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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.

Liz Truss as the new Prime Minister – what has she said about housing?

A look at what Truss has planned for housing and levelling up is the latest conservative leader.

News

Mortgage affordability stress test scrapped – why has this happened?

The Bank of England recently removed a required test for those looking to get a mortgage. So what does this mean for the future of the process?

First Time Buyers, Finance, Buying a house, Mortgages

The top 5 places in the UK to live where you don’t have to drive

There are many reasons why you may want to live somewhere where you don't need a car - maybe you can't drive, you want to reduce your carbon footprint, or you can't bear seeing how much it costs to fill up your car these days.

Buying a house, Finding a house, Moving home, General Moving Advice

50-year mortgages – what was announced?

Governments have long battled with the dilemma of how to make houses more affordable for First Time Buyers – and even in its dying days, the Boris Johnson government has been no different.

First Time Buyer, News, Mortgages

A whole new DLUHC - who are the latest appointments?

An almost entirely new group of MPs makes up the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities following the swathe of recent resignations.

News

Up and up and up – why are asking prices continuing to rise and what does this mean for buyers and sellers?

Despite the cost-of-living crisis, political uncertainty and various other factors at play, asking prices for UK properties continue to rise – and rise at astronomical rates.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, Finding a house

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