Buy-to-let panel blasts Labour’s rental pledge

Posted by on 06/03/2015 at 9:20 am

  Published by Mortgage Introducer on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 by Ryan Bembridge   The panel at Paragon’s Great Buy-to-let Debate included David Whittaker, managing director of Mortgages for Business, and Paragon’s managing director John Heron. Labour has pledged to ‘make rent increases more predictable’ by changing the law so three year tenancies are the […]

Two cheers for Cameron’s housing speech

Posted by on 04/03/2015 at 9:15 am

  Published by Conservative Home on Monday, 02 March 2015 by Mark Wallace   In recent months, we’ve asked a number of times what the Conservatives are offering to young voters. In the ConHome manifesto the top priorities in policy terms are Homes, Jobs and Savings, but within each we urged policymakers to focus their […]

Property crowdfunding is a good idea — in theory

Posted by on 02/03/2015 at 5:19 pm

  Published by Financial Times on Friday, 27 February 2015 by Merryn Somerset Webb   Who would want to buy a house in the UK at the moment? Look at the prices and you’d think the answer would be absolutely nobody. In London …

Over half of UK property owners don’t like their home, research suggests

Posted by on 07/02/2015 at 12:14 am

  Published by Property Wire on Wednesday, 28 January 2015   One in 10 home owners in the UK regret buying their home with the biggest reason being that they think they rushed into it and 57% actually dislike their homes, new research has found. Buying a house is the biggest purchase most people will […]

Right to buy set to have ‘devastating’ impact on London’s council home stocks

Posted by on 31/01/2015 at 10:17 pm

  Published by 24dash on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 by Max Salsbury   The amount of homes sold off under the controversial right to buy scheme in London is set to far outstrip the number of new council homes built in the city, a new report has revealed. According to London Assembly Labour housing spokesperson […]

Properties worth a total of £1bn will fall into the sea

Posted by on 30/12/2014 at 10:36 am

  Published by The Independent on Monday, 29 December 2014 by Jon Stone   Nearly 7,000 properties worth over £1bn will fall into the sea because of coastal erosion over the next century, according to an Environment Agency report. The properties will be allowed to fall into the sea because the cost of protecting them […]

Make a House Home

Posted by on 20/04/2012 at 9:26 pm

If you yearn for a welcoming home environment, yet it doesn’t feel like it, there are ways you can make it more cosy, by changing the décor that you use in the rooms. Colour is really important; if you have white walls and white carpets the room can have a clean, cool feeling but it […]

New UK high speed link will affect property

Posted by on 25/01/2012 at 6:50 pm

  Published by Property Wire on Monday, 16 January 2012   The new high speed rail link between London and Birmingham recently approved by the UK government means that property owners along the route should seek advice. Justine Greening, the Secretary of State for Transport, has revealed the exact route showing that Phase One will […]

Ten tips for buy-to-let

Posted by on 24/08/2011 at 6:29 pm

Published by The Telegraph on Saturday, 20 Aug 2011   We offer ten tips for a buyer who is looking to let their property out for the first time. 1 Look further afield It may be that you can find more affordable houses, or keener demand for rented property, in a different part of the […]

How to sell your house this summer

Posted by on 06/08/2011 at 5:21 pm

Published by The Telegraph on Thursday, 04 Aug 2011 by Graham Norwood   This summer you need more than a hard-working estate agent and a low asking price to sell your home. Try giving away Olympic tickets, a car or even a year’s supply of sausages. Selling a home when buyers are on the beach […]