What changes are there for property viewings in England?

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What changes are there for property viewings in England? As the UK Government cautiously eases COVID-19 restrictions, we want to assure you that we are keeping up to date and following all the current regulations for property viewings. It is of paramount importance for us to accommodate the requests of our clients whilst protecting our…

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FAQ’s Online Property Auctions

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Property auctions have been soaring in popularity over the last few years. Made famous by the iconic BBC TV show “Homes under the hammer” property auctions have always made up a large part of housing sales. In keeping with advances in technology, many property auctions have now moved online, which has proved timely with the…

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Keith Maslin: My Covid Blog

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Gosh, 23 March 2020 seems a long time ago, and indeed it is. As we are hopefully nearing the end of Lockdown 3.0, I thought I would recall a few of the more interesting tales of this pandemic. So, my staff were furloughed, one of the many new words to become part of our everyday…

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Keith Maslin: Life as an Estate Agent

Keith Maslin owner of Blount and Maslin Estate Agents

In this month’s blog post Keith Maslin, owner of Blount & Maslin Estate Agents, tells us a little bit about his career in the property industry! “I started my Estate Agency career quite by chance really. I was working for an Insurance Company based in Bath and had a bet with one of the girls…

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FAQ’s: Exchange and Completion

Estate Agents Blount and Maslin explain the process of Exchange and Completion

This month on our blog the Blount & Maslin team examine two key events within the selling process, the “exchange of contracts” and “completion”. What is exchange: Exchange: this is when the Buyer and Seller sign the contract, and their solicitors exchange them. When this is done, both parties are in a legally binding contract;…

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FAQ’s: Surveys

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Surveys: A survey is an inspection of a property’s condition. There are various types of survey, each with their own benefits. House surveys should only be performed by Chartered Surveyors and we recommended that you employ a surveyor that is regulated by RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) Your home is likely to be one…

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FAQ’s: A guide to the buying process.

Hand holding bunch of keys, Blount and Maslin estate agents explain the buying process

FAQ’s: A guide to the buying process. Buying a house can be both exciting process but also it can be stressful, especially if you have never purchased a property before. If so, don’t worry here at Blount & Maslin Estate Agents we are here to help! Searching for properties online and arranging lots viewings is…

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How to find your ideal home!

Find your perfect home with Blount Maslin Malmesbury estate agents

It’s that time of year again, time to load the car full of suitcases (containing everything bar the kitchen sink) and head off on our annual summer holidays! But in the excitement of the pre-holiday chaos, the safety of our homes can often be neglected. There is nothing worst than the nightmare of coming home to find you have been a victim of crime.

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What is the difference between a ‘Freehold’ and a ‘Leasehold’ property?

Blount and Maslin explain the difference between Freehold and Leasehold properties

This month Blount and Maslin explain the difference between freehold and leasehold properties. What is a Freehold property? The freeholder of a property owns it outright, including the land it’s built on. A person who owns the freehold interest in a property may grant a lease on it to another person, the leaseholder. Most houses…

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FAQ’s: Right To Buy

Right to Buy questions answered by Malmesbury estate agent Blount and Maslin

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Here at Blount and Maslin we have recently had a few enquiries about the Government’s Right to Buy Scheme so we thought we would put together some useful facts for you![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”What is the Government Right to Buy Scheme?” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text] The Right to Buy scheme was introduced in 1980’s. It allows eligible housing tenants to…

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