A £3.5 billion London Docklands regeneration scheme has been given the go-ahead. Newham Council gave the green light to the planning proposal for Silvertown Quays, in the Royal Docks area. Construction will start in early 2021 with around 1,000 homes built in the first phase of the development. At least 20 percent of the new […]
Survey Comparison Choosing the type of property survey you need can be confusing. We are happy to help over the phone, and also have a handy table below. HomeBuyer Report This is a clearly laid out and detailed survey on the condition and value of your prospective home, and the most popular survey for homebuyers […]
The difficulty of getting on to the housing ladder has been laid bare by new research that shows almost a million more young adults are still living at home with their parents than in the 1990s. Think-tank Civitas analysed data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to conclude that an additional 900,000 people in […]
There are more than 600,000 empty homes across England with a third of those properties vacant for more than six months. In a study by online property marketers Good Move, Liverpool was revealed to be the city with the most vacant homes in England, 10,512 along in 2017, which accounts for 4.70 percent of all […]
Pop princess Taylor Swift has just spent almost $10 million buying a single apartment in Manhattan. She already owns three apartments in the same block in trendy Tribeca, meaning she has an incredible $50m worth of property in just one building. Obviously few of us house hunters have the superstar singer’s cash to splash on […]
Three out of four young Brits want to buy their own home, but an incredible one in seven would consider buying with a complete stranger just to get on the housing ladder. A study by banking giant HSBC as part of its annual Beyond the Bricks Report, looking at home-buying habits and attitudes around the […]
British residents will be given the first chance to buy any new homes in London, so long as the asking price is under £350,000. Mayor Sadiq Khan announced the proposal, saying it was only fair that Londoners “get first dibs” on new homes in the capital. City Hall has brokered a deal with some of […]
Young people and first-time buyers face a perennial challenge in the housing market – too few properties and those that are available are often beyond their reach financially. Between the recent decision to exempt first-time buyers from paying stamp duty on the first £300,000 of a property purchase and the Government’s aim to build 300,000 […]
First-time buyers in London could be set for a financial boost in next month’s Budget. A report in the Evening Standard claims Chancellor Philip Hammond is ready to cut stamp duty for newcomers to property ownership. The Standard says the Chancellor is set to take “bold measures” that will specifically help people in their 20s […]
Picture your dream home and what comes to mind? A baronial castle? A classy Victorian villa? A penthouse apartment with sea views? Or maybe what floats your boat is… a boat. Or something normally seen floating ON a boat, a shipping container, for example. As demand for existing homes grows and pressure falls on developers […]
A study carried out by Post Office Money Mortgages found that the average UK home now takes 91 days to sell, two whole weeks more than this time last year when the average home would have taken just 71 days to sell in 2015. The average UK home now takes two weeks longer to sell […]
All homebuyers should support the Stamp Out Stamp Duty campaign just launched by the Taxpayers Alliance. Their campaign has just been launched with the aim of getting this unfair property tax abolished. Stamp Duty Land Tax (to give it its full name) is calculated on the purchase price of homes and has to be paid […]
The Land Registry’s figures revealed a 0.1% in March, while Nationwide’s house price index for April showed a very slight drop of 0.1%.
Fridaysmove’s review of Liberal think-tank CentreForum’s report on leasehold property ownership concludes that their recommendations do not go nearly far enough
I recently had the opportunity to ask the uber-experienced chartered surveyor ‘Laurie Gavanagh a few questions about some of the things he has noted in his 25 years on the job.
Our client, Mr L, asked Fridaysmove to commission a Home Buyers Survey in Gosport to investigate an Edwardian property. When the local Surveyor, Mr E, returned his assessment, Mr L may have needed to upgrade his tool shed.
Extensive adaptations to a Batley property have raised concerns in a Home Buyers Survey in West Yorkshire. The Building Survey reported the 1960s property to be in good structural condition, however a Solicitor would need to run a careful eye over the renovations.
A Building Survey in Nottingham on a three-bedroom home has given the buyer a mostly positive report. However, our clients may well have wanted to see a few things fixed before they proceeded to sale.
A public toilet in Icknield Street in Hockley has been sold at a Birmingham Property Auction for the seemingly ‘potty’ sum of £50, 000. However, a number of more conventional properties failed to reach the reserve, presenting an excellent opportunity for astute Auction buyers. The toilet went for £20, 000 above the guide price; however […]
A rambling Victorian mansion would be a labour of love for Ms L, according to a Building Survey in Cornwall. The old country house was set amongst private grounds. These were, like the rest of the property, sorely in need of someone’s time, money and affection.