Anyone would think that national news, especially when it comes to talking about the property market, is just focused on London centric. In fact, over the last 5 years, the London property market has really manipulated the UK on averages to such an extent that many lenders like the Halifax and Nationwide publish two indices, […]
One in twelve landlords is unaware of a suite of legislative changes that occurred across the lettings industry in recent years, according to the findings of the English Private Landlord Survey 2018 published in January. Over 80% of landlords were aware of the additional 3% stamp duty burden for the purchase of a second home, […]
With just days to go before the UK was expected to leave the EU, we seem no closer to a solution than when Article 50 was triggered almost two years ago. It is little wonder therefore, that uncertainty is expected to continue to impact the housing market. However, the second biggest challenge facing the housing […]
Closeness to work is often cited as a key determining factor for tenants in selecting rental accommodation. Analysis of tenants moving into homes in 2018, has revealed that almost 70% of tenants live within 10 miles of their workplace, with a third living within two miles. There are marked regional differences in this trend. While […]
Bargains – well yes and no – and let me explain why. To find a bargain you need to know the ‘market’, yet there is not one ‘property market’ in the UK. In fact, the British property market is like a fly’s eye, it looks one whole but in fact, it is split into lots […]
Our recommended mortgage broker Tess Latham of the Mortgage Advice Bureau gives her mortgage deals of the week.
A few weeks ago, I suggested property values in Birmingham City Centre would be between 1.1% and 1.9% different by the end of the year. It might surprise some people that Brexit hasn’t had the effect on the Birmingham property market that most feared at the start of 2018. The basis of this point of […]
On average 965 sales per week have been completed using Help to Buy across England and Wales during 2018 (to the end of September), according to data released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Welsh Government. Over 160 properties are purchased each week with the aid of Help to Buy […]