Meet Russell QUIRK

Russell Is Our Property Expert

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Russell has 25 years' experience in the property market and is the founder of a number of businesses including one of the UK’s largest...

LATEST NEWS

How To Choose An Estate Agent

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There are estate agents everywhere. Loads of them. In every city, town, and village in the nation, they’re there. So when it comes to...

Down Valuation!? What On Earth Does That Mean?

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A down valuation occurs when your prospective mortgage lender sends a surveyor to look at the home you’re hoping to buy and decides it...

Online Estate Agents: Are They Any Good?

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The rise of online estate agents has brought radical change to the property industry. Not only have they introduced an entirely new way of...

BUYING

down valuation mortgage

Down Valuation!? What On Earth Does That Mean?

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A down valuation occurs when your prospective mortgage lender sends a surveyor to look at the home you’re hoping to buy and decides it...
covid-19 stamp duty

Stamp Duty During Covid-19: How Much Is It?

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Stamp Duty is a land tax which must be paid when you buy a property over a certain value. The amount of tax you must...
conveyancer solicitor

Solicitor or Conveyancer: What’s The Difference?

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When you’re buying or selling a home, the amount of paperwork and legal mumbo-jumbo you’re confronted with is dizzying. Not to mention really, really...
property listings red flags

Property Listings Red Flags

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When you’re searching for your next home, your first port of call is often the property listing portals like Rightmove and Zoopla. As you...

Too Much Gobbledygook: Translating Homebuying Jargon

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The property industry is a tricky world to navigate. Buying a home is full of complex processes and legal requirements, involves dozens of different...

RENTING

How Do I Complain About My Letting Agent?

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There are a number of reasons you might want to complain about your letting agent, from negligent service to discrimination. If you find yourself...

SELLING

How To Choose An Estate Agent

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choose an estate agent
There are estate agents everywhere. Loads of them. In every city, town, and village in the nation, they’re there. So when it comes to...

Online Estate Agents: Are They Any Good?

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online estate agents
The rise of online estate agents has brought radical change to the property industry. Not only have they introduced an entirely new way of...

Can I Sell My Home Without An Estate Agent? A Deep...

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sell your home privately
In short, the answer is yes, you can sell your home privately without using an estate agent. However, to do so, you must be...

Solicitor or Conveyancer: What’s The Difference?

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conveyancer solicitor
When you’re buying or selling a home, the amount of paperwork and legal mumbo-jumbo you’re confronted with is dizzying. Not to mention really, really...

Estate Agency Fees – Always Choose The Cheapest, Right?

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estate agency fees
Estate agency fees have become a contentious issue in recent years. Traditionally, agents offer a no-sale no-fee model in which they take a small...

Too Much Gobbledygook: Translating Homebuying Jargon

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The property industry is a tricky world to navigate. Buying a home is full of complex processes and legal requirements, involves dozens of different...

Landlords

MORTGAGES

down valuation mortgage

Down Valuation!? What On Earth Does That Mean?

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A down valuation occurs when your prospective mortgage lender sends a surveyor to look at the home you’re hoping to buy and decides it...
interest-only mortgages

Interest-Only Mortgages: Should I Avoid Or Embrace?

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Your traditional mortgage, otherwise known as a repayment mortgage, requires that you repay the money you’ve borrowed in monthly installments. An interest-only mortgage, on...
95% mortgages

PM Announces Government-Backed 95% Mortgage Scheme To Get More Young People On The Ladder

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative government have announced a plan to introduce a new scheme which will enable first-time buyers to gain...

Buying a £10m house with a mortgage can save you thousands a month on...

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The latest research from high-net-worth mortgage broker, Enness Global, has revealed the huge difference in monthly cost when it comes to renting and buying at the very top end of the market. 

Government Policy

Stamp Duty During Covid-19: How Much Is It?

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Stamp Duty is a land tax which must be paid when you buy a property over a certain value. The amount of tax you must...

My Flat Has Unchecked Cladding. Is My Property Worthless?

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Following the tragic events of Grenfell Tower, the outside cladding of flats and tower blocks has come under intense scrutiny. Now, with over 350...

PM Announces Government-Backed 95% Mortgage Scheme To Get More Young People...

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative government have announced a plan to introduce a new scheme which will enable first-time buyers to gain...