Nestles Site Redevelopment

The Nestles Factory closed back in 2014 and the site was bought by SEGRO, who have teamed up with Bharrat Homes to submite planning application to covert the site to - 1381 homes including a proportion at officially affordable prices - 4 Modern units for light industry/storage/...


New build leaseholds to be banned by government

Under the government's new proposals, designed to end the exploitation of would-be buyers, 'ground rent' payments on new build homes could be banned completely. Other measures, which are now subject to an 8-week consultation, include changing the rules on Help to Buy equity...


Landlords warned to upgrade their properties or risk being banned

Landlords in England and Wales are being urged to bring their E and F rated properties up to standard, or run the risk of having them banned from renting, when new legislation is introduced in April 2018. With just nine months to go, landlords need to ensure their properties are...


Tenant Fee Ban - how will it effect you

As announced in the Queens Speech the government is drive a head with th banning of all Tenants Fee's. This means that once the ban is introduced no agent or landlord can charge any admin, reference, renewal or inventory fees. The only thing that can be charged is the...


Over 50% of buy to let lending now goes to 'company landlords'

Over half the value of buy to let lending in the second quarter of this year was provided to limited companies rather than ‘classic’ buy to let individual investors says a leading broker.  Based on lending transactions brokered by Mortgages for Business, limited...


Has the election actually changed anything in the housing market?

So, where to begin? So much has been said and written about the General Election campaign and subsequent result that you might think that everything had changed. Clearly, when you have the same party in power (albeit propped up by the DUP), the same Prime Minister, and most of...


First-time buyer house prices break £200K barrier

Looking to buy your first home? You'll need an average deposit of £33,000 – and more than three times that in London, warns Halifax in its latest report.   What’s the latest? The average price paid by a first-time house buyer has broken through the &...