Houses in multiple occupation

If you are interested in letting your house to 3 or more unrelated people in 2 or more households, you must ensure that the property complies with certain regulations around Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO). What is a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)? A house is categorized as (HMO) if both of the following apply: […]

foreign investors

Thousands of London’s homes suitable for first-time buyers are being snapped up by foreign investors According to a new research carried out for Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, overseas buy-to-let investors bought 3,600 of the 28,000 newly build homes in the capital between 2014 and 2016, priced between £200,000 and £500,000. The most popular areas […]

Housing market

Uncertainty keeps the housing market in lethargy, shows latest RICS survey Uncertainty is stifling housing market sentiment among respondents as the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Residential Market Survey, suggests. According to RICS, the further deceleration in house price inflation is at a headline level, although this masks significant regional variations, while the […]

facility management

Facility owners suffer without facility management It’s true, in the modern day facility management is no longer a luxury of the rich- rather it is a core necessity of every company with assets that comprise of facilities and staff. Whether you think this is a good or bad thing, it’s a fact; it is simply […]

mortgage

Flat fees for buy to let mortgage dropped to a new low The flat fees for buy to let mortgages dropped to a new low according to the latest edition of the Buy to Let Mortgage Costs Index, published by Mortgages for Business. The new data showed that flat fees for buy to let mortgages […]

house prices

At record low the gap of house prices between weakest and strongest performing regions The second quarter of 2017 saw further convergence in regional price growth. The gap between the weakest and strongest regions (in terms of annual price change) fell to just four percentage points – a record low, according to Nationwide House Price […]

Annual House Price Growth

Annual House Price Growth Eased to 2.6% in June Annual house price growth flattened to 2.6% in June, according to the latest House Price Index from Halifax. Prices in the three months to June were 2.6% higher than in the same three months a year earlier. This was lower than in May (3.3%) and is […]

mortgage lending

Mortgage lending did nothing for the subdued housing market Remortgage activity picked up in May and has helped drive lending, alongside first-time buyers but the housing market has stalled, as activity has been subdued for the past few months. MPC said it expected to see 71,000 house purchase approvals a month for the rest of the […]

move to Tottenham

Let’s move to Tottenham World famous for its Premier League football club, Tottenham is becoming a ‘hotspot’ as more and more people look to buy property in North London. Best known for football and riots Tottenham is now undergoing a major metamorphosis, driven by its local authority as the regeneration scheme involves vibrant, attractive and […]

cladding and insulation

Expert panel recommends further tests on cladding and insulation following Grenfell fire The independent expert panel on safety has advised further testing as the next step to be conducted in helping landlords to ensure the safety of their buildings. These large scale tests will help establish how different types of Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) panels […]