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

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 grab with both hands.

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Finding a house

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 house you make an offer on works on a practical level too. Find out our top property viewing tips so you know what to consider when house hunting.

category: finding a house

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Buying a house

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 Acquire, are designed to help tenants improve their circumstances. Buying your own can be home a fantastic long-term investment for the future.

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The buying process

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 offer you have made on a house has been accepted, what next?

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London moving advice

Camden: London Area Guide

Our guide to buying and moving home in the lively London town of Camden.

category: Moving in London

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Selling a home

Guide to selling your house

Read on for detailed advice for homeowners looking to sell their property in England and Wales

category: selling a home

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Moving home

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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General moving advice

Lodgers – Searching, Screening and Selecting

Taking in a lodger by renting out a spare room in your house can be a great way to earn some extra money, but it’s important to know what sort of lodger you’d like to ensure that the one you find is perfect.

category: General

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Building and planning

Buying a repossessed home at auction

If you are planning to venture into the world of property auctions, here are some sensible steps to take to ensure that you are prepared for each part of the journey.

category: buying a house

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Conveyancing articles

Solicitor Fees Explained

Improve your understanding of conveyancing & solicitor fees to avoid any last-minute financial hitches with your house move.

category: Conveyancing

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Removals articles

Questions to ask your removals firm

Make sure you know exactly what you are getting from your removal company by asking all the right questions

category: Removals

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Surveyors articles

What type of survey do I need?

Our guide will help you decide what type of house survey you require for the house you are buying.

category: Surveys

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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.

category: Home Reports

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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.

category: Energy Performance Certificates

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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.

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