Help and Advice on Moving house

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

Buying a house

Buying a house is an exciting time and one that should be enjoyed. Our range of guides provide you with useful tools, top tips and advice to help you make an informed decision on your property purchase.

How to avoid a Down Mortgage Valuation

Receiving a down valuation on the property you want to buy can be a big concern. But there are steps you can take to avoid your mortgage lender undervaluing your property and putting your purchase at risk.

Buying a house, Selling a home, Mortgages

How to set and discuss dates when moving

One area that can cause a great deal of problems when buying and selling a home is the timing and the dates for a move.

Buying a house, Selling a home, Conveyancing Process

What is a mortgage valuation?

When applying for a mortgage, a major step will be the mortgage valuation. But what does it entail, and what effect can if have on your home buying process?

Buying a house, Mortgages

Guide to the EWS1 form as a buyer

Following the Grenfell Tower disaster in 2017, the EWS1 form was introduced to identify properties with potentially dangerous cladding. Here’s what you need to know about it if you would like to purchase a flat in a high-rise property.

Legal, Buying a house, Before you buy

What is the 95% mortgage scheme?

In April 2021, the government launched a mortgage scheme that lets users buy a house with a 5% deposit. So, how does the scheme work?

First Time Buyers, Buying a house, Mortgages

Should I buy my neighbour’s house?

If you are considering buying a second home, and your neighbours are selling, is it worth buying their home?

Conveyancing, Buying a house, Finding a house, Before you buy

Can you convert two properties into one?

You may have wondered whether you could purchase the house next door to yours and knock through to make one big house. What documentation would you need and how simple would the process be?

Conveyancing, Buying a house, Conveyancing Advice

Do I need a will after buying a house?

Once you’ve bought a new house, it may be time to consider planning some more for your future. Owning property means you should probably think about writing or updating your will.

Buying a house, First Time Buyer

Shared Ownership: What percentage should I buy to begin with?

How to decide what percentage of a Shared Ownership property to buy.

First Time Buyers, Buying a house, First Time Buyer, Shared Ownership