Colnpark Properties Ltd

Colnpark Properties is an Internet based marketing vehicle for unique Properties which fall outside the remit of the average Estate Agent. They are Listed, Period or Architect designed properties for sale.

They are marketed 'ready for exchange' of Contracts having the Searches and Survey already independently prepared.  Several clients have expressed an interest in going to Internet Auction in order to achieve a more secure method of sale, so watch this space!

Colnpark also buys and sells houses and apartments in the Cotswolds, Central London and Southern France for discerning clients.  These too benefit from full structural survey, land survey and Architectural input.

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Wanted

Large apartment, preferably in Chelsea or or Onslows, London.

Ca 2,50 sq metres, preferably with secure parking and garden.

Prepared to renovate and/or extend lease.

Contact the Colnpark Team:  office@colnparkproperties.co.uk

 

Energy Performance Certificates

Obtaining an energy audit and an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is now compulsory prior to marketing or leasing all property excluding places of worship.  Site inspection and a surveyor's verification or preparation of correct site and floor plans prior to sale may also prevent delays or disputes arising during the legal process.

EPCs tell you how energy-efficient a home is on a scale of A-G, with the most efficient homes - ones with the lowest fuel bills - in band A. It also rates the impact the home has on the environment on a scale of A-G, with better-rated homes emitting lower levels of carbon dioxide. The average property in the UK is in bands D-E for both ratings.

Most sellers of newly built homes will have to provide a predicted assessment of the energy efficiency of the property, and a full Energy Performance Certificate must be provided to the buyer when the home is completed.

 

Energy performance certificates for commercial buildings

As of January 2009, all commercial buildings that are being sold or let (except those of less than 50 sq m) are also required to have an energy audit and issue an EPC.  It must be supplied to prospective buyers and tenants as soon as any written information about the building is provided or when a viewing is conducted, and in any event before a contract to sell or let is entered into.  An EPC is not required on renewal or extension of a lease, but is needed if a tenant assigns the lease or sublets all or part of their premises.

EPCs also include recommendations on ways to improve the building's energy efficiency in order to save money and help the environment in compliance with EU directives.

 

 

News & views...

SDLT relief for first time buyer’s ends 24th March 2012

First-time buyers’ stamp duty land tax (SDLT) relief expires on 24 March 2012.
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Transaction levels hold up as more houses come onto the market

Sales activity remained relatively firm during December and an increasing amount of new stock came onto the housing market, says the latest RICS UK Housing Market survey (09 January 2012).
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Draw on our experience

Colnpark Properties featured in Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard 14th July, 2011:

As highly experienced independent chartered surveyors and property consultants, we are aware of the considerable factors involved in ensuring astute selling, buying and renting of property.
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The importance of a home survey

For many people, buying a home is one of the biggest decisions they will ever make. However, by failing to commission a survey before purchase, home buyers are risking potential bills running into thousands of pounds.
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Homeowners improve rather than move

Increasing numbers of homeowners are deciding to improve rather than move home, according to new research from RICS. Overall, 48 per cent of chartered surveyor estate agents revealed…
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Inspecting the roof – our top ten tips for homebuyers

Our top ten roof inspection tips for those buying a house…

When you go house hunting you need to be able to see beyond the decorations, garden, games room or whatever eye candy has been laid on the entice you to make a second viewing or, even better to make an offer.
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