Our Top 5 Tips for Moving Day

For months now, you’ve been planning, anticipating and working hard for this very day, and now it’s finally here. It’s Moving Day! So how do you feel? Excited, eager and in control? Or apprehensive, stressed and worried? If you’re the kind of person that thrives on a tight deadline and tends to leave tasks until…

Selling in summer?

When is the best time to sell a house? Ask the average person on the street and they’ll no doubt say spring, or perhaps even autumn. It’s a commonly held belief that selling your home at any other time of year is a grave error that’s sure to see your property sitting on the shelf…

Things to do before you move house

Moving house can be a stressful time for all involved, from managing viewings and placing offers on a new place, right through to packing your belongings and picking up your keys. With so much to do and so many things to remember, it can be all too easy to forget those small, seemingly trivial yet…

Renters’ guide to the new Tenant Fees Act

The law regarding charges for new tenants has changed. Are you up to speed? If you rent a property, you’ll need to know the ins and outs of the new Tenant Fees Act, which came into force on June 1st 2019. The new legislation applies to new tenancies as well as renewals of tenancies and…

Top 5 Tips For Successful Viewings

If you choose to sell your home through an online estate agency, you could save yourself a great deal of money. However, although some online estate agents do offer to manage your viewings on your behalf, most will expect you to carry them out yourselves. Doing your own viewings sounds straightforward enough. After all, it’s…

Mortgage Payment Protection

Mortgage Payment Protection If you found yourself unable to work due to an illness, injury or redundancy, chances are you’d struggle to make your monthly mortgage payments. If you have mortgage payment protection in place, you won’t lose the roof over your head if the worst happened. Mortgage Payment Protection Insurance (MPPI) is a policy…

Move or Improve? Adding value to your home

Adding value to your home Most financial experts agree that it’s generally wiser to improve your current home rather than move to a new abode. But what are the best ways to add value to your property? 1. Convert your cellar If you have a cellar, you should consider transforming it into a living space…

Running a business from your home

If you’re planning to take the leap into self-employment, you may well be about to join the growing number of people who run a small business from home. If that’s the case, there are a few practical aspects you’ll need to consider. We’ve put together a handy checklist so that nothing essential gets missed as…

Help To Buy – an overview

If you’re struggling to get on the property ladder there are a number of government schemes designed to give you a leg up. In this article, we look at the various options available to you, depending on whereabouts in the UK you reside. Help To Buy – Equity Loans Help To Buy England With this…