UK Housing Market shows little change

The decline we have been seeing in new buyers purchasing homes showed signs of slowing down and stabilising in May. Coinciding with the decision to extend the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, which should now happen in October, the current housing market is showing...

Does ‘Down Valuation’ really exist?

When you purchase a home with a mortgage, you are borrowing money. Therefore a ‘Lender’s Valuation’ is usually required for them to establish that the prices you are paying matches with the value of the home on the UK property market. If you are...

Home Ownership is rising, but Private Renting needs work

The recently released English Housing Survey statistics show a welcome increase in home ownership from 2017 into 2018. It is also reported that private rentals are increasing but lagging behind in the quality and standards available. There has been a 5% increase in...

Why are there so many Empty Homes in the UK?

In the news lately, the focus has moved away from the headlines of a current housing deficit, and shifted the focus on to the increase in vacant homes. The shocking statistics have been highlighted and the reasons why more is not being done to make vacant dwellings an...

What if your Survey didn’t spot Subsidence?

Like most buyers on the common market, you would rely on you lenders property valuation. But what if this was the beginning of a nightmare? Mr and Mrs Coville-Wright fell in love with a property, bought it, moved in and then found a fundamental issue. Back in 2013,...