TATTY woodwork at the front of your home looks awful, so spruce up wooden windows and doors with exterior wood filler and paint. You can also, of course, paint metal windows and even UPVC ones.
Changing the windows can make a massive difference to the frontage, but it’s not cheap. And be careful not to decrease the value of your home – replacing original wooden sash windows with modern UPVC windows will devalue a property in some areas, for example.
ONE of the easiest ways to update
LLP Solicitors the look of your front door is to change the door furniture – chrome or satin nickel is more fashionable than brass and gives a smart, contemporary look, suited to both period and modern doors.
Get metal door numbers to match, or consider frosted-film numbers if you have a glazed or a claim on the house: a solicitor will advise you about the likelihood of success depending on a number of factors – whether children are involved, your respective earning capacities now and in the future, your respective needs, obligations and responsibilities, the length of the marriage, and the contributions you have made both to the property and the marriage, and so on. YOU should discuss this with the solicitors who did the conveyancing work to buy your house. But if you switched mortgage lender at any time and your deeds were not passed on to the new lender they may be lost forever, in which case you will have to establish your ownership of the property through a Land Registry procedure. This involves a statutory declaration and evidence of ownership in
WE paid off our mortgage last year but never received the title deeds and the bank says it doesn’t have them. We’ve discovered that the house isn’t registered at the Land Registry so we do need the deeds, but we’re at a loss where to try next.