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Housing will be ‘top’ of the political agenda this autumn


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21 Aug 2017

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The UK housing crisis will be top of the political agenda in September and October when the main political parties hold their party conferences, a leading expert has predicted.

 

With house prices continuing to rise across many parts of the UK, owed largely to the shortage of housing supply, attention is now turning to housing policy, especially the delivery of new homes, with the Conservatives yet to implement many of the changes mooted in the housing white paper published earlier this year....

What’s Britain’s most affordable place in the UK for first-time buyers?


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7 Aug 2017

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Burnley has been named the most affordable place to purchase a property for first-time buyers, boasting average house prices of under £85k.

 

Despite the fact that, since the start of the millennium, average house prices have increased by 181% and the number of first time buyers had decreased by 27%, the Pendle area remains one the most affordable regions regarding cost and a good ratio versus expected earnings in the area....

How can millennials be encouraged to save?


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24 Jul 2017

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According to a recent YouGov report, millennials form one of the largest generations to date. Born between 1980 and 1999, they constitute one in four people globally and 16 million citizens in the UK.

 

They demand individualism and adventure. Around 26% will take three holidays in 12 months, with 62% booking via websites such as Airbnb rather than normal tour operators. Millennials seek independence, require unique experiences and do not want to separate from technology....

Top tips for when calculating the cost of property refurbishment!


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17 Jul 2017

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Whether you are a landlord or a home owner, refurbishing a property is a much quicker investment than a ‘ground up’ development.

It might end up costing you considerably less to buy a property, which needs a lot of work....

One in three homes approved to be built in England have not been completed


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10 Jul 2017

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During the past five years out of all homes approved to be built one in three have not been completed.

 

According to the newest findings by the housing and homelessness charity Shelter, more than 320,000 homes have not been completed despite being granted residential planning permission....