Moneywise users could be incentivised to downsize

Thursday, 26 January 2017 | News

Older homeowners living in large properties may be encouraged to downsize and free up housing for families, according to plans expected to be announced by the government this month.

Equity release lending hits record high in 2016

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 | News

Equity release lending in the UK surpassed £2 billion for the first time in 2016, marking a landmark year for the sector, according to the new figures from the Equity Release Council.

Homeowners keep quiet about crime

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 | News

Almost one in 10 adults (8%) have been a victim of – or witnessed a crime – but didn’t report it to the police in case it would devalue their property, according to new research.

London is top leasehold hotspot

Friday, 04 November 2016 | News

More than half of homes in London and 46% in Manchester are leasehold, new research has revealed.

Putting your home up for sale? It's likely to take 91 days to sell

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 | News

It takes just three months (91 days) to sell a typical property in the UK, new research has revealed.

How can I sell my property if I owe money to creditors?

Tuesday, 06 September 2016 | Question and Answer

More than seven years ago, I went bankrupt from a sole trader business.

The rise of equity release

Thursday, 28 July 2016 | Article

A rising number of people are turning to equity release, to free up property wealth in retirement without having to leave their homes.

House asking prices fall following Brexit

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 | News

Property website Rightmove says its latest data takes the average asking price to £307,824 in July, down from £310,471 in June. It’s the first drop in asking prices since December 2015. 

10 tips to get your home ready for viewings

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 | Article

1. Up your kerb appeal

Buyers have been known to dismiss houses before they've even stepped through the door, so before you put your home on the market, give the front garden some TLC.

Am I entitled to a share of the sale of my ex-wife’s home?

Friday, 16 December 2016 | Question and Answer

The answer to this question very much depends on the form you signed in 2006.