Return of the live-in lodger?

Renting a spare room sounds like it could offer a potential solution to the UKs chronic housing shortage. It’s an option that does seem to be gaining in popularity, particularly with the over 50 age group. UK rental website SpareRoom.co.uk found that 45,000 over 50’s had taken in a lodger in 2013 – that was […]

Are you eligible for Help to Buy?

The government’s Help to Buy scheme was launched to make it easier for people – and particularly first-time buyers, to get on the property ladder. It was originally launched in April 2013 and has enabled some 120,000 people to buy properties to date. However, there has been some criticism that those who have taken advantage of […]

Split in north and south property prices widen

New figures from the Land Registry suggest that a growing north-south divide is forming in the property sector. Although property prices are broadly rising across the board, those in the North East, North West and Wales did so by only 1 per cent over the last year. In contrast, prices in the East of England […]