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Price Transparency Rules – what are they and how will they help your clients?

Napthens - February 7th 2019
Most clients are price sensitive when it comes to selling or buying properties, but find comparing quotes received from law firms to be a complicated and difficult process.
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What is a local search and what will it reveal?

Napthens - November 28th 2018
The local search is usually obtained alongside other searches, such as a water and drainage search and environmental search as part of a search pack. The information for a local search is held by the local council. Nicole Chrisham looks at what local searches contain and what impact they can have on transactions.
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How Napthens can help you and your clients

Napthens - September 12th 2018
As we all know, the selling and purchasing of properties, can be stressful for the clients, and also for you as agents. You may already be familiar with the type and level of service we provide our clients with, and the fact that we consider that communication is key.
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Purchasers receiving gifted deposits towards a residential property purchase

Napthens - June 20th 2018
Sometimes, the only way a number of people can buy a home is with the assistance of financial contributions from relatives or friends.  Gifted deposits sometimes referred to as the “bank of mum and dad” have become the only route for many new homeowners. Carly Smith discusses how these transactions need to be handled.
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Searches: what happens when results received?

Napthens - May 23rd 2018
When buying a property, various searches are obtained, especially when the buyer is purchasing with the assistance of mortgage finance. Turnaround time for obtaining searches can take anywhere from a couple of days to a few weeks - but when the searches are received it doesn’t mean the job is finished.
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Is building regulation approval required?

Napthens - April 30th 2018
From time to time, the absence of building regulations approval can be a stumbling block to progress on a sale. In this article we provide you with an overview of the facts and options surrounding building regulations that we discuss with our clients.
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