Moving advice

We have gathered together advice and guides to help you with the process of buying, selling and the mechanics behind moving home. Our information includes the property buying process, in-depth guides to conveyancing and removals and useful step-by-step checklists. If you have a specific question, please submit it to one of our specialist Property Professors who can answer your query free of charge.

Before you buy

Negotiating a house offer

For first time buyers the opportunity to finally make an offer on the house of your dreams is one you will grab with both hands.

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How to save for a house deposit

It is a dream for most young couples and professionals to take their first steps onto the property ladder...

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Mortgage incentive schemes for first time buyers

Incentivised mortgages are a great way for first time buyers to step onto the first rung of the property...

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Freehold or Leasehold – what is the difference?

If you are unfamiliar with the terms freehold and leasehold as a first time buyer then don’t worry, as we...

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Finding a house

Buying a House – a guide to viewing a property

It is easy to be led by your heart when looking for a new home, but it's important to make sure that the house you make an offer on works on a practical level too. Find out our top property viewing tips so you know what to consider when house hunting.

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Buying a Period House – The Pros and Cons

When you are deciding what kind of home to look for, there are so many factors to consider that it’s easy...

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House hunters guide

Finding a new home can quickly become a frustrating experience and this can lead to you putting in offers...

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Buying a Modern Home – The Pros and Cons

When you are house hunting, there are so many decisions to make that choosing a home can quickly seem...

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Buying a house

Viewing Tips for First Time Buyers

Top tips for first time buyers to know what to look out for when viewing potential homes

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Right to Buy - buying your council house or housing association home

Government schemes to buy council and housing association homes, such as Right to Buy and Right to...

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Low Cost Home Ownership

In 2009 the Daily Mail reported that one in three men aged 20 - 40 was still living with their parents

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Buying a repossessed home at auction

If you are planning to venture into the world of property auctions, here are some sensible steps to take...

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The buying process

What to do after you have had your offer accepted on a house

You’ve been searching, viewing and considering properties for months and the day has finally come. Now the offer you have made on a house has been accepted, what next?

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How to Buy a House – 10 Important Tips

There will always be things you wish you had done or asked during the property transaction. Before you...

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What are searches when buying a house?

Local searches are an essential part of the modern-day conveyancing process.

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What is conveyancing?

Buying your first property can be an overwhelming experience without the help of an experienced property...

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Selling a home

Kerb appeal – what it is and how to achieve it

Discover important tips on how to achieve kerb appeal to help you market and sell your home.

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Reasons to avoid overpricing your home

If you want to sell your home as easily as possible, it is crucial to set a realistic asking price.

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Take care when using online valuation tools

If you’re looking to market your home, read on for the advantages and disadvantages of using online...

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A Bathroom That Shines, Sells.

A great looking bathroom can help your property sell. Take a look at these handy tips.

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Moving home

International Moving

Let us help to uncover the numerous layers of complexity involved in a move abroad

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10 Top Tips for a Stress-free Move

We list 10 top tips to help you have a stress-free move.

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Change of Address Checklist

Are you getting ready to exchange contracts and move into your new house? It can be difficult to keep...

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Cost of moving house

When considering a house move, working out the cost and if you can afford it will be a priority. In the...

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General moving advice

Lodgers – Searching, Screening and Selecting

Taking in a lodger by renting out a spare room in your house can be a great way to earn some extra money, but it’s important to know what sort of lodger you’d like to ensure that the one you find is perfect.

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How much is council tax in London?

This article provides useful links to all London councils for new residents; highlighting council tax...

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Improving your home security

When you move into your new home, it is important to review your home’s security. Here are some top tips...

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Tips for Tenants

If you are moving into a rented property for the first time, you are probably concerned about the...

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Building and planning

Building regulations

An overview to building regulations

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Planning permission

Read our beginner's guide to the outline of the planning application process

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Conveyancing articles

No Sale No Fee Conveyancing Explained

Let reallymoving.com help you understand the concept of a no sale-no fee agreement with your property lawyer.

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Guide to conveyancing solicitors in Scotland

If you are moving home in Scotland, we explain the role your property solicitor will take and give you...

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Conveyancing Checklist for Buyers

Improve your understanding of the conveyancing process & the tasks your property lawyer completes when...

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Difference between Licensed Conveyancers and Conveyancing Solicitors

reallymoving.com provides a brief outline of the differences between conveyancing solicitors and licensed...

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Removals articles

Removals Insurance

Your insurance firm may require an extra premium to cover your move, (an ‘outside the home’ or ‘personal possessions’ supplement) but this can be less than the price of a takeaway! Okay, possibly around the £30 mark.

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Questions to ask your removals firm

Make sure you know exactly what you are getting from your removals firm by asking all the right questions

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A to Z Moving Home Glossary

Read our detailed A-Z guide of moving home terms designed to help everyone from the moving novice to the...

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5 Moving Home Tips For Beginners

Check out our top tips to help the first time mover through what can be a tricky process.

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Surveyors articles

What type of survey do I need?

Our guide will help you decide what type of survey you require.

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What is a HomeBuyer Report?

Get the facts on what a HomeBuyer Report includes.

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What is a Building Survey?

Check out our guide to what exactly a building survey is. The information below will clarify what a...

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Buying a repossessed home at auction

If you are planning to venture into the world of property auctions, here are some sensible steps to take...

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Home Report articles

What is a Home Report?

Find out about Scottish Home Reports, a required aspect of moving home in Scotland.

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What is a Property Questionnaire?

It is a requirement of the Home Report that anybody selling a property must complete the Property...

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What is an Energy Report?

The Energy Report is an essential part of the Home Report, which is needed when selling your home in...

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What is a Single Survey?

The Single Survey is designed to provide further information for house buyers in Scotland. Read more about...

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Tips for Tenants

If you are moving into a rented property for the first time, you are probably concerned about the advantages and limitations of renting your home. Here are a few useful tips to help you settle in to your rented property worry-free.

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Making friends in your new local area

Making friends in your new area should be a priority. Not knowing anyone can quickly get you down and make...

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Feedback information

We have published thousands of genuine reviews of our recommended chartered surveyors, conveyancing...

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Live moving webchat with HouseToHome transcript

On Friday September 24th 2010 Rosie Rogers, Marketing Manager at reallymoving.com, took part in a live...

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