Brits spend over £40bn making their house a home
Over the last five years homeowners have spent a hefty total of £41bn doing up their homes – an average of £1,875 each, according to NAEA Propertymark. There is a growing trend for home owners to improve their current homes instead of climbing up the property ladder.
Nearly three quarters (73%) of …
Are landlords ready to sell up?
One in five landlords are set to flood the housing market with up to 380,000 properties over the next 12 months, according to the National Landlords Association (NLA). This is a historic high for the number of landlords planning to sell some or all of their buy to let properties.
But if you are a f…
Help to Buy celebrates its fifth birthday!
The government’s flagship housing policy is now celebrating five years of helping people like you save for and buy their dream home. Since its inception in 2013, the government has launched various related schemes, including the Help to Buy ISA, Shared Ownership, and the Help to Buy: Mortgage Guaran…
How can you 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 Certif…
How did the budget affect you?
Scrapping stamp duty for first-time buyers was clearly the headline-grabber to come out of the Government’s annual budget. But this was not the only announcement from the Chancellor that may have affected you…
Although somewhat expected, the Chancellor’s announcement that he would be s…