Homebuyers most swayed by kitchen

In an article on Zoopla: ‘According to a survey by home services marketplace Plentific, almost half (47%) of would-be buyers are most influenced by a new kitchen. And more than a quarter (28%) would be prepared to relax the purse strings and offer a higher price...

Universal Credit explained

Universal Credit is a new type of benefit designed to support people who are on a low income or out of work. It will replace six existing benefits and is currently being rolled out across the UK. The new system is based on a single monthly payment, transferred...

Energy efficiency of a new home

An article on Zoopla, lists things you should know about energy efficiency. Understanding the energy efficiency of a new home might not be exciting. But with the average energy bill now more than £1,000 a year, it’s worth taking some time over. If you’re planning a...

Property jargon buster

When dealing with all aspects of property, there may sometimes be words and phrases that are unfamiliar to anyone who isn’t involved in buying, selling or renting on a regular basis. A property jargon guide from OnTheMarket.com explains some of the most common...

How to rent checklist for renting in England

This guide, from gov.uk, is for people who are about to rent a house or flat. It gives a rent checklist of what to do before, during and at the end of a tenancy, as well as what to do if there are any problems. This guide will help you to understand what questions to...

Costs to think about when moving house

Your Move have put together a checklist of costs to think about when moving house. ‘Moving house is an exciting time but it’s easy to get caught out by additional costs that you may not have factored in to your initial budget, especially if you’re a first time buyer...