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94% of new build owners regret their purchase

A poll of new build owners with leases who bought in the last 10 years show that an overwhelming majority regret buying their property. This is mainly down to leasehold issues, as 45% said they were unaware of the leasehold status.

September 2018

Is the Help to Buy Scheme damaging the property market?

George Osborne’s Help to Buy Scheme was designed to help first time buyers with a small deposit get onto the property ladder. 

September 2018

Upfront moving home costs over £30,000? We don’t think so!

It does not cost over £30,000 to move home in the UK, especially not if you've done your research. Here we breakdown how the costs have changed and what you can expect.

August 2018

Renters on housing benefit struggling to find homes

Homeless charity Shelter and the National Housing Federation have worked together to reveal discrimination against renters in receipt of housing benefit.

August 2018

Interest Rates - what does the base rate mean for you?

With the recent decision by the Bank of England to raise interest rates to 0.75%, we ask what this means for the property market.

August 2018

Bank of England Interest Rate Rise – 0.75%

As expected, today the Bank of England have increased interest rates to 0.75%, up from 0.5%. This is only the second raise in the last 10 years, as the government attempted to recover from the recession of 2007.

August 2018

Have Stamp Duty cuts really made a difference to the number of first time buyers? Apparently not.

The government claims that 121,500 people became first time buyers, taking advantage of the Stamp Duty exemption introduced in November 2017.

August 2018

Streamlining conveyancing to stop fraud

The Law Commission have made recommendations for HM Land Registry - will the changes to conveyancing stop fraud, or just make the process slower?

July 2018

Lifetime ISAs might be scrapped – but why?

The Treasury Committee has called for the abolition of the Lifetime ISA (LISA), an ISA designed to help first time buyers save for their deposit, rewarding them with a government bonus of up to £1000 a year. The LISA is also a useful addition for self employed workers as it can be used as an addition to a traditional pension.
 

July 2018