property surveys

Property surveys: Why are they so important?

Buying a property is a big investment. If it will be your new home, the significance is even greater as it becomes a symbol of your future. That is why it is so important to conduct the relevant property surveys before committing to the purchase. Many idealistic homebuyers have waived them in favour of saving […]

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stamp duty

Stamp duty holiday: Savings are still to be had!

Over the last year, the property market has revolved around the stamp duty holiday. Following the announcement in July 2020, fresh energy swept the market as buyers raced to benefit from the savings. While the market was busy, onlookers nervously anticipated the impact the holiday deadline might have. Even with the original deadline extended by […]

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Gazumping

Gazumping is back! Top tips to protect yourself

When a buyer finally finds the property they have been searching for, it feels like a dream come true. The excitement and sense of relief that their search is over can be overwhelming, but it is easy to think that the hard part is over. Unfortunately, for thousands of buyers across the country, gazumping is […]

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How to protect yourself if a sale falls through

How to protect yourself if a sale falls through

Nothing compares to the excitement of finally finding your dream home. When your offer is accepted and the buying process begins, it feels like nothing can stand in your way. However, the possibility of a house sale falling through is a harsh reality for thousands of prospective homebuyers. Property chains can break at any time […]

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what happens after an offer is accepted

What happens after an offer is accepted?

What happens after an offer is accepted may not be one of your first thoughts. When you decide it is time to move home, it is easy to focus on finding your new property. Identifying what you want, looking online, and attending viewings is a truly exciting time. […]

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online conveyancing myths

Busting online conveyancing myths!

Online conveyancing services have grown in popularity during recent years. Particularly in response to the pandemic, where customers could continue the process while also adhering to the relevant safety guidelines. What may have seemed like a passing trend in the industry has proven to be a modern and forward-thinking solution. However, there is still plenty […]

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online conveyancing

How online conveyancing panel managers can help stabilise your chain!

During the pandemic, more home-movers than ever before turned to online conveyancing panel managers. Not only do they provide a faster and smoother service, but online conveyancing firms also help give movers a stronger position within their chains. Property chains are made up of multiple movers, who are buying and selling properties from each other. […]

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stamp duty

Stamp duty: What does an extension of the holiday mean for homebuyers?

Following the launch of the stamp duty land tax holiday in July last year, it went on to be a huge success. It motivated homebuyers in the wake of the first national lockdown after many realised their home no longer suited their needs. This combined with the prospect of saving thousands in land tax charges, […]

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online conveyancing

How will online conveyancing change post-pandemic?

As the effects of the last year continue to unfold, the property market keeps moving forward. To push through the thousands of property transactions that have commenced during this time, the industry has modernised in response. Traditional conveyancing practices have been compelled to adapt to cope with the increase in cases. These changes have enabled […]

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conveyancing lawyer

Why choosing the right conveyancing lawyer makes a big difference

Finding your perfect home is a dream come true for many. Although it may seem like a straightforward process, conveyancing is a specialist practice. A conveyancing lawyer carries out the lawful process of amending the legal title of a property. While you can opt to carry out the work yourself, it is most common to […]

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