It’s that time of year again, everyone. Can you believe that 2019 is nearly done and a new decade is just around the corner?
This year has been an extremely busy one for us here at Petty’s and our weekly blog posts have reached thousands of property seekers up and down the country (not to mention a few from further afield as well!).
Today, we’re taking a look back at the most popular articles we published over the last 12 months. Some are obvious, some are surprising...hopefully all were helpful!
7 Changes Landlords Need To Know About In 2019
One of the earliest posts of the year, 7 Changes Landlords Need To Know About In 2019covered the challenges facing landlords back then and beyond. In fact, if you are a landlord and haven’t read it, do dive in, as all of the points are still relevant as we move towards 2020.
Gifting Property: How To Transfer Home Ownership With Deed Of Gift
This is a subject that is gaining popularity amongst homeowners, yet there’s surprisingly little straightforward information out there. In Gifting Property: How To Transfer Home Ownership With Deed Of Gift, we covered all of the main points surrounding the process and some of the pitfalls associated with it.
Brexit Property Prices: Should I Move Now Or Wait?
This one was published way back in January...and it remains (excuse the pun) relevant today. If you’re still scratching your head over Brexit Property Prices: Should I Move Now Or Wait?, you might want to give our article a read to find out how we see things.
Furnished Or Unfurnished? Which Is Better For Landlords And Tenants?
Many articles on the topic look at this dilemma from either one angle or the other, but we decided to do something a little different. In Furnished Or Unfurnished? Which Is Better For Landlords And Tenants?, we took the perspective of both parties in the hope that one would get a greater understanding of the other’s position. Judging by the response we’ve had to the post, it looks like we did a pretty good job!
Stamp Duty Refund: Who's Entitled And How Do You Claim?
Did someone say refund? We did back in June, and it was immediately obvious that many of you were pondering the answer. Stamp Duty Refund: Who's Entitled And How Do You Claim?is one of the most popular posts on our blog, and we can’t see things changing in 2020.
How To Prepare Your Home For Sale: 13 Tips For Selling Property
Following on from our popular Prepare A Property For Rental, the obvious move for our editorial team was to produce a piece for sellers...which is exactly what they did. In How To Prepare Your Home For Sale: 13 Tips For Selling Property, we gave readers a handy 13-point checklist to follow before putting their property on the market, and it went down a storm. Take a look.
South Facing Garden: Essential Or Desirable?
Ahh, there aren’t many bigger property chestnuts than the old ‘Which way should a garden face cliché?’. We thought it was time to address the question, so we published South Facing Garden: Essential Or Desirable?in early June, just in time for the summer.
Estate Agent Jargon: Property Verbiage And Vocabulary Explained
This monster list, Estate Agent Jargon: Property Verbiage And Vocabulary Explained, was another winner for 2019. If you don’t know your appraisal from your easement, you need to check this one out.
Subsidence Guide: Everything You Need To Know
Not the cheeriest of topics, but an important one, nonetheless. In our huge Subsidence Guide, we covered all of the major subsidence questions...and we still needed a follow-up post! Buildings Insurance And Subsidence: What You Need To Know, covered the intricacies of both getting and claiming insurance on properties with subsidence issues.
Should I Pay My Mortgage Off Early? 7 Questions To Ask Before You Do
The final post of our Top 10 for 2019 is Should I Pay My Mortgage Off Early? 7 Questions To Ask Before You Do. At face value, paying off your mortgage early seems like the obvious thing to do but, as with everything else, a little investigation is required before you dive in head first - this post was written to help you evaluate whether or not paying up early is the right thing for you.
That’s it, Petty’s Top 10 Posts Of 2019...done! Thanks so much for reading our blog over the last year. We love the fact that we can reach so many people, offering help and guidance along the way; it’s a great feeling.
If you’re lucky enough to live in or around London’s E11 postcode, pop in and see us next time you’re on Wanstead High Street. We’d love to chat with you about your next move, whether you’re a buyer or a seller, landlord or tenant. Do drop in and say hello to the team.
Until then, we wish you the merriest of Christmases and blog-filled New Year!