingly worded, and that has led to several...
If you’re selling a property in Wilmslow or Alderley Edge, you may have heard about Capital Gains Tax and may be wondering whether or not you’re liable to pay it. As experts in property, our team at Michael J Chapman Estate Agents are on hand to give you all the guidance and information you need. Capital Gains Tax – An Overview Capital Gains Tax (or CGT) is taxation...
After your offer has been accepted, many buyers opt to undertake a homebuyer’s survey. Surveys are a great way to feel reassured about the property’s condition and what maintenance may be needed in the future. Major issues with the property should already be reported in the property listing, so surveys don’t typically create much cause for concern. However, sometimes...
If you’re a buy-to-let landlord in Wilmslow or Alderley Edge, and you’re considering renting out your property, you may be confused by the many industry terms you find in use. That’s why the team here at Michael J Chapman Estate Agents have put together this helpful jargon-busting guide so you can be better informed. ADR –  Alternative Dispute Resolution. This...
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