Advice


New built or used home

When it comes to moving home, you have two choices - new-build or used. Both come with their own advantages. We’ve put together a list that will help you to decide whether to buy a new home or go for a used home.


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Payment calculators

The actual price of the property you are buying should be pretty clear – but what does that mean in terms of mortgage payments? And don’t forget that on top of the purchase price of your new home you may have to pay Stamp Duty. Do you know how much that will be?


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Advice for First Time Buyers

As a first-time buyer you might think that buying your first home is a daunting prospect. Getting on to the property ladder will probably be the single biggest financial commitment that you make.


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Selling your home

Selling your home can be very stressful. Read below for our top tips on the best way to get the best possible price for your home.


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How to break the chain

A housing ‘chain’ can be an unfortunate place in which to find yourself. Moving to a new home is stressful enough. You really don’t need the added worry of relying on other home-buyers to sell and move on schedule so that you can move on your desired date.


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Part Exchange

Part exchange is when one item is traded against another. It is most commonly used when people want to buy a better car or property. The existing item is used as ‘part payment’ for the new item you want to purchase. So, you want to buy a new house, you can part exchange your existing property.


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Buying off plan

Buying a home 'off-plan' means that you are agreeing to buy a new home before it is built.


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Help to Buy

Help to Buy is a government scheme that means you could move home with a deposit as low as 5 per cent of the purchase price.


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What is a mortgage?

A mortgage is a loan taken out to buy property and/or land.


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What is conveyancing?

If you’re buying a new home one of the terms you are almost certain to come across is conveyancing’. It is just one of many pieces of jargon used by professionals involved in the house buying and selling process. At Larkfleet we want to make sure you are fully ‘in the know’ about what is going so here, if you need one, is a quick explanation of ‘conveyancing’.


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Planning for moving day

Moving day can be stressful. But follow these tips and things will run more smoothly.


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Age Exclusive Developments

Age exclusive developments are a great way for people of a certain age to enjoy independent living along with economic, health and social benefits. And when we say ‘of a certain age’ we’re not being obscure – each such development sets its own lower age limit. Typically, the limit is 50 or 55 years of age.


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Guarantees and Warranties

When you move into your new home, you want to ensure that you are fully protected. One of the benefits of a new-build home over a second-hand one is the fact that the building is protected by a warranty.


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Consumer Code

The Consumer Code for Home Builders was developed by the home-building industry to make the home buying process fairer and more transparent for purchasers.


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Japanese knotweed

Japanese knotweed is a plant that is extremely invasive. As the name suggests, it is not native to the UK but has come from Japan.


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Paying Stamp Duty

You must send a Stamp Duty return to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and pay the tax within 30 days of completion of your purchase.


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Set up wildlife in your garden

How to turn your garden into a haven for wildlife


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Timber frame or brick-built?

There are two main methods of house building in use in the UK – and at Larkfleet we use both of them. The two methods are ‘timber frame’ and ‘brick and block’.


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