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Should you be in on the remortgage boom?

The number of remortgages have increased by more than a quarter between March and April. Over 50% of borrowers took out a five-year fixed rate product. With rates on the rise, it’s essential you take the time to review your current mortgage. If you’re currently on a...

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Closing tax loophole on second
homes

Owners of second homes in England who claim exemption from council tax byreporting them as holiday lets will in future have to provide evidence of actual letting.The current rules allow owners to pay businessrates instead of council tax if they simplydeclare an...

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What eco improvements can add the most value to your home?

To mark this year’s Earth Day on 22nd April, Rated People has revealed that record numbers of homeowners are set to install energy-saving eco home improvements in 2022 in a bid to save money on their bills. Requests for roof insulation increased by 419% in 2021 when...

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Homeowners turn to new builds to beat the gas price rise

A family in a modern home pays 52% less for their energy Rising energy prices have driven homeowners towards new-build properties as older and wealthier buyers spurn properties that have become too expensive to run. Applications for unbuilt properties was 50% higher...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Property Investment

Figures from ONS have shown that house prices in the UK have increased by £31,000 in the past year (2021).Average rental prices are forecasted to increase by 12% from 2020 to 2024.It is estimated that the number of renters in the UK will surpass the number of...

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Critical illness cover – what you need to know

Critical illness cover (or CIC) is a type of insurance that is often sold alongside life insurance.It is designed to provide you and your family with financial stability if one of you were to fallseriously ill. It’s of course not a nice thing to think about but...

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House price growth at fastest pace since 2016: Rightmove

The average price of property coming to market has risen once again, with the 0.3% increase adding a further £852 to the value of a home – 7.6% higher than in January 2021, the highest annual rate of price growth recorded since May 2016, according to Rightmove....

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‘All landlords are NOT property tycoons!’

Axe plans to force buy-to-let owners to pay up to £10,000 to boost energy efficiency, say campaigners. Campaigners are calling for plans to charge landlords up to £10k to be scrapped.Plans are for all new rental homes to have an energy rating of C or above. From 2028,...

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One in every 16 homes in Britain was sold in 2021

The average house price has gained £15,000 over the past year. One in every 16 private homes in Britain will have been sold this year in the busiest property market since the financial crisis.Huge buyer demand depleted the number of homes for sale to 40pc below the...

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Cost of homeownership climbs to £18,000 a year

House prices are on the up but the cost of homeownership itself has also climbed and by a greater margin, according to the latest research by GetAgent. GetAgent first analysed the cost of buying in the current market based on the cost of stamp duty, the average...

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