Housing has long been a hot political topic, and ahead of next week's budget Sajid Javid, the Communities Secretary, made a speech suggesting the Government might be about to make a move to combat the UK's short supply of homes.
From 2.5 million outside loos to record-high ownership levels: 50 years of English housing in charts
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 the full post
The Bank of England has raised the base rate from 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent.Read the full post
Industry figures have broadly welcomed the latest consultations and proposed additional regulation for the lettings sector, announced by the government yesterday.Read the full post
A survey suggests no fewer than 88 per cent of tenants regard cost as the most important deciding factor when choosing a rental property.Read the full post
Stamp duty reform lies at the heart of the submission by the National Association of Estate Agents ahead of next month’s Budget on November 22.
The vast majority of sellers surveyed by a consumer group say rapport with branch staff in a locally-based office is important when choosing an estate agency to instruct.Read the full post
Another reason to use a respected, professional agent - we choose to be a member of both ARLA and NAEA Propertymark and we work with the Property Ombudsman. The behavior of the agent in this article is appalling and is another reason we take pride in what we do....Read the full post
A landlord has been prosecuted and fined for evicting a tenant illegally.Read the full post