Moving Home

 
Buying or selling your home is one of the largest financial transactions you will ever make, and one of the most stressful. If you're planning on moving home, we have advice on researching the area you want to live in, finding a home that's right for you and within your price bracket, instructing a conveyancer or solicitor, and every step of the way through to moving in. Even after you've moved in we have tips and advice on how to reduce your utility bills and improve your carbon footprint.

If you're selling a house, our 'Guide To Selling Your Home' will provide you with tips and advice to help you sell it quickly and at its highest potential price.
Our guides, tips pages, and award winning conveyancing and EPC services will all help take the stress and worry out of moving home and save you some money along the way.

Buying a home

Whether you are a first-time buyer, moving up or down the housing ladder or investing in the buy-to-let market, we have all the help and information you could need to make your move straightforward and stress free.

Need a conveyancer? Find out about our award-winning online conveyancing system where you or your broker can compare more than 180 conveyancing quotes, ensuring you get the best deal available. Having a specialist and professional conveyancer handle your case will make your moving home experience a good one.

Whichever solicitor or conveyancer you appoint, you will benefit from all of the following:

  • If your sale, purchase or remortgage does not go through for whatever reason, you will not be charged a fee by your solicitor or conveyancer
  • All of the solicitors and conveyancers have agreed to rigorous service standards and the service they give is rated by each individual client. This ensures that they are constantly working to give you the best service possible.
  • You don’t have to waste precious time attending meetings or sending letters of appointment.
  • You can select your solicitor/conveyancer here and now and instruct them to start work immediately.
  • Your solicitor/conveyancer will keep you updated so you can track your case anytime online and receive email updates as and when progress is made.

As moving home isn’t something you do every day, we have lots of tips and guides to help you along the way. We have ‘packing advice’, a ‘guide to who to notify when you move’, advice on ‘buying through estate agents’, guidance on ‘choosing a removal company’, help on ‘moving abroad’, and tips on ‘buying a new-build home’, ‘viewing properties’ and ‘buying a property from an auction’.

Selling a home

The biggest cost associated with selling a home is the fee you pay to the estate agent for selling it for you. That is, if you use a high street estate agent. By using an online estate agent to sell your property you can save yourself thousands of pounds and still get the same level of service you’d expect from traditional estate agents. Get a quote and see just how much you can save.

Find out how much you can save by selling your home through an online estate agent

Letting a home

If you are already letting a home, or considering doing so, you may find our ‘guide to letting a property’ useful. We also have information on ‘Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)’ and tips on becoming involved in the ‘buy-to-let market’. If the property you let is leasehold, we can give you a free quote on what it would ‘cost to extend the lease’ and reasons why you should ‘consider extending your lease’.

Remortgaging

Remortgaging is a lot more difficult today than it was a few years ago. If you are looking to remortgage we can help you with a ‘guide to remortgaging’, tips on ‘mortgage comparisons’, a walk through the ‘mortgage application process’ and reasons why you may or may not want to ‘remortgage’. We also have award-winning online conveyancing comparison software allowing you to compare more than 180 conveyancing quotes, ensuring you get the best deal available.

Buy-to-let

If you are an investor in the buy-to-let market, you could be selling a property, buying a property, extending the lease on a property or looking to remortgage a property. We have advice, tips and professional services including conveyancing comparison software, a free lease extension quote calculator and access to quality professional help from surveyors and solicitors for lease extensions under one roof.

Wills

More than two thirds of adults in the UK don’t have a will. Find out what happens if you ‘die without a will’. If you are considering making a will, we have a ‘guide to writing a will’ and advice on ‘what to include in a will’. We also have information on ‘inheritance tax’ and tips on how to ‘legally avoid it’.

If you are ‘contesting a will’, we can guide you through the process and get you the legal help you will need.

For advice on making a will from a qualified solicitor, click here.

Lease Extensions

A statutory lease extension will add 90 years to the remaining term of your lease in return for a one-off payment to your landlord. The amount of the one-off payment is dependent on the value of your property and the number of years remaining on the lease. As leasehold properties are effectively wasting assets that reduce in value by the day, it is usually advantageous to extend a lease sooner rather than later.

We can help you extend your lease by 90 years. Find out more.

Buy-to-let properties seen as pensions by landlords

05/01/2013 – 9:41 am |
Buy-to-let properties seen as pensions

The days of making a quick buck from by-to-let maybe over but there are still profits to be made in to long run.

Buying a home is cheaper than renting

03/01/2013 – 11:16 am |
Buying a home- cheaper than renting

Find out where in the UK you are better off buying a home than renting one. You’ll be surprised by the results.

Do I need planning permission to convert my basement?

28/12/2012 – 9:29 am |
planning permission to convert my basement

For many basement conversions, planning permission isn’t necessary making it a great way to add space to your home.

Converting a basement

27/12/2012 – 9:19 am |
Converting a basement

Of all the ways in which you can add space to your property, converting the basement can be the most cost effective.

Adding space and value to your home with a conservatory

18/12/2012 – 9:01 am |

Conservatories are still considered the best option when looking to add space to your home.

HMRC crackdown on buy-to-let landlords

12/12/2012 – 11:32 am |

If you’re a landlord operating in the South East then it might be a good time to check your booking in in order.

Guide to buying a home with friends

04/12/2012 – 3:09 pm |

Sharing the cost of buying a new home is the only way many people can afford to become homeowners. discover the benefits and pitfalls of buying with friends.

Buy-to-let investors put the squeeze on first-time buyers

26/11/2012 – 9:39 am |

Discover how easy-to-get buy-to-let mortgages are affecting the ability of first-time buyers to get onto the property ladder

Add space and value to your property with a loft conversion

21/11/2012 – 9:06 am |

Looking to buy a bigger home but can’t afford it? A loft extension could be the answer.

What you should do after someone dies

20/11/2012 – 9:22 am |

If someone close to you has died, it may be left to you to register the death and arrange the funeral. Find out what need to be done and when.