Warner Goodman Solicitors banner

Moving home

Moving home will be a time of change in your life.  This may be an exciting time for you if you are a first time buyer, a high net worth individual, you are moving to a larger home as your family is growing, or you are downsizing after your children have flown the nest.  We also understand that it can be an emotional time if you are selling the home of a loved one who has passed away.

Whatever the reason, we understand that you will have questions you would like answered and concerns you may wish to address, and we are here to guide you through every step.

Our Residential Conveyancing teams provide you with the answers to your questions, and work with you to make your first move as hassle free and enjoyable as possible.

If you have questions about the process or are looking for some top tips on buying or selling your home, you can find more information here:

If you are a first time buyer, we have specific advice for you at this exciting time.  The following links provide you with some top tips as well as useful information on the support that is available to you: 

We hear every day about the challenges for young adults to buy their first home, with parents helping towards their deposit.  If you are a parent in this situation, visit our page here for our advice on the steps you should take and the conversations that will help.

Helping your child buy their first home may be the reason you are looking for an injection of funds, or perhaps you wish to modernise your home.  Releasing equity can help provide this, either through a lump sum or income.  Here, we explain how we can help with equity release, transferring equity or re-mortgaging.

If you are buying your home with another person, it is important you understand the difference between terms such as joint ownership and tenants in common.  Here, we explain what these mean, and the importance in determining which applies to your relationship:

In this digitally sophisticated world, it is important that you protect your home from the risk of fraudulent activity.  We explain how you can do this through the Property Alert website:

Urgent Potential Fraud Alert - We have become aware that emails have been sent purportedly from our firm falsely advising that we have changed our bank details. We have not changed our details and any email saying that we have changed our details are fraudulent. Please can you call us before sending any monies to us to confirm the old bank details which remain unchanged.

Before you buy or sell your home, you should be aware of what to look for that could be detrimental to the value of the property in the future and what your responsibilities are to the future owners of the property.  One of those considerations is Japanese knotweed, and here we have provided you with useful guidance on how to spot it and how you should proceed if this plant is living on your current or future potential property.

If you are looking to buy or sell your home and you have questions we haven't answered here, you can contact any of our teams on the numbers below:

Fareham: 01329 288121
Southampton: 023 8063 9311
Portsmouth:  023 9275 3575
Chandler’s Ford: 023 8071 7467
Waterlooville: 023 9277 6569

Watch our video to find out how long it will take to buy your new home...

To speak to one of our experts please call us