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Developers to be banned from selling leasehold new-build houses

Developers to be banned from selling leasehold new-build houses

Housing developers are set to be banned from selling new-build houses on a leasehold basis, while ground rents on new leases will be slashed to zero, the Government has announced today.  The move comes in the wake of an ongoing scandal that has seen developers take advantage of leaseholds to maximise profits, leaving 100,000 families facing […]

Kevin McCloud set to speak at RESI Convention

Kevin McCloud set to speak at RESI Convention

If you didn’t already have Grand Designs on heading to this year’s RESI Convention, now’s the time, because the host of the hit Channel 4 show Kevin McCloud is the latest speaker lined up to appear at the Celtic Manor Resort this September.

How much first-time buyers need to earn to buy a home across the UK

How much first-time buyers need to earn to buy a home across the UK

The amount first-time buyers need to earn to get onto the first rung of the housing ladder in major town and cities has been revealed in new research.     An average first-time buyer – or couple buying – needs a household income of £54,400 to secure a mortgage on their first property, but the picture […]