To buy a house or to rent a house?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Ok, well it’s not the same sort of question as ‘shall I buy or shall I rent?’ but as with the chicken and egg question, the answer is definitely a matter of opinion! To begin with you have to decide whether you wish to buy a house, […]

Pure Properties take the Twitter plunge!

We can’t deny that social networking is becoming more of an integral part of everyday life. Everyone seems to have a Facebook account and with the increase in use of smartphones, iPhones and iPads, it’s never been easier to let anyone know what you’re doing at anytime of the day. (There are still certain things that really should be kept private however!) So, […]

DSS or no DSS… That is the question for Landlords!

One of the questions we hear from tenants most often is where can I find a landlord who will accept tenants on housing benefit? As many as one in ten renters may be receiving benefits, so when these tenants represent such a huge proportion of the market, why do so many landlords state “no DSS” in their […]

Avoiding bad tenants in your property – advice for landlords

The key to avoiding bad tenants is to avoid the places where the quality of tenant is unknown. If your property is advertised on the professional sites such as Rightmove, FindaProperty and Zoopla then the quality of tenant tends to be higher (professional channel, professional tenant). The free sites mean you don’t have to pay […]

AER Explained (Cracking the jargon code)

At Pure Properties we try to avoid using jargon that non Estate Agents wouldn’t understand. We try to keep things simple so you’re fully informed along the way. With that in mind, let’s try and explain a financial term you might come across. AER stands for ‘Annual Equivalent Rate’ and is used for savings. It […]

Helpful tips to sell your home

During the course of our week, we see loads of properties the owners want to sell. Some look fabulous straight away – others need a bit more effort. So we’ve combined our list of tips to help you when you put your home on the market. 1. Clean, organise, and neutralise your space: Un-clutter your house […]