Articles by Hannah Nemeth

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).

Start scheming to buy your first home

Friday, 11 January 2019 | Article

With some experts predicting house prices will fall by as much as 10% to 15% this year, you could be in a good position to negotiate hard if you’re a first-time buyer.

Will property prices crash in 2019? Experts share their predictions

Friday, 04 January 2019 | News

It’s fair to say that the property market has been very lacklustre over the past year.

How to invest in housing without the hassle of buying property

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 | Article

Are you a landlord selling up because of swingeing taxes? Or would you like to dabble in residential property but don’t have much savings? From property funds to peer-to-peer loans, we look at the options

Home buyers spend around £5,000 on unexpected legal fees

Friday, 09 November 2018 | News

Home buyers in the UK typically spend £5,500 on solicitor’s unexpected fees, according to new research from a digital conveyancer.

One in four borrowers find applying for a mortgage stressful, deterring them from switching in the future

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 | News

One in four people applying for a mortgage were stressed out by the process, with lack of communication and transparency the biggest bugbears, according to new research by Trussle.

One in three savers would put more in their pensions if they knew it was FSCS protected

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 | News

Almost a third of consumers will put more cash into their pension pots if they know it is protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), new research has revealed.