August 2021 – Homeowner Smoke Alarms – The New Rules

Local authorities have a duty to make sure that houses in their area which do not meet the “tolerable standard” are brought up to the “tolerable standard” or, in some cases, closed or demolished. The “tolerable standard” is set out … More

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Rise in First-Time Buyer Numbers

There was a sharp rise in the number of first-time buyers entering the property market in 2017 despite having to put down a deposit that is more than double what was required ten years ago. The latest Halifax First-Time Buyer … More

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Update on Help to Buy (Scotland) Scheme

The Scottish Government has recently announced that the price cap on properties eligible for the Help to Buy scheme will remain at £200,000 in 2018/19. The scheme helps eligible householders buy a new build home from a participating builder by … More

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Home Ownership Is Still The Aim for Many

The Council of Mortgage Lenders recently carried out a survey that showed home ownership as the nation’s distinct preference and aspiration and not just for financial reasons. The research interestingly revealed that: The two most popular reasons for valuing home … More

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