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?

Boris Johnson calls for cut to 'absurdly high' stamp duty

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 | News

Boris Johnson has called for a cut in “absurdly high” stamp duty, which has resulted in more than half of 25 to 34-year-olds “shut out of the housing market” – but one leading estate agent says it is older homeowners who...

Vulnerable widows reluctant to downsize

Monday, 30 July 2018 | News

Elderly widows are reluctant to downsize to tackle their financial problems, according to new research from Key Partnerships.

Surveyors slam report of property prices being 'down valued'

Monday, 23 July 2018 | News

Reports of homebuyers being caught out with supposed ‘down valuations’ are “questionable” according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Could you win a home? The pros and cons of property raffles

Friday, 20 July 2018 | Article

House ‘raffles’ are an increasingly popular way to ‘sell’ a property and offer some people their only chance of homeownership. But are they all they’re cracked up to be? Moneywise finds out

House prices failing to sizzle this summer

Thursday, 19 July 2018 | News

It’s the summer season and with soaring temperatures it’s not surprising that house buying and selling is not a priority for many people.

'Freeze house prices to rebalance economy'

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 | News

House prices should be held at a rate of zero inflation to rebalance the UK economy and to prevent another housing crisis, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).

'Marks & Spencer effect' pushes property prices up 15%

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 | News

Property close to high-end shops will fetch more than neighbouring areas, with homes close to Marks & Spencer worth 15% more than properties further afield, according to analysis of property data.

Like to be beside the seaside? The average house price is £627,000 in Britain's priciest seaside town

Saturday, 23 June 2018 | News

Sandbanks in Poole, Dorset, has been named Britain’s most expensive seaside town for the third year running.

Councils receive 66 complaints an hour - with noise the top nuisance

Tuesday, 12 June 2018 | News

Local councils received nearly 580,000 statutory nuisance complaints last year, an average of 66 an hour in the 12 months to August 2017, according to analysis of complaints received by local councils. 

'Waitrose effect' boosts house prices - but Aldi and Lidl get in on the act

Monday, 11 June 2018 | News

Owning a home in walking distance of a leading supermarket could mean that your property is worth as much as £21,500 more than other homes, new research has revealed.