Buying a House

First time buyers: How to get on the property ladder

June 15, 2018

Contribution sharing tips for first buyers on how to get onto the property ladder in the UK.   Buying your very first home can be both an exciting and daunting experience. With so many factors to consider, each as important as one another, it’s no surprise that it can be a challenge for many. However, there […]

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How will Article 50 affect London’s property market? 

July 23, 2017

Mark Lawrinson, Regional Sales Director of Portico London estate agents, has spoken out about the possible effects of Brexit on the London housing market, saying, “I don’t think the triggering of Article 50 will affect the property market directly from today. In one sense it removes the uncertainty surrounding when Britain’s withdrawal process from the […]

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First home owners: things to remember when buying your first home

July 14, 2017

The following is a guide from a contributor outlining some things to remember when buying your first home:- Owning a home is embedded in the British psyche as one of our main ambitions. Not for us the bias towards renting held by some of our European counterparts such as Germany; no, we want to possess […]

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Guide to Legal Jargon when Buying/Selling Your Home

January 6, 2017

The following is a guide to some of the legal jargon you may encounter when buying or selling your home in England or Wales:- Do you know what amortisation is? What about gazundering or gazumping? You might have a vague idea of the meaning of the terms ‘Loan to value’ or ‘Stamp duty land tax’, […]

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10 Things to Keep in Mind Before Buying Property Post Brexit

November 6, 2016

Don’t let the Brexit doom and gloom discourage you, Mark Lawrinson, Regional Director of Portico London estate agents has revealed the key factors you need to consider to make a sound property investment this year: 1)      Keep an eye out for big infrastructure projects Even in a weak or unstable market, areas undergoing […]

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Moving to the UK and Finding the Right Property: What You Need to Know

November 4, 2016

Contribution from a writer on tips for moving to the UK and finding the right property for you. There can be a variety of reasons for you to move into the UK. It could be down to finally landing a dream job in the country, or it may be down to just wanting a fresh […]

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Do You Know Your Homeowner Rights?

July 21, 2016

You’re in the midst of purchasing your dream home, or perhaps you’re already in your perfect property caught up in a whirlwind, but do you really know your rights when it comes to owning your own property? The experts at Taylor Rose have put together a note, below, of some of the key areas you […]

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How to Choose the Right Removals Company

February 25, 2016

Relocating or moving home is all about choices and decisions – choosing the right time, deciding on the ideal property in the most suitable area and at the right price! And of course it doesn’t stop there, financial and legal decisions continue right up until moving day itself, including how to achieve the move in […]

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Over 50% of leaseholders unaware of the rules on leaseholds – and it could cost them thousands!

November 19, 2015

A recent survey has shown property owners in the UK have a ‘shocking’ lack of understanding of the rules of leaseholds, due primarily to bad conveyancing advice. Research from law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp claims leaseholders don’t know nearly enough about how leases work, the rules on extension of leases and most disturbingly, the consequences […]

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Buying a Property in England & Wales – A Guide to the Process

August 27, 2015

Buying a property can be a daunting experience especially if you are a first time buyer but once the process is broken down into steps it can seem a lot less stressful. Finding a property is the first big step to buying a house, you need to ensure that the house you have your heart […]

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