Unfortunately gazumping is not illegal – despite regular calls from consumer groups and certain politicians for it to be made so. The fact is that under our system, nothing is legally binding on either seller or buyer until exchange of contracts. Up to that point, both parties are entirely free to change their minds.

The majority of flats in the UK are leasehold. This is due to under English law, no matter how many individual homes may occupy a particular piece of land, there can still only be a single freehold.

We would have to say not, or certainly not any time soon. You may think this is a biased opinion but considering the alternatives currently on offer, we can honestly say that we're not overly worried!

I for one, and no doubt you as well, find the thought of packing up the entirety of the home a daunting task. In fact, I know people who say that the thought of it is enough to put them off moving home at all! And when you look around and think just how much stuff you have accumulated over the years, it’s hardly surprising.

Belgarum would advise, without a question of doubt, to go through a broker every time.

Personally, I would say that the actual result of the Election is of relatively minor significance to the housing market. Much more important is the fact that it’s finally over!

SAFEagent Awareness Week 2015 (June 1st – June 5th) will see over 3,000 professional lettings agents unite across the UK

As part of Belgarum's partnership throughout 2015 with Trinity Winchester, we are helping them out by donating our time in addition to financial support.

Throughout 2015 Belgarum are supporting Trinity Winchester as our charity of the year. So far we've been able to help Trinity Winchester by collecting the food donated from Sainsbury's in Badger Farm and Greggs the baker a couple of times a month. These donations mean that Trinity Winchester do not have to spend any money on fresh fruit, vegetables or desserts.

As of the 27th May 2015, under the Consumer Rights Act 2015, there will be a statutory duty on lettings agents in England to display prominently a list of their fees. This applies to both in their offices and on their websites.