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I’m often asked, 'What is the difference between our site EIG Property Auctions and sites like Zoopla and Rightmove?'
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There are a number of crucial differences between freehold and leasehold terminology so it is important to be aware of how the distinction will affect you before considering buying a property of either type.
When viewing properties it’s important to be on the lookout for signs of damp, as spotting this before you commit to buying could save you from making a very expensive mistake.
The process of buying and selling houses can be tense, time consuming and confusing, read this beginner's guide to help you understand the conveyancing process.
David Sandeman has been invited to present at the Kent PIN Meeting to share insights on how to buy at auction, which is is a great strategy to find some bargain priced property!
SDL the major Midlands property services group is holding their annual conference and has invited David Sandeman to address the delegates with information on auction activity across UK.
A welcome introduction from EIG Managing Director, David Sandeman including tips to enhance your value in using the EIG site and give you a better understanding and view of the Property Auctions market.
We cover virtually every property auction in the UK giving you the best possible coverage of the auction market near you and we strive to get the lots on our system and out to you as soon as they are released for sale, maximising the time you have to view the lot and do your due diligence.
Auctions have always been seen as the place where great deals can be purchased, but how do you maximise your chance of getting one of the great deals and not spend it all chasing 'no hoper's'?
Think again says David Sandeman. Get prepared with this guide to the fees, taxes and extra legal liabilities you are likely to encounter when buying property at auction. Featured in the Autumn issue of the Property Auction buyer's guide out now.
The auction method is a fair and open process for the vendor and the buyer. Particularly when dealing with those properties in high demand, the buyer knows they won't suffer from gazumping whilst still gaining the vendor the best price in the market place and a certain conclusion to the sale.
Chaired by David Sandeman - The timing of this debate could not be more judicious! Just this past week, the Government announced a whole new raft of plans to further regulate the private rented sector. Expect top tips on letting and property management from the industry experts taking part. This is your chance to hear what our panel think and have YOUR say!
With the weather getting wetter and the water levels rising the flood risk areas are changing. Flood risk has a significant impact on insurance premiums and a property's value so it's an important part of your pre-bidding due diligence checks. Use these flood risk resources for a long term risk assessment.
The market is changing, these are exciting times and auction sales are becoming an increasingly popular means of selling a property for a wide variety of reasons. No longer is it just a distress sale – they appeal to those who want a swift, hassle free sale or those seeking transparency on behalf of beneficiaries.
Japanese knotweed can cause structural damage to homes and other buildings as it pushes through cavity walls and drains. It can also cause significant delays and costs to building development. Up to 5% of homes in this country are affected but there are ways to deal with this problematic plant and even secure mortgage finance.
The Property Investor Show is for anyone looking to make money from property investment. It is the place for networking, obtaining reliable and up to date property market information and it is designed to cater for all levels of property experience, everyone from the novice to the seasoned investor will find an answer to their questions.
The key is to identify the optimum method of sale to suit the vendor’s criteria by taking into consideration the type of property, it’s condition, demand in the marketplace, and the vendor’s time constraints. Where there is a perceived high demand for a particular type of property, or where the value of an asset is difficult to value or the vendor requires a quick and certain sale then this is where a disposal by auction comes into its own.
Martin Roberts, famous for presenting the popular BBC TV series 'Homes under the Hammer' recently launched his new book 'The Property Auction Guide'. EIG were very pleased to be asked to contribute to the content and provided the latest data and comparative statistics for the industry.
With a rising number of tenanted properties going to auction it’s crucial to understand the different types of tenancy agreements and how they could impact on the property you wish to bid for. Read our guide to tenancy types and what to look out for.
For this Q&A with Property Auctions expert David Sandeman, Managing Director of Essential Information Group (EIG) he answers the question: Do you get a 'bargain' buying property at auctions?
Property auctions expert David Sandeman, Managing Director of EIG reviews 5 key strategies for making money when buying at auctions. Auctions have always been seen as the place where great deals can be purchased, but how do you maximise your chance of getting one of them?
Buying property at auction: the guide price explained. Since June 2014 auctioneers have to define the guide and reserve, typically it is an indication of the seller's current minimum acceptable price either prior to or at auction. The guide price or range of guide prices is given to assist interested parties in deciding whether or not to pursue a purchase.
Property Auctions expert David Sandeman offers guidance for those going through the process of buying property at auction, here he talks about the importance of viewing a property prior to auction, what to look out for on the viewing, the key points to evaluate and tips on the best way to view the property and what to take with you.
The group is for those interested in property investing at all stages of their property adventure and they meet for informal networking and to chat about property matters. David spent time with the group exploring how they could benefit from using the EIG database.
David Sandeman interviewed by Progressive Property's Mark Homer for his popular podcast series 'Mark my words'. David talks about property auctions, how he implemented new technology in his business and his long term investment strategies.
An extract from the 'Essential Guide to Success', here we take an in depth look at the 1st step to take when buying property at auction. Discover what type of lots go to property auctions, the typical vendors and why they use auctions and tips on finding the right properties that meet your search criteria.
1982 data refers to the searchable property values of 1982 on the Essential Information Group (EIG) website. Capital Gains Tax (CGT) valuations are based on 1982 values and so this information is invaluable to Surveyors when looking for comparable values to use for CGT calculations. Access to 1982 search data is a feature unique to the EIG website.
This extraordinary venue has a long tradition of celebration, revelry and entertainment so is the perfect place to celebrate our annual gathering of Auctioneers from across the UK. After dinner speeches from EIG Managing Director, David Sandeman and Director, David Leary outlined plans for the future and the dramatic increase in online auctions that EIG has been hosting.
Essential Information Group win Supplier of the Year: Technology at The Negotiator Awards 2016. The judges said: "This is a fantastic tool that is incredibly useful whether you are new to this sector or you have years of experience."
David Sandeman writes 'A guide to the guide price' for Estates Gazette's first guide to property auctions
Estates Gazette has just released the Property Auction buyer's guide, an invaluable guide full of information and inspiration from industry professionals - available on the news stands now.
Reserve your free seminar place and learn about: Gaining the upper hand in the auction room, or join the debate for Under the Hammer, Auction Question Time with David Sandeman
David Sandeman, invited as a guest presenter to the Wimbledon monthly meeting talked to the group about the dangers of special conditions.
EIG Managing Director, David Sandeman was invited to present the May PIN talk to the Basingstoke group as a specialist on Property Auctions.
David Sandeman presents to the enthusiastic audience gathered for the Progressive Property 2 day conference in Peterborough.
David Sandeman met up with the Table of Twelve mentorship group at the Barnard Marcus sale room, where they watched some of the lots they had examined in detail at the evening session to see how they performed at auction.
David Sandeman joins host Clive Bull live on LBC Radio for the property hour, discussing the recent Stamp Duty changes.
David Sandeman invited to join host Clive Bull at Leading Britain's Conversation (LBC) radio for the property hour, talking about the latest property news & taking your calls.
David Sandeman joins Trevor Cutmore to host the Table of Twelve mentorship group for a bespoke evening event explaining auctions over dinner.
It was a big crowd with great group dynamic and really varied and interesting questions from the floor.
The key differences between buying a property at auction and buying via estate agents (private treaty)
Find out the key differences between property auctions and estate agents and how they can affect your purchase of a property.
The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show is the premier exhibition for anyone looking to make money from property investment in the short or long term. The show & seminar programme sessions are free to enter. It is designed to cater for all levels of property experience, everyone from the novice to the seasoned investor will find an answer to their questions.