Articles by Hannah Nemeth

‘Portfolio landlords’ the driving force behind buy to let

Friday, 08 December 2017 | News

Tax reforms and tighter regulations for landlords have resulted in the growth of professional landlords and a slowdown in the private rented sector, analysis of official data has revealed.

London house prices hit 14.5 times average earnings

Thursday, 30 November 2017 | News

The gap between house prices and average earnings has reached a record high in London, according to a new study.

‘Common law marriage’ myth leaves cohabiting facing financial hardship

Thursday, 30 November 2017 | News

Couples who prefer not to get married when they set up home could suffer financial difficulties if they don’t have an up-to-date will, according to a leading law firm.

Major house-builders don’t sign up to new consumer code

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 | News

A Consumer Code for New Homes (CCNH) has been launched today, with the aim of improving the marketing, selling and after-sales service provided by developers that sign up to the code.

Want to live in a national park? It will cost you an extra £116,500

Monday, 27 November 2017 | News

Buying a home in a national park in England and Wales will typically cost £116,501 more than the surrounding area, according to new research.

Funny money: Fed up of urban living? Rent a room on the river Thames

Friday, 24 November 2017 | News

If you’re looking for a room to rent that’s a bit out of the ordinary and like to be lulled to sleep by the gentle sound of water lapping against your bedroom walls, then look no further than this vintage sailing barge on...

Cost of home insurance soars 8.5% in one year

Thursday, 23 November 2017 | News

Home insurance premiums have risen by 8.5% over the past year – nearly three times the 3% rate of inflation.

Autumn Budget 2017: ‘Buy-to-leave’ landlords face empty homes tax

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 | News

Philip Hammond has pledged to tackle the problem of people sleeping rough on Britain’s streets by introducing a tax on ‘buy-to-leave’ landlords.

Autumn Budget 2017: Package to fix ‘dysfunctional housing market’

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 | News

Philip Hammond made fixing the “dysfunctional” housing market the cornerstone of his Autumn Budget, with the goal of restoring “the dream of homeownership for a new generation”.

Autumn Budget 2017: Stamp duty tax break 'could have gone further’

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 | News

Chancellor Philip Hammond saved the best bit of news for potential homeowners until the end of his Budget speech, announcing that the government is abolishing stamp duty land tax on homes under £300,000 for first-time buyers...