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What next for residential mortgage rates in 2023?Following the mini budget in September 2022, the headlines about mortgages and the housing market made for some pretty scary reading, especially the ones on mortgage rates reaching 6%.
Top 5 smart home trends for 2023As technology continues to advance, it is not surprising that smart homes have become more popular and prevalent in recent years.
Top 5 building safety essentials for landlords to knowIn 2017, 72 people lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower tragedy, after fire was able to spread quickly through the block of flats due to what appeared to be various building safety defects.
What homeowners should do if struggling to pay the mortgageAs a result of the Bank of England’s base rate increases over the last 18 months, monthly mortgage payments are becoming increasingly unaffordable for some mortgage holders.
Neighbourhood Insights: Woodford GreenIn case you hadn’t already picked up on the clues in the name, Woodford Green is a charming sanctuary of leafy loveliness within a short hop of Central London.
Transforming a rental property into a home on a budgetRenting a property often comes with limitations on customisation, but that doesn't mean you can't create a warm and inviting space that feels like home.
Neighbourhood Insights: DulwichDulwich is a vibrant and eclectic area of South East London, situated just a stone's throw away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
Is it better to move or improve?If you’ve outgrown your current home, you may be wondering whether to invest in expanding and improving it, or if it might be better to simply sell up and buy something bigger.
The Government’s Levelling Up plans – are there certain areas worth investing in?In March’s Spring Budget, the Chancellor announced a raft of measures that the Government intends to help ‘level up’ the UK.
Online agents vs using an agent with an office on the high streetOver the last decade, as more people have used the internet to start their search for a new home, online ‘letting agents’ have become more popular with landlords as they can, in the short term, offer lettings at a lower cost.
What tenants should do if they can’t afford the rentIf you’re a tenant and finding it hard to make ends meet at the moment, the first thing to know is that you’re not alone and secondly there is a lot of help available.
How long will it take for energy efficiency measures to pay back?We all need to learn more about how to reduce our energy bills and take steps to ensure our homes are as energy efficient as possible.
What support is there for tenants during the cost-of-living crisis?Although the rising cost of living has been hard on many people, tenants are often particularly affected when there’s a financial squeeze.
Why 2023 could be a great year to buy a more expensive propertyAlthough the property market came to a virtual standstill during the early part of the pandemic, once lockdowns and restrictions started to ease, things took off in a big way.
Help to Buy: Equity Loan ending - what help is available?For just over a decade, the Government has operated ‘Help to Buy’ schemes in England.
Tax changes from April 2023: what landlords need to knowOver the last couple of years, the Government has made a number of changes to the way income and profits are taxed. Some of these will take effect from the new tax year on 6th April, with higher earners and those letting via a limited company most affected.
What impact will the March 2023 Budget have on the property market?Despite there being some key issues in the property market at the moment, there was no direct support for the housing market at all which we were disappointed with.