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Post-Exchange: Move It Yourself – DIY Removals

Post-Exchange: Move It Yourself – DIY Removals

  Saving Money with DIY Moving By now your bank account may be looking rather anaemic from lack of funds. As a buyer you will already have had to set money aside to pay for things like stamp duty 'land tax', mortgage arrangement fees, valuation fees,  surveys and of...

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Are we heading for a property crash?

Are we heading for a property crash?

  Only one key ingredient isn't in place for a property crash   Larry Elliot is the Economics Editor of The Guardian and his assessment of the likelihood of a property crash doesn't make happy reading for anyone who's already on the 'property ladder'. Essentially...

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Post-Exchange: Getting Ready For The Big Move

Post-Exchange: Getting Ready For The Big Move

  Getting Ready to Move   What a relief!  Finally you've exchanged contracts and your house/flat purchase is in the bag. There will now be a short interlude between Exchange and Completion, typically lasting a couple of weeks (this will have been agreed in...

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What If There’s A Right Of Way Over Your Property?

What If There’s A Right Of Way Over Your Property?

  Ramblers Welcome?   It’s Day One in your new home. Suddenly you spy a party of ramblers hiking across your garden. Turns out they have a perfect legal right to cross your land (land is legally referred to as ‘property’). So how can you tell if there’s a hidden right...

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Exchange of Contracts – What You Need To Do Now

Exchange of Contracts – What You Need To Do Now

Exchange of Contracts - checklist   Under the crazy English homebuying system, until you reach Exchange of Contracts, both buyers and sellers are entitled to change their minds and pull out for any reason.  This can happen after many months of apparent...

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Moving House – Getting Removal Quotes

Moving House – Getting Removal Quotes

Getting quotes for removals - before you exchange contracts   Unless you’re seriously considering doing all the heavy lifting yourself, now's the time to obtain quotes for removals. In most cases this needs to be done before exchange, because by leaving it any later...

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Home Buying: Getting Ready to Exchange Contracts

Home Buying: Getting Ready to Exchange Contracts

Preparing for Exchange of Contracts - Who is responsible for insuring the property?    It seems to have taken forever - but at last you are almost at Exchange of Contracts - the stage when your purchase is safe. Your coneyancer-solicitor should now be in touch to...

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