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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.

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

Should I buy a house with friends?

If people buy properties with their partners, why not buy your first home with your friends instead? Here are some of the upsides, downsides and legal sides to consider.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, First time buyer

What is a mortgage in principle?

One of the most important early steps as a first time buyer is working out what size of mortgage you can afford. A mortgage in principle will allow you to do that, and prove to sellers that lenders are willing to grant you a mortgage.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, First time buyer

Bank of mum and dad

One of the most important decisions when you are looking to buy your first home is working out whether you can afford it – and that doesn’t just mean keeping up the monthly mortgage repayments.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, First time buyer

Help to Buy ISA and Lifetime ISA explained

Find out about the Help to Buy ISA and the Lifetime ISA as we explain the differences to help you decide which one might be right for you.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, First time buyer

Questions to ask estate agents when buying

Buying a house is usually the biggest purchase any person will make. Therefore it is imperative to get it right. Estate agents are legally bound to tell the truth so it is important that you are asking the right questions. To ensure you have all the information to hand, here are some brilliant questions to ask your estate agent before you buy your dream home.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, Estate Agents

How to sell your house without an estate agent

This simple guide on how to sell your own home outlines the advantages, pitfalls and key tips on getting the best deals as a DIY seller.

Conveyancing, Selling a home, Estate Agents