Articles by Hannah Nemeth

The Marie Kondo effect: should you hire a professional declutterer?

Friday, 24 May 2019 | Article

If you find it hard to part with items, then why not enlist the help of a declutterer? You may even be able to recoup the cost – and more – by finding long-lost valuables or by selling big-ticket items on eBay.

UK House Price Index: falling property prices in London offer an opportunity for buyers

Wednesday, 22 May 2019 | News

While average UK house prices have gone up by 1.4% in the year to March 2019, up from 1% last month, London homeowners have seen house prices fall by 1.9%, according to the UK House Price Index for March 2019. 

Home buyer awarded £50,000 after surveyor fails to spot Japanese knotweed

Wednesday, 22 May 2019 | News

A court has awarded a homeowner £50,000 after a surveyor failed to mention knotweed growing in the garden of his ground floor flat in Highgate, north London.

Reports of weak housing market exaggerated as average UK property snapped up in 56 days

Thursday, 09 May 2019 | News

Reports of a subdued property market may be exaggerated with properties in Britain selling on average in just 56 days or in just 27 days in some areas of Scotland, according to new research by Zoopla.

10 cheap ways to give your home the wow factor

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 | Article

Whether you’re moving or improving, find out where to buy the latest looks for every room in the house… sometimes for less than the cost of a round of drinks or meal out

Government accused of 'hiding behind Brexit' while mis-selling of leasehold properties continues

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 | News

The HomeOwners Alliance has called on the government to tackle leasehold 'mis-selling' as research shows awareness of the issue has risen significantly.

Landlords face £1,095 postcode lottery for licensing fee costs as councils rake in millions

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 | News

Private landlords who need to apply for a licensing scheme in Scotland, Wales and some areas of England are facing a postcode lottery when it comes to charges.

Two Isas to help you buy your first home

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 | Article

For now, first-time buyers can open both Help to Buy and Lifetime Isas, but the latter can be used to boost retirement savings instead. We explain the basics, so you can weigh up what works best for you

More tenants renting into midlife as stringent mortgage affordability spreads to older households

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 | News

Tenants aged 35 to 49 are now the largest age group renting privately, according to new research from estate agent Knight Frank.

How to run the Bank of Mum and Dad: parents and kids need to talk more openly

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 | News

Families need to talk more openly about their finances before offering to help kids onto the property ladder, according to a report from the London School of Economics (LSE).