Moving Home During Lockdown 2.0

On Saturday 31st October 2020 it was announced that England would go into its second lockdown since the COVID-19 pandemic began. With the announcement dealing a second blow to many sectors being told to close their doors for another four weeks, at minimum, the housing market was left wondering where it stood. Luckily it wasn’t…

Moving home – what are the current guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues the UK has been through many changes since the initial lockdown was imposed at the end of March. This may leave you wondering what the current rules are on buying/selling a property, including visiting estate agents, house viewings and instructing tradespeople to quote on prospective work. Here, we have pulled…

The pros and cons of moving to the countryside

An outcome of COVID-19 has been a reported surge in house buyers wanting to move to a rural, countryside location. Clearly, there are benefits to moving to a countryside location including more open space, fresh unpolluted air, and sometimes, depending on the location, you can get more bang for your buck. However, swapping the hustle…

The difference between fixtures and fittings (chattels)

Sometimes it’s the simple things that cause the most confusion and we understand that not everything in the conveyancing world is black and white. Therefore, we hope this guide helps to differentiate between what exactly are fixtures and fittings when you, the vendor, have to fill out this particular form with all the initial paperwork…

Help To Buy: Equity Loan Extension

Over the years the government has announced various schemes to help both first-time buyers and previous homeowners to buy again in a bid to make homeownership more affordable. From Help To Buy: ISA to Help To Buy: Equity Loan there are various ways in which house buyers can climb the property ladder. More recently, in…

Your Top Conveyancing Questions Answered

As the UK’s biggest direct conveyancing firm we often are faced with many queries about our services and conveyancing in general. Therefore, we’ve pulled together our handy guide to break down the most frequently asked questions to bust any myths surrounding the property buying and selling process. What does conveyancer mean? A conveyancer is a…

Post lockdown trend analysis

Since May 13th 2020 the housing market has quickly jumped back onto its feet to reassert itself as an economic driving force to help the UK in its recovery strategy. While lockdown made the process of buying and/or selling a property very difficult there have been some developments in the wake of the pandemic which…

Moving home checklist for property buyers

When stepping on to the moving home ladder there will be a lot of people on-hand to help you along this journey. While your conveyancing solicitor will do the majority of the management of your property transaction there will be times when you will solely be responsible for ‘making things happen’. Take a look at…

When to instruct a conveyancer

The purchase and sale of a property is very much a case of spinning lots of plates and it can feel overwhelming at times. There’s no clear cut road map at which point you have to do something but having a basic understanding of the various milestones along the journey will help keep things on…