Brits abroad: expat landlords
How many Brits are living abroad is up for debate depending on which source you listen to. But one thing we do know for sure is that there are a lot of expats living all across the globe.
For working people, you may be lured away by an exciting new opportunity whereas for those of you at the end of…
How to improve your EPC rating?
With new standards on rental properties now in effect, landlords are working hard to ensure theirs are meeting the regulations on self-contained flats and houses.
Those that do not could face fines of up to £5,000, unless their property meets the new minimum requirements on Energy Performance Cert…
Stamp duty hike for overseas buyers
Overseas residents may soon be hit with an increase of 1% in the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) they will pay on the purchase of properties in the UK.
British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her intention to set this increase during the Conservative Party conference in September 2018, with the aim…
British first-time buyers struggle with mortgage jargon
Buying your first home. What an exciting time in your life! It’s the start of a new chapter, but it doesn’t come without its struggles. Getting a mortgage can be hard enough, but add in the technical jargon and it can become the first-time buyers Mount Everest.
Data released by Aldermore highlights…
Getting a mortgage if you're self-employed
There has been a rapid rise in self employment over recent years, in fact the number of self-employed workers has increased from 3.3 million in 2001 to 4.8 million in 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics. They now account for a substantial 15% of the British work force.