Articles by Paula Higgins

Homeowner Q&A: should I pay for a packing service when moving home?

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 | Question and Answer

Choosing the right removals firm is no different to any purchase. It starts with some research and comparing the costs and service offered.

Should I switch solicitors half way through buying a house? My current one doesn't answer my calls

Friday, 22 February 2019 | Question and Answer

There is nothing more frustrating than appointing a solicitor to process your home move only to be faced with radio silence. Not returning your phone calls is not acceptable.

Should I avoid putting my home on the market in winter?

Friday, 28 December 2018 | Question and Answer

This is a question we get quite a lot at this time of year. Homeowners who are looking to sell generally ask us whether they should sit tight until spring. And that is understandable.

Do I need a Party Wall Agreement with my neighbour?

Friday, 05 October 2018 | Question and Answer

Yes, your neighbour needs a Party Wall Agreement from all affected neighbours before works start.

What can I do about cooking smells coming through from next door?

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 | Article

There are cooking smells coming through from next door following my neighbours renovating their kitchen. What can I do?

"Do we owe an estate agent commission if we didn’t sell our home through them?"

Tuesday, 08 May 2018 | Article

Unfortunately, it is quite common for there to be a dispute where the estate agent alleges that they have introduced the buyer, but the homeowner disagrees.

"Is an estate agent 'tie-in' period normal when selling a house?"

Thursday, 15 March 2018 | Article

"I’m selling a house for the first time, how do I choose an estate agent?"

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 | Article