Despite political upheaval, new-build continues to attract buyers with options and incentives not available elsewhere The general election on 8 June divided the popular vote more starkly than any election since 1974. Back then, first Harold Wilson and then James Callaghan led a Labour government with no overall majority; and, in the midst of industrial […]
Developers should be putting plans in place this year to deal with the end of the Help to Buy scheme in 2021 As the new-build sector runs into the summer season, gracefully hurdling over a surprise general election as it does so, it continues to demonstrate resolute progress. However, we still have several challenges ahead […]
Most first-time buyer products rely on support from the Bank of Mum and Dad, benefiting only the privileged few As house price inflation continues to rise and wage inflation struggles to keep pace, it is no surprise many young people are stuck in Generation Rent. A recent report from Halifax has been making noise in […]
The advertising regulator has ruled against an online estate agent over “misleading” claims about its fees. The Advertising Standards Authority had two complaints this year about adverts for estate agent HouseSimple, and ruled against the firm. This is the third occasion the ASA has sided with those complaining about HouseSimple’s fee-saving claims. The regulator made […]
The rollout of Fit for Work (FFW) has now started in England and Wales.