Buying a Home

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Stamp Duty & Land Tax
Explained

When it comes to buying a home, there are a lot of expenses you need to take into consideration. Along with legal costs and agent fees, it is likely that you will also have to pay stamp duty or land tax. Read more...

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How to Make an Offer on Your Dream Home [VIDEO]

NAEA Propertymark Board member Ian Harris uses his estate agency experience to help make the process of making an offer on a property easier. Read more...

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How to Choose a Solicitor When Buying a House

Once you have agreed a sale, you will need a solicitor or a conveyancer to transfer the legal ownership of the property from the seller. Read more...

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6 Tips to Help First Time Buyers Get on The Property Ladder

Are you looking to buy your first home but not sure where to start? Here are our top tips for first-time buyers looking to get onto the property ladder. More info...

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Help to Buy - What You Need to Know

We have looked at the available Government options and condensed them into an easy bitesize guide so you can see they could help you get on the property ladder. More info...

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How We Protect You

You need an agent that you can trust and rely on when issues arise. The quality of the agent makes a real difference. More info...

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Differences Between Freehold and Leasehold Properties

In this video experienced estate agent, Ian Harris discusses the key differences between freehold and leasehold properties. More info...

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What You Need to Know About Buying a Leasehold Property

Did you know that four in 10 new properties in England and Wales are now sold as leasehold, ranging from one bedroom flats in city centres, to four bedroom detached homes in rural areas? More info...

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Should You Buy the Freehold to Your Flat?

If you own a flat it is likely that you will not hold the freehold to the property. You will most likely be paying, not only your mortgage but also ground rent to the owner of the freehold. So what are the benefits and pitfalls of buying the freehold? More info...

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Home Identity Fraud Protection

Home identity fraud is increasing and the Land Registry are now called upon to carry out tougher security checks before making changes to housing deeds. More info...

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Estate Agent Terms Explained

When it comes to buying a house, there can be a lot to get your head around, so here is a list of common estate agency terms to will help you beat the jargon. Read more...

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Improving the house buying process in England

Department for Communities and Local Government has announced a call for evidence on how to make buying a home cheaper, faster and less stressful. Read more...

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If you're looking to buy a property, you need an agent that you can trust and rely on. The quality of the agent makes a real difference. Find a Propertymark Protected estate agent in your area.

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