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Here at Howells, we frequently blog about the legal process of buying and selling a home, and provide expert guidance on the house conveyancing process. Here we’ve collated our best tips for buying a house for the first time, and list our most informative, must-read articles for novice buyers in a handy hub.


Buying a Home for the First Time – 10 Things You Need to Know

From researching the correct mortgage to find a trusted property solicitor, finding the correct area to ensuring you have enough money saved, this post covers ten major things to checkw hen buying a house. 


Howells Solicitors’ Guide to Buying Your First Home

A step-by-step guide through the property conveyancing process, starting with things you need to think about even before you book any home viewings. 



Taking Time Off to Move House: What Am I Entitled To?

The process of moving home can take days, maybe even longer if the services of a removal company or van are not available. So, legally, what are your options regarding time off work? This post details your rights. 



How Much Does it Cost for First Time Buyers?

This informative guide summarises the cost of stamp duty, how much of a deposit you will need and how much conveyancing and other costs will come to, making sure you’re financially prepared for buying your first home. 



Top 18 Reasons for Delays in the Conveyancing Process

From issues with gifted deposits to parties being on holiday, loss of title deeds to complicated local authority searches, there are numerous reasons why the conveyancing process may take longer than initially expected. This article details just 18 of them. 


Do You Need a Will When Buying a House?

Combining conveyancing law, with the legalities of wills and probate, this post unravels the reasons why writing a will is a good idea when purchasing your first home, despite it not being a legal requirement. 


Joint Tenants Vs. Tenants in Common – What’s the Difference?

We believe it is important to know your rights and to fully-understand what you’re purchasing. This article defines the different mortgage tenancy types and explains why you may choose each.



What’s the Difference Between Leasehold and Freehold Properties?

Many don’t realise that there are different types of property purchases and that a transaction now doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t have to pay more years down the line. This guide clarifies the difference between leasehold and freehold properties, and focuses on issues that may occur as a result of the former. 


Have More Questions to Ask Before Buying a House?

For further help and guidance from our experienced team of conveyancing solicitors please take a look at the Howells news blog

Alternatively, speak to one of our trained solicitors and book an appointment today by calling 0808 178 2773. 


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