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

Getting a first time buyer mortgage

Unless you are in the position of having received a substantial windfall or inheritance, then you are unlikely to be in a position to buy a property outright using your own finances. For most people, buying their first home means getting a mortgage.

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Shared ownership versus shared equity

Shared ownership versus shared equity

In the current financial climate first time buyers are finding it increasingly difficult to get on the...

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Buying a new build home versus buying an existing home

Buying a new build home versus buying an existing home

When the time comes to start searching for your first home you will have to decide whether to purchase a...

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Freehold vs leasehold properties

Freehold vs leasehold properties

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

10 tips for purchasing buy to let property

A buy to let property (buying a property with the sole intention of renting it out) can be a very attractive investment but you really need to understand exactly what’s involved. Use our top 10 tips to provide you with essential information before you buy.

Categories: Conveyancing, Buying a house

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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Buying a modern home – the pros and cons

Buying a modern home – the pros and cons

When you are house hunting, there are so many decisions to make that choosing a home can quickly seem...

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Buying a period house – the pros and cons

Buying a period house – the pros and cons

When you are deciding what kind of home to look for, there are so many factors to consider that it’s easy...

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First time buyers

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.

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Buying a house with friends

Buying a house with friends

For many people, getting a foot on that first rung of the property ladder is now more difficult than ever....

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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 buy a house – 10 important tips

How to buy a house – 10 important tips

There will always be things you wish you had done or asked during the property transaction. Before you...

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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

Tips on how to make your house more attractive to buyers

To sell quickly, and maximize the selling price of your home, it’s best to put in a little work before you start showing it

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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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Reasons to avoid overpricing your home

Reasons to avoid overpricing your home

If you want to sell your home as easily as possible, it is crucial to set a realistic asking price.

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Take care when using online valuation tools

Take care when using online valuation tools

If you’re looking to market your home, read on for the advantages and disadvantages of using online...

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Moving home

Moving home on a bank holiday

When you get the option to choose your moving date there are a number of factors to consider providing yourselves with the optimum length of time to unpack and settle into your new surroundings.

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When is the best time to move if you have children?

When is the best time to move if you have children?

Moving with children can be difficult, there’s no denying it. But you wouldn’t do it any other way, and...

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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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How to pack your valuable items

How to pack your valuable items

reallymoving.com helps home movers protect their valuable household items in readiness for moving into...

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Moving Abroad Advice

International moving guide

Read through our International Moving Guide to help calm your nerves and prepare for your move abroad.

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Moving to Europe

Moving to Europe

Moving to Europe may seem like a huge task, especially if you’ve never moved abroad before or are moving...

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Can I move food across countries?

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...

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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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Rentals

How to Create a Home Office in a Rented Home

Create an exciting and inspiring home office no matter how big the space, style or budget with these simple ideas

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How to Reinvigorate Your Bathroom on a Budget

How to Reinvigorate Your Bathroom on a Budget

Maybe you can’t rip it out and start again, but no matter — there’s still so much you can do to smarten up...

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Make Your Bedroom Work Hard on a Budget

Make Your Bedroom Work Hard on a Budget

If you’re living in a shared house, you may need to get savvy with your rented bedroom furniture. Check...

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How to Bring Affordable Art into Your Home

How to Bring Affordable Art into Your Home

Filling your home with art doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Try these tips for adding interest to your...

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Conveyancing articles

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.

Category: Conveyancing Advice

How long does conveyancing take?

How long does conveyancing take?

Many first-time homebuyers are surprised when they learn how long the process of purchasing a property can...

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What does a conveyancer do?

What does a conveyancer do?

When it comes to selling your home, it’s important to employ the services of a qualified conveyancing...

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What is a conveyancing solicitor?

What is a conveyancing solicitor?

It’s easy to underestimate the complexity and importance of the work undertaken during the “conveyancing”...

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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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Guide to home moving on a budget

Guide to home moving on a budget

Moving house can be an expensive process, so it's important to save money where you can. Clockwork...

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Moving house - 6 important steps

Moving house - 6 important steps

Timing can play an important role in moving house, and planning your move ahead of schedule will help you...

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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.

Categories: Surveys, Surveying Process

What is a Building Survey?

What is a Building Survey?

Find out what a Building Survey (previously a Structural Survey) is with our informative guide.

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Japanese Knotweed identification

Japanese Knotweed identification

Japanese Knotweed is an invasive plant that has originated from Japan and nearby East Asian countries.

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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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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

Ten steps to improve fire safety in the home

Fire safety is an incredibly important issue, particularly in the family home - read our ten steps to prevent serious house fires occuring

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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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How much does an EPC cost?

How much does an EPC cost?

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are a legal requirement if you are renting, selling or building a...

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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.

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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...

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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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Online estate agents - Why should I use one?

Online estate agents - Why should I use one?

What are the advantages and disadvantages?

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