P255 CEEFAX 255 Fri 6 Oct 19:22/15  1/5  OCTOBER 7 BBC2 0925     FINDING NEW HOMES By this time you should be fairly clear about the type of home you want, and whfther you intend to rent or buy. The next step is to look at what is available, and see how it measures up to your needs and resources. The following pages suggest some of the people who might help you find your home. More In Brief Leisure Gardening MoneyFile
P255 CEEFAX 255 Fri 6 Oct 19:20/10  2/5  OCTOBER 7 BBC2 0925     HOMES TO RENT To rent homes, contact the local authority or development corporation housing departments (or the housing executive if in Northfrn Ireland)V Also try housing associations and estate agents. Many of these organisations have long waiting lists. Also, you may need to meet certain criteria M check to see. You should also look at local vfwspaper advertisements. More In Brief Leisure Gardening MoneyFile
P255 CEEFAX 255 Fri 6 Oct 19:27/14  4/5  OCTOBER 7 BBC2 0925     ESTATE AGENTS Estate agents are paid to sell properties, and therefore describe them in their best light. By law the facts that they provide should be accurate. Beware of phrases like "maximum measurement" - the room may be an odd shape. You should go and measure for yourself. Many estate agents include a photograph with their descriptions. This can be helpful, but it may be deceptive. There is no substitute for a personal visit. More In Brief Leisure Gardening MoneyFile
P255 CEEFAX 255 Fri 6 Oct 19:20/01  3/5  OCTOBER 7 BBC2 0925     HOMES TO BUY The choice of homes to buy is normally greater than to rent. Try estate agents, local papers or propfrty supfrmarkets. Also look for solicitors' pacC—ff deals. In Scotland, most houses are sold through solicitors If you are unable to look yourself, relocation agents will hunt for you. You can also advertise, giving your requirements and inviting sellers to contact you direct. More In Brief Leisure Gardening MoneyFile
P255 CEEFAX 255 Fri 6 Oct 19:01/01  5/5  OCTOBER 7 BBC2 0925     This information is from a new study pack "Living Choices"N It comes from The Department of Community Education at the O0fn University in association with Good Housekeeping and Mercantile Credit. The book "Living Choices" (BBC Publications) is available separately from good bookshops M £7.95. For further information write to: CE74, LMSO, PO Box 188, The O0fn University, Milton Keynes, Bucks MK7 6DH. More In Brief Leisure Gardening MoneyFile