This Month's Style Tip

The power of paint…

A lick of paint is one of the easiest and quickest ways to refresh and update your room. The effect can be anything from a simple freshen-up to a complete transformation. Paint can create a mood or a new style.  This could be set up as a subtle backdrop or creating a showstopper in your home. In a more practical sense, it can enlarge a space, give the impression of height, and highlight features.

With so much more to consider than merely which shade to go for, there are simple things that are a MUST when thinking about redecorating a room.

Seeing the light

The quality and level of light in a room is key when choosing a paint colour.

Rooms that have big windows will benefit from lots of natural sunlight, so pale shades will help to enhance that bright and airy look. However, if you’re looking for a colour, you may need a stronger shade than you initially imagined to prevent it from appearing washed out. Be brave and try darker – go out of your comfort zone.

It’s a common misconception that you can brighten a room simply by painting it white.

Sometimes, a dark room may not be lifted by white as it needs light to bounce off it to look bright. Whether it’s the direction it’s facing or the fact it has small windows, some dark rooms will never look bright and airy.

So, play with the contrast between light and dark by going for a moodier hue.  This not only allows you to notice the light, you can actually appreciate it.

Go on and try it – worst case you re paint it!

May 2017

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New Homes Now Available!

New Homes now ready to be occupied - Wycke Court, Maldon

We are delighted to be offering for sale this exciting brand new development in Maldon, Essex.

Wycke Court is a small development of only 7 four and five bedroom detached houses designed to recreate how the original farmhouse and working farm buildings would have looked in the late 18th century.

Maldon is just 6 miles from the A12 and 22 miles from the M25, and 10 miles from Chelmsford railway station with a regular mainline service to London Liverpool Street.

Prices start from £650,000, contact our Chelmsford office on 01245 250222.

April 2017


Another Happy Buyer!

Daffodil Way, Chelmsford

In your own words, please describe how you would compare Home Partnership with any recent or previous experiences of estate agents.

'I have been in estate agency for ten years a as such would be sensitive and critical to any bad work but I have been very impressed from the start.'

April 2017




The first ever electronic e-signature exchange of contracts for a residential property transaction in the UK happened on Thursday 6th April by using the Bonafidee e-signature facility to sign the contract for both the sale and purchase element of the transaction.

The system allows both lawyers to upload the agreed contract, which is then sent to the seller and the purchaser clients for them to sign electronically. The system provides confirmation that the document has been read and signed with a code taking the place of a signature.

“Agreeing contract terms is often undertaken over the telephone by conveyancers and, in many circumstances, the document that you receive from the conveyancer on the other side of a transaction can look very different from the contract that you have sent out” says Convey Law legal director Gareth Richards. But he says the system used in this first transaction allows for an agreed form of contract to be uploaded and then sent to the clients for them to sign.

Lloyd Davies, operations director for the Conveyancing Association and a managing director at Convey Law, says effective proof of identity and electronic signatures are a key component part of bringing conveyancing into the 21st century. “Using electronic signatures to exchange contracts was not difficult, as witnesses are not required for this part of the conveyancing process.  It is not difficult to see how electronic e-signatures can replace the need for deeds, which currently need to be witnessed by another individual once the appropriate proof of identity and verification checks and balances are in place” he adds.

Here at HP we feel that this is a great step towards modernising the sale and purchase process which is long overdue. Anything to make the process easier for buyers and home owners to move and quicken the timeframe is welcome. We hope that over time more solicitors look to adopt these e-signature facilities.

*source: article from Estate Agent Today

April 2017

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