GOVERNMENT PLANS TO MAKE ‘VAST MAJORITY’ OF NEW-BUILD HOUSES FREEHOLD…..

The move, intended to tackle unfair leasehold practices, will also see new leases capped at £10. Nearly all new-build houses will be sold as freehold under new Government proposals designed to stamp out unscrupulous leasehold practices. Communities secretary James Brokenshire said the consultation aims to bring to an end the “unjustified selling of new houses as leasehold”. The Government also…

MORE THAN 1 IN 10 ADMIT TO REGULARLY LEAVING THEIR DOOR UNLOCKED WHEN THEY LEAVE HOME!

It’s a burglar’s dream. Leaving the door to your home unlocked is an open invitation to a thief and not something the majority would want to do, yet according new research, 1.9 million Brits regularly leave home without securing their property in the most basic way. According to new research from MoneySuperMarket, over three times as many men (19%) as…

HOUSE PRICE GROWTH SETTLES at 2% in SEPTEMBER…

The latest data and analysis from Nationwide has revealed that the UK housing market saw a small uptick in house prices during September, rising 0.3% after being seasonally adjusted. According to the figures, house price growth has settled at 2%, partially recovering form the previous months crash. However, it wasn’t good news for the whole of the country as The…

TMW cuts buy-to-let rates and expands limited company range…

“These changes are designed to support a wide range of landlords, helping them to access a greater choice of competitive rates and to manage their cashflow. ” Nationwide’s buy-to-let arm, The Mortgage Works, is reducing rates on selected two-year mortgages by up to 0.65%, as well as expanding its limited company offering and extending cashback across its entire let-to-buy range….

Do You Need Planning Permission for Garden Buildings?

There’s never been a better time to time to update your garden, whether that’s with some new plants, outdoor furniture, or a new shed or greenhouse. While on paper, putting up a shed might seem straight forward, experts urge Brits to consider planning permission and government rules when it comes to outdoor buildings. Outbuildings such as sheds and summerhouses can…