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A to Z of common legal terms

Thu 12 May 2022

If youre a first time buyer, youll no doubt come across many unfamiliar legal terms during the purchase process. Our guide to some of the more common terms will help make things a little clearer..
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Setting the right asking price

Wed 27 Apr 2022

Once you've made the decision to sell your property, settling on the right asking price is one of the most important aspects of the sales process..
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Moving to a new area

Wed 30 Mar 2022

Moving house is stressful at the best of times, but if you’re unfamiliar with your new area, it can feel even harder. If you have children, they’ll also be feeling understandably apprehensive about the move. So what can you do to ease everyone’s worries and make the move a positive experience for you and your family? Our top tips will help you find your feet in no time..
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Prepare your home for perfect photos

Wed 23 Mar 2022

These days, most buyers browse for properties online, on their computer or mobile device. They’re used to scrolling through online content at speed, so your property needs to catch their eye quickly. Most buyers make their mind up about a property within seconds, based on the main photo they see online. First impressions count. .
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What are sealed bids?

Thu 03 Feb 2022

Often, when there are multiple offers on one property, the seller will choose to go to ‘best and final offers’ or ‘sealed bids’. Here’s our guide to dealing with properties that go to sealed bids to give yourself the best chance of success. .
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New year, new home?

Wed 26 Jan 2022

If you’re stuck in a rut in your current home, need more space, want to be closer to family, or crave a shorter commute, then moving house might well be your goal for this year..
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What is an EPC?

Wed 08 Dec 2021

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are a record of how energy efficient a property is. If you require an EPC for your property, take a look at our useful guide..
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Choosing the right survey

Wed 10 Nov 2021

Whether you’re buying your first home, selling up or moving on to your next property, you’ll no doubt be aware that the costs of moving can really mount up. And while it can be tempting to try and cut costs where possible, some expenses are non-negotiable. One such expense is a good survey. .
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Chesterfield property market update

Mon 27 Sep 2021

The last eighteen months have been tumultuous in so many ways. Every individual, every business and every industry, all over the world has been affected in some way by the pandemic. But how has the local housing market fared through all this? We caught up with Marcus Linsey MRICS, Partner and Chartered Surveyor at Bothams, to get his views. .
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Buying a fixer-upper

Tue 07 Sep 2021

We’ve all seen a million TV shows about property renovation, home improvements and DIY. The magic of TV can make complex projects look easy, but in reality, taking on a huge renovation project is not for the inexperienced, or indeed the faint-hearted. .
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Our top tips for successful viewings

Fri 20 Aug 2021

The way you carry out your viewings can make all the difference when it comes to creating a positive first impression of your home. Do it well and your ‘sold’ board will be up in no time..
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Selling in summer?

Sat 07 Aug 2021

What’s the best time of year to sell your home? According to conventional wisdom, spring or perhaps even autumn are the ideal seasons for selling up. But is this actually true?.
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Coronavirus Update Monday 18th May

Mon 18 May 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Mon 30 Mar 2020

We have adapted accordingly to continue to offer the high level of service you would expect from Bothams - it is in situations such as this where experience counts during what is clearly a challenging and uncertain time, and whilst Bothams as a firm has experienced such times in the past first opening in 1871, the Coronavirus pandemic is uncharted territory for us all. .
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