Property NEWS
HELP TO BUY SCHEME EXPLAINED: THE PRO’S AND CONS FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS

Tuesday October 12, 2021

April 2021 changes have seen some would-be users excluded from property scheme   Hundreds of thousands of people have used the Help to Buy scheme to get onto the housing ladder since it launched in 2013. However, new rules have limited the number of people who can use the Government scheme. As before, buyers need […]

25 YEARS OF BUY-TO-LET

Monday October 4, 2021

How buy-to-let upturned Britain’s property market A new kind of mortgage in 1996 sparked a love affair with property investment and helped to create millions of landlords Twenty-five years ago this week, the first buy-to-let mortgage was taken out. This seemingly insignificant financial instrument helped to kick-start the decades-long rental boom, ushered in Britain’s love […]

HOME SELLERS MADE £110,000 PROFIT DURING PANDEMIC PRICE BOOM

Wednesday September 22, 2021

The average home seller made a profit of £110,000 during the pandemic as the as the stamp duty holiday and race for space drove house prices up to record highs. This was £15,587 more than if they had sold a year earlier, before the pandemic, according to analysis by Savills estate agents. Sellers in the South East made the largest […]