Land Registry announces new plans to speed up home buying and selling


Land Registry announces new plans to speed up home buying and selling

The Land Registry yesterday announced a new business strategy, aimed at speeding up the buying and selling of homes in England and Wales.The new strategy is also aimed at making the process cheaper and simpler... read more

Published 30th November 2017

Cash remains king among house buyers – but first-timers are not far behind


Cash remains king among house buyers – but first-timers are not far behind

First-time buyers have started taking a bigger share of the market, to the detriment of cash and buy-to-let purchasers... read more

Published 28th November 2017

Stamp duty reform, more new homes, possible longer tenancies


Stamp duty reform, more new homes, possible longer tenancies

Stamp duty reform for first time buyers has taken pride of place in the Budget speech of Chancellor Phillip Hammond... read more

Published 23rd November 2017

Conveyancers want government hand-out to modernise house buying


Conveyancers want government hand-out to modernise house buying

A conveyancing body says it wants the government to allocate “a small fund” in next week’s Budget to promote research into how house buying can be reformed... read more

Published 16th November 2017

Tips for house-hunters preparing their home for sale during the winter


Tips for house-hunters preparing their home for sale during the winter

Don't wait for spring - house-buyers are still out there in the autumn and winterAs the days start to get noticeably shorter and the temptation to batten down the hatches for winter increases, the housing market is renowned for being quieter... read more

Published 8th November 2017

First time buyers massively over-estimate purchasing costs, says bank


First time buyers massively over-estimate purchasing costs, says bank

Two thirds of first time buyers over-estimate the cost of purchasing a home according to a survey from the NatWest... read more

Published 7th November 2017

Base Rate UP - how will it affect the housing market?


Base Rate UP - how will it affect the housing market?

The Bank of England has raised the base rate from 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent.The Bank’s monetary policy committee was split seven to two. Mortgage lenders are now expected to follow suit with small increases to their lending rates... read more

Published 2nd November 2017