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Buying a House at Auction with a Mortgage

This Compare My Move guide will share everything you need to know about getting a mortgage for buying a house at auction.

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What Is A Bridging Loan

What is a Bridging Loan?

A Bridging Loan or “Bridge Loan” is a short-term, high-interest rate loan designed to help those looking to complete on their property purchase prior to selling their existing home. They offer short-term finance before your longer-term funding - the funds from the sale of your previous home - comes through.

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Capital Gains Tax

What is Capital Gains Tax?

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is a tax on the profit you make when selling or disposing of an asset (in this case a property) that has increased in value since you first bought it. It’s important to note that it’s the profit or “gain” you make that is taxed and not the overall money received. You do not pay CGT when selling your main home or when gifting the property to a spouse, civil partner or charity.

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What Is Underping

What is Underpinning?

Underpinning is a construction method to help strengthen the foundation of properties that are suffering from subsidence. This is when the structure of a property moves, causing the foundation to be unstable. The soil beneath this foundation is then excavated and replaced with the appropriate materials needed to repair the structure.

8 months ago Read more

Sell Or Rent

Should I Sell or Rent My House?

Deciding whether to sell or rent out your home all depends on your personal circumstances. If you’re already struggling to sell the property, it may be time to consider renting it out to tenants.

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Complain Estate Agent

How to Complain About an Estate Agent

There are several ways to complain about an estate agent, but you should always first discuss the issue directly with the agent before taking the issue further. Think carefully before filing a complaint and ensure you give your agent enough time to respond.

8 months ago Read more

Plants

Plants That Can Damage Your Property

There are several plants that can damage your property which your surveyor will highlight if they’re found during the property survey. The main plants to be aware of are: Japanese Knotweed, Oak, Willow and Poplar Trees, Lime and Pine trees, English and Common Ivy.

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