Guy Anker

Cover Feature: Taxing times for foreign buyers

Plans for a rise in stamp duty for overseas housebuyers could have a costly effect on UK residents. Guy Anker investigates the pros and cons of foreign ownership The government plans to raise the amount of stamp duty paid by overseas property buyers, but many think it will not deliver one of its key aims […]

Cover feature: Building on new build

Thanks in part to the government’s Help to Buy scheme, new builds are rising in popularity. Guy Anker investigates the ups and downs of owning a new house The popularity of new build properties is rising and many credit the Help to Buy equity loan scheme with boosting demand. Meanwhile, it appears many buyers have […]

London - thumbnail

Feature: Is London cooling?

London has historically been more expensive than the rest of the UK but a lack of new homes, poor affordability and Brexit could hit the market harder than the rest of the UK Fans of The Clash will be familiar with their hit song of 1979, ‘London calling’, which has been used to enhance many […]

Cover feature: Is the softening housing market just temporary?

With data and opinion both conflicted on the health of the mortgage market, is lending really heading downhill or on a longer-term path to growth? The mortgage market has had a turbulent 2017 so far and, at the half-way mark, many think it may have to withstand further storms. New-home transactions are down, appetite for […]