Help and Advice on Moving house

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

How much is council tax in London?

This article provides useful links to all London councils for new residents; highlighting council tax rates for 2014/15. The purpose of council tax is to contribute towards useful local services that keep our streets safe and clean, such as policing and domestic rubbish collection.

London moving advice

Moving home in London

Here are the key factors to consider when organising a home move in London

Removals, London moving advice

Storage - a complete guide

A guide to storage – what it is, how to use it, what it costs, and whether it’s for you.

Removals, General Moving Advice

Van size guide

Your ultimate guide to removal van sizes.

Removals, Moving home

What to do after a bad house survey

It’s every home buyer’s worst nightmare. You find the house of your dreams and you’ve put in an offer, but then the survey report reads more like a horror story. It can be disappointing, frustrating and even frightening. But all is not lost! A bad survey can actually be an opportunity to get a better deal.

Surveys, Surveying Advice, Surveying Process

Problems your house survey might find

You’ve had the survey completed on your potential home and you want to know if your property is a good investment. Here we’ll let you know what issues a survey might bring up, and how to deal with them.

Surveys, Surveying Process

What happens on completion day?

You’ve done the endless house viewings, found your dream home, had your offer accepted, and signed the contract. But what happens now?

Conveyancing, Conveyancing Process

What is the Help to Buy ISA?

If you’re trying to save for a deposit as a first time buyer, a Help to Buy ISA is a supported government scheme that rewards you for saving.

Before you buy

What is a property valuation

There are multiple reasons you might need a valuation when buying or selling a property, and there are different types of valuations available. Here we breakdown what’s included in a property valuation, why you meet need one, and how to choose the right service for you.

Surveys, Surveying Advice