House Network Advice Centre

Helpful guides, tips and advice on selling, letting and buying a property

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First time buyers guide to making an offer

POSTED 22 March 2019 Guides and Top Tips

 If you’re a first-time buyer and h....Read more

168

10 Home decor ideas to transform your home

POSTED 21 March 2019 Guides and Top Tips

Now that spring is just around the corne....Read more

167

Busy Spring in store for the Property Market

POSTED 19 March 2019 Housing Market Trends

 Spring has always been a popular t....Read more

166

5 Top Tips for your Kitchen

POSTED 15 March 2019 Guides and Top Tips

Whilst the living room is usually consid....Read more

165

What did 2018 mean for the Property Market?

POSTED 13 March 2019 Housing Market Trends

When we consider the course of 2018, be ....Read more

162

What will happen to house prices in 2019?

POSTED 14 January 2019 Housing Market Trends

House prices are a significant metric th....Read more

161

Selling Your House Privately - What you Need to Know

POSTED 10 December 2018 General

There is an increasing desire for greate....Read more

160

Selling your House on PrimeLocation

POSTED 07 December 2018 General

What is PrimeLocation? Primelocation is....Read more

159

Section 21 Notice of Possession Explained

POSTED 27 November 2018 Lettings

What is a Section 21 Notice of Posession....Read more

158

What is a Local Authority Search?

POSTED 26 November 2018 General

A local authority search is a key part o....Read more

157

Essential Questions to Ask when Viewing a Property

POSTED 23 November 2018 Guides and Top Tips

Buying a house is usually the single mos....Read more

156

What is a Periodic Tenancy?

POSTED 21 November 2018 Lettings

A periodic tenancy is created once a fi....Read more

155

Help to Buy ISA vs Lifetime ISA

POSTED 21 November 2018 General

The Lifetime ISA was launched in April 2....Read more

154

How to Get A Mortgage with Bad Credit

POSTED 20 November 2018 Mortgages

If you have a bad credit rating, it may ....Read more

153

What is a Break Clause in Tenancy Lease

POSTED 20 November 2018 Lettings

What is a tenancy break clause? A b....Read more

152

What is Landlords' Insurance - What does it cover?

POSTED 19 November 2018 Lettings

Being a landlord isn’t always easy, wi....Read more

151

Broadband and Moving House

POSTED 15 November 2018 General

With so much going on during a house mov....Read more

150

Understanding Rental Yield

POSTED 13 November 2018 Lettings

The ultimate goal of buying a buy-to-let....Read more

149

Tenancy Deposit Scheme Explained

POSTED 12 November 2018 Lettings

If you rent a property, the likelihood i....Read more

148

Top 5 Holiday Letting Destinations

POSTED 12 November 2018 Lettings

Buying a holiday home with the intention....Read more

147

The Simple Guide to Planning Permissions & Regulations

POSTED 01 November 2018 Guides and Top Tips

Planning permission and building regulat....Read more

146

What are Restrictive Covenants?

POSTED 31 October 2018 General

When you rent a property, you will recei....Read more

145

What is Subletting?

POSTED 30 October 2018 Lettings

If you rent accommodation from a landlor....Read more

144

What are Conveyancing Disbursements?

POSTED 30 October 2018 General

Conveyancing disbursements are payments ....Read more

143

What is an HMO (House in Multiple Occupancy)?

POSTED 30 October 2018 General

What is an HMO?A house in multiple occup....Read more

142

What House Survey Should I Have?

POSTED 23 October 2018 General

You are under no obligation to have a su....Read more

141

What does 'Guide Price' mean?

POSTED 23 October 2018 General

What is a guide price?  A guide pr....Read more

140

Rightmove Premium Listing - What is it?

POSTED 22 October 2018 TV and Advertising

If you’re struggling to sell a property ....Read more

139

Licensed Conveyancer or Conveyancing Solicitor ?

POSTED 22 October 2018 Mortgages

It is with good reason that some confusi....Read more

138

What is 'Rent to Buy' and How does it Work?

POSTED 16 October 2018 Mortgages

If you’re looking to purchase a property....Read more

137

How To Sell Your House through Auction

POSTED 16 October 2018 General

A property auction presents the opportun....Read more

136

How to Make a Good Offer on a House

POSTED 12 October 2018 General

Making a good offer on a house is all ab....Read more

135

Exchange of Contracts - Process and Completion

POSTED 12 October 2018 General

The exchange of contracts is perhaps the....Read more

134

The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Landlord

POSTED 04 October 2018 Lettings

With the number of landlords in the UK r....Read more

133

Top 5 Tips For Selling Your House

POSTED 28 September 2018 Guides and Top Tips

  Whatever your reason for selling....Read more

132

What is a Regulated Tenancy?

POSTED 28 September 2018 Lettings

What is regulated tenancy? A regulat....Read more

131

Sole agency agreement - Is it a problem?

POSTED 28 September 2018 General

What is a sole agency agreement? When y....Read more

130

Boundary and Garden Fence Laws

POSTED 28 September 2018 General

It’s a very common sight to see gardens ....Read more

129

Property Service Charge - What is it and What does it cover

POSTED 27 September 2018 Lettings

What is a property service charge? ....Read more

128

What is Ground Rent?

POSTED 27 September 2018 Lettings

Ground rent is a payment made by the buy....Read more

127

Subsidence - What are the Signs and Procedures?

POSTED 27 September 2018 General

What is subsidence?  Subsidence oc....Read more

126

Conveyancing Process Explained - Stages and Costs

POSTED 21 September 2018 General

Buying a home – it all begins when an of....Read more

125

What is a Lifetime Tracker Mortgage

POSTED 21 September 2018 Mortgages

What is a lifetime tracker mortgage?A li....Read more

124

Offset Mortgage - What is it and How does it Work

POSTED 20 September 2018 Mortgages

What is an offset mortgage?  An of....Read more

123

Do I Need An Electrical Certificate to Sell My House?

POSTED 20 September 2018 General

In the UK, there are around 30 deaths an....Read more

122

Average Deposits for a House 2018 - UK Buyers

POSTED 19 September 2018 Mortgages

Buying a home has never been cheap but r....Read more

121

What is a Lease Extension - Calculations and Rights

POSTED 19 September 2018 Mortgages

A leasehold is the most common form of f....Read more

120

What is the meaning of 'Let Agreed'?

POSTED 19 September 2018 Lettings

If you’re looking for a property to rent....Read more

119

How Long Does a Mortgage Offer Last?

POSTED 12 September 2018 Mortgages

  How long does a mortgage offer ....Read more

118

Does A Property's Aroma Alter A Potential Buyers Perception?

POSTED 22 August 2018 General

Baking bread or brewing fresh coffee use....Read more

117

Happiest Places to Live in the UK (2018)

POSTED 15 August 2018 Guides and Top Tips

A survey was carried out by Rightmove la....Read more

116

The Ultimate Guide for Letting your Property

POSTED 24 July 2018 Lettings

If you're a landlord looking Here ar....Read more

115

The Ultimate Guide for Renting a Property

POSTED 23 July 2018 Lettings

First time renter or just looking to get....Read more

114

Renting via Private Landlord or Letting Agent - Which is Better?

POSTED 16 July 2018 Lettings

It can be a difficult to decide whether ....Read more

113

Council Tax - Who is Liable when Renting ?

POSTED 09 July 2018 Lettings

When it comes to renting property, there....Read more

112

The Benefits of Property Management

POSTED 09 July 2018 Lettings

Your property portfolio is growing or yo....Read more

111

Is it Worth Letting Your Property to Students?

POSTED 06 July 2018 Lettings

In recent years, more and more landlords....Read more

110

Housing World Cup fans in Russia

POSTED 02 July 2018 General

With the 2018 World Cup now in full swin....Read more

109

Gazumping and Gazundering - What is it?

POSTED 28 June 2018 General

What is Gazumping and Gazundering? ....Read more

108

Advertising with Rightmove (Property Index - September)

POSTED 25 June 2018 General

Who is Rightmove? Rightmove is the la....Read more

107

Advertising your home with Zoopla

POSTED 25 June 2018 General

Who is Zoopla? Zoopla is the second l....Read more

106

Football Ground or Residential Premises ?

POSTED 20 June 2018 General

Over the last 15 years we’ve seen a tren....Read more

105

Average UK House Price during World Cups

POSTED 18 June 2018 TV and Advertising

We’re going back to that historical year....Read more

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Top 6 Most Expensive World Cup Star Homes

POSTED 14 June 2018 General

With world cup fever sweeping the nation....Read more

103

Selling a House in Space (infographic)

POSTED 05 June 2018 General

Ever wondered what it would be like to p....Read more

102

Housing Through the Ages (infographic)

POSTED 04 June 2018 General

Since the beginning of time and early ....Read more

101

The Different Types of Properties - Pros and Cons

POSTED 30 May 2018 General

Buying a house involves a lot of choices....Read more

100

Capital Gains Tax - What is it and How is it Calculated ?

POSTED 29 May 2018 General

Tax. We’re not here to tell you it’s fun....Read more

98

Compulsory Purchase Order - Compensation (Part 2)

POSTED 21 May 2018 General

So you’re affected by a Compulsory Servi....Read more

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Compulsory Purchase Order - Process and Rights (Part 1)

POSTED 21 May 2018 General

Search ‘compulsory purchase order’ onlin....Read more

96

What is an Agreement or Decision in Principle?

POSTED 16 May 2018 Mortgages

People say house-buying is complicated. ....Read more

95

The Difference between Double and Triple Glazing

POSTED 16 May 2018 General

Windows are literally big news. Gone is ....Read more

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Top 10 Best Places to Live in the UK

POSTED 18 April 2018 Property Market

Why do we live where we live? Family rea....Read more

2

2018 Property Hotspots: The Best Places in the UK

POSTED 13 March 2018 Property Market

Whether you’re looking for your next hom....Read more

3

The Hidden Costs of Buying Your First Home

POSTED 13 March 2018 General

You’ve had an offer accepted on your fir....Read more

4

What is a Party Wall Agreement - Do I Need It?

POSTED 02 March 2018 General

The unfortunately named ‘Party Wall’ is ....Read more

5

Equity Release - What is it and How does it Work?

POSTED 02 March 2018 Mortgages

Has your income stalled as you’ve got ol....Read more

6

What is a Semi-Detached House?

POSTED 28 February 2018 General

The first ‘semis’ were built by 17th cen....Read more

7

How to Add a Splash of Colour to Your Home

POSTED 02 February 2018 Guides and Top Tips

Whether you’re looking to redecorate a r....Read more

8

Preparing For Moving Day - Top Tips

POSTED 02 February 2018 Guides and Top Tips

The key to being prepared for moving day....Read more

9

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

POSTED 25 January 2018 Mortgages

When it comes to repaying your mortgage,....Read more

10

10 Happiest Places to Live in the UK

POSTED 24 January 2018 Property Market

In October 2017, our friends at Rightmov....Read more

11

Top 6 Tile Trends for 2018

POSTED 17 January 2018 Guides and Top Tips

To learn more about the top tile trends ....Read more

12

7 Tips on How to Present Your House for a Viewing

POSTED 17 January 2018 Guides and Top Tips

Congratulations, you’ve secured a viewin....Read more

13

10 Ways to Refresh your Home this New Year

POSTED 17 January 2018 Guides and Top Tips

If you’re thinking about giving your hom....Read more

14

5 Ways to Winter-Proof your Home

POSTED 04 January 2018 Guides and Top Tips

As the winter months draw in, here are o....Read more

15

How to Spot a Property that’s Worth the Investment

POSTED 04 January 2018 Guides and Top Tips

Whether you’re looking for a new home or....Read more

16

Reducing your Energy Bills: Tips and Tricks

POSTED 04 January 2018 Guides and Top Tips

There are many things that you can do as....Read more

17

Five Steps to Decluttering your Home

POSTED 04 January 2018 Guides and Top Tips

Whether you’re planning to declutter you....Read more

18

5 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for a Winter Sale

POSTED 22 November 2017 Guides and Top Tips

If you’re thinking about selling your ho....Read more

19

Five Reasons to Downsize your Home

POSTED 22 November 2017 Guides and Top Tips

Downsizing, typically associated with em....Read more

20

Moving House Checklist - Ultimate Guide to Moving Out

POSTED 08 June 2016 Guides and Top Tips

Moving home can be a thankless task. A....Read more

21

London Property Prices by Borough

POSTED 08 June 2016

When living in London, moving to an up....Read more

22

Land Registry Fees Explained

POSTED 08 June 2016 General

When you’re looking to buy a house, yo....Read more

23

Flat, Studio Flat or Apartment - Whats the difference?

POSTED 08 June 2016 General

If you’re in the market for a flat, apar....Read more

24

Is Early Mortgage Repayment a Good Idea?

POSTED 08 June 2016 Mortgages

Taking out a mortgage will most likely....Read more

25

Property Conveyancing Explained

POSTED 08 June 2016 Guides and Top Tips

You cannot buy a home without going thro....Read more

26

Remortgaging for Buy to Let Properties

POSTED 08 June 2016 Mortgages

Buy to let mortgages have proved incre....Read more

27

Types of Buy-to-Let Mortgages

POSTED 08 June 2016 Mortgages

Buying a property to rent out is a huge ....Read more

28

Why Use an Online Property Agency?

POSTED 07 June 2016

The traditional way we used to go abou....Read more

29

Top 5 Places to Research Property Prices Online

POSTED 07 June 2016 General

At House Network, we know that you’ll ....Read more

30

Should I Rent or Sell My House?

POSTED 07 June 2016 General

When moving house there are many differe....Read more

31

2018 Property Price Predictions and Forecast

POSTED 07 June 2016 Housing Market Trends

  When the housing market first be....Read more

32

Property News - Roundup April 2016

POSTED 07 June 2016 Property Market

In our latest blog post, we provide yo....Read more

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Optimising Property Ads

POSTED 07 June 2016

Over 95% of people now view properties....Read more

34

Coal Mining Searches – Do I Need One?

POSTED 07 June 2016 General

What is a coal-mining search?  In ....Read more

35

Water & Drainage Searches – Do I Need One?

POSTED 07 June 2016 General

  When selling a property, it can ....Read more

36

Disney House Prices - Infographic

POSTED 27 April 2016 General

Snow White never complains about having ....Read more

37

What Are The True Costs of Buying a House?

POSTED 05 April 2016 Guides and Top Tips

When buying a new home, there are many h....Read more

38

UK Stamp Duty Land Tax Rates Explained

POSTED 05 April 2016 General

The Stamp Duty Land Tax (or SDLT) is a c....Read more

39

How to Start Property Investment

POSTED 05 April 2016

Starting a property investment busines....Read more

41

Help to Buy ISA Scheme Explained

POSTED 05 April 2016 General

The government’s Help to Buy scheme has ....Read more

42

Fire Safety Regulation Tips for Landlords

POSTED 05 April 2016 Lettings

If you’re a landlord, then it’s vital th....Read more

43

Energy Performance Certificates Explained

POSTED 05 April 2016 General

If you’re looking to buy or rent a prope....Read more

45

How to Sell your House Online

POSTED 04 April 2016 General

How can you market your property? O....Read more

46

How to Create an Effective Tenancy Agreement

POSTED 09 March 2016 Lettings

As a landlord, tenancy agreements are ....Read more

47

Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement?

POSTED 09 March 2016 General

What is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy? A....Read more

48

What is Shared Ownership - What are the Pros and Cons?

POSTED 09 March 2016 Mortgages

If you can’t afford to buy a property ou....Read more

49

Tips and Advice for Selling Your Flat Quickly

POSTED 09 March 2016 General

If you’re looking at selling a flat, y....Read more

50

Landlord Responsibilities and Obligations

POSTED 09 March 2016 Lettings

  As a landlord, your primary resp....Read more

51

Landlord Electrical Safety Certificates Explained

POSTED 09 March 2016 General

Providing your tenants with a Landlord....Read more

52

6 Tips on How to Build a Property Portfolio

POSTED 09 March 2016 Property Market

A property portfolio is something that r....Read more

53

How does Buy to Let Work?

POSTED 09 March 2016 Lettings

What is a Buy to Let Mortgage? Buy&nb....Read more

54

Difference between Leasehold and Freehold Property

POSTED 09 March 2016 General

There are two ways of owning a propert....Read more

55

How to Evict a Tenant - Tenant Eviction Guide

POSTED 09 March 2016 Lettings

If you’re a landlord with troublesome ....Read more

56

Home Viewing Live Stream

POSTED 09 March 2016 TV and Advertising

We’re going to making history at House ....Read more

57

How to Add Value to Your Home

POSTED 05 February 2016

If you’re thinking of selling but ....Read more

58

Estate Agent Terminology Explained

POSTED 05 February 2016 Guides and Top Tips

When it comes to selling your home, es....Read more

59

How to Negotiate House Price

POSTED 05 February 2016 General

Buying a new home will probably be the m....Read more

60

Ultimate Energy Saving Tips for the Home

POSTED 29 January 2016 Guides and Top Tips

  We’ve compiled some of the best ....Read more

61

Buying and Selling Flood Risk Property

POSTED 28 January 2016 General

Thousands of homes were flooded across t....Read more

62

House Price Rates to go up 50% in 10 years

POSTED 21 January 2016 Housing Market Trends

A recent BBC News article has claimed ....Read more

63

What Are the Costs of Selling a House

POSTED 22 December 2015 General

If you’re thinking of selling your house....Read more

64

How to Choose the Right Estate Agent

POSTED 21 December 2015 Guides and Top Tips

Finding and choosing an estate agent if ....Read more

66

12 Neighbourly Complaints of Christmas

POSTED 16 December 2015 General

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but for man....Read more

67

'Worst' Places to Live in the UK (2018 Update)

POSTED 13 December 2015 General

In a survey by iLivehere UK the “top ten....Read more

68

A Guide to Letting Your Property to Students

POSTED 10 December 2015 Guides and Top Tips

The student property market is very lu....Read more

69

Types of Mortgages - A Guide for First Time Buyers

POSTED 04 December 2015 Mortgages

Buying your first home can be an excitin....Read more

70

Prepare Your Home For Sale

POSTED 04 December 2015

Selling your house is all about how yo....Read more

71

Showing Viewers Your Home

POSTED 04 December 2015

Am I the best person to conduct viewin....Read more

72

Selling In The Winter

POSTED 04 December 2015

As winter comes around again, it is im....Read more

73

Tips for Moving House: How to Prepare for Moving

POSTED 04 December 2015 General

Make moving home less stressful by bei....Read more

74

5 Spare Room Conversion Ideas

POSTED 30 November 2015 Guides and Top Tips

The world is telling you that another be....Read more

75

Top 5 Value Adding Home Conversions

POSTED 30 November 2015

If you want to increase the value of y....Read more

76

Help to Buy ISA: What You Need to Know

POSTED 30 November 2015

In an expansion of the Help to Buy Sch....Read more

77

How easy is it to sell

POSTED 21 November 2015

Research of over 8,500 house sales mea....Read more

78

What is the Average Number of House Viewings?

POSTED 19 November 2015 General

Research has shown us that the average h....Read more

79

First-Time Buyers - What you need to Know

POSTED 18 October 2015 General

Buying your first home is a daunting p....Read more

80

Improving your Garden on a Budget

POSTED 13 October 2015

When it comes to your home and garden,....Read more

81

A Guide to Buying a Property with Friends

POSTED 07 October 2015

There are many great reasons for buyin....Read more

84

Renovating Your Home Space - Optimisation Tips

POSTED 03 October 2015 Guides and Top Tips

Renovating your new home can be a time....Read more

85

Eco-Friendly and Cost-effective Homeowner Tips

POSTED 03 August 2015

Increase the value of your home and re....Read more

86

Government Grants and Subsidised Energy Bills

POSTED 09 June 2015

A range of government initiatives exis....Read more

92

IMF Warns UK Housing Market

POSTED 13 October 2014

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) ha....Read more

93

Bank of England to get More Powers over Housing Market

POSTED 13 October 2014 Economy

As suggested by the Chancellor, the Bank....Read more

94

Payday loans, the hidden pitfalls

POSTED 26 November 2013

A recent Newsnight broadcast suggested t....Read more