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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.

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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.

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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

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