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April 27, 2018



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21 Agnes Street, Tinwald

Not far from a suburban shopping centre for all your daily needs. Very well utilised 170m² with zero wasted space. Compact easy care section and great off street parking. Would make an excellent base for mobile home enthusiasts. To access documents we hold for this property please visit: www.propertyfiles.

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Excellent home base ƒƒ Great for mobile home enthusiasts

Location ƒƒ Close to the shopping centre for your convenience





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Phone 03 307 7377 or 027 437 9696



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a glorious time in the garden “Seasons of mist and mellow fruitfulness” John Keats summed up the essence of autumn in the garden. It’s a time of richness of colour, richness in terms of ripening fruit and a sense of mellowness as plants that have flourished and yielded produce in summer, complete their cycle and die or begin their winter hibernation. Autumn is also a time for celebration in the home garden ... The rich harvest of summer might be slowing, but as the days shorten there are still many pleasurable hours to be had in the garden and still many crops to harvest ahead of winter. In the vegetable garden pumpkins are ripening, the last of the summer tomatoes are full and plump on vines, brassicas if protected from white butterflies will be ready to eat, courgettes will still be producing and main crop potatoes are ready to dig. It’s a time for harvesting and storing food away for the long winter months and once the first frosts have done their work, the last of the crops, parsnips and yams will be ready to harvest. Leeks will also be starting to thicken and

will be ready to dig and enjoy. Autumn is a busy time for home gardeners both in terms of harvest and planting. The soil is still warm and morning dew and more regular rain ensure plants are well nurtured. This encourages roots to get established before the cooler months creep in. Enjoy the remaining warm days to plan seedlings of cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, beetroot, winter lettuce, parsley, spinach and more and you’ll be eating tasty home grown produce all winter long. It’s also a good time to sow broad beans for late spring harvest. Areas of the vegetable garden that are lying fallow can be enriched by sowing green crops such as lupin or mustard seed, an easy and natural way to add nutrients and improve soil structure for spring. Compost, blood and bone, sheep pellets are also good additions to the garden to build up soil health for spring. In the fruit garden, autumn is a busy time as not only are the last of the summer fruits ready to harvest, it’s also a time when new season fruit trees start arriving

in garden centres. Dig compost into new planting sites and fertilise citrus trees with citrus food. In the flower garden, autumn is a great time to plant spring bulbs and to prune back flowering plants that have finished for the season. Mulch your flower beds to suppress weeds and protect plants from the cooler months ahead. Pea straw is the gardener’s best friend and it’s a cheap and efficient way of both providing protection for trees and shrub roots and for keeping weeds down. Pack it down liberally on garden beds. New trees, shrubs, climbers and roses can be planted now and plants that need to be moved will do best if relocated at this time of the year. Autumn is also an important time for lawn care. Lawns can be the most underappreciated part of your garden but now is the best time to prepare your lawn for the winter months ahead by applying lawn fertiliser that is high in potash and phosphates. Treat your lawn well in autumn and it will reward you with lush green growth in spring and summer.

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Buying a property is rarely straightforward, which is no surprise given that it’s the biggest financial commitment most people ever make. When you combine big sums of money and a considerable level of emotional investment, even the simplest transaction can be stressful. We hear a lot about the need for buyers to do their homework, but there are plenty of reasons for sellers to be careful too. If you’re selling a property with a real estate agent, you must sign an agency agreement that sets out all the terms and conditions of your contract with them, including how much commission they will earn from the sale and how the property will be marketed. That’s why it’s so important to get legal advice before you sign an agency agreement. If it’s a standard agreement, you usually retain the right to sell the property privately but it’s a good idea to check this. If you have signed an agreement with an agency but decide for whatever reason to opt for a DIY private sale, you should double and triple-check whether the agency agreement requires you to pay commission to the real estate agent or agency. Most agencies use the Real Estate Authority (REA) standard clauses in agency agreements, which set out certain terms and conditions for the contract and the payment of commission.

According to the standard clauses, commission is payable if the property is sold within the active term of the agreement (normally 90 days) or if it is sold privately within six months after the end of the term to a buyer that the agent had earlier introduced to the property.

sale and purchase agreement have been met), but it doesn’t matter whether it goes unconditional during or after the agency period, or during or after the six months following expiry, so long as the sale and purchase agreement is entered into within those timeframes.

In other words, if the buyer visits an open home run by the real estate agent, and then enters into a private sale with the seller within six months after the end of the agreement, the seller is still obliged to pay commission to the agent.

So, before you sign an agency agreement, ask the agency if it uses standard REA clauses. If it doesn’t you may be exposed to more complicated commission risks and you should seek legal advice.

This can vary depending on whether it is a sole or general agreement – talk to your lawyer before you sign up.

Generally, any issues arising from the agency agreement/arrangements between the seller and the real estate agent won’t have a direct effect on the separate sale and purchase agreement between the seller and the buyer.

Both sole agency agreements and general agency agreements provide for commission payments after the agreed period ends. If a seller enters into a sale within six months of the agency agreement ending with a buyer who was introduced by the real estate agent (or the agent facilitated the sale), then the seller must pay the agent commission just as they would have done when the agreement was still current. So, if the agent brings a potential buyer to a property in March, the agency agreement expires in April, and the seller and purchaser enter into a private sale agreement in May, the seller will have to pay the agent commission. The sale must become unconditional (which is when all the conditions of the

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However, the wrangling involved may create headaches or delays that you as a buyer wouldn’t want to be troubled with. If you do decide that you’re really keen on a property in this situation, seek legal advice before getting involved (and especially before signing anything). Remember too that the REA can help you with questions and complaints about sales involving licensed real estate agents, but it’s unable to step in if you have a problem with a private and unlicensed seller. For independent advice on buying or selling property, check out



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