Leaseholders at Manchester’s Salford Quays could be hit with £100,000 bills each to remediate their buildings. Facing bankruptcy, the residents tell us their story.
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The Centre for Ageing Better believes it’s time to take action for better homes. Our guest explains why it wants to see changes.
30 year-old Abi from Leeds is trapped in an unsafe property. She can’t start a family and is facing potential bankruptcy. Here, she tells us her story.
Residents of Royal Artillery Quays in Woolwich have been told they may have to pay £13m to make their homes safe. Our guest, a leaseholder, explains the impact.
As many as 65 residential apartment blocks built for the 2012 Olympic Games are now valued at £0. Our guest, a resident of Stratford’s East Village, explains why.
A survey designed to ensure high-rise blocks of flats adhere to fire safety rules is causing mortgages to be declined. Have you been affected?
Are media headlines based on ‘average data’ influencing our decisions to buy, sell, invest or re-mortgage? Our guest explains why she thinks that’s the case.
This month’s scam watch saw the loss of £1,400 to a property deposit fraudster. Here’s how it was done, and what you need to watch out for.
There are a series of issues around leasehold new-build houses – including clauses that make ground rents rise to thousands of pounds a year. Isn’t it about time this system was fixed?
The government has announced plans to bring about greater regulation of letting and managing agents, but we still have a way to go on detail. Have you had problems with a letting agent?
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…
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.
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?
Our annual moving house survey revealed some buyers face some real surprises when they turn up to view a house.