Selling

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?

Average house is worth £114,000 more than its rebuild cost

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 | News

The actual cost of rebuilding a house only accounts for three-fifths (59%) of its market value, with the remainder based on factors such as its location, according to Direct Line.

22 days to sell your house: The fastest moving property market in Britain revealed

Thursday, 11 October 2018 | News

Home sellers in Edinburgh have the good fortune of selling in the fastest-moving property market in the UK.

Give tax breaks to landlords who sell to long-term tenants, says think tank

Monday, 08 October 2018 | News

The government is being urged to give landlords in England a tax break if they sell their rental properties to long-term tenants.

Nationwide: UK house price growth is stable in September

Tuesday, 02 October 2018 | News

House prices continued to grow at a steady pace in September, going up by 2% over the year, with the average house in the UK now costing £214,922, according to latest data from Nationwide.

Japanese knotweed blight 'has slashed UK house prices by £20bn'

Friday, 28 September 2018 | News

British homeowners plagued by Japanese knotweed have seen £20 billion in total wiped off the price of their homes, according to new research.

Revealed: Britain’s most expensive streets, as the number of £1m-plus homes goes up by 20%

Thursday, 27 September 2018 | News

There are now 17,289 streets in Britain where the average property value is £1 million-plus, up from 14,417 in 2017, according to Zoopla’s 2018 Rich List.

Mark Carney warns no-deal Brexit could cause massive house price falls

Friday, 14 September 2018 | News

Homeowners could be at significant risk of crashing house prices in the event of no deal being struck between Britain and the EU, the governor of the Bank of England has reportedly told the cabinet.

If I transfer a property to my sister without payment, will we still be liable for stamp duty?

Friday, 14 September 2018 | Question and Answer

If you and your sister decide that she is going to take over ownership of the property, then she will have to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) if the value of your half that you are giving to her is more than £125,000.

Top state schools push property prices up by 15%

Saturday, 01 September 2018 | News

Property prices have grown nearly twice as fast in areas that are close to top performing English state schools over the past five years, according to research by Lloyds Bank.

Asking prices 'soften' as sellers aim for Christmas move

Thursday, 23 August 2018 | News

New sellers on the market are being more realistic about their prices, according to latest figures from Rightmove.