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Report shows 10,000 extra rentals added to English dwelling stock

06th June 2019

Rental Housing: Between March 2017 and March 2018, the private rented dwellings in England increased by 10,000. Over the same period the owner-occupied dwelling stock increased by 226,000 while the social and affordable rented stock decreased by 1,000 dwellings. Other public sector stock decreased by 13,000 dwellings. The figures clearly demonstrate the trend, how private […]

Long-term care: how will you fund it?

06th June 2019

Moneywise reviews the ways that you can pay for care in old age and the recently proposed national insurance increase for the over-50s, which is intended to help fund a fairer system The care system is currently in crisis, with many people forced to sell their homes to pay for care in later life. As […]

Should you remortgage before Brexit?

05th May 2019

Brexit is just around the corner and while it is impossible to predict exactly what will happen, the impact on interest rates is a concern for mortgage holders. Interest rate rise The Bank of England raised interest rates in August 2018 for the second time in 10 years to 0.75%. It has hinted that interest […]

Average landlord will need £26k to meet climate standards

12th May 2019

Energy efficiency: The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has estimated that the average private landlord will have to spend around £26,300 over the next 30 years to bring their properties up to carbon neutral status, the government’s target by 2050. In a new report ‘UK housing: Fit for the future?’ the CCC has warned that […]

UK Housing Market: Sales Averaging At £10k below Asking Say Rightmove

15th April 2019

According to a new report by Rightmove, house sellers in the UK are getting an average of £10,000 less than the price they originally listed their properties for. This reflects an increasing disparity between final listed asking prices and agreed sale figures which have risen from 2.8% to 3.3% over the past two years as […]