Help and Advice on Moving house

Read our wide range of articles on moving house, updating your rented homes and dealing with estate agent.

HomeBuyers Survey checklist

You've found a home you love, but now you've got to get it checked out. The best way to do that is with a survey.

Surveys, Surveying Advice, Surveying Process, Costs and Fees

Estate agent tricks and tips: how to play the home buying game

Buying a home can feel a lot like playing a game of poker – you can’t tell who’s being honest and who’s bluffing. From property listing language to referral fees, we look at the questions you need to ask to play the game.

Estate Agents

Mortgage fees and costs guide

When applying for a mortgage, you’ll consider the overall price but there might be fees and costs you weren’t expecting. Know what to look for with our guide to mortgage costs.

How to buy a house with cash

If you can afford it, it might seem sensible to minimise your debt by not taking out a mortgage. But is buying a house with cash the best option for you?

Conveyancing, Conveyancing Advice

How to add value to your home

We look at simple ways to add value to your home, from conversions and extensions to decluttering and decorating.

Selling a home

How to check your credit score

If you’re eager to get a mortgage, one of the first things to consider is your credit score, as it may have an impact on how much you can borrow and what rate of interest you pay.

Buying a house, Before you buy

How much can I borrow?

If you know you want to buy a property and you’ll need a mortgage, it’s worth assessing how much money you’ll need to borrow, and whether you’ll be able to get it.

How to choose a buy to let property

Our guide on what to look for when choosing a buy to let property.

Rentals

What is a property chain and how do I break it?

Property chains can be an added complication, in the run up to buying and on moving day – so what can you do about it?

Conveyancing Advice