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We study the property market to bring you interesting and relevant news from the world of property buying, selling and more in the UK and abroad.

Homes with gardens – are they still in high demand and do they command a premium?

A look at whether having an outside space really adds as much value to a British home in 2022 as it has in the past?

Buying a house, Finding a house, Selling a home, Plants and Gardens

The Queen’s Speech – what did it reveal about ‘street votes’?

A look at the new 'levelling up' plans announced as a way to give residents more input into property planning in their local area.

Conveyancing Process, First Time Buyer, News

The Building Safety Act – what is it and what impact could it have?

On April 28 2022, the Building Safety Bill received Royal Assent after passing through both Houses to become an Act of Parliament. Having passed into law, it is now known as the Building Safety Act. 

Surveys, Legal, Surveying Process, News

Crossrail is finally coming – what will it mean for London property?

After many years of delays, controversy and complications, Crossrail is finally set to open in the first half of this year, more than three years after its proposed original start date. 

Buying a house, London moving advice, Costs and Fees, News

Rising cost of living – how has it affected the home-buying market?

The current cost of living crisis is arguably the biggest squeeze on living standards since the 1950s.  

Buying a house, Moving home, EPCs, News

The Economic Crime Bill – what is it and what could it mean for the property market?

One of the many geopolitical consequences of the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war has been an increased focus on Russian money in the UK, which is particularly centred on London and typically tied up in property. 

Legal, News

More upfront information on property listings – what has changed?

Following the recent joint announcement by Trading Standards and the Government regarding upfront information on property listings, here’s what it could mean for the industry. 

Buying a house, Finding a house, Estate Agents

Is it really best to buy instead of renting?

Most people looking to move out from their family home will be told that buying is the better option to renting. But is this always the case?

First Time Buyers, Buying a house, Renting, First Time Buyer

Major push to get agents to disclose their referral fees – what’s the latest?

Referral fees are one of the most controversial aspects of estate agency. What's being done to change that?

Estate Agents, Costs and Fees, News