Archives / 2016 / August
  • Wives and girlfriends are the driving force behind most couples’ home moves – completing documents and conversing with conveyancers 52% of the time, compared to their partners

    Online conveyancing systems show usage spikes between noon and 1pm- highlighting that the lunchbreak has become the most popular time of day to complete the legal documents for buying or selling a property … more

  • South East and East of England named as relocation hotspots attracting 40% of home movers between 2011 – 2015

    Greater London attracts only 4% of relocation movers, the same as Yorkshire and Humberside

    North East attracts just 1% of ‘relocators’ over the five year period, becoming the least popular place to relocate to

    The South East and East of England proved the most population … more

  • 58% of over 55s have no intention of downsizing

    For those that would consider downsizing (25%) the lack of suitable properties and the costs involved in moving, including Stamp Duty, represent barriers to them moving

    46% of would-be downsizers want to move into a bungalow, while 20% are looking for a detached property

    Over half (52%) of would-be downsizers want a property that is easier to manage, … more