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...

New App ‘Urbanco’ Makes Renting Quick and Painless

  Brand new PropTech The Urban Collective is on a mission to revolutionise the rental market and finally put tenants’ needs first. Today it launches a brand-new property search appUrbanCo that promises to be the most convenient and enjoyable way for tenants to...

Buying Property Abroad?

Are you buying property abroad? If so, there are some things which if left ignored, could leave you out of sorts and even out of pocket. This is not an exhaustive list, but gives you some reminders on costs...

Now Cheaper to Rent than Buy in British Cities

According to new data released by property website Zoopla, it is now cheaper to rent a property in a British city as opposed to buying one. Zoopla analysed the monthly cost of renting a two-bedroomed home, compared to servicing a mortgage,...