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Reports of weak housing market exaggerated as average UK property snapped up in 56 days

Thursday, 09 May 2019 | News

Reports of a subdued property market may be exaggerated with properties in Britain selling on average in just 56 days or in just 27 days in some areas of Scotland, according to new research by Zoopla.

John Lewis specialist home insurance now covers cybercrime - and could pay up if you fall victim to online fraud

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 | News

John Lewis is now offering specialist home insurance customers cover for cyber-fraud up to a value of £50,000.

UK house price growth remains subdued in April as first-time buyer mortgages approach pre-crisis levels

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 | News

UK house price growth rose slightly last month but the market still remains subdued, new figures show.

Should I tell HMRC that I sold my home in Australia?

Friday, 26 April 2019 | Question and Answer

HMRC has the power to go back up to 20 years when digging for evidence that someone has failed to notify them of a liability. It could then raise a penalty based on any tax that was due.

Moneywise investigation: are 'dream home' raffles turning into a nightmare?

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | Article

Property prize draws have been in the news as several quirky homes have come up for grabs. But when the ticket money dries up, many disappear into the ether. Moneywise investigates

Castle raffle competition reprimanded for not awarding house prize

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | News

The advertising watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has admonished a homeowner who attempted to raffle her house, for giving out a prize of inferior value.

Brexit-weary London drags down UK house price growth

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 | News

Annual house price growth in the first quarter of 2019 stood at just 0.4%, according to the latest house price index figures from Nationwide – way below the annual growth rate of 2.5% seen at the same point in 2018.

'No-fault' evictions to be banned in shake up of housing rental sector

Monday, 15 April 2019 | News

Landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants at short notice without good reason under new proposals from the government.

10 cheap ways to give your home the wow factor

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 | Article

Whether you’re moving or improving, find out where to buy the latest looks for every room in the house… sometimes for less than the cost of a round of drinks or meal out

UK house prices fall by over £3,000 in March after last month's surprise surge

Friday, 05 April 2019 | News

UK house prices fell by over £3,000 in March as the market corrected itself, following February’s surge in growth, according to the latest Halifax house price index.