September 22, 2021

Shared ownership tenure could become equal to social and private housing – MarketWatch

The use of shared ownership and the Help to Buy scheme peaked at the beginning of this year amongst first-time buyers, suggesting higher house prices are […]
September 21, 2021

Help to Buy Equity Loan

The government has recently launched the latest version of the Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme. You might be wondering if it’s right for you. So, […]
September 15, 2021

Child Protection: What are the options?

With ‘back to school’ time now upon us, we take a look at what the protection industry has to offer when it comes to child cover. […]
September 15, 2021

Gifted Deposits – How do they work?

So, you’re looking to buy your first property. You have been renting for a few years now and haven’t been able to put enough money aside […]
September 14, 2021

Working from home – How has it changed?

It would seem that we’ve made it through the worst of the pandemic with life slowly starting to return to normal. Workers are now legally allowed […]
February 1, 2021

RICS cladding guidance changes could remove thousands of buildings from EWS1 surveys

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is proposing a major overhaul of the guidance for external wall survey (EWS1) forms that would potentially see vast […]
August 4, 2020

When does Help to Buy end? Deadlines are now extended

The government has extended two key Help to Buy deadlines by two months, but the present scheme is still set to formally end on 31 March […]
July 16, 2020

Lenders reviewing cladding form use after ‘negative effect on mortgage market’

Mortgage lenders are reviewing how they use the EWS1 forms for assessing buildings with cladding and the advice given to surveyors after meeting with government. Housing […]
June 26, 2020

The pros and cons of mortgage payment holidays

The end of June signifies the end of the initial three month period of Mortgage Payment Holidays announced in March. However, with the recent announcement of […]
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