Help and Advice on Moving house

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

Conveyancing

Read our extensive library of conveyancing articles for help at every stage of the buying and selling process. Whether you’re a First-Time Buyer or an experienced mover, our advice can help every step of the way.

What is a Local Authority Search?

We got in touch with Business Development Director, and property searches expert, Stephen Murray at PSG to find out more about Local Authority Searches.

Conveyancing

Purchasing Buy to Let Property: 11 Top Tips

Buy to let properties can be a very attractive investment but you need to understand exactly what’s involved. Use our top tips to provide you with essential information before you buy.

Conveyancing, Buying a house

How long does conveyancing take?

Many first-time homebuyers are surprised when they learn how long the process of purchasing a property can actually take, with the time frame from first viewing a potential new home to finally moving in often measurable in terms of months rather than weeks.

Conveyancing, Conveyancing Process

What is a conveyancing solicitor and what do they do?

You know that you need a conveyancing solicitor, but are you aware of everything they do as part of the home buying and selling process?

Conveyancing, Conveyancing Process

Stages of the conveyancing process

Even for experienced property buyers, conveyancing can seem like a complicated process. Most property purchases follow a standard series of steps with the whole journey typically taking 8-12 weeks. Our clear guide will help you understand the process.

Conveyancing, Conveyancing Process

Online conveyancing

If it’s your first time buying property, “conveyancing” is one of those jargon terms whose meaning may not be immediately obvious when you first come across it. Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring a property from one owner to another. In practical terms this procedure is carried out by a solicitor or licensed conveyancer – a property lawyer who, alongside the estate agent, the mortgage lender and the seller’s own solicitor, forms a vital part of the home-buying process.

Conveyancing, Conveyancing Process

Help to Buy in London

London’s property market presents unique challenges to those looking to buy their first home, with high house prices making it difficult for many would-be homebuyers to save the necessary deposit or meet mortgage lenders’ affordability criteria.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, Before you buy

What is the Help to Buy Equity Loan Scheme?

With the chance to buy a property with a 5% deposit, the Help to Buy Equity Loan opens up home ownership to many more people.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, First time buyer

Timeline for buying a house

For homebuyers – and first time buyers in particular – the process of purchasing a new home can seem like a long, drawn-out affair. It’s not unusual for it to take around six months from starting to look at properties to actually moving in, and if there are delays at any stage of the process then it can take even longer.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, First time buyer