Buying a home after a break-up: What you need to know

Breaking up from a long-term relationship is traumatic enough without the additional worry of moving home. Can you afford to buy after your split, or will you rent?

Selling up? Don’t let knotweed ruin your chances

Friday, 31 May 2019 | Article

It’s all very well cleaning the windows and painting the walls, but if you have Japanese knotweed in your garden, you’ll find buyers could run a mile. Here’s how to beat this fast-growing weed

Reports of weak housing market exaggerated as average UK property snapped up in 56 days

Thursday, 09 May 2019 | News

Reports of a subdued property market may be exaggerated with properties in Britain selling on average in just 56 days or in just 27 days in some areas of Scotland, according to new research by Zoopla.

Should I tell HMRC that I sold my home in Australia?

Friday, 26 April 2019 | Question and Answer

HMRC has the power to go back up to 20 years when digging for evidence that someone has failed to notify them of a liability. It could then raise a penalty based on any tax that was due.

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.

Japanese knotweed warning for homeowners as pest appears early thanks to warmer than average February

Friday, 08 March 2019 | News

Homeowners are being warned that the unreasonably warm weather in February has prompted the emergence of Japanese knotweed one month earlier than usual.

House prices drop by 2.9% in a month but resilient jobs and wages stop them falling further, says Halifax

Thursday, 07 February 2019 | News

House prices fell by 2.9% in January and grew by just 0.8% over the year, new figures from Halifax reveal.

Britain’s property market "as glacial as the weather" as house price stagnation continues

Thursday, 31 January 2019 | News

Home valuations have continued eek out a morsel of growth as the market stagnation continues.

How can I make sure my home buyer is serious? Our last sale fell through because the buyer didn’t have finance in place

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | Question and Answer

It’s really frustrating to find out weeks after accepting an offer that your buyer is not actually in a financial position to make the purchase.

House price growth grinds to a halt in 2018 but 'lots to be cheerful about' in 2019

Friday, 04 January 2019 | News

The growth of property values slowed to a dismal 0.5% last year, figures from Nationwide Building Society suggest.