Help and Advice on Moving house

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

A guide to Welsh Land Transaction Tax

As of April 2018, Wales will no longer have Stamp Duty Land Tax. Instead, this will be changing to Land Transaction Tax (LTT).

Buying a house

What do I have to disclose when selling my house?

When selling your home, you have a responsibility to offer a clear picture to the possible buyer. It may seem counter-intuitive to give your buyer reasons they may not want to go through with the purchase, but failure to do so can have severe consequences.

Selling a home

The first time buyer's guide to mortgages

First time buyers can struggle with how much goes into buying a first home – if it’s not finding conveyancing solicitors or Chartered Surveyors, it’s saving up a deposit and choosing the right property.

First Time Buyers, Buying a house, Before you buy

What is a Chartered Surveyor?

Before attempting to buy a property, you might never have heard of a property surveyor or a chartered building surveyor.

Surveys, Surveying Advice

What is freehold?

Not sure what freehold means, or if it's the right choice for you? Read on to find out all about freehold and the advantages and disadvantages.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, First time buyer

What is leasehold?

Looking to buy a property, but not sure about leasehold, and whether it's right for you?

Conveyancing, Buying a house, First time buyer

Untangling Japanese Knotweed

Japanese knotweed can halt a house sale, but with a variety of ways to identify and treat it, it doesn't have to stop you buying your perfect home.

Surveys, Before you buy, Plants and Gardens

Whitepaper on transparency for solicitor legal fees

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have called for studies into the transparency of legal fees and services, in order to explore whether customers were able to make informed purchasing decisions.

Conveyancing, Costs and Fees

First time buyer changes to Stamp Duty: FAQ

On 22nd November 2017 the rules regarding Stamp Duty for first time buyers changed. We're answering some of the questions arising from the Stamp Duty exemption for first time buyers.

First Time Buyers, Buying a house, Costs and Fees, First time buyer