Private rented accommodation is no longer a transitional stepping off point – it’s become an inescapable destination for many households in England. Is the sector working well enough?
Posts tagged with "homebuying"
Getting enough funds to buy a property isn’t always an easy ride – our research reveals that many people move back in with parents, work overtime or sell possessions to get on the ladder. What lengths did you go to save a deposit for your first home?
What do you do when you and your siblings are all left equal shares in a property but another sibling currently occupies the home that needs to be split?
Everyone knows that moving home is one of the most stressful things you can do. This anonymous author reached breaking point when she was ‘gazundered’ by her buyer and then the removal firm failed to show…
In the last couple of years, a raft of tax hikes and lending reforms have made becoming a landlord far less attractive than it once was – but is investing in property still worthwhile?
A government review of the home-buying process has begun and our call to simplify one of the most stressful purchases is being heard. We’ve called for change and we’re now hoping to see actions as well as words, and sooner rather than later.
In response to the housing crisis, developers in cities are buying empty office space and turning it into tiny flats. But would you be prepared to sacrifice space and buy micro-home for getting on the property ladder?
Last week’s announcement that the government would look to ban new-build houses being sold as leaseholds has certainly stirred up strong emotions. (more on leasehold properties…)
According to a new Which? survey, thousands of homebuyers are blowing their budgets in a bid to secure their perfect property. Would you? (more on homebuying budget…)
Buying and selling a home is stressful. It can be a long and uncertain process full of pitfalls. But with homebuying or selling being cited as one of the top consumer concerns by younger people, is it more demanding than it needs to be?
A new survey says that most house-hunters only take 27 minutes to make a decision to buy a pad – a third less time than they would do choosing a sofa. How long did it take you to decide to buy your home? (more on homebuying…)
The financial impact of having kids is well documented, but it appears supporting children well into adulthood is becoming the norm.
The new tax year is ushering in a new Isa – the Lifetime Isa. But is the latest addition to the Isa family taking what used to be a simple savings account too far from its roots? (more on Lifetime Isas…)
If an estate agent overvalues your property and you put it on the market for that price, it could be the worst thing you do. (more on overvalued properties…)