Buying and selling property
Buying a house is a big step and can be quite daunting, that's why we’ve put together some tips to help make the whole process that bit smoother.
Something as significant as a property transaction will always take a bit of time, but there are ways to speed up the process. Download and complete our questionnaire which has been proven to help.
This guide covers everything you need to know about how much Stamp Duty or Land Tax you could have to pay on your next home.
It pays off to be thorough during a property viewing to make sure it is absolutely right for you. This guide lists everything you need to look for to make sure you get the most out of your property viewing.
A deposit is paid upfront towards the full cost of a property. This guide will outline your options depending on how much money you have managed to save.
Mortgages are a loan used to cover the overall cost of a property purchase. This guide covers everything you need to know, and how to find one that works for you.
Are you looking to buy your first home but not sure where to start? Here are some tips to help you get on the property ladder.
Take a look at all the first-time schemes available and how they differ depending on where in the UK you are planning on buying your home.
You need to know what your lease includes and understand any charges you may face after purchase, particularly if you're buying a leasehold house.
If you own a flat, it's unlikely that you will hold the freehold to the property so what are the benefits and pitfalls of buying the freehold?
Auctions are a great way to avoid lengthy or uncertain buying procedures and bag yourself a bargain. We've highlighted essential points to consider.
Estate agent costs can vary enormously so it’s important to understand exactly what you’re paying for when you're selling your property.
Estate agents must confirm your ID and where you secured your funds to buy a property. This is standard practice, read our guide to find out why.
A solicitor or conveyancer will handle the legal transfer of your property. They are a vital part of the process so it’s important to pick one that’s right for you.
This guide looks at the standard insurance options available to help you make an informed choice on which insurance is right to protect you and your property.
Surveys are carried out by licensed professionals to determine the value and what repairs (if any) are needed on a property.
A loft conversion or conservatory may reap high rewards if you have the time and money, but small things can make a surprising difference too.
Japanese Knotweed can jeopardise the sale of a property. This guide covers what to look out for and what your options are if you believe it exists on your property.
If you own or are planning to buy a particularly old property, it could be considered a listed building. If this is the case, there are some important rules and laws you need to be aware of.
Septic tanks in England can no longer discharge untreated sewage into a watercourse. If your discharge causes pollution, the Environment Agency can take action.
There can be a lot to get your head around when it comes to property. We've put together a list of common terms to help you beat the jargon.
Move iQ Property Podcast
Wonder how to find a good estate agent? In this episode of the Move iQ podcast, Phil Spencer talks to NAEA Propertymark President Liana-Loporto Browne about what to look for – from identifying a good agent through to how to get what you want from them including relevant market information.
In episode 2 of series 6 of the Move iQ podcast, Phil Spencer chats to Propertymark CEO, Nathan Emerson about how relevant local estate agents are in securing a successful sale or purchase.
So you’re looking at selling your home. Where do you even begin? During this Move iQ Podcast, Phil Spencer talks to our CEO, Nathan Emerson about the importance of doing the admin early to get a head start, decluttering your home, and why your agent is so crucial when it comes to being in a chain.
Phil Spencer and our CEO, Nathan Emerson are discussing timing — and when is the best time to put a property on the market. From thoughts you should have about downsizing, to what you should consider if you’re relocating, it’s worth considering regional variations.
Did you know that statistically, the second agent you approach is more likely to sell your home? In this episode of Move iQ's podcast, Phil Spencer talks to NAEA Propertymark President Liana-Loporto Browne about common mistakes made by sellers.