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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Autumn budget 2022 | Key points

The long-awaited Autumn statement was finally released on November 17th 2022. We cover some of the main points.

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Interest rates hit 3%

Interest rate jumps again: what does this mean for you?
With many UK adults used to interest rates of less than 1% and low inflation, we look at the effects of the rise in both numbers

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Conveyancing Snakes & Ladders

Buying a property can be like playing a game of Snakes & Ladders: there are a number of ladders to climb, as well as some snakes that can send you sliding backwards …

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sdlt changes 2022

The new cabinet has reduced the rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) payable in England and Northern Ireland. This reduces homebuyers’ stamp duty liability – we explain the situation

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Mortgage stress test ends

In 2014 the Bank of England made it obligatory for mortgage borrowers to undergo a ‘Mortgage Stress Test’ in an effort to ensure they could afford their loan. This obligation has been removed.

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Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act

The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 offers much-needed changes to the Freeholder / Leaseholder relationship. We guide you through, alerting you to potential pitfalls for both sides.

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Brighton seafront

Brighton has been London-by-Sea for years, and Cunningtons have been conveyancing in Brighton since 2004. Our friendly team offer a free competitive quotation and personal contact – you can see why we get such great reviews!

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Leasehold Reforms June 2022

After the shocking escalating ground rents scandal, the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 is enacted from June 2022

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Types of property fraud

The large sums of money changing hands mean property transactions are a tempting choice for scammers. To look after ours money, we all need to be very careful of how we trust information in emails. These easy steps can save you thousands.

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