Moving advice

We have gathered together advice and guides to help you with the process of buying, selling and the mechanics behind moving home. Our information includes the property buying process, in-depth guides to conveyancing and removals and useful step-by-step checklists. If you have a specific question, please submit it to one of our specialist Property Professors who can answer your query free of charge.

Before you buy

Viewing Tips for First Time Buyers

Top tips for first time buyers to know what to look out for when viewing potential homes

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Negotiating a house offer

Negotiating a house offer

For first time buyers the opportunity to finally make an offer on the house of your dreams is one you will...

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Getting a first time buyer mortgage

Getting a first time buyer mortgage

Unless you are in the position of having received a substantial windfall or inheritance, then you are...

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Freehold vs Leasehold

Freehold vs Leasehold

As you set out on your home-buying journey you will come across references to properties being either...

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Buying a house

Planning permission

Read our beginner's guide to the outline of the planning application process

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Right to Buy - buying your council house or housing association home in England

Right to Buy - buying your council house or housing association home in England

Government schemes to buy council and housing association homes, such as Right to Buy and Right to...

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Buying a House – a guide to viewing a property

Buying a House – a guide to viewing a property

It is easy to be led by your heart when looking for a new home, but it's important to make sure that the...

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London Property – How to Find a House

London Property – How to Find a House

Searching for a new home can be an overwhelming experience, and with the many different areas and property...

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The buying process

Viewing Tips for First Time Buyers

Top tips for first time buyers to know what to look out for when viewing potential homes

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10 essential steps when buying a home

10 essential steps when buying a home

You’ve been searching, viewing and considering properties for months and the day has finally come. Now the...

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How to save for a house deposit

How to save for a house deposit

It is a dream for most young couples and professionals to take their first steps onto the property ladder...

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What is conveyancing?

What is conveyancing?

Buying your first property can be an overwhelming experience without the help of an experienced property...

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London moving advice

Furniture removals & movers London

If there’s one thing that can temper the excitement of moving to a new home in London, it’s the prospect of actually transporting your possessions and getting them all there intact across the busy and often narrow roads of London is a challenge. People love horror stories and the Internet is awash with them – many of them about removal companies – so how do you ensure you don’t end up being one of them?

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Piano removals & movers London

Piano removals & movers London

The moving of a large, awkwardly shaped object that can weigh anything up to half a ton – and that also...

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London conveyancing searches

London conveyancing searches

Engaging a conveyancer is an essential part of the home-buying process. Your conveyancer is the one who...

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Buying a flat in London guide

Buying a flat in London guide

Finding and buying a flat in London can be a challenge. Properties can and do vary massively between...

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Selling a home

Top tips for selling your house

If you’re thinking about putting your property up for sale in England and Wales, read our top tips for selling your house.

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What is negative equity?

What is negative equity?

Put simply, this is when the amount of money that you owe on your house is greater than the sale value if...

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Kerb appeal – what it is and how to achieve it

Kerb appeal – what it is and how to achieve it

Discover important tips on how to achieve kerb appeal to help you market and sell your home.

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How to sell your house without an estate agent

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...

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Moving home

5 Tips to Help with Moving House

Improve the organisation of your house move with these straightforward tips to get you going in the right direction

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How to get rid of your boxes after moving house

How to get rid of your boxes after moving house

reallymoving.com gives home movers useful advice on how to get rid of the mass of moving boxes accumulated...

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Recycling when moving home

Recycling when moving home

reallymoving.com provides home movers with a guide to home recycling in preparation for moving day

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5 Things to do when moving home

5 Things to do when moving home

reallymoving.com provides tips on how to devise a moving home action plan to keep removals stress to a minimum

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Moving Abroad Advice

Can I move food across countries?

There are various reasons why you might want to take food from one country to another. Here are some guidelines for the three most common destinations – EU countries, Australia and the United States.

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Moving banks from one country to another

Moving banks from one country to another

Having a bank account is something many of us take for granted, and we sometimes forget how much easier...

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What UK tax documents do I need to fill out prior to moving abroad?

What UK tax documents do I need to fill out prior to moving abroad?

If you are leaving the UK to live abroad permanently, or will be working outside of the UK for at least...

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What is a letter of recommendation when applying for a work visa?

What is a letter of recommendation when applying for a work visa?

If you are currently in the UK and are applying for a visa to live and work in another country, it may be...

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General moving advice

You’re moving house – should you use self storage?

Read our top tips to making your house move stress-free by using self storage and removal services.

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Removals costs

Removals costs

Working out the cost of removals can be a daunting experience. Prices are mainly calculated on the volume...

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Man with a Van – top tips for hiring a man with a van

Man with a Van – top tips for hiring a man with a van

Hoping to save money on your house move by using a man with a van? Make sure you discover the important...

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10 Money Saving Tips for Moving House

10 Money Saving Tips for Moving House

Buying a new property and moving home is a notoriously expensive time, but there are aspects of a house...

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Rentals

How to Update Your Living Room on a Budget

These fast and fun living room ideas deliver maximum creative bang for your buck

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Ways to Creatively Clear Clutter in A Rented Bedroom

Ways to Creatively Clear Clutter in A Rented Bedroom

Keep clutter at bay and transform your bedroom into a dreamy haven with these easy, non-permanent storage...

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How to Get More Storage from Your Rented Kitchen

How to Get More Storage from Your Rented Kitchen

From handy hooks to space-smart shelves, it’s easy to create more storage in your rented kitchen with...

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How to Add Colour and Character to Your Rented Home

How to Add Colour and Character to Your Rented Home

Get creative with colour with these 10 tips for injecting character into your rented property

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Conveyancing articles

Planning permission

Read our beginner's guide to the outline of the planning application process

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Top tips for selling your house

Top tips for selling your house

If you’re thinking about putting your property up for sale in England and Wales, read our top tips for...

Category: Guide to selling your house

Right to Buy - buying your council house or housing association home in England

Right to Buy - buying your council house or housing association home in England

Government schemes to buy council and housing association homes, such as Right to Buy and Right to...

Category: Right to Buy buying your council house or housing

How much are estate agent fees?

How much are estate agent fees?

The cost of selling your home can be expensive. Legal fees and of course agency fees soon mount up. In...

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Removals articles

10 Money Saving Tips for Moving House

Buying a new property and moving home is a notoriously expensive time, but there are aspects of a house move that you can reduce your outgoings on. Discover our 10 simple ways to save money on your house move.

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10 Top Tips for a Stress-free Move

10 Top Tips for a Stress-free Move

We list 10 top tips to help you have a stress-free move.

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Making friends in your new local area

Making friends in your new local area

Making friends in your new area should be a priority. Not knowing anyone can quickly get you down and make...

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5 Tips to Help with Moving House

5 Tips to Help with Moving House

Improve the organisation of your house move with these straightforward tips to get you going in the right...

Category: Help with moving house

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Surveyors articles

What is a Home Report?

A Home Report is required when you sell a home in Scotland. They are specific to the Scottish moving system and have three elements. Read on for more information.

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What is underpinning?

What is underpinning?

What is underpinning and what should you do if you suspect a property has been underpinned? Our guide will...

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Dry Rot - What you need to know

Dry Rot - What you need to know

The word dry rot will send shivers down the spine of every homeowner, and rightly so. Dry rot spores...

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Do I still need a HIP?

Do I still need a HIP?

No, you don't, but you do need an Energy Performance Certificate if you are selling your home. HIPs were...

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Home Report articles

What is a Home Report?

A Home Report is required when you sell a home in Scotland. They are specific to the Scottish moving system and have three elements. Read on for more information.

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What is a Property Questionnaire?

What is a Property Questionnaire?

It is a requirement of the Home Report that anybody selling a property must complete the Property...

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What is an Energy Report?

What is an Energy Report?

The Energy Report is an essential part of the Home Report, which is needed when selling your home in...

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What is a Single Survey?

What is a Single Survey?

The Single Survey is designed to provide further information for house buyers in Scotland. Read more about...

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Energy Performance Certificate advice

Do I still need a HIP?

No, you don't, but you do need an Energy Performance Certificate if you are selling your home. HIPs were suspended in May 2010 and formally abolished by the Coalition.

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How to cut your energy costs

How to cut your energy costs

With the relentless rise of energy costs and the growing awareness of our environmental impact, reducing...

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How to get an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

How to get an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

Find out the facts about EPCs, whether you need one for your property and how to get one.

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Information on EPCs for Landlords

Information on EPCs for Landlords

Are you a landlord looking for additional guidance on Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for your...

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Estate Agent advice

How much are estate agent fees?

The cost of selling your home can be expensive. Legal fees and of course agency fees soon mount up. In order to prevent any nasty surprises upon the completion of your house sale, it is important that you are aware of the estate agency fees right from the outset.

Category: How much are estate agent fees

How to get out of an estate agent contract?

How to get out of an estate agent contract?

Estate agents contracts can be confusing and lengthy. Before you sign any agreements, it is vital that you...

Category: How to get out of an estate agent contract

How to sell your house without an estate agent

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...

Category: How to sell your house without an estate agent

Online estate agents - Why should I use one?

Online estate agents - Why should I use one?

What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Category: Online estate agents

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