There are many things that can give a home historical value and some places don’t need to be that old to get the historical label.
When negotiation fails, taking matters into your own hands – and avoiding court – is often the most effective solution
Gardens don’t have to be dull and drab in winter. With a little thought you can introduce colour and interest all year round
When it comes to buying and selling your home, you need to be sure of your legal rights. Do you employ a solicitor or a conveyancer? Is there a difference, and what do they actually do?
Once upon a time, a tap simply delivered hot and cold water; now it can also offer boiling, chilled, filtered or even sparkling water. Stylish sinks and high-tech taps make classy kitchens - but don’t forget the practicalities
Green roofs are sprouting up across the UK. They can range from rooftop gardens with shrubs and water features to rolled-out green carpets of perennials and low-growing grasses. A green roof will boost your home’s eco-friendly credentials.
Ah, the joys of plaster boarding. No more unsightly wiring or pipes! But is hiding everything away really a good idea?
You have found your dream home and have managed to park just down the road for your viewing. Imagine your pain once you have exchanged and completed to find out that the nearest space you can park after 5.30pm on a workday is nearly two miles away!
Interest rates have fallen, banks are approving more loans and there are even deals when you don’t need a deposit.
Whether buying or selling a property, conveyancing is pivotal to the process. Here’s our easy-to-understand guide
In conveyancing, disbursements are fees and taxes paid by a solicitor to third parties on your behalf as part of the house buying or selling process. The solicitor will pass on these costs to you
As soon as you’ve agreed an offer to sell or buy a home, you will need to choose a solicitor. But what do you need to know before choosing?
How can you improve your garden to boost your home’s kerb appeal and potentially its value?
When Chloe and her husband Jordan bought their first home in Southampton they opted for an online firm to handle the conveyancing and legal work instead of a High Street solicitor.
What’s a title or transfer deed? What’s the difference between a property survey and a search? Here’s a guide to the terms you’ll hear a lot of when you buy your first home.
When a relative dies, it can be a daunting task to sort through years of accumulated possessions. Something as simple as an old hat or box of photos can spark memories. But if you want to sell the house, it needs to be emptied. Here are a few tips to help you get the job done
Property values have struggled to recover in Liverpool and Newcastle while Cambridge and London are more than 65% higher, highlighting regional differences.
Dabbling in the property investment market has its challenges but even though times are tough it is still possible to make a reasonable return with careful planning, research and hard work.
It’s not long until Christmas and festive lights are already switched on in city centres, so is it possible to sell your home before it’s time to carve the turkey?
What with inflation, economic growth and general confidence increasing in recent times, the property market of today is very different to that of 30 years ago.
UK house price growth slows amid Brexit uncertainty and stagnant wages.
Whether you have a young family or easing up for retirement, there are many reasons to consider creating a garden room. It can provide a place to escape and relax, an overflow guest bedroom, home office or studio.
Nearly a third of home buyers see their property deal collapse after their offer is accepted – and it costs on average £3,000. We look at the steps you can take to reduce the risk.
From April 2018, UK landlords will have to hit a minimum EPC level before renting their property to new tenants. For those of you who are unaware of this legislation – or wondering what it means – GoSimple are here to explain the next steps, and how you could reduce the impact of the changes…
If you are new to buying and selling properties - our guide to Conveyancing will help you understand what is involved
Unless you have family willing to stump up large cash sums, raising the deposit can be the biggest hurdle to home ownership. So how can you save for a deposit?
A paper which discusses the applicability of the Party Wall Act where no initiating notice has been served, and in particular the use of retrospective awards
How does the new Lifetime ISA work?
A CPD Paper on Boundary disputes presented by Carl Calvert
What is the Help to Buy Scheme and how can you get it?
Things to consider when buying a house.
Things to consider when selling your home.
By Peter Webster MA (Cantab)
A paper detailing six projects which turned “bad” for the professionals involved because the client was not happy
Find suppliers who can help you with improving your home
Get contacts to help with problems in your home.