How to buy a house at auction without cash

29th May 2024

Auction purchases are fast becoming an increasingly popular way to buy a home, plot of land, or investment property. The diverse range of property types available offers the chance for potential buyers to find a bargain, or acquire an unusual…

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What is Japanese knotweed and what should you do if you find it on your property?

24th May 2024

When buying or selling a property, Japanese knotweed is one of the most important things to look out for as this non-native plant can pose many environmental and structural risks. However, clearly identifying it isn’t always a straightforward task and…

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Buyers! Read all about the forthcoming Stamp Duty Land Tax changes

17th May 2024

There are changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) coming into effect from 1st June 2024 which might affect your future property purchases and so here, with the help of our friends at Bonham & Brook, we’ve taken some time…

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How to sell a house with neighbour disputes

10th May 2024

While everyone’s property-hunting wishlist will include non-negotiables and nice-to-haves specific to them and their situation, one thing we all have in common is the desire to co-exist happily with our neighbours. Good neighbours are indispensable, and whether you rely on…

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Best places to invest in property in the UK in 2024

9th May 2024

It’s true what they say, when you’re buying a property, location is everything. From the changing average house prices of the area, to the local amenities available, buyers of every type need to consider both the investment value and lifestyle…

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Identifying what types of properties sell well at auction

25th April 2024

Most types of property, from empty land to residential properties and commercial lots can be sold by online auction, however some are more suited to this method of sale than others. By identifying these properties and choosing to sell by…

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When is the best time of year to sell a house?

24th April 2024

The property market is subject to constant changes and fluctuations, which can make it difficult to pinpoint the best time to sell or buy property. Like other investments, it can be beneficial to try and judge the market and identify…

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Would you like to feature on BBC’s Homes under the Hammer?

10th April 2024

One of BBC One’s best loved daytime property shows is looking for successful auction purchasers to appear on the programme. If you have your eye on that dream home, are looking to renovate a property to sell on, or you…

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Debunking the Myth: Does it cost more to sell at auction?

2nd April 2024

In the everlasting auction versus estate agent debate, there’s one common misconception that we regularly see, and that is that it costs more to sell by auction than it does on the open market. For inexperienced sellers unsure of which…

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POW_R up your estate agency business with smart auction sales

28th March 2024

At SDL Property Auctions, we partner with estate agents to provide an easy, fuss-free route to selling properties by auction. Acting as an outsourced auction department, we help generate a reliable stream of revenue for agents, while providing a seamless…

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A guide to the rental reform bill and new rules for landlords 2024

15th March 2024

Despite economic challenges and a new rental reform bill, the rental market is still thriving with over 4.5 million properties let, presenting landlords with ample opportunity to diversify their property portfolios and maximise income. However, with changing legislation it can…

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Why are so many houses going to auction? The increased demand for property auctions

7th March 2024

Over the past few years, the UK property market has seen some substantial changes in the way that investors and homeowners are choosing to buy and sell real estate, with more and more properties going to auction. Historically, auctions have…

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