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?

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.

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.

Home buyers spend around £5,000 on unexpected legal fees

Friday, 09 November 2018 | News

Home buyers in the UK typically spend £5,500 on solicitor’s unexpected fees, according to new research from a digital conveyancer.

Annual house price growth slowest for five years

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 | News

House prices have increased at their slowest rate since March 2013 at just 1.5% higher than last year, according to latest figures from Halifax.

Top 10 worst home renovations that turn off buyers revealed - including carpeted bathrooms and artex ceilings

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 | News

If you are thinking of making some home improvements to your property, whatever you do don’t even think of adding woodchip wallpaper or a carpeted bathroom. Mirrored ceilings are also a definite no-no.