Help and Advice on Moving house

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

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

Identifying 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

I inherited a property – what do I do now?

Inheriting a property from a parent or family member can be an emotional experience. During times of loss, the last thing you want to deal with is the property side of things

Conveyancing, Selling a home

How to choose a Chartered Surveyor

One of the most important things you can do for your future property is get a decent survey - but how do you pick the right surveyor?

Surveys, Surveying Advice, Surveying Process

How to buy to let in university towns

With some university towns showing a 22.5% increase in property worth, it might be time to start letting to a certain demographic: students. 

Conveyancing, Buying a house