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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Finding a house

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Buying a house

Planning permission

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

category: building and planning

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The buying process

Exchanging house contracts

This article gives first time buyers all the information they need to deal with the process of exchanging house contracts

category: The buying process

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London moving advice

London Congestion Charge

London; A buzzing metropolis where you’ll always find something to do, whether that be driving to the West End, or going to your daily 9-5. Whatever you may decide to do, watch out for the dreaded Congestion Charge!

category: Moving in London

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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.

category: selling a home

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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

category: Removals

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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.

category: Removals

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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

category: Rentals

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Conveyancing articles

Planning permission

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

category: building and planning

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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.

category: moving home

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Surveyors articles

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.

category: Energy Performance Certificates

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Home Report articles

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Energy Performance Certificate advice

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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: Estate Agents

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