Hundreds of empty private properties brought back into use

Hundreds of privately-owned properties in Wolverhampton that stood empty for years have been transformed into family homes thanks to the efforts of City of Wolverhampton Council. Its Empty Property Strategy, launched in 2010, has seen more than 1,400 houses which...

Property prices are soaring in Ladywood, Birmingham

A report by barclays bank shows that property prices are rocketing in Ladywood. Even though it has been named the POOREST area in the UK last year it is now fast increasing the value of properties in Ladywood. Ladywood is outperformig...

Trio of Pop-Ups opening at Birmingham’s LinkStreet

There will be three new retail outlets opening up soon at LinkStreet, which connects Grand Central and the Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham. Property management company Hammersons has signed up Jeweller Summer & Silver to take a init in Link...

UK intersest rates rise – How much will it go up?

It has been reported that the Bank of England is about to increase the base interst for the first time in a decade. This will undoubtly affect the property market, but ultimately what does the mean? The Bank of England’s...

Homes Not Assets To Be Passed On To Children, Says Minister

In new footage recorded from the party’s conference, a Conservative minister has said homes should not be seen as assets for parents to pass to their children. Jackie Doyle-Price, social care minister, told a fringe meeting that many older people...

Signs Of New North-South Divide Emerging In UK Housing Market

Rightmove say a new north-south property divide is emerging in the UK ahead of the Christmas period, with people selling second-stepper homes in the north of England standing the best chance of finding a buyer by Christmas. The property website...

Low-Income Tenants Struggling With Rising Rents

New research indicates low-income tenants are now spending an average of 28% of their wages on rent, up from 21% in the mid-1990s. The Institute for Fiscal Studies says low earners have been hit by substantial cuts to housing benefit,...

Housing Costs Rise Fastest In East Midlands

Official figures show the cost of renting or buying a home rose fastest in the East Midlands in the past year. In the year to the end of July, house prices in the region, which includes Nottingham, Leicester and Derby,...

£85m apartment complex to be built next to Edgbaston

375 flats are to be developed by German Investment Group Patrizia who acquired four acres of land next to the cricket stadium from Warwickshire County Cricket Club and Homes and Communities Agency. Patrizia UK plans to build parking for residents,...

‘Political Uncertainty’ to blame for UK housing market decline

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) has indicated that ‘political uncertainty’ around issues such as Brexit are at the source of the halt in the UK property market. The official surveyors’ body, which reports that the market has dropped...