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.

Significant changes to leasehold – what was announced?

Reallymoving analyses the government’s latest proposals to overhaul the controversial leasehold system, including a scrapping of the marriage value and allowing people to extend their leasehold at zero ground rent.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, News

10 statistics that tell the story of 2020 for UK home movers.

We’ve looked back on what moving home was like in 2020 – who was moving, where and when – and you might find our statistics surprising...

News

5 things you can do this January to help you buy a property

If you know you want to buy a home someday, or you’re just getting a bit sick of looking at your flat mate’s faces after months of lockdown, then there’s no better time to start preparing.  

Buying a house

The Help to Buy deadline is approaching – what happens afterwards?

Reallymoving looks at the impending end of Help to Buy in its current format, what is going to replace it and what the situation is for buyers until the deadline is reached.

First Time Buyers, Buying a house

The Hardest Places to Get Planning Permission Revealed

Research from Roofing Megastore has revealed where in the UK it is most difficult, and most easy, to get planning permission approved for your property.
 

Conveyancing

Lockdown 2.0 - can I still move?

With a second lockdown taking place across England, you may be concerned about what this means for your moving home plans.
 

Help and Advice, News, Coronavirus

5 spooky places to move to in the UK

If you are a fan of the occult, you may want to move somewhere with a little supernatural history.  As we’ve discovered, once you start looking, you’ll be spooked by all the choice!

 

Buying a house, Moving home

What happens if buyers can’t complete before the Stamp Duty deadline?

This years stamp duty holiday means that buyers don't have to pay stamp duty when purchasing property under £500,000. But what happens if the purchase doesn't go through before the holiday ends on 31st March?

Buying a house, Help and Advice, News

Natwest study finds remortgaging has helped increase property values

With many remortgaging their homes in the wake of Coronavirus, Natwest have found that over 50% have seen an increase in their property value.
 

News, Mortgages