commercial-property-blog

Thursday, 4th October 09:21pm

Broadband speed a priority for homebuyers

According to a recent survey a survey of 1,500 homebuyers, fast broadband is now more important to buyers than having off-street parking or local amenities.

Wednesday, 3rd October 01:05pm

Land value tax – one way to remedy the housing crisis?

It is clear to most people that there is a housing crisis in the UK. But would a land value tax, as proposed by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, help to remedy this?

Tuesday, 2nd October 10:45pm

Would Ed Balls’ stamp duty cut really help the housing market?

Does a stamp duty cut for first-time homebuyers looks like just another empty promise from Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls?

Thursday, 27th September 01:55pm

CML delivers good news for home buyers and sellers

The Council for Mortgage Lenders have reported an increase in lending in July, 4% up on the same month last year. What impact has the Government's NewBuy scheme had on this boost?

Monday, 17th September 07:41pm

Law Society asks Vince Cable to intervene in Mortgage Lender Row

Vince Cable has been invited by the Law Society to intervene and mediate in Conveyancing Solicitors' ongoing dispute with Mortgage Lenders.

Monday, 10th September 08:15pm

Fairhold Homes forced to climb-down on exit fees for retirement-home owners

Fees payable by owners of retirement homes who want to sell or sub-let have long been a bone of contention.  Now the OFT are involved

Friday, 7th September 01:36pm

Too Confusing for Consumers - Is the BBC right about Conveyancing fees?

In a recent article, the BBC listed a number of fees that caused consumers to "scratch their heads", including Conveyancing Fees. Is that a fair assessment, or stuffy, out-of-date thinking?

Wednesday, 5th September 10:06pm

Martin Clunes - the country solicitor

Are solicitors offices really computerless museaums of paper as depicted in Martin Clunes new series?

Wednesday, 5th September 04:12pm

Are Which? right about DIY lease extension advice?

Are you better-off negotiating a lease extension informally or by statutory procedure? Which? suggest DIY is a money saving way of doing things but are they right?