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What happens if a sale falls through

The process of buying and selling in the UK is fraught with stress and uncertainty at all times, but with a strict buyer application process and offer authentication process we adopt here at Gordon Barker the process can be made as smooth as possible. But there are still occasions where a situation cannot be rectified. …   Read More »

MEES…Are you and your property compliant

Do you know what MEES are? Do you know how they affect you? Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) are coming into force in 2018, and if you don’t know what they are yet then it’s about time you find out! As of 1st April 2018, there will be a minimum requirement for residential rental property …   Read More »

Radiator bleeding, what is it and when do it need it?

Rad bleeding So the winter is very much upon us, the frosty mornings have arrived and my feet are getting very cold walking the puppy through the long grass! The grass is so long he has to jump to get through some parts, and comes out looking like a drowned rat! But he seems to …   Read More »

The best time of the year to market your property

We are now officially at the back end of the year what with the clocks having been turned. The nights are now dark, the sun is hiding away, and the question every morning is whether to wear two layers or three. But what does the coming winter mean for the property market? We often hear …   Read More »

A sharp rise in BH8 market properties in 2016

It’s February – the perfect time for recapping on what 2016 gave us and took from us as well as looking forward at what 2017 will have in store. In July 2016, there were 355 properties on the market which is up from 293 in July 2015 – this is a 21% rise in marketed …   Read More »

Property owners in Ferndown

While we were arranging a visit to Ferndown for an event, we began wondering about how exactly Ferndown properties have performed over the past few years. Statistics from Rightmove show us that the average price of any house sold in Ferndown in November 2014 was £299,960. This had risen to £335,870 by October 2016. This …   Read More »

House to rent Bournemouth

Are you searching for a wonderful house to rent in Bournemouth? With years of experience in the Bournemouth property market, Gordon Barker provides a great service to both landlords and tenants in the area. Our estate and lettings agents will make sure you find the most perfect house to rent Bournemouth has to offer. Bournemouth …   Read More »

Help to Buy – can you make use of it??

Does your dream home have a not so pleasant deposit? Well this is where Help to Buy comes in. Help to Buy is a Government-backed scheme, in which it acts to support buyers who may have problems in raising a considerable amount for a deposit. By using the help to buy scheme this means you …   Read More »

Landlords, are you ready? Further legislation changes from 1st October 2015

It has been a year of change! With the recent legionnaire’s rewording, right to rent in the England and a lot of speculation surrounding section 21 notices and of course smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. This is not a time I would want to look after a rental property without knowing what I was …   Read More »

Letting Bournemouth

Are you letting in Bournemouth, or would you like to rent a Bournemouth property? When you work with Gordon Barker, we have the lettings expertise to provide professional property solutions for all of your property queries. Whether you are a landlord letting out a property, or whether you are searching for a property to rent, …   Read More »