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The blog pages, covering aspects of the conveyancing and completion system, selling the home, moving and all the facts and shenanigans that go with it.
Mostly written by Matt Faizey (our senior of the two surveyors), with a frame of reference of circa 27,000 moves. Matt meets and talks to over 2000 home movers per year and takes a personal interest in every single one. Moreover he actively studies the psychology as well as the technical side of the home moving process. His bookshelf ranges from Law Society and home moving books through Paul Ekman and Malcolm Gladwell. Weird, or educated, the jury’s out……we’ll let you decide.

What does it all mean? What does my solicitor actually do?

The title of this blog post is actually a quote from a truly lovely lady I met today. Much like many other people she is sat wondering what she is getting for the fee's she is paying. Moreover, and quite rightly she is wondering what is actually being achieved, and what the process actually is that leads up to her…
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Gazumping Gazundering and Exchange of Contracts

I thought I had lost this particular post. We changed servers and when we did so a few blog posts vanished. Having recently had conversations whereby the customer may have benefitted from reading this, I hunted around, and thankfully found a copy, so, here is is;   Gazumping, Gazundering, and Late Exchange of Contracts   What a topic, and, without…
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How does it all work on moving day?

I think it will be a good idea if we have a reference about this on this site for customers. Seems more often than not everyone is told the same thing (usually by somebody paid to be informed but in reality completely ignorant themselves) 'it'll all go through about lunchtime', or, even worse for building up peoples expectations and hopes ''it'll…
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Top 5 reasons why not to move on a Friday

So, we are back to this old chestnut. Once again, and probably because the market is rampant right now we are back to the situation where many are being herded like sheep towards moving on Fridays. I won't labour the point but once again I am meeting people 'given' the date by their solicitor. In front of me and with…
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Article from ‘Todays Conveyancer’

Sarah Dwight sent through an article of interest. I responded to it and I considered that for those interested in the completion process and the timeframes it might make interesting reading. Link to : 'Todays Conveyancer' Research confirms rising expectations from conveyancing clients.     Chris Harris, 27th January 2014 Research by myhomemove, the UK’s leading provider of mover conveyancing services,…
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‘Vacant Possesion’? It’s an obligation!

These blog posts are like buses.... So, why on earth is there a blog post about vacant possession? Well, this is the story of the lovely Ms Bates who Paul and Mark moved last Friday, or at least should have moved last Friday, however they only managed half of the job......there are photos lower down showing why. When you sell…
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Cash Buyer? Yeah, right! When is a cash buyer NOT cash buyer?

  This is a really curious one, do you actually have a cash buyer? . . Not something I have quite seen before, but its novel, and an interesting sales tactic by certain agents. Which certainly confirms how badly many must want to shift houses. As people who know us here at M&G know, we talk greatly about position in…
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M&G Transport, how time flies in Removals

Donna sent me this earlier, I appreciate it is not of much interest. However, it does nod to the past, and it perhaps lets customers know that we are aware of how far this company has travelled whilst 'doing removals'. This picture is of part of a display that is up here at the Solihull office. It shows our letterheads…
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