We are unaware of numerous types of property in the market. Some of these names for different properties may be confusing, so one must know what to expect; here are the terms of the property types and their definition.
A Duplex Apartment is an apartment that has more than one floor, usually two. These can be found in converted houses or apartment blocks. Usually, these flats are located towards the top of the buildings if they are in a partnership.
A penthouse apartment is a more luxurious and bigger apartment which is located on the top floor of the building.
Flats essentially come in two forms—the first where an existing house has been split into two separate dwellings. The second is a block of flats where many different apartments could be in one building.
You need to be aware of some terminology, and a communal entrance is the main entrance that allows its residents to access their properties. Communal gardens are shared gardens, for which you usually are required to pay a maintenance charge. Flats are often referred to as apartments, particularly in newly built developments. There are also variations of apartments that you need to be aware of. Here are the more commonly found variants.
Terraced Housing is an old fashioned property set up where more than two houses are joined together. To avoid using the phrase terraced, real estate agents will now use the phrase link. A terraced house or a mid link house is one of the properties between others. An end of terrace or back of link house is the property, the last one in the row of houses.
Usually, the term Town House is used to describe a standard two-storey terraced house that is more modern. Some Estate Agents will also use this term to describe newer properties with three or more floors.
A semi-detached house or property is used to describe the pair of places that are usually attached in the middle. Semi-detached properties tend to offer their owners front and back gardens.
A detached property is a solo property with its land that is not adjoined by or to another property. This type of property is usually more sought after by families who want extra privacy.