House purchase activity in Northern Ireland has exceeded that in the remainder of the UK

  UK Finance Mortgage Trends in Northern Ireland Update for Quarter 2 2018 has revealed a resurgence in the first-time buyer market in Northern Ireland with transactions up 12.5% from the same quarter in 2017. 

Help to Buy Schemes

  Saving to buy your first home can be a challenge for anyone. Luckily there are some schemes to help you get together the monies you need to purchase your property.

A Guide to Management Companies

  If you have bought a property such as an apartment or a house within a new development, there are likely to be common areas for you and other home owners to enjoy. 

Property Surveys To Invest or Not to Invest

  Buying a new home can be both an exciting and nerve-wracking experience – exciting because it marks a new start in a new home, and nerve-wracking because buying a house is a big expense and commitment. 

Our Guide to Planning Permission and Building Control

So,  that dream home you bought years ago no longer feels like much of a dream – in fact, it may be turning into more of a logistical nightmare as your family grows and the house seems to shrink in size!

Professional Negligence - A Recent Success Story

  When a solicitor makes a mistake, the effects on you personally can be catastrophic.

Higher Rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax now payable when Purchasing Additional Residential Properties

The government have introduced measures which will mean that higher rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) may be payable if you purchase an additional residential property.

Top tips for first time buyers

  You’ve decided that now is the time to take the plunge and set your feet firmly on the property market by buying your first home.   Though buying property can be an exciting time for many, it can also be a daunting experience and will be one of the largest financial commitments you will make in life.

It's With The Solicitor

You’ve been looking for months and you’ve finally found your ideal property. You’ve made a bid via the estate agent and it has been accepted.  You’ve been to see a financial advisor and you’ve been accepted for a mortgage.  Now it’s time for you to appoint a solicitor for your purchase and you’re told it may be another six to eight weeks before you get your keys! What does your solicitor do in this time?

mortgage trends for the first quarter of 2015

There was a fall in the number of new mortgages lent to property purchasers in Northern Ireland in the first 3 months of this year.

buying property to let

Recent changes to how you can access a pension means that many people are considering purchasing a buy to let property to provide an income in retirement, but have you considered the implications of becoming a landlord?

purchasing new property

House-hunters queued throughout the day to snap up luxury homes in scenes which were a throwback to the height of the property boom.

New Stamp Duty rates from December 2014


landlord registration scheme

Under the Landlord Registration Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 it is now compulsory for all private Landlords to register their details as part of the Landlord Registration Scheme. This scheme collects and maintains up-to-date and accurate information about landlords and their properties.