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14 DEC, 2021

What is a RICS Home Survey and is it right for me?

As part of your home buying journey with us, we will instruct a valuation for the property you are looking to buy. The valuation will be completed by a qualified surveyor but is only for our benefit so you may wish to pay for a more detailed and thorough assessment of the condition of your property and this is known as a RICS Home Survey (Level 2 or Level 3 available).

Sarah Awan

1 AUG, 2022

Could the end of ‘stress testing’ help you buy your first home?

Why are people told they can’t afford a mortgage when they spend more on rent? It’s easy to feel cheated when you are rejected by a mortgage lender despite having a healthy salary. But did you know that controversial ‘stress testing’ might be the reason?

Tomás Burke

11 AUG, 2022

The End of Help to Buy: 5 Things You Need to Know

The government Help to Buy scheme has supported the purchase of over 350,000 homes since 2013. In our latest blog post, we’ll explain what’s happening, how to beat the rush and provide some accessible alternatives for home ownership.

Sarah Awan

22 SEP, 2021

How to negotiate an offer like a pro

Buying a property for the first time can be an exciting and emotional experience. This isn’t just bricks and mortar, it’s your home and it’s your future.

Jay Curtis