Friday, 5th April 02:34pm

House prices show signs of recovery

Mortgage lenders Halifax and Nationwide both report some growth in average house prices in the UK since the same time last year. This is confirmed by the Land Registry’s house price index for February.

Friday, 5th April 09:44am

RICS - 1 in 5 who buy without a property survey regret their decision

More than one in five homebuyers who bought a home without having it checked out by an independent surveyor say they would never have bought the property if they had been aware of its true condition.

Tuesday, 2nd April 06:17pm

Homebuyers across the border face increased legal costs

Homebuyers in Scotland could soon face increased legal costs, as their own solicitor may no longer be allowed to act for their mortgage lender as well.

Monday, 25th March 06:08pm

Help to Buy – Equity loans and how they work

The government’s Help to Buy scheme announced in the recent budget has extended the availability of Equity Loans to all buyers of new-build homes. 

Friday, 22nd March 06:35pm

Help to Buy - Budget promises help for homebuyers but no change to stamp duty

But it’s ‘jam tomorrow’ for homeowners who want to buy an existing property rather than a new one, as the part of the package intended to help them will not come into operation until January next year. 

Monday, 18th March 12:46pm

Signs of growth in house sales as mortgage lending figures show January increase

Figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show lending for house purchase reached its highest January total in five years.

Friday, 15th March 05:21pm

What is meant by 'Permitted Development'?