Stamp Duty & Land Tax Explained

Friday 24 November 2017

When it comes to buying a home, there are a lot of expenses you need to take into consideration. Along with legal costs and agent fees, it is likely that you will also have to pay stamp duty or land tax.


Key Differences Between Freehold and Leasehold Properties [VIDEO]

Friday 10 November 2017

NAEA Propertymark Board member Ian Harris discusses the key differences between freehold and leasehold properties.


Government looks to improve the house buying process in England

Friday 27 October 2017

Department for Communities and Local Government has announced a call for evidence on how to make buying a home cheaper, faster and less stressful for those involved.


6 Top Tips to Help First Time Buyers Get on The Property Ladder

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Are you looking to buy your first home but not sure where to start? We spoke with NAEA Propertymark President, Katie Griffin to get her top tips for first time buyers looking to get onto the property ladder.


Estate Agent Terms Explained

Monday 04 September 2017

When it comes to buying a house, there can be a lot to get your head around; lengthy contracts, difficult to read paperwork, not to mention the confusing language – what does it all mean? Here is a list of common housing terms that will help you beat the jargon


How to Make an Offer on Your Dream Home [VIDEO]

Thursday 13 July 2017

NAEA Propertymark Board member Ian Harris uses his estate agency experience to help make the process of making an offer on a property easier.


14 Things You Need to Know about Buying a Property at Auction

Monday 12 June 2017

Have you ever thought about buying your next home at auction? Auctions are a great way to avoid lengthy and uncertain buying procedures and bag a bargain. We have put together some essential points for you to consider.


What You Need to Know About Buying a Leasehold Property

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Did you know that four in 10 new properties in England and Wales are now sold as leasehold, ranging from one bedroom flats in city centres, to four bedroom detached homes in rural areas?


Help to Buy - What You Need to Know

Friday 10 March 2017

Saving for your first home is tough. On average, you will need a deposit of around 10 per cent or more to give you access to the best mortgage rates. We have looked at the available Government options and condensed them into bitesize sections to help you consider if any of their schemes can help you get on the property ladder


Home Identity Fraud Protection

Friday 17 February 2017

Home identity fraud is becoming increasingly regular and the Land Registry are now being called upon to carry out tougher security checks before making changes to housing deeds.


How to Choose a Solicitor When Buying a House

Monday 06 February 2017

Once you have agreed a sale, you will need a solicitor or a conveyancer to transfer the legal ownership of the property from the seller.


Should You Buy the Freehold to Your Flat?

Monday 06 February 2017

A freehold is the permanent and absolute ownership of property or land. If you own the freehold, it means that you own the building and the land it stands on.