Articles by Hannah Nemeth

‘Renters in for a rough ride’ in 2018

Friday, 23 February 2018 | News

Rising rents and an increasing number of households renting meant that 2017 was a record year for rent, with the total rent bill rising to £1.8 billion, according to the latest figures from Countrywide.

Unpopular commonhold schemes to be investigated by Law Commission

Thursday, 22 February 2018 | News

The Law Commission has launched a consultation into commonhold law – a little known alternative way to own a flat – with the aim of gathering evidence and views from flat owners, house builders, mortgage lenders and lawyers...

Revealed: Why 17 March is the best date to sell your home

Thursday, 22 February 2018 | News

Saturday 17 March is the best day to put a property on the market this year, according to new research.

Housing market is ‘resilient’ – but sellers need to be ‘pragmatic’

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 | News

The housing market has started 2018 much like at the end of 2017, with fewer enquiries, instructions and sales but house prices still continuing their upward trend over the year.

Government consults on new single housing ombudsman

Monday, 19 February 2018 | News

The government is asking for people’s opinions on improving how consumer complaints in the housing sector are handled and whether a new single housing ombudsman would make it easier for the public to seek compensation when...

Buy-to-let investment shrinks by 80% since 2015

Wednesday, 07 February 2018 | News

New investment in buy-to-let property has fallen by 80% from £25 billion in 2015 to £5 billion in 2017, according to a report from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association’s (IMLA). 

Ombudsman quits ‘broken’ housing market – but consults on new scheme

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 | News

Ombudsman Services has announced that it will no longer handle complaints in the property sector because it believes the current system is “broken’.

House price round-up: Buyers can be ‘choosier’ in London

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 | News

Rightmove reports a fairly positive start to 2018 for the housing market, with the average asking price for properties up by just over £2,000 since December 2017, and up by 1.1% annually.

Rise in families renting privately

Friday, 26 January 2018 | News

The number of households renting privately has risen by 74% in the past 10 years (2006 to 2016/17), with the number of families in private rented accommodation rising significantly, according to the latest government figures...

Landmark ruling ‘devastating’ for leaseholders

Thursday, 25 January 2018 | News

The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of a freeholder in a landmark case relating to the way lease extensions are valued in England and Wales.