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One in seven renters break tenancy agreement

One in seven renters has broken at least one rule set out in their tenancy agreement, according to new research.  Paying their rent late, or not at all, topped the list of bad behaviour, with 25% of rule breakers.  Smoking in the property was the second most common offense, with more than one in five […]

Buying a second home: a guide

If you’re considering buying a second property, you may be aware that the government recently introduced new stamp duty rates, but how will they affect you and your new purchase? As part of the government’s plan to help first-time buyers to get a foot on the property ladder, in April this year they introduced new […]

Best UK seaside locations for your holiday home

If Brexit has got you feeling nervous about buying a holiday home abroad, or the drop in interest rates have started you thinking about alternative places to invest your money, a UK holiday home could be the perfect solution. We’ve put together our top ten British holiday hotspots for your consideration. Dorset: More accessible than […]

Property is main source of wealth for many older people

Those aged 55-plus have more wealth tied up in their property than in their pension savings, a study by a retirement finance specialist has revealed. The study suggests that 58 percent of over 55s estimate their mortgage-free home to be worth more than their pension, and if they have a partner, more than their and […]

Number of older homeowners set to grow by 155,000 per year

According to a report released by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), the number of older homeowners – those aged 65-plus – is likely to grow by 155,000 per year.  The report also predicted that older people will account for 74 per cent of total household growth up to 2039. It has been […]

Growing number of house sales collapsing

The number of house sales falling through before completion is on the rise, according to figures from Quick Move Now. According to the figures, which were released today, 29 percent of property sales break down before completion. Patrick Chambers, Quick Move Properties’ sales director, commented: “Having a property sale fall through is devastating and hugely […]

What does Brexit mean for the leisure home industry?

Many in the UK are still in shock at the outcome of last week’s EU referendum. Even those fervently campaigning to leave the EU were taken by surprise when the results started coming in. Now that the dust is starting to settle and the reality of the situation is beginning to sink in, we’re looking […]

Property part exchange offers a better solution

If you’ve ever spoken to a housing developer about their property part exchange service, you’ll be aware that most are only able to offer the service to customers ‘upgrading’ to a significantly more expensive property than the one they’re hoping to trade in. So, what about if you’re hoping to ‘downsize’ to a smaller or […]

What are my housing options when I retire?

If you’re approaching retirement, you may have started thinking about your property options. For many people, retirement is a time to take stock, review and plan for the future; some will be considering how their current property will cater to their changing needs as they get older, while other will use retiring as an opportunity […]