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How Labour and the Conservatives Plan to Tackle the Housing Crisis

Both the Tories and the Labour Party have outlined in their respective manifestos how they plan to tackle England’s housing crisis, should they be successful in this month’s election.  For the Conservatives, Boris Johnson has promised to build at least a million homes over the next five years, while introducing […]

Why A Flat In Folkestone Valued At £161,000 Is Still Unsold at Just £59,000

As the first buyer of a new McCarthy & Stone retirement development in Folkestone, you would expect to be offered a great deal. A forward-thinking retiree was offered an ‘early bird’ discount of £3,000 for a one bedroom flat. This took the total asking price of the flat to £161,950 […]

Investors in Kevin McCloud Face Prospect of Liquidation

The businesses started by Grand Designs star Kevin McCloud that once seemed bullet-proof investment prospects are now headed for liquidation. As a result, those who invested (some heavily) in HAB Land Finance are now facing the prospect of losing every penny. Named after Mr McCloud’s Happiness Architecture Beauty brand, HAB […]

Revealed: Where UK Rent Prices are Rising Most Rapidly

The average property rental prices in the United Kingdom have been accelerating at a phenomenal rate over recent years. Now, the results of a new study, published by property website Zoopla, reveal the areas of the UK most affected by skyrocketing home rental prices. The Zoopla report reveals that the […]

Polish Homeowners Take On the Banks…and Win

It’s not often that the everyday consumer takes on one of the world’s financial giants and actually wins. It’s the classic David vs Goliath tale, though one in which Goliath almost always has the upper hand. Nevertheless, a recent victory for more than half a million indebted Polish homeowners has […]

Escalating Issue with Unfinished Accommodation Hits Students Nationwide

Students across England are feeling neglected, let down and angry. Having expected to move into comfortable and functional accommodation in time for the new term, hundreds are being told their student residences are not ready to be occupied. The result of which is a growing number of students finding themselves […]

UK Housing Crisis: More than 8.4 Million Affected

There has never been any doubt as to the extent of the severity of the UK housing crisis. However, a new report published by the National Housing Federation claims that the issue is significantly worse than previous estimates suggested. According to the NHF, there are currently at least 8.4 million […]

House Prices in Britain Hit Slowest Growth Period Since 2012

New figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have painted a somewhat bleak picture of the UK Housing market. As Brexit uncertainty continues to affect demand, national house-price growth for Britain fell to just 0.7% for July – a significant fall from the 1.4% in June. This is […]

Could Buy to Let Investors Rescue Plymouth’s Empty Student Homes?

There’s a growing housing issue in several major UK cities, which contrary to the usual trend concerns supply outstripping demand. Regions with sizeable student populations are typically goldmines. For around 75% of the year, tens of thousands of properties are needed to accommodate learners. All of which adds up to […]

You’ll Need Some Rest this Weekend: Are You Ready for Telephone Tuesday?

Here’s a fact to ruin your afternoon – the upcoming bank holiday is the only remaining bank holiday between now and Christmas! Almost impossible to imagine, given how it feels like 2019 has only really just gotten underway. In any case, it’s the truth – the August bank holiday arrives […]

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