reallymoving Blog and Insights

We study the property market to bring you interesting and relevant news from the world of property buying, selling and more in the UK and abroad.

Déjà vu! Government reshuffle leads to yet another Housing Minister

We analyse the latest government reshuffle, which saw the position of Housing Minister change hands yet again – for the tenth time in 10 years, in fact.

February 2020

First Homes - what is the government's latest housing scheme all about?

We take a look at the government's newest planned housing scheme - First Homes - and analyse what it's all about and its potential pros and cons.

February 2020

What does the Law Commission's report mean for leasehold reform?

The Law Commission, one of the leading voices for leasehold reform, recently published its much-anticipated report setting out options for the government to cut the price payable by leaseholders to buy the freehold or extend the lease of their homes.

January 2020

Small but sleek – downsizing for a more luxurious life

Whilst there are multiple reasons people resist downsizing, it’s one of the decisions that can often give you a new lease on life. Here’s how choosing a smaller space can give you a bigger life.

December 2019

10 things you can do today to be a homeowner in 2020

If the festive season has left you dreaming of a space of your own, we’ve got a selection of top tips to get you started on your journey to home ownership.

December 2019

New surveys from RICS – what do you need to know?

In November, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) launched a new Home Survey Standard in a bid to improve and speed up the house moving process.

December 2019

End of 2019 round-up: what's been happening in property?

Reallymoving analyses the main events occurring in the property industry throughout 2019, from major new legislation to the closure of the Help to Buy ISA for new customers.

December 2019

Election and housing – what are the different housing positions and promises from the main parties?

With the general election nearly upon us, reallymoving takes a closer look at the housing pledges of the main parties as they attempt to get voters on side.

December 2019

Climate Action Day – what about moving home?

This Climate Action Day, we’ve asked people moving house how they’ve tried to reduce the ecological impact of their move.

November 2019