Buying a House

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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What is the True Cost of Buying a House?

June 22, 2015

If you’ve decided it’s time to get onto the property ladder and have begun budgeting for a house, don’t be caught in the trap of thinking it is just the deposit you need to save for. There are a number of other costs that you need to factor into your calculations that you may not […]

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The facts about Help to Buy ISAs

April 14, 2015

In his recent Budget, Chancellor George Osborne announced an expansion to the Government’s Help to Buy Scheme with the introduction of the Help to Buy ISA. Designed to help first time buyers save for their deposit, the Help to Buy ISA gives people the opportunity to access up to £3,000 of Government funds towards their […]

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Legal Guide To Buying an Off Plan Property in the UK

February 22, 2014

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to pick-up a bargain in the UK property market these days. Demand exceeds availability, so vendors can afford to overprice their property with the reality of getting a quick sale. However you may be still able may pick-up a good deal by purchasing an off-plan property. So what is off-plan property? […]

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