Help and Advice

Read our wide range of articles on moving house, updating your rented homes and dealing with estate agent.

What is gazumping? Is it legal?

If you’re looking to buy a new home – and particularly if you are a first-time buyer – you may be wondering what ‘gazumping’ is and if it’s even legal. Our guide will help you find out.

Conveyancing, Buying a house

Shared ownership in London

For first time buyers looking to purchase property in London, there are a number of government-supported schemes aimed at making it easier for people to get on the property ladder.

Canada

Explained: Solicitors' fees for buying a house

Improve your understanding of conveyancing and solicitor fees to avoid any last-minute financial hitches with your house move.

Conveyancing, Costs and Fees

Subsidence in London

Find out about subsidence in London: what it is, who can help you and how your London home may be affected.

Surveys, London moving advice

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Conveyancing

Whitepaper on Transparency for Solicitor Legal Fees

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have called for studies into the transparency of legal fees and services, in order to explore whether customers were able to make informed purchasing decisions.

Conveyancing, London moving advice, First time buyer

Help to Buy in London

London’s property market presents unique challenges to those looking to buy their first home, with high house prices making it difficult for many would-be homebuyers to save the necessary deposit or meet mortgage lenders’ affordability criteria.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, London moving advice

How to create a home office in a rented home

Create an exciting and inspiring home office no matter how big the space, style or budget with these simple ideas

Rentals

How to reinvigorate your bathroom on a budget

Maybe you can’t rip it out and start again, but no matter — there’s still so much you can do to smarten up your bathroom in your first home

Rentals