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Rogue landlords let off the hook after councils fail to prosecute

Thursday, 29 November 2018 | News

Most local authorities are failing to prosecute rogue landlords, despite being handed new powers to do so, new figures suggest. 

First ever 'pet think tank' launches to help cat and dog owners looking to rent

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 | News

It can be extremely frustrating for pet owners who rent to find a suitable property, but help may be at hand.

MPs blast banks for restrictions on buy-to-let mortgage lending which discriminates against tenants on benefits

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 | News

MPs have criticised banks for restrictions on mortgage lending to landlords which discriminate against tenants claiming benefits.

UK house prices fall by more than £5,000 with sharpest falls in the South, as sellers lower expectations

Monday, 19 November 2018 | News

UK house prices fell by over £5,000 in November, with sharp falls in the South as sellers lowered their asking price aspirations, according to property website Rightmove

Blackpool is the UK’s hottest property market as North-South house price divide narrows

Thursday, 15 November 2018 | News

Despite the current downturn in the UK housing market, property sales are soaring in the northern towns of Blackpool, Lancaster and Durham.

What can I do to stop my wife being homeless when I die?

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 | Question and Answer

The first point is that even if you do nothing about your current mortgage, your wife would not be homeless.

No resolution for 140,000 mortgage prisoners as Treasury Committee calls for immediate action to help them

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 | News

Mortgage prisoners should be helped without delay, says Nicky Morgan, chair of the Treasury Committee.

Can we reduce the high interest rate we’re paying on our equity release loan?

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 | Question and Answer

Refinancing an equity release loan is generally possible, but it will depend on the loan to value and any potential early repayment charges as to whether it makes financial sense.

Swift justice for landlords and tenants? Government unveils proposals for dedicated housing court

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 | News

Landlords and tenants could receive faster and more effective justice in the event of property disputes under proposals unveiled by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) today.

Home buyers spend around £5,000 on unexpected legal fees

Friday, 09 November 2018 | News

Home buyers in the UK typically spend £5,500 on solicitor’s unexpected fees, according to new research from a digital conveyancer.