Why do I have to pay Council Tax?

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November 30, 2021 by   Robert Edwards

Photo by Martyna Bober on Unsplash Council Tax – it’s the bugbear of everyone from the private renter to the new homeowner. But why do […]

Home ownership schemes: A guide

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November 18, 2021 by   Robert Edwards

The Government has a number of home ownership schemes designed to help first-time buyers buy their first homes.

Buying your first home with somebody else

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November 9, 2021 by   Robert Edwards

There are lots of reasons you might consider buying a home with somebody else. Perhaps, like many first-time buyers, you are a married couple looking for a place to raise a family. Or perhaps you’re buying a home with your parents. So, what should you be taking into consideration when you look to buy a home with someone else?

What’s the difference between a freehold and a leasehold?

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November 3, 2021 by   Robert Edwards

Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash The terms “freehold” and “leasehold” tend to come up a lot when looking to buy a house. If you’re […]

Should I buy a house at auction?

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October 25, 2021 by   Robert Edwards

Buying a house at auction can be an alternative to buying a home on the market. It is quickly becoming a popular way for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder. However, it has its drawbacks.

What are EPCs? A guide for first-time buyers

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October 14, 2021 by   Robert Edwards

Energy performance certificates, or EPCs, are one of the most overlooked parts of buying a house. However, they can be very important. Just what are they, and what does yours mean for your home?

Homebuying in the time of COVID-19

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October 7, 2021 by   Robert Edwards

Photo by Dan Senior on Unsplash The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant problems in the housing market. There is a short supply of housing and […]

First Homes scheme: What you need to know

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September 28, 2021 by   Robert Edwards

The First Homes scheme is designed to help first-time buyers get on the property ladder – but it’s proving controversial with estate agents.

What is stamp duty?

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September 20, 2021 by   Robert Edwards

A guide to stamp duty for first-time buyers.

House viewings: the questions you should be asking

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September 13, 2021 by   Robert Edwards

Photo by Rich Tervet on Unsplash When it comes to house viewings, you really need to make it count. That means you need to be […]

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