Buying a home after a break-up: What you need to know

Breaking up from a long-term relationship is traumatic enough without the additional worry of moving home. Can you afford to buy after your split, or will you rent?

Funny money: If your name is Derek, you can sell your house for free

Thursday, 17 May 2018 | News

Good news if your name is Derek: you can sell your house online without any estate agent’s fees if you put it on the market now as the offer ends on 30 June.

One in five sellers sees property deal fall through

Monday, 14 May 2018 | News

Homeowners in the UK are seeing more than 300,000 property transactions fall through, costing £400 million, according to a report out today.

Home buyers want warmth, security and fast broadband

Friday, 04 May 2018 | News

Homeowners trying to sell their property should check that their home is warm and secure and, ideally, should have a garden and a reliable broadband connection.

Brits aged over 55 own £1 trillion in property but can’t find anywhere to downsize

Monday, 30 April 2018 | News

Almost two in five (39%) homeowners in the UK are considering downsizing, with so-called last-time buyers looking to make a final move now owning almost £1 trillion in housing wealth. 

Almost half of empty nesters have no plans to downsize

Friday, 27 April 2018 | News

Homeowners who don’t want to downsize could be hurting the housing market, research reveals. 

Northern property prices are up while London is in the doldrums

Friday, 20 April 2018 | News

The North-South divide continues but when it comes to property prices, the North is performing better. While it sees continued growth, the South East – and particularly London – are faced with falling house prices. 

Government to crackdown on rogue estate agents

Monday, 09 April 2018 | News

The government is introducing new measures to professionalise the estate agent market to crackdown on ‘rogue managing agents’. 

Add £50k to your home's value in just seven days

Monday, 26 March 2018 | News

Homeowners could add almost £50,000 to the value of their home in just a week, according to joint research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and the HomeOwners Alliance (HOA).

UK housing market remains 'flat' - with buyer and seller numbers down

Thursday, 22 March 2018 | News

The housing market remains subdued with little change in monthly house prices between January and February 2018, ranging from -0.3% from Nationwide to +0.4% from the Halifax.

Landlords who sold in 2017 made £86,651

Monday, 12 March 2018 | News

The average landlord who sold their rental property in England and Wales in 2017 made a gain of £86,651, having owned their home for an average of 8.7 years, according to new lettings market research.