A guide to buying an equestrian property

A guide to buying an equestrian property With approximately one million horses under ownership in the UK, it’s easy to see why equestrian properties are some of the country’s most sought-after homes. Purchasing an equestrian property can be a great investment and living with your horses just across the yard can be Read more about A guide to buying an equestrian property[…]

Stamp duty cut to boost property market and save buyers thousands

Stamp duty cut to boost property market and save buyers thousands The Government has announced an immediate cut to stamp duty in a move aimed at boosting an uncertain property market. Chancellor Rishi Sunak told the House of Commons in a special statement at lunchtime on 8 July that stamp duty would Read more about Stamp duty cut to boost property market and save buyers thousands[…]

Tories pledge £12 billion to build 180,000 new homes as shake-up of planning laws unveiled

Tories pledge £12 billion to build 180,000 new homes as shake-up of planning laws unveiled Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed a new affordable housing plan worth £12 billion to support up to 180,000 homes to own and to rent over the next eight years. In a major speech in Dudley on Read more about Tories pledge £12 billion to build 180,000 new homes as shake-up of planning laws unveiled[…]

How first time buyers can still get on the property ladder

How first time buyers can still get on the property ladder Though some lenders have temporarily withdrawn their mortgages for first time buyers, there are still options available. This particularly applies for those who have support from the Bank of Mum and Dad. Nationwide Building Society recently withdrew its 90% and 95% Read more about How first time buyers can still get on the property ladder[…]

Prospective landlords in luck as buy to let mortgage deals return

Prospective landlords in luck as buy to let mortgage deals return The buy to let market is showing signs of recovery, with growing numbers of lenders re-starting their mortgages for landlords. OnTheMarket takes a look at the current state of play in the buy to let mortgage market. HSBC and Barclays bring Read more about Prospective landlords in luck as buy to let mortgage deals return[…]

Equity release mortgages explained

Equity release mortgages explained Growing numbers of older homeowners are turning to equity release so they can give a financial boost to younger members of their families whose incomes have been affected by coronavirus. According to equity release provider SunLife, homeowners who unlock some of their property wealth via equity release typically Read more about Equity release mortgages explained[…]

How to improve your property’s ‘legal kerb appeal’

How to improve your property’s ‘legal kerb appeal’ The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted to the property market, with many sales that have now restarted experiencing delays. Improving your home’s ‘legal kerb appeal’ will help you get things moving and complete the sale. On behalf of OnTheMarket, conveyancing specialist Quittance Legal Services has Read more about How to improve your property’s ‘legal kerb appeal’[…]

How higher loan-to-value mortgages are giving first-time buyers hope

How higher loan-to-value mortgages are giving first-time buyers hope The return of higher loan-to-value mortgage is making getting on the property ladder more affordable again for first-time buyers. Many lenders withdrew their mortgage deals for those looking to borrow more than 75% of the property value when the lockdown due to the Read more about How higher loan-to-value mortgages are giving first-time buyers hope[…]

Things to consider if you’re extending your mortgage repayment holiday

Things to consider if you’re extending your mortgage repayment holiday Homeowners who have taken mortgage payment holidays due to coronavirus can extend their payment breaks by a further three months, or start making reduced payments if they’re able to. More than 1.8 million mortgage payment holidays have been taken so far by Read more about Things to consider if you’re extending your mortgage repayment holiday[…]