Help and Advice on Moving house

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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.

Should you buy a house or a flat?

When deciding whether to buy a flat or a house, there are lots of things to consider, and the pros and cons may not be as obvious as you think.

Buying a house, Finding a house, First Time Buyer

What is a Joint Mortgage?

Here’s what you need to know about taking out a mortgage with another person or a group of people.

First Time Buyers, Buying a house, Mortgages

What is Tenancy in Common?

There are multiple options when choosing to buy property with someone else. Is Tenancy in Common the right choice for you?

Buying a house, Mortgages

What is Joint Tenancy?

There are multiple options when choosing to buy property with someone else. Is Joint Tenancy the right choice for you?

Buying a house, Mortgages

What if the home I’m buying gets a bad Mortgage Valuation (Down Valuation)?

If a home you’re planning to buy gets a negative mortgage valuation, it means the mortgage lender thinks the offer price is too high. So what can you do next?

Buying a house, Mortgages

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