ESTAS shortlist

Cunningtons Brighton branch is on the shortlist for this prestigious property award, to be decided in October 2024.

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Guide for first time buyers

If you are entering the world of home ownership, our short guide will navigate you through the process of buying property who to speak to, the importance of budgeting and more

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Explaining legal fees when buying your home

An explanation of the fees involved when you are buying your home. From base legal fees to SDLT, to the VAT you’ll pay – what your fixed-fee conveyancing quote is based on.

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Conveyancing solicitor and estate agent collaborating

In property sales you need an estate agent and a conveyancing solicitor. We discuss their distinct roles.

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Leasehold or freehold? The differences

When you’re thinking of buying a home of your own, one of the issues you will come up with is choosing to buy a freehold or leasehold property. We run through some of the issues involved.

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Family moving into their new home after completing their property purchase

Conveyancing is one of the things you have to do to buy property in England and Wales – but what is it? Can you do it yourself? Read our guide to learn more

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Selling at property auctions

Selling property at auction can have unexpected benefits. We look at the pros and cons of selling at auction against using the traditional estate agent route.

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Family in their new home

Mortgage lending underpins our housing market; we take a look at the current situation – is the 100% mortgage right for you?

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Conveyancing searches explained

Conveyancing searches are an important part of the buying process: you should know if there are planning or environmental issues with your new property

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Buying vs renting your home - pros and cons

Choosing whether to buy or rent a place to live is a huge financial decision for all of us. Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the right choice for you depends on your personal circumstances and financial goals. We explore the pros and cons of renting versus buying a home to help you make an informed decision

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Shopping for a new mortgage

A fixed-rate mortgage is just that- a mortgage where the interest rate on your payments doesn’t change for an agreed length of time. Once this term is up, you face a decision – do you remortgage? Or should you ride out the Standard Variable Rate? We look at your options.

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Land registry delays loom

In this article, we outline the general timeframes it takes most people to go through the process – and highlight vulnerability to civil service industrial action.

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