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12Mar 2019
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You’ve found your dream house and you’re ready to buy but first, you need a conveyancing solicitor. With numerous firms in Essex alone, how are you supposed to choose the right one? We understand that the whole process can be a little confusing so we’ve compiled a list of six things we think you need […]

14Feb 2019

Turns out there is a lot of confusion when it comes to first time buyers buying a home with regard to costs and responsibilities. However, is this only to be expected when there is no universal guide to buying a property? Buying a house can be a confusing process and home move comparison website reallymoving.com […]

17Jan 2019
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How Can First Time Buyers get on to the Property Ladder? First time home buyers are constantly being told to adjust their spending habits if they want to be able to buy a house in today’s market. But how much is enough? What are millennials expected to give up if they’re looking to get on […]

17Dec 2018
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What to do if your house is in a flood risk zone No one wants to think about it but there is a very real risk that your home could be in a flood risk zone. As much as we like to believe that England isn’t prone to adverse weather conditions, recent years have proved […]

15Nov 2018
Building more houses: Answer to the UK's housing crisis?

To date, around 300,000 people have taken advantage of the Help to Buy Scheme the government has put in place to help first-time buyers. The scheme is as popular as ever with an extra £10 billion set to be funnelled into the scheme until 2021 but is it all positive?   When the scheme was […]

17Oct 2018
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It’s more difficult than ever for a young person to get on the property ladder but it’s even more difficult for them to get on the property ladder without some kind of argument when it comes to the finishing of their new home. Complaints have been surfacing in recent years over the quality of new […]

21Sep 2018
Are first time buyers really benefiting from stamp duty reform?

Last year Chancellor, Philip Hammond, pledged to help out first time buyers with the introduction of stamp duty cuts but how far has this actually gone? How much has it helped first time buyers in the last year? According to the Spring Statement in March, 60,000 first time buyers have benefited from the stamp duty […]

06Aug 2018
Land Charges Record - Big 5 Year Plan

As of last year, HM Land Registry (HMLR) has been committed to digitising its services as part of a five-year business strategy. The aim is to make services quicker, easier and more cost effective. By 2022, HMLR hopes to digitise and automate 95% of daily transactions. It really is a digital overhaul meaning that it […]

02Jul 2018
Sinkholes –– how do they affect you and your property?

Sinkholes. It’s not something you normally think about is it? Whilst sinkholes are a rarity they do occur and have been doing so more and more over the last four years. In between 1st January 2014 to 9th October 2017, 257 sinkholes have formed around Britain, making it a rate of about 1 a week. […]

04Jun 2018
Could you be a victim of a property scam?

Summer is a time when many of us consider selling and buying property.  It’s the perfect opportunity to start over and whether you are upsizing or downsizing, a perfect time for change but not a time to become a victim. We all think we’re immune to becoming the victim of an online scam but the […]