Help and Advice

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

Buying a house

Buying a house is an exciting time and one that should be enjoyed. Our range of guides provide you with useful tools, top tips and advice to help you make an informed decision on your property purchase.

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

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 get out of an estate agent contract?

Estate agents contracts can be confusing and lengthy. Before you sign any agreements, it is vital that you understand what you are agreeing to. Consider your rights, length of the contract and the procedure and implications of cancelling the contract.

Buying a house, Selling a home, Estate Agents

London conveyancing searches

Engaging a conveyancer is an essential part of the home-buying process. Your conveyancer is the one who will deal with the exchange of legally binding contracts and the transfer of the property title to your name.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, London moving advice

Buying a flat in London guide

Finding and buying a flat in London can be a challenge. Properties can and do vary massively between different parts of the city, and even within the same borough you’ll often find a surprising degree of variation between properties that may only be separated by a couple of streets. Throw London’s high property prices and demand-driven market into the equation, and the very prospect of finding a flat to buy can turn into a headache.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, London moving advice

Buying a house in London guide

We understand that navigating the London property market can be overwhelming, so here are a few practical pointers that will help you to take a step back and make more informed decisions about buying a house in London.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, London moving advice

Camden: London Area Guide

Our guide to buying and moving home in the lively London town of Camden.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, London moving advice

Woolwich: London Area Guide

Searching for a new home in south east London? Take a look at our London area guide to living in Woolwich.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, London moving advice

New Developments in London

When house hunting in London, there are many different property types to choose from and it can be difficult to decide what sort of home you’d like to live in. Find out about the new developments in London and what to consider when buying a new build home.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, London moving advice