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Are Developers Deliberately Misleading Leasehold Property Buyers?

A worrying report published by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) suggests that a growing number of leasehold property buyers are being deliberately misled by developers. Many buyers are being subjected to unfair treatment, while being charged excessive fees without reasonable justification. No specific developers or housing companies were named, […]

Section 21 Controversy Continues as Government Promises Reform

You would be forgiven for thinking that in this day and age, private landlords would have to have a good reason to evict tenants. For an alarming number of private tenants across the UK, this sadly isn’t the case. Recently highlighted by a BBC report published following a nationwide survey, […]

Revealed: The True Extent of the UK Housing Gap

The figures are in and are once again painting an unfortunate picture for potential first-time buyers across the UK. Already in the grips of a full-blown housing crisis, research suggests that the scale of the housing shortage in the UK will continue to grow indefinitely as the population swells. The […]

What is Right to Buy?

If you live in a council house or a housing association property of any kind, now could be the perfect time to purchase your home. The government’s Right to Buy scheme provides qualifying tenants with the opportunity to purchase the properties they live in at a significantly discounted rate. As […]

Helpful Advice That All First Time Buyers Should Be Aware of

Buying a home for the first time can be both exciting and daunting in equal measures. Most first-time buyers have little to no knowledge or experience with the property market and therefore do not know where to start. Worse still, conflicting information and advice only stand to further complicate the […]

Personal Data Security Practices Remain Substandard, Officials Warn

The recent introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 are apparently having little to no bearing on the personal Data Security practices of many organisations in the UK. Particularly where insolvency is concerned, practitioners and FCA-authorised firms are still breaching even the most […]

Banks Warned as Mortgage Prisoners Promised Help by the Government

Britain’s six biggest lenders have come under fire from ministers this week, as the row regarding thousands of ‘mortgage prisoners’ continues to escalate.  Treasury ministers issued an open letter accusing the banks of failing to help hundreds of thousands of struggling borrowers get a fair deal on their overinflated mortgages. […]

2019’s Most Important Bridging Trends

Both in an economic and political sense, 2019 will go down in history as one of the UK’s most unstable periods. This did not stop bridging finance activity once again showing remarkable strength and resilience, with the sector having performed better than expected throughout the entire 12-month period. This is […]

What is a Renovation Mortgage?

A renovation mortgage is a specialist type of home loan, designed to fund domestic property improvements, extensions and alterations. Options vary significantly in accordance with the nature of the project and the personal circumstances of the applicant. Some larger renovation mortgages are provided in stages as the project progresses, while […]

Right to Buy Home Sales Up 4% Year on Year

Despite its accepted imperfections, the UK Government’s Right to Buy scheme continues to grow in popularity across much of England and Wales.  According to the latest figures from the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government, a total of 2,531 properties were sold under the double housing initiative between July […]

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