Five surprising mortgage truths


Mortgage companies are becoming ever more flexible, meaning that whatever your situation there is probably an ideal product for you. Finding a mortgage can be time-consuming and complicated. If you’re struggling to find the right product, consider speaking to an independent financial adviser to obtain some help. We look at some of the situations where […]

How to keep your garden looking great in winter


An attractive garden can boost the value of your home, but if you’re selling in the winter months it can be hard to show it off. We look at some tips for keeping your outdoor area looking good in the dormant season. When most plants have shed their leaves and nothing much is growing the […]

What happens when a homeowner with a mortgage dies


When someone who has a mortgage dies, it is important to notify the lender as soon as possible. If the property has been left to you in a Will, you should ask them about the options for taking on some or all of the mortgage if it cannot be repaid. After a death, notifications need […]

The best property locations for avoiding the risk of flooding


Flooding can bring devastation to affected homes and areas. Buying in an area of high ground might be the answer. The Environment Agency estimates that over five million homes in England are at a higher than average risk of flooding, with flooding now a more common occurrence than burglary. The Agency also says that intense […]

Which day of the week is most popular for a house move?


Home moving website, Compare My Move, has produced some data revealing the most and least popular days of the week to move house, as well as the cheapest and most expensive. The site looked at 95,000 UK movers who used their services in 2019 to put together a picture of the current trends. They found […]

Can a neighbour’s tree cause subsidence to your property?


When buying a new home, you should pay attention to any sizeable trees near the property. While they often won’t cause a problem, there is occasionally a risk to the stability of a house nearby. If your neighbour’s tree overhangs your garden, you are within your rights to trim any branches that encroach onto your […]

5 tips for first-time buyers


Buying your first home is exciting, but it can also be daunting. We look at 5 points you can deal with before you start your search. There are lots of things to consider when buying a home and it can seem overwhelming the first time you go through the process. If you take the time […]