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Spike in Housing Market Activity Suggests Return to Normality

With the peak of the Covid-19 outbreak seemingly behind us, the UK economy is slowly beginning to show signs of a gradual return to normality. The housing market has seen a tremendous spike in activity over the past few days, as movers and renters seek to make the most on […]

UK Housing Market Sees Upswing as Lockdown Restrictions Start to be Lifted

The number of enquiries at one of the country’s biggest real estate agencies peaked last week as buyers came out of lockdown. Across its more than 100 offices, Savills observed a 30% surge in interest in new homes compared to last year. Sales figures doubled post-lockdown, though were still below […]

Moving House Permitted Once Again as Lockdown Restrictions Eased

In a pivotal move by the UK government to gradually restart both the housing market and the economy, buyers and renters across England are now able to move house once again. Estate agents can reopen their offices, physical viewings of properties can be carried out, conveyancers can conduct property inspections […]

UK Property Prices See Only Modest Declines for March/April 2020

A sluggish performance was the only realistic expectation for the UK housing market throughout the lockdown period. A gradual or sudden spike in property prices was never going to happen while the market was at a standstill, paving the way for doomsday predictions for average house prices for the period. […]

Government Outlines Basic Framework for Restarting UK Economy

The UK Government has begun the process of restarting the economy, having outlined several lockdown relaxations to be introduced over the coming weeks. Businesses, trade bodies, unions and workers representatives have all been invited to submit their input and ideas as to how the economy should be restarted in the […]

Yes, You Can Move to a New House & Here Are the Facts You Need

If you have been putting off a potential move, you are far from alone. According to recent figures, it is estimated that around 450,000 buyers and renters in England alone have put their plans on hold due to lockdown restrictions. With the gradual easing across England, many are expecting a […]

Mortgage Deals Show Signs of Life as Lender Restrictions Relax

The past month or so brought little other than doom and gloom for prospective homebuyers across the UK. As of this week, it seems there is finally light at the end of the tunnel for British borrowers on the lookout for a competitive home loan. As a knock-on effect of […]

Covid-19’s Impact on UK House Prices Surprisingly Minimal

If the results of a recent Rightmove study are anything to go by, UK property prices may not have been quite as catastrophically hit by the coronavirus  outbreak as expected. Comparatively sluggish performance was never in any doubt, though an apparent 0.2% fall in average property prices for March is […]

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

If you run a business in the United Kingdom that has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan. The CBILS scheme, introduced by the British Business Bank after the March 2020 budget announcement, has been created to help businesses facing temporary […]

Financial Support During the Coronavirus Covid-19 Crisis

The Covid-19 crisis is taking a toll on almost every household, business and individual throughout the United Kingdom. Alongside the obvious health implications of the coronavirus outbreak, millions are finding themselves plunged into financial turmoil. For some, the future of their businesses or employment status is looking increasingly bleak. For […]

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