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 back buy to let mortgages HSBC confirmed earlier this month that it had cleared Read more about Prospective landlords in luck as buy to let mortgage deals return[…]

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 put together the following practical tips on how to to do Read more about How to improve your property’s ‘legal kerb appeal’[…]

How to make a house safe from radon gas

Radon gas is a problem you can’t see, taste or even smell but it is affecting properties across the UK, and is something that most people aren’t aware of. It is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is formed as a result of the radioactive decay of uranium that occurs naturally in all rocks and Read more about How to make a house safe from radon gas[…]

Nine tips to make the most of viewing a property as a potential buyer

With in-person property viewings once again allowed, it’s vital you get all the information you need to make a decision when viewing a property you are considering buying. It’s a good idea to try out a virtual viewing if one is available before going to see a property in person. And you’ll need to follow Read more about Nine tips to make the most of viewing a property as a potential buyer[…]

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 homeowners who have been financially impacted by the pandemic. The payment breaks were Read more about Things to consider if you’re extending your mortgage repayment holiday[…]

15 tips for making buy-to-let work

Since the advent of the buy-to-let mortgage in the 1990s, many thousands of people have invested in a property to rent out. Some have gone on to acquire multiple units and become professional landlords. Others find themselves becoming ‘accidental landlords’ – as when a temporary job move takes place and the family home needs to Read more about 15 tips for making buy-to-let work[…]

How to finance a property purchase

A property to live in is probably the most valuable item you will ever buy. Unless you are fortunate enough to be able to afford the whole purchase price, you will need to borrow a substantial sum of money in order to buy your home. Here are OnTheMarket‘s  eight things to consider to help you Read more about How to finance a property purchase[…]

Ten key questions to ask an agent when looking for a home to rent

It’s important to ask your estate or letting agent the right questions when you search for a property to rent. “Competition can be fierce and time tight in the rental sector, so it is crucial to have your finances in order and be able to move quickly,” says Kate Eales, Head of National Lettings at Read more about Ten key questions to ask an agent when looking for a home to rent[…]

Five tips for turning your garden into a sanctuary

Gardening can make us feel better – mowing the lawn, weeding the flower bed, planting seeds in the potting shed and staying connected with nature can all help to boost our mental and physical health. The way we design our gardens and the features we choose to incorporate can be restorative – from the soothing Read more about Five tips for turning your garden into a sanctuary[…]

11 top tips for choosing the right solicitor

How do you go about picking the right solicitor to carry out the conveyancing for your property transaction? Here is OnTheMarket‘s mini-guide to help ensure that the process runs as smoothly as possible. 1. Phone a friend Get recommendations from people you know. People are often very happy to suggest a good solicitor and just Read more about 11 top tips for choosing the right solicitor[…]