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

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.

Taylor Wimpey: ‘Substantial majority’ of leaseholders will get new deal

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 | News

Taylor Wimpey has announced in a recent trading statement that the “substantial majority” of its home buyers who are caught up in leases with escalating ground rents will be able to switch to fairer leasehold contracts.

Property market hares and tortoises – which regions sell houses fastest?

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 | News

Homes in the north east are the slowest to sell, according to research from HouseSimple.

Ask the experts: Will my children have to pay the extra stamp duty on second homes?

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 | Question and Answer

As your children have an interest in another residential property – your home – then they would have to pay the additional stamp duty if they purchased a further property, even if they will use it as their main residence.

Britain’s silliest street names: Would you live in Spanker Lane?

Thursday, 05 October 2017 | News

Living in a road with a rude or silly name could deter buyers, according to new research.

Half of Moneywise users would raffle their home to secure a sale

Friday, 08 September 2017 | News

More than half (52%) of Moneywise users would try raffling their home to secure a sale, our latest poll results reveal.

Rock star neighbours and cockerels crowing: House buyers reveal the most off-putting noises

Friday, 18 August 2017 | News

House sellers may struggle to offload their property if they are plagued by rowdy neighbours and other noises, according to new research.

Read our 10 most popular stories from July 2017

Tuesday, 01 August 2017 | News

Make sure you're up to date with all the latest news, tips and guides by checking out the 10 most popular stories on in July 2017.

Three in 10 Moneywise users would try home staging to sell a property

Monday, 24 July 2017 | News

Three in 10 (29%) users would consider using a home staging firm to try and sell their property, according to our latest poll results.

Five ways to home stage on a shoestring

Friday, 21 July 2017 | Article

Hiring a company to stage and decorate your property to lure in potential buyers could mean you get a lot more when you sell, and in a cooling property market, it could clinch a sale.

Online agents outperform average – but not top – high street rivals

Thursday, 01 June 2017 | News

Britain’s online estate agents are starting to outperform many of their high street rivals, according to research by the HomeOwners Alliance (HOA)....