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Radon: is this anything to worry about?

Radon is a very slowly released radioactive gas and overexposure can have health implications.  It is naturally occurring.  It should not be necessary to withdraw your offer if radon is detected in small quantities. Some areas are more susceptible to…

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Do I need a survey?

If you are borrowing from a mortgage lender a survey is likely to be required, and a valuer will be sent to inspect the property. The valuer’s report will give your mortgage provider an indication as to whether the property…

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What are searches all about?

Searches allow your solicitor to understand some important information about the property you are buying.  There are various types of search that can be carried out, the most common being: Local Authority Search This reveals details of the planning history for…

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How much deposit will I need?

A deposit is paid on exchange of contracts. Traditionally this is 10% of the purchase price. However, if you are buying a new home and at the same time you are selling your own home, your solicitor can often make…

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What is a chain?

Unless you are a first time buyer the purchase of your next home will depend on the sale of your existing home.  This of course is the same for the person who owns the house you are buying and so…

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