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New build or old property

New build or old property

The age of the house you buy often comes down to a mix of practical and aesthetic considerations. A new development with tiny gardens and nothing to renovate could be ideal for young professionals. …

Should you use an estate agent or buy direct?

Should you use an estate agent or buy direct?

Real estate agents are getting a bad rap lately – accused of being pushy, greedy and impatient to get a sale. Many sellers are turning to online agencies or even private sales in the hopes of …

House buyers’ tax burden eased in stamp duty reform

House buyers’ tax burden eased in stamp duty reform

In a surprise move by Chancellor George Osborne in his Autumn Statement, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) has been revised, making it less expensive for the majority of home buyers. Joanne Atkin explains …

What is conveyancing?

What is conveyancing?

Eddie Goldsmith, chairman of the Conveyancing Association and senior partner at law firm Goldsmith Williams, explains about the conveyancing process, which is the legal part of any house buying and …


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