property

How space for rural enterprise became the latest property must-have

11 April 2018 16:09

Top of the wish list in the country estate and farm property market is space for rural enterprise. Whether the…

The risks of being a modern landlord

14 June 2017 12:19

The spate of terrorist attacks in London and Manchester has made many landlords and their insurers nervous about the risks…

Leaseholders are now glorified tenants

31 May 2017 12:21

Ah, home ownership. It’s the holy grail of living arrangements, isn’t it? No more nasty landlords and money-grabbing letting agents.…

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How to finance home improvements with a mortgage

25 May 2017 11:07

A property should have two bathrooms for every three bedrooms to maximise its value and desirability. That’s according to 70…

Housing is escalating up the political agenda

23 May 2017 12:41

As we ready ourselves for what has become an annual pilgrimage to the polling booths, in terms of finance there…

House prices boosted by tram routes

15 May 2017 12:21

In the wake of Friday’s international cyber attack, it was logical to assume that yesterday’s complete shutdown of the Manchester…

Water, water everywhere: we spend £707 million a year fixing damage caused by our neighbours

10 May 2017 12:16

As I watched the water creep across the kitchen floor, powerless to prevent a mini tsunami, I had an inkling…

The Bank of Mum and Dad is now the ninth largest lender in the UK

2 May 2017 14:58

As lenders’ names go, The Bank of Mum and Dad is rather appealing. There’s instant brand awareness, the prospect of…

The UK housing market is in ‘neutral gear’

20 April 2017 12:42

Mortgage Freedom Day. It has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? Just imagine: no mortgage. I wonder what that…

Greedy landlords: nearly a third of deposit complaints won by tenants

12 April 2017 11:20

Let’s face it, us Brits have a dirty habit. We’re obsessed with property. We own much more of it than…

Crackdown on rogue landlords comes into force

7 April 2017 10:49

If you’ve ever rented a property, chances are you’ve a horror story or two up your sleeve. I remember the…

House prices showing lowest pace of growth in two years

31 March 2017 11:58

Another day, another slew of house price data. But with Article 50 now triggered, recent Bank of England data showing…

Homeowners ‘earning’ more from their properties than their jobs

10 March 2017 10:28

It brings a whole new meaning to ‘working from home’. New research has revealed that homeowners in one in three…

Housing

UK house price growth slows to its lowest pace since 2013

7 March 2017 11:34

As a nation, we obsess. We obsess about the weather, taxes, the state of the roads, death and the cost…

Mortgage rates are fuelling the generational wealth imbalance

17 January 2017 12:37

At some point a few years ago, after the financial crisis had passed but the economic stats still showed the…

Why landlords need protection from rogue tenants

30 December 2016 10:00

What happens if you wander into Tesco, help yourself to some food and walk out without paying? I haven’t tried…

Life begins at 40 – but not if you want a mortgage

23 December 2016 10:00

The good news is life begins at forty. The bad news is once you reach that milestone, you could struggle…

Do your property homework before heading for the slopes

20 December 2016 12:38

Skiing as a pastime is now more accessible than ever but for those seeking a home in the Alps, particularly…

How to minimise the impact of inheritance tax

17 November 2016 11:29

It’s known colloquially as the death tax, and for good reason. Inheritance tax – the bane of modern life –…

How to talk to your builder

26 October 2016 11:11

Television has a lot to answer for. The terrible reputation of the building trade for one. But not all builders…