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What information must a seller legally declare?

Dreaming about moving into your new home only to discover you have noisy neighbours, non-stop traffic whizzing past, or next-to-no wi-fi signal? Here’s how to do your research… Whether you are looking for a new home to buy or rent, you’ll want to be sure that it’s a relaxing and enjoyable place to live. But…

Top 5 causes of delay in the conveyancing process

An accepted offer on a home is cause for celebration. But, in many cases, the journey to completion can be longer than you bargained for. Watch out for these 5 most common delays. 1. Management companies being slow in returning information on leasehold properties If you’re buying a leasehold property (many flats and apartments and even…

How to keep your property purchase on track

Buying a home can be a stressful experience – but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few handy tips to make it as smooth-sailing as possible. You need to jump through a few hoops when buying a home and even if both you and the seller are keen to exchange contracts promptly, there can be…

9 points to consider when picking a Solicitor

Think you’ve found the solicitor to get you through the trials of the homebuying process? Here are some simple and quick checks you can make before committing. 1. Who exactly will be handling your case? Clarify who’ll be put in charge of your case. And ask whether you will be dealing with just that ‘case-handler’…

Potential changes to the buying and selling process

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have been researching with the aid of working group called the Home Buying and Selling Group which is chaired by a research firm and includes solicitors and estate agents. They have been considering ideas for the last 11 months of how to improve the process of buying…