The government has launched a new Help to Build scheme that it hopes will get more people onto the housing ladder by allowing them to build their own homes more affordably. The initiative will work in a similar way to […]
The new government-backed 95% mortgages have now officially launched, with Lloyds, Santander, Barclays, HSBC and NatWest among the first lenders out of the gate. Virgin Money will be following the gang with its own version from next month. It means […]
Long time readers will know that I love following property prices – not that I have an investment property on the go, or are planning to buy or sell in the near future. But it was interesting to read in […]
This week, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced that it has written to housing developers Countryside Properties and Taylor Wimpey to request that they remove certain “unfair” terms from existing and future leasehold contracts. The CMA launched enforcement action […]
With the stamp duty holiday coming to an end on 31 March 2021, and the UK in another national lockdown, those buying or selling homes are rightly feeling antsy about the next stages of the sale. After all, coronavirus has […]
There’s good news for leasehold homeowners – a major government reform means that it’ll now be cheaper and easier to extend the lease on your property. Leaseholders basically only own the property and not the land it’s built on. They […]
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