PLANNING OBJECTIONS RISE TO AN AVERAGE OF 37 PER HOUR

Since 2017, 870,000 planning applications have been made across the UK; prompting nearly two million objections. According to Churchill Home Insurance, as homeowners opt to expand their homes, and towns and cities develop amenities to cope with ever changing needs, planning departments across the country are being inundated with 893 application forms every day, which...

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WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOUR TENANT DIES?

As a responsible landlord, it’s important to know how to handle the difficult process of a tenant passing away. Background As it stands the 20.25% of the population in England are private renters, amounting to 11.26 million out of a population of 55.62 million. Given that there are an estimated 499,000 registered deaths per year,...

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BUY TO LET: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

Finance, costs, maintenance and yields have always been factors at the forefront of any landlord’s mind, but this is even more apparent in the modern buy-to-let marketplace. The UK government continues to ask difficult questions of private landlords and this goes way beyond the realms of Brexit. We’ve also seen a warning from the Residential...

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Mortgages Approved

There were 95,126 mortgages approved by the main high street banks in July, the highest monthly total since July 2009, according to the latest data from UK Finance! Its figures show that mortgage approvals for home purchase were 16.4% higher, re-mortgage approvals were 19.4% higher and approvals for other secured borrowing were 12.7% higher than...

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