Conveyancing & Moving House

  • Moving house - Choosing the right Conveyancer for you

    Moving house - Choosing the right Conveyancer for you

    It is widely accepted that moving house is one of the most stressful situations you will find yourself in. Not only do people buying and selling houses have to deal with the stresses of physically relocating their lives, they must also… Read More

  • Changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax Explained

    Changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax Explained

    Yesterday's Autumn Statement by the Chancellor contained some fairly dramatic changes to the way Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is calculated. The changes come into place today, 4 December 2014, meaning that all home buyers will be affected… Read More

  • Top Tips For Finding a Conveyancer

    Top Tips For Finding a Conveyancer

    Buying a property is probably the biggest financial transaction of your life. Choosing the right people to manage the conveyancing transaction is an important decision to make. Whether you are a first time buyer or an existing home owner… Read More

  • How will installing solar panels affect my property?

    How will installing solar panels affect my property?

    The modern world is increasingly aware of the impact we have on our environment. Recycling is now commonplace and every home sold in England and Wales must come with an Energy Performance Certificate, which rates the property's energy… Read More

  • The Impact of the Mortgage Market Review

    The Impact of the Mortgage Market Review

    Tighter mortgage lending rules came into force on 26 April 2014 following the Mortgage Market Review. It passes greater responsibility onto lenders in an attempt to protect consumers and prevent a return to the alleged irresponsible… Read More

  • Simple Guide to Conveyancing

    Simple Guide to Conveyancing

    Take a look at the latest post on our Emsleys Estate Agency blog, where Adam Dawson from the Property Team has put together a simple guide to conveyancing. If you have any questions about our buying or selling a house, please do not… Read More

  • The Help to Buy scheme in a nutshell

    The Help to Buy scheme in a nutshell

    The Help to Buy scheme has been in place for 12 months now, but I frequently get asked to explain what it is and how it works. To help address some of the common questions I am asked about the scheme I've put together a guide to Help to… Read More

  • Thinking about taking out a joint ownership mortgage?

    Thinking about taking out a joint ownership mortgage?

    With the increasing costs of living and the high property prices, 'standard' mortgages are becoming increasingly difficult for first time buyers to obtain. One alternative is to consider co-ownership. I've written a blog post on joint… Read More

  • Equity Release - the Pros and Cons

    Equity Release - the Pros and Cons

    Have you reached that time in your life when your savings have dwindled, money is tight and you need a cash lump sum or source of income? This could be for a variety of reasons: essential repairs to your property, a Pension… Read More

  • What to consider when buying a Property at Auction

    What to consider when buying a Property at Auction

    The modern world is continually striving for services to be provided at greater speed and with less hassle; and buying a property is no exception. On the face of it, buying a property at auction appears to meet… Read More

  • Help to Buy is here to stay

    Help to Buy is here to stay

    With increasing numbers of transactions being reported over the last three months, it is hoped that this new announcement will mean that the market remains buoyant and active for the foreseeable future. The Chancellor… Read More