• Aug 6th 2020

Help to Buy Scheme extended until 2021

The government has recently announced that it has extended the Help to Buy initiative deadline by a further two months. The Help to Buy scheme enables people to purchase a new-build home with a smaller deposit of 5%, with the government adding a further ... more

  • Jul 29th 2020

Homeowners can add two storeys to their homes without full planning permission under new fast-track law

Homeowners will be able to add two storeys to their properties without having to go through the normal planning approval process, providing a new government law comes into effect as planned. The Government is looking to improve the way the 70-year-old ... more

  • Jul 21st 2020

What could the Stamp Duty Holiday mean for you?

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced on the 8th of July that the Stamp Duty threshold will temporarily raise from £125,000 to £500,000 until March 2021 in a bid to boost the property market.  Stamp Duty must be paid on either buying ... more

  • Jul 16th 2020

How will the Chancellor Rishi Sonak's Summer Economic Update affect the property market?

The most significant announcement affecting the property market is the Stamp Duty Holiday, which has increased the threshold at which stamp duty is paid on property purchases. This is good for both first-time buyers and homeowners who are looking to ... more

  • Jul 14th 2020

Stamp Duty Holiday Explained

With the recent Stamp Duty changes, there are many questions in how this affects property purchases until March 2021. How much will I save on Stamp Duty? What if I am buying a property worth more than £500,000? As a property investor, will I benefit ... more

  • Jul 1st 2020

Quick and easy ways to make your new place feel like home

We've written a blog containing quick and easy ways to make your new house or flat feel like a home in no time. Get the paint out When you move to your new house or flat, one of the quickest ways to breathe new life into every room, is by painting ... more

  • Jun 24th 2020

Preparing to Sell your Property

First Impressions In the property market, First Impressions count, and how your property is presented from the outside and inside, can make a big difference in how potential buyers will see your property. On average, a potential buyer will decide ... more

  • Jun 8th 2020

Mortgage Interest Rates Fall to Historic Lows

The average interest rate for a two-year and five-year rate mortgages has fallen to a new low since records began in 2007, according to Moneyfacts. The average two-year deal is now 2.09%, while the average five-year deal is 2.35%. With the recent emergency ... more

  • May 28th 2020

Proposed 30% Discount for First-Time Buyers and Key Workers

The government is proposing a new scheme to offer a 30% discount on new-build homes for first-time buyers and key workers. The First Homes scheme will give first-time buyers and key workers a chance to buy a home in their local area for nearly a third ... more