The 31 March 2021 sees the end of the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday. The Government initiative provides up to a £15,000 saving when buying a new house....
We know that moving house is stressful enough, but in the middle of a global pandemic adds an unbelievable amount of worry. The UK Government released fresh advice on the 26th March 2020 to all parties involved in the process of moving home during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We urge all parties involved in...Continue reading
The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee recently published the report from its inquiry into leasehold reform. Ban on selling new builds as leasehold The report, which the Committee published last month, made several recommendations to the government. One of these recommendations is banning the sale of new leasehold houses; the government has already committed...Continue reading
Many people who have been through the process of buying a house have experienced this certain type of problem. All house buyers have at least dealt with the worry of this issue arising. What if your conveyancer goes on holiday during your transaction?! Forget your ghost stories, your undying fear of spiders and your...Continue reading
When a buyer has agreed the price of a house with the seller, the mortgage provider employs a surveyor to check what they think the house is worth. The surveyor looks at the sale prices of similar properties in the local area, market conditions in the area, and the current condition of the property....Continue reading
A new online tool which cleverly takes the temperature of the housing market in certain postcode areas has been used to highlight Yorkshire’s top ten property hotspots and cold spots. PropCast, the UK’s first house selling weather forecast, can analyse buyer demand and we can now see which locations in Yorkshire are piping hot...Continue reading
When moving house, all you want is for the process to be as simple and stress-free as possible. One of the key aspects of moving house is the costs involved with such an undeniably huge process. Of course, with the price of the house, comes a whole load of extra costs which rarely fail...Continue reading
A proposal to ban the sale of newly built homes as leasehold instead of freehold has been brought forward. Leasehold homes are where the owner only buys the right to live in and use the property but not to own the land itself. With the new proposal, ground rents on newly built homes will...Continue reading