Selling

Smart ideas for home buyers and sellers

If you’re thinking of buying or selling a property, then make sure you’re up to speed with all the tools available to get the best deal.

Online agents outperform average – but not top – high street rivals

Thursday, 01 June 2017 | News

Britain’s online estate agents are starting to outperform many of their high street rivals, according to research by the HomeOwners Alliance (HOA)....

Arsenal and Chelsea bottom of the Premier League property price growth table

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 | News

Arsenal’s less than stellar performance in the Premier League this season is matched by an even poorer performance in the property price growth tables, according to new research by an online estate agent.

Taylor Wimpey apologises over unfair ground rent clause

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 | News

Taylor Wimpey has apologised to leaseholders and set aside £130 million to sort out a problem with the terms of its leases for new-build houses which can see ground rents soar over the long term.

Cost of moving soars to £9,500

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 | News

Some 65% of would-be buyers typically expect the cost of moving house to be almost £2,000 less than it actually is, according to new research by the Post Office.

First-time buyers miss out even with 10% deposit

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 | News

More than one in three buyers have seen their offer on a first home fall through because their deposit was too small to secure a mortgage, according to new research by Nottingham Building Society.

Four key property indices: price growth slows down

Monday, 24 April 2017 | News

House prices continue their upward trajectory – albeit at a slower pace.

Do we have to pay capital gains tax on a flat sale?

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 | Question and Answer

I recently sold my mother’s flat a year on from her death.

Sell your home in 12 days to gain maximum returns

Thursday, 02 February 2017 | News

Selling your home in 12 days rather than weeks later could net you thousands of pounds more, according to new research.

Sellers overvalue their properties by almost 7%

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 | News

Homeowners in England and Wales believe that their properties are worth more than the market price, overestimating the asking price by 6.8%, on average, new research has revealed.

Is the management company ripping me off by charging so much?

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 | Question and Answer

I am in the process of selling my flat, which is a leasehold property.