Mortgage lending in the UK is rising
Despite a number of uncertainties surrounding the mortgage market and a number of predictions that transactions will stagnate we Brits are still finding ways to purchase properties and remortgage our existing properties in growing numbers.
In April, the total number of mortgage approvals were at th…
MPs rally support for mortgage prisoners
Mortgage prisoners are predominantly those borrowers who took out a mortgage before the financial crisis but are now blocked from switching to better rates due to changes in lending practices.
There are now an estimated 200,000 homeowners that are trapped on high interest-rate loans with unregulate…
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…