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Christmas Dinner and a Spot of House Hunting after Pud?

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A recent article in The Times* reported a record rise in "festive browsing" on house hunting sites such Rightmove, Zoopla and OntheMarket. If you're thinking of moving house, the Christmas period is an ideal time to start searching for your ideal home - and to get to grips with the legal process. We can help you with that...

Interestingly, estate agents quoted in the article commented that Christmas used to be a quiet period for their business and many recommended taking properties off the market at this time.

Not so now ... the internet age has opened up opportunities for house hunters to "visit" homes electronically from the comfort of their own sofa. Many are doing so during peak family holidays, even on Christmas day - but particularly on Boxing Day.

If you are thinking of starting a house search, the article* in the Times has some guidance on when to list your property (see the link below).

You also need to start thinking about the legal process of buying and selling a house.

Help with the buying and selling process

We have a team of experienced conveyancers who can help make the process smooth for you. They will:

  • explain the process;
  • provide a competitive quote; and
  • ensure all aspects of your purchase are covered including searches, reporting to you, conducting surveys, helping to secure mortgage offers, arranging gifted deposits and covering money laundering issues as well as checking the legal title of the property and arranging exchange and completion.

More information on conveyancing

If you want more information about the conveyancing process – the legal process for buying and selling your home, we have lots of useful information on our website:


For more information about buying or selling your home, contact Victoria Marshall, on telephone 0161 785 3500 or make an enquiry.


*How to sell your house at Christmas (The Times, 10 December 2017)



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