• When you move, avoid the stress of unpacking with our top tips

    10 September 2014

    Don't fear unpacking - it doesn't have to be awful. We've collected together the best tips for making unpacking as easy as possible.

  • Want to move by Christmas? Now’s the time to act

    26 August 2014

    September is the time to bring your house to market if you want to move before Christmas. Conditions are still good for photography and viewings are up. That gives you a good chance of moving before buyers get distracted by shopping rather than viewings.

  • What is Conveyancing?

    13 August 2014

    Conveyancing is the work of completing a house purchase and transferring ownership. It is normally done by a solicitor or equivalently qualified professional. They make sure that you are fully informed about the new property and local area, and take care of money matters including handing over the deposit and paying stamp duty.

  • The Land Registry will not be part privatised just yet

    28 July 2014

    The government has announced that no decision has been made about whether to part privatise the Land Registry - the organisation responsible for recording who owns land and property. A public consultation was held earlier this year with proposed plans to hand over some of its duties to a private company.

  • Should Help to Buy Be Pared Back?

    18 June 2014

    Government figures released last week claimed that more than 27,000 homes have been bought with Help to Buy. Has it really helped home buyers or has it just pushed prices up even further?

  • Cubitt & West awarded Investors in People accreditation

    05 June 2014

    Our attitude of always giving more than expected is just as strong within the company as it is with the way we work with clients

  • Cubitt & West's Boss And His Wife Attend Downing Street Charity Reception

    08 May 2014

    David Lench, Managing Director of Kent’s leading estate agents, Ward & Partners, and his wife Vivien, were special guests recently at a reception at No. 10 Downing Street, hosted by Samantha Cameron on behalf of the children’s charity Action Medical Research.

  • What Can I Do To Improve My EPC Rating?

    28 April 2014

    The Energy Performance Certificate itself includes recommendations of things you can do to make your home more energy efficient. They include potential savings as well as how the performance ratings will change as you’ll discover here, there are some changes you can make right away without waiting for the report.

  • How the 2014 budget addressed the housing market

    25 March 2014

    We’ve been through the budget speech and looked at how it compares with our hopes. There are some big headlines with a drop in the price of beer and a freeze to duty on Scotch. But what about housing and home ownership?

  • How the 2014 budget can help the housing market

    18 March 2014

    The Chancellor will soon be announcing his budget for the next financial year. Everyone has an interest in what he announces. The cost of an evening out might be going up with alcohol duties but there are more significant issues at stake. And as the last budget before the next General Election it is going to be influenced by what will affect the majority of voters.

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