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Everything You Need to Know About Moving to Battle, East Sussex

May 4, 2022
Buying a New Home Local Area - Battle
Are you thinking of moving to Battle, East Sussex? If so, you'll want to read this blog post! Here at Paul Stripp Estate Agency, we know that making a move can be daunting. That's why we've compiled everything you need to know into one handy post. We'll tell you about the schools in Battle, the transport options to London, and the annual events that take place in the area. We'll also give you an overview of the house prices in Battle so that you have a good idea of what to expect. So whether you
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How to Prevent the Fraudulent Theft of Your Property

April 7, 2022
Selling Your Home Buying a New Home
Property fraud is on the rise, and if you own your property outright, have an empty property or rent your property out to tenants, then you are most at risk of fraudulent theft. What is Fraudulent Theft of Your Property? Property fraud comes in many shapes and sizes, but the fraudulent theft of your property involves someone claiming your property as their own and selling it without your permission. This, unfortunately, happened to reverend Mike Hall whose identity was stolen and then used to
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What's Happening With The Property Market in 2022?

January 18, 2022
Selling Your Home Buying a New Home
The property market in the United Kingdom is difficult to predict. Will prices rise or fall in 2022? Is it a good time to buy or sell a property? And has the pandemic changed anything? Here's my take on the property market in the UK as it stands right now. What Is Expected to Happen to Property Prices in 2022? Since May 2021, house prices have risen by 4.9%. Over the course of the entire year, we saw an average price increase of 13.3%, taking the average property value to £355,948 in the South
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What is Offr, and How Can it Help Home Buyers and Sellers?

October 26, 2021
Selling Your Home Buying a New Home
Here at Paul Stripp Estate Agency, we constantly search for new ways to make our customers' buying and selling processes easier. Therefore, we are delighted to be offering a unique service to our new and existing clients, Offr.  What is Offr? Offr is a cutting-edge technology that allows buyers to submit offers via their mobile, tablet or laptop and enables sellers to see in real-time the offers coming in! It’s ideal for keeping track of your sale when on the go and provides a new degree of tr
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What is the Definition of a Covenant - Paul Stripp Estate Agency Explains

August 18, 2021
Buying a New Home
If you’re a newbie to the property world, then you’re going to need to learn some new terminology. We’ve already covered Gazumping but what about covenant? Let’s take a look.  What Is A Covenant? A covenant is a provision or promise that has been written into a deed that may affect or limit the use of the property or land.  There are two different types of covenant: positive and restrictive.  A positive covenant is an obligation that requires some form of action (such as maintaining
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What is Gazumping - Paul Stripp Estate Agency Explains

July 29, 2021
Buying a New Home
While gazumping may sound like a made-up word, it’s actually a very real thing and something you may, unfortunately, come across if you’re trying to buy a new property.  What is Gazumping? Gazumping occurs when another party makes a higher offer on the property you are in the process of buying, and the seller accepts their offer. This essentially puts you back to square one and can be costly if you’ve already paid for surveys and solicitors.  Here’s an example to help you visualise gazumpin
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11 Reasons Why You Should Move to Sedlescombe, East Sussex!

June 21, 2021
Buying a New Home Local Area - Sedlescombe
Are you looking to move to Sedlescombe, East Sussex? If not, why not!  (Please note any bias in this article is well-founded as I, Paul Stripp, am a Sedlescombe local! And as you can see, I have a  lot of love for my local area.) So why should you move to the charming village of Sedlescombe? Here are 11 reasons: 1) Peaceful Surroundings Despite having excellent access to the A21, Sedlescombe is a quiet country village making it the perfect place for those who want a more sedate country l
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Five Favorite Things About Battle According to the Locals!

June 8, 2021
Local Area - Battle
Some time ago, I asked a few of Battle’s loyal locals what their top five favourite things about Battle were, and the response was tremendous! There was so much positivity for Battle even during the pandemic, and our little corner of East Sussex really did pull together.  So here are the top five best things about Battle according to the local people who live there: 1. Battle Abbey Besides being a genuinely stunning landmark to have on our doorstep, Battle Abbey is also home to a world-reno
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Three Beautiful Battle Walks - Paul Stripp Estate Agency

May 19, 2021
Local Area - Battle
We love our local area and all of the beautiful scenery it has to offer. If you’re looking to explore Battle and get outside, then here are three of our favourite Battle walks. 1. Our 20 Minute Lunch Break Stroll Short and sweet, this walk is one of our favourites because you can do it on your lunch break! Start by walking down the high street and walk straight towards the Abbey. Follow Battle Green round to the right and then head down past the English Heritage car park.  At the end of t
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How to Find Your Next Home When the Market is Slow

May 19, 2021
Buying a New Home
The property market is volatile. One month you’re looking at an abundance of buyers and plenty of available properties to fulfil their needs, and the following *crickets chirping*.  So what can you do if you need to move ASAP and the market is unusually slow? Here are some tips from Paul Stripp Estate Agency.   Review Your Circumstances If the market is particularly stagnant, it may be worth sitting down and reviewing whether you really need to move right now. Could you wait for the market
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Is Boomin Changing Estate Agency?

May 19, 2021
Opinion Piece
The future of estate agencies in the UK is changing – or is it? In recent weeks, Boomin, the digital property matchmaker, launched to dislodge the main portal websites such as Rightmove, Zoopla, and On the market. Founded by the Bruce Brothers who started Purplebricks, Boomin has been enticing agents to sign up for free (we know because we’re one of them!). What Does Boomin Mean for Estate Agents? Boomin has many estate agents worried as it appears to be setting itself up to connect buyers
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What You Need to Know About Renovating a Period Property in East Sussex

May 19, 2021
Buying a New Home
Here at Paul Stripp Estate Agent in Battle, East Sussex, we have regular conversations about ‘dream homes’, and for many people, owning a period home is the ultimate property ambition.  Whether you’re a fan of country cottages, rustic farmhouses, stately homes or Victorian terraces, there’s nothing quite like owning a piece of British heritage. However, a potential drawback with this kind of property purchase is that they often need a touch of TLC before they are ready for a modern lifestyle.
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Five Tips to Help You Find Your Dream Property

April 12, 2021
Buying a New Home
Let’s face it, while house hunting can be exciting, it’s also incredibly tedious – especially if you’ve got a long list of preferences and have your heart set on living in a specific area.  Below we’ve listed our top tips for finding your perfect property: 1. Go Beyond Pages 1 and 2 While the first few pages of portal websites tend to feature the latest properties, sometimes homes fall through the net. If a sale has fallen through and the property is relisted, it won’t always end up on the
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Do You Have a Septic Tank? Read this! 

April 12, 2021
Selling Your Home
Do you have off-mains drainage? Does your property have a septic tank or a cesspit? Then the following post is for you.  The 3 Key Types of Off Mains Drainage  If your property isn’t connected to the mains sewer network, then your wastewater and sewage will be collected in one of the following:  1. A Septic Tank A septic tank is an underground chamber that collects your sewage. Over time, the sewage in this chamber begins to separate into solids and liquids. The solids settle to the bottom,