UK Housing Market Sees Biggest Drop Since 2009

Introduction: The British housing market has experienced its most significant annual price decline since 2009, driven by rising interest rates, according to a recent report by mortgage provider Nationwide. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the details of this market shift and its potential implications for homeowners and buyers. Headlines such as “Housing Market…

The Current State of the UK Housing Market

  The UK housing market is a dynamic entity influenced by a multitude of factors, ranging from economic indicators to government policies. At present, purchasing a property in the current market can be highly risky and buyers are advised to purchase Home Buyers Protection Insurance to mitigate these risks. Here’s a snapshot of the current…

The House Price Index Report -What does it mean?

Zoopla’s new House Price Index Report gives us plenty to think about! Brexit ‘hangover’, the COVID-19 pandemic and grave warnings of a looming ‘super-recession’ don’t bode well for any industry. The sometimes volatile, usually rising and always interesting housing market is no different. Or at least that’s a reasonable assumption. But the COVID-19 era UK…

Gas Safety Update

The Court of Appeal recently handed down a judgment on the 18th June 2020 that concluded failure to provide a gas safety certificate prior to a tenants occupation does not prevent a landlord serving a s.21 notice as long as the relevant certificate has been given before service of the notice.

30 Weeks to get a hearing

A Freedom of Information Request by the Residential Landlords Association has discovered the shocking time it is taking to get an eviction hearing. One average it is taking 30 weeks to get a hearing for both Section 8 and Section 21 hearings in London. This is an increase of 7 weeks.