Whether it's your first home or fifth, navigating the house buying process can be both time consuming and highly stressful, with many factors that need to be taken into consideration to ensure there are no hidden issues.
With the announcement of the recent budget, Rishi Sunak confirmed the introduction of a mortgage guarantee scheme requiring deposits of just 5%.
‘Affordable and safe housing’ was described by chancellor Rishi Sunak as the government’s ‘second priority’ after investment in public services in his inaugural Budget speech on the 11 March.
The Budget has simultaneously pleased and infuriated environmentalists by promising long-awaited green measures whilst expanding roads and freezing fuel duty.
Sunak launches massive £30bn stimulus package to boost UK economy including major boost for UK housebuilding.
Tens of thousands of England's retail, leisure and hospitality firms will not pay any business rates in the coming year, the chancellor has announced.
Changes could mean shock for owners who have rented out homes when they come to sell
Business chiefs on Tuesday attacked the Government’s reforms of business rates, and warned they won’t help ailing large retailers engulfed by the High Street bloodbath.
Britain's housebuilders on Tuesday cheered the Government’s extension of a revised version of Help to Buy until March 2023.
Hammond said the Government was at a “pivotal moment” in EU negotiations, saying that they were “confident but not complacent” that a Brexit deal with dividends will be secured.
A multi-million pound plan to help the struggling UK High Street was unveiled in today’s Budget.
More help for first-time buyers and plans for homes on the High Street have been announced in the Budget.
Farm industry bodies have expressed disappointment at Chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget statement, which they say missed opportunities to support British agriculture and the rural community.
A planned cut to business rate rises in England has been brought forward by two years to 2018 by the chancellor.
From April, rates will rise in line with the lower Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure of inflation, not the Retail Prices Index (RPI).
Housebuilders’ shares dropped as Philip Hammond announced plans for a review into land banking, which included the potential use of compulsory purchase orders.
Hammond’s 100% extra tax on vacant property dismissed as ‘joke’ unlikely to hit wealthy buyers or spur re-use of housing
Philip Hammond did not give the "indexation allowance freeze" a lot of welly in his speech and certainly didn't try very hard to explain its rather economicky sounding title but it's a tax rise the government hopes will raise half a billion pounds a year by the end of this parliament and could have important consequences - particularly for the buy-to-let market.
The owners of some of London’s High Street buildings could be sitting on a “goldmine” with scope for over 200,000 new homes, thanks to a planning policy quietly mentioned in the Budget, it has emerged.
The new stamp duty threshold doesn’t look so good outside London and as for the £44bn worth of measures? That’s actually £15bn ... spread over five years
House building is the “number one priority” in the Budget and the “powers of the state” will be used to force construction numbers up to 300,000 per year, the Chancellor has promised.
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