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A Home Seller’s Guide to COVID-19

In a perfect world, we'd all be able to sell our homes at the absolute perfect moment. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has made selling a home a bit more complicated. In a perfect world, we'd all be able to sell our homes at the absolute perfect moment.  Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has made selling a home a bit more complicated. ...
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Time-saving tips to speed up your planning applications

OoddySmile Studio/Shutterstock.com We know that delays cause frustrations for everyone. In order to speed up the time to process applications and reduce delays, we’ve collated some top tips for our customers. 1. To save time when submitting applications and reduce common errors, use our Digital Registration Service (DRS) service, available on our p...
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In-form-ed consent

The story: You’ve been working for months on a deal that required the cooperation of the seller’s ex-husband, the management company or a risk-averse mortgagee. It’s been fraught with difficulty, you’ve finally completed it and submitted the disposition for registration, only to be told the consent or certificate it took you so much time and effort...
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Automation in land registration

Over the last 18 months we have introduced electronic signatures in land registration and published our Standard promoting the use of digital ID checks. All of these are moving us a little closer to the ultimate goal – an improved, faster, data-led conveyancing process. Automation of some aspects of land registration is part of this vision. The aut...
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How to Run a Profitable House Flipping Business as a Senior

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Being a senior having prior experience in buying property and managing finances gives you an edge over competitors in the house flipping business.   According to Mansion Global, profits in this space are on the rise across England, making it the perfect time to enter the market. In this article, WiggyWam will explain in detail the important st...
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Key qualities modern consumers are looking for in estate agents - what are they?

Even before the pandemic, the estate agency sector was evolving considerably as a younger generation started buying, selling and letting homes, while the adoption of tech in our daily lives started to infiltrate the moving process. k salete Agents However, no-one could have predicted the impact the pandemic has had on the property market. Agents ha...
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How To Get Ahead in a Stamp Duty Fuelled Market – Secrets to a Successful Transaction

Complete video tutorials on everything you need to know about the buying and selling process
WiggyWam, the all-in-one property platform, has launched a unique consumer-facing education library for home buyers and sellers, providing them with all of the vital tricks of the trade when it comes to finding, viewing and even making an offer in a highly competitive property market. Current market conditions are tricky, with huge levels of buyer ...
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It is time for estate agents and lawyers to call a truce?

There is industry-wide consensus that property sales take too long to complete. This has created a unified voice within the industry that is calling for (tech-enabled) solutions to improve on existing processes. This voice is being passionately harmonised by those of mainstream media and the consumer. One naturally assumes that in such instances of...
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Are Agents or Conveyancers to Blame? Industry-Wide Survey Aims to Identify Why the Property Process Is Stuck in a Rut

Who Is To Blame? Agents or Conveyancers?
It is widely agreed that completing the purchase of a home takes far too long, an issue which has been given additional prominence since the government introduced the stamp duty holiday and placed the housing market under unprecedented and seemingly exponential demand, leading to sales now taking roughly a third longer than they did a year ago, wit...
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77% of Homeowners Believe Estate Agents Have Failed to Improve - but Are They in a Position to Judge?

 Research from WiggyWam, the all-in-one property platform, has found that 80% of homeowners believe the process of buying a house has remained largely the same or has actually become worse during their lifetime, while over three quarters (77%) also believe that the service provided by the industry has also declined or remained static. When ask...
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