Monthly Archives: January 2016

Housing development

Hart District Council halts development consultation

Back in November we reported that Hart District Council had opened a major public consultation into future planning options for development across the area.  The consultation was designed to harness residents’ views about what approach to development the council should take, as well as sharing information on the types of development required.  As Cllr Stephen Parker, Leader of Hart District Council, said: “We really want to hear the communities and residents views, as this is a real opportunity for the people of Hart to help shape the development of our district for the future decades.”

However the consultation has since been closed, due to errors found in the consultation material.

In an apology to residents,  Cllr Stephen Parker, said: “In order not to undermine the consultation process and to maintain a fair and transparent procedure, we have taken the decision to stop the consultation and have ceased our online response form…. I would like to reassure the public that by working with my colleagues to rectify the issues discovered, we will create a robust consultation going forward.”

The consultation is expected to reopen in the next few weeks.  The council has outlined that the questions will not change and that it is expecting to send new summary material to all residents.

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Has anyone used an online estate agent before?

This was a question asked yesterday on a well-known social media site and we were delighted by the people of Fleet’s response.

A number of people said they had used online estate agents including ourselves at Check 4 Houses, with kind comments such as: ‘Whole process was very smooth & transparent & we saved thousands I would say’ and ‘the best experience in selling’.

One gentleman who had moved several times before said ‘(Check 4 Houses) was the best service by far, irrespective of the cost if I had known I’d have happily paid the “normal” rates … the fact it saved us over £3000 was just a massive bonus (literally!)’

The rise of internet has changed the way people buy and sell property completely.  Today the majority of people start searching for their next move online using websites such as Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location and you don’t need the high rental costs of a high street office to get a property listed on those websites.

With lower overheads, online estate agents such as Check 4 Houses can sell your property from just £499 or 0.5% + VAT, saving you thousands and giving you more money to spend on your new home.

At Check 4 Houses we aim not just to sell your house, flat, apartment or bungalow for a cheaper price but to deliver the best of both worlds – the price of an online estate agent with the local knowledge and customer service of a high street agent.  Please contact us today to find out how we can help.