Almost six-in-10 homes in Great Britain are exempt from stamp duty if they are bought by first-time buyers. Our research has found that 59% of all properties listed for sale during the past year came with asking prices that were below the threshold at...
The latest data and analysis from Market Financial Solutions has revealed the challenges faced by homebuyers in the UK’s competitive property market. According to survey of more than 750 UK homeowners, a worrying 31% of UK homeowners have lost out on a property as...
In recent articles I’ve tried to set the scene for how the buy-to-let marketplace has evolved as a result of numerous regulatory and taxation changes. The major outcome is the rise in prominence of professional/portfolio landlords and the narrowing of the amateur/accidental landlord bands. A further knock-on effect is the...
The most viewed homes currently for sale have been revealed, with multi-million pound mansions dominating the eccentric list. They include a country house in Surrey's affluent Godalming with 330 acres, nine bedrooms, a swimming pool, tennis court and a helipad, and a guide price of £15million. There is also a nine-bedroom...
At this time of year, many homeowners in the UK decide to step up their home security, spurred on by darker nights and houses full of expensive gifts wrapped up for Christmas. And it is precisely for these reasons that burglary activity in the UK generally sees a spike around...
Newly released data from Goodlord has revealed a mixed picture across the UK during October. Some regions are enjoying lower void periods and stable rents, with others a little slower to stabilise. However, overall it seems to be a return to a more consistent period following a summer boom and...
It's Bonfire Night tonight! Hurrah! And, if you're a fan of watching things blow up and don't fancy trying it in your own home, you'll probably be making your way to an organised display somewhere this evening. However, superfans might want to look at the latest research from estate agent...
Rent is rising. Indeed, the cost of living in rented accommodation in England has increased from an average price of £344 in the year 2000 to £858 in 2019, a 150% increase in just shy of 20 years. As it continues to rise, it continues to outstrip many of life’s...
I can't think of another failed act of terrorism we celebrate with as much enthusiasm as we do on Bonfire night. The annual tradition of setting fire to a bunch of stuff at the end of your garden while detonating small colourful bombs and eating hotdogs is largely a UK...
It's Halloween! Time to light the pumpkins, put on a scary film and then blow out the pumpkin again and ignore the door after 9pm. Hurrah! At this time of year, superstitions will be at an all-time high and one of the most recognised is our uneasiness around the number...