Buying a House

The (Not So) Secret Diary of a London First Time Buyer; Aged 34 1⁄4 - Part VI ... Moving Back to Mumsy's

David Lewis | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Comedy
David Lewis

with a "W" prefix-postcode have shot up by 15%!) The flat vendor and I set a tentative moving date for June as our lawyers thrash out the legal vitals. In the meantime my rental contract is up. And I have nowhere to go. So I do what any 34-1/4-year-old man would probably never do: I head back to live with my mum....

The (Not So) Secret Diary of a London First Time Buyer; Aged 34 1⁄4 - Part V ... Meet The House Hunters

David Lewis | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Comedy
David Lewis

I can't be the only one whose life now follows this bonkers pattern, I started to think. There are many thousands of people looking to buy a place in London right now. I imagine deep down that most share my rather basic ideal; to work hard. Save harder. Use any money that happens to be left by relatives. And move into their first home of bricks and mortar.

The End of the High Street Estate Agent?

Sarah Willingham | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK
Sarah Willingham

The major benefit of using an estate agent in the past has been their access to the big property sites. SO many people (including my husband) enjoy 'property porn' - trawling the property websites for amazing houses to lust after.

The Help to Buy Con Helps No-One

Tom Walters | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Politics
Tom Walters

January 1st 2014 brought a couple of pivotal moments; the end of transitional movement controls for citizens of Bulgaria and Romania and the beginning in earnest of the government's deposit guarantee scheme. One has the potential to harm a country which, whether you believe it or not, seems to be on the brink of some kind of recovery. The other is immigration.

Can a Home Inspection Improve Your Chances of a Sale?

Daley James Francis | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Daley James Francis

Home inspectors are extremely popular with homeowners who are looking to sell. Different from building or code inspectors, home inspectors go through each section of your home to ensure that any defects are brought to your attention that could hurt the sale of your property.

That 'G' Word Is Back!

Jonathan Ambrose | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Ambrose

Yep, boys and girls, gazumping is here and knocking on the front door of every potential tenant! The former and current scourge of the property sales has transgressed over to the private lettings sector and is showing no sign of leaving.

Right to Buy?

Tom Copley | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Politics
Tom Copley

It was hardly a surprise when a Tory housing minister in a Tory-led government announced that he was to reanimate the corpse of right to buy. Once again, reassurances have been given that each home sold will be replaced. Yet the devil is as always in the detail.