Buying or selling a flat

Use the information and articles on this page as a guide for buying or selling a flat. Learn what to consider before buying a flat, familiarise yourself with the rules and regulations when making alterations and improvements, and understand what happens to repairs when an owner decides to sell.

The best flat to buy will be one which has:

You are unlikely to find a flat that meets all these requirements and which is of the right size and in the right place, so check carefully what you are taking on.

If you are considering selling sometime in the next few years, work with your neighbours to try and put good management in place before you put your flat on the market.

Alterations and improvements
Alterations and improvements

Before making any changes to your flat, whether that's 'improvements' or changes in use, you need to check your title deeds and check if you need to get any consents…

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Buying a flat
Buying a flat

While flats are good value for money and often close to many services, you need to check carefully what you are buying into. When buying a flat, you are buying…

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Repairs and flat sales
Repairs and flat sales

If you have common repairs underway, even if you have only got as far as getting agreement, you can make sure that owners who sell their flats don't disrupt the…

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Selling your flat
Selling your flat

Good property management is a good selling point. Purchasers want to know they are buying into a property with a good future, rather than a pile of problems. The first…

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