Annexe in the garden

When is an annexe a separate dwelling?

Annexes are separate living spaces that are connected to but separate from the main property. Sometimes called ‘granny annexes’ or ‘Wendy houses,’ an annexe can be a separate building, a converted garage or shed, or built within a house, such as in the basement or attic.

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Responsibility for trees on boundary

A common cause of debate is the boundary lines between two properties. For instance, you may be wondering who has responsibility for a tree or hedge that grows on a boundary between your and your neighbour’s properties.

How to deal with gazundering

If you find yourself in the unfortunate position where a buyer has retracted their initial offer on your house and replaced it with a lower one, the first thing to do is try to find out why they’ve done this.

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How long is a home report valid for in Scotland?

If a property has gone on the market, it should normally have a Home Report. Anyone who is serious about buying a particular house should ask to see this report, and the seller, their solicitor or the estate agent must be able to provide it. But what is a Home Report? How long does a Home Report stay valid? And who is responsible for putting it together? In this article, we’ll answer all these questions and more to help you understand this important aspect of the home buying and selling process.

Guide to home insurance

Home insurance is a specialist type of insurance policy that is designed to provide financial compensation and protection for your home and its contents in the event of theft, damage, or loss.

What does freehold mean?

You’ve probably come across the terms’ freehold’ and ‘leasehold’ and thought it was some legal jargon that doesn’t really mean much. But, it is crucial to know the difference if you’re looking to buy a property.