Moving house is officially one of life's most stressful experiences, with many nasty traps awaiting the unwary. Collapsing chains, abortive fees, gazundering, gazumping and hidden mortgage penalties can all prove ruinously expensive and emotionally devastating. So before entering the property jungle, it's essential to know what you're doing. Whether you're a first-time buyer or an old hand, the good news is that the "Home Buying and Selling Manual" will put you firmly in the driving seat, so you can confidently manage your own sale and purchase - and save money. Haynes have made the experience as painless as possible, enabling you to take control of each step in the process. Despite the credit crunch, market downturns have always presented big opportunities and there are rich pickings for those who know the rules. But in recent years, the advent of the Internet, HIPs and e-conveyancing have transformed the way houses need to be sold and purchases funded. Recognised as one of the most comprehensive book available on this subject, this manual is divided into separate parts devoted exclusively to buying and selling.
Each stage is clearly explained in plain English, backed up with hundreds of fascinating colour photos. All common problems are covered, with plenty of tried and tested solutions provided. The conveyancing process is explained in full, along with advice on how to get the best from estate agents, solicitors, surveyors and auctioneers, as well as how to get the right mortgage when supply is rationed.
Publisher: Haynes Publishing Group