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Deadline for COVID mortgage payment holidays revealed

Deadline for COVID mortgage payment holidays revealed

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has revealed that COVID mortgage payment holidays in the UK will not extend past the 31 October and any financial support past that point will be marked on credit files.The FCA has emphasised that both a payment holiday and...

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NRLA: Rent controls would be disaster for London renters

NRLA: Rent controls would be disaster for London renters

Proposals by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan for rent controls in the capital would be a “disaster” for tenants, the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) has argued.The NRLA are pointing to a report published by the Treasury in 2010 under the last Labour...

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Remortgagors see increase in property value

Remortgagors see increase in property value

Of those who remortgaged, 62% saw it lead to an increase in the value of their home, according to a recent survey by Natwest.The survey also revealed that almost half (45%) of 18-30 year olds’ homes are now worth between 10% and 20% more having remortgaged. In...

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London has highest rental price premium in Europe

London has highest rental price premium in Europe

London is home to the highest rental price premium of any capital city in Europe when compared to the national rental cost in each nation, according to the latest research by rental marketplace Spotahome.Spotahome looked at the cost of renting in each city across the...

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Brits feel least safe in Portsmouth and Brighton

Brits feel least safe in Portsmouth and Brighton

UK homeowners and renters feel least safe in Portsmouth and Brighton on the South Coast, with Newcastle, Swansea and Chelmsford coming behind.Confused.com research found that people feel most unsafe when there’s loitering on the streets (42%), stretched emergency...

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Demand for home professionals rises

Demand for home professionals rises

Houzz Inc., the platform for home renovation and design, saw an 80% increase in UK project leads for home professionals in July year-on-year.There’s more of a call for professionals working on outdoor spaces, with July searches for landscape architects and contractors...

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