• Sep 6th 2021

Stamp Duty payments soar over 90% since 2020!

A total of £2.06bn was paid in Stamp Duty in the last 3 months to June 30th 2021, when the Stamp Duty Holiday threshold was up to £500,000! The pent-up demand, the property market has seen an increase in the number of property transactions since ... more

  • Aug 25th 2021

With the recent budget announcement from the Chancellor Rishi Sunak, how will this affect the property market?

With the recent budget announcement from the Chancellor Rishi Sunak, how will this affect the property market? With the new budget announcement by Chancellor Rishi Sunak, we have summarised how this will affect the property market. The Chancellor has ... more

  • Aug 25th 2021

Becoming a tenant for the first time!

It’s an exciting time when you are moving to your first rental property, however, it can also be a little daunting, as there are many things to do. From finding your perfect home, to knowing your rights as a tenant, our blog gives you an insight ... more

  • Aug 11th 2021

A guide to deposit protection schemes!

Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, you need to understand how these compulsory schemes work. Here are 7 points to understand or consider. A deposit is paid by the tenant at the outset of a tenancy agreement and it’s usually one month’s ... more

  • Jul 29th 2021

UK house prices hit new high

Average house prices are up 30% since the market peak in 2007 as successive lockdowns prompt buyers to search for more space. The average value of a home in the UK has reached £230,700 – 30% above the previous market peak in 2007. House ... more

  • Jul 6th 2021

What are the most popular home conversions in the UK?

In successive lockdowns and with the way we live changing, we look at home improvements hot in demand! After the first lockdown where the entire household was at home, homeowners started to evaluate their living situation, especially over the last ... more

  • Jun 23rd 2021

Mortgage choice at an all-time high!

With the pent-up demand in the property market, mortgage choice is also rising due to competition amongst lenders. Lending in the property market has reached a record high, as the property market continues to show strong signs since the global financial ... more

  • Jun 10th 2021

What to do if your house gets downvalued by the bank...

When you find your dream home and you are willing to pay the full asking price, your lender may come back to you with a lower valuation by as much as 20%! Although property prices are booming due to the pent-up demand caused by the Stamp Duty Holiday, ... more

  • Jun 4th 2021

More than half of homeowners live in homes that fail to meet their needs

From pets buried in the garden to the draw of the local coffee shop or pub, what's stopping people from moving? Just over half of UK homeowners claim to be stuck in a home that doesn't meet their needs. The average homeowner says they would ... more