What Are Title Deeds? A Beginner’s Guide

What are title deeds?

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you’re probably going to hear the term ‘title deeds’ quite a lot. This is why you need to know what they are, and why they’re so important. We answer the question “what are title deeds?” so you can approach your next property transaction with your eyes wide open. more

How to Buy a House with a Small Deposit

Buy a house with a small deposit

With house prices higher than ever before — and beyond the means of many — the deposit needed to buy your own home is significant. If you shop around, however, there’s a good chance you’ll find a decent mortgage that requires just a 5% deposit. If you’re short of cash, there are ways to reduce more

What Are the Benefits of Renting a House?

Benefits of renting a house

Most people would prefer to own their own home. Unfortunately, sky-high house prices and strict eligibility rules preclude millions from doing so. But what’s so bad about renting a home? Depending on your circumstances and your plans for the future, renting might actually be the best option. Not convinced? Here are a few benefits that more

A Third of UK Tenants Worry They’ll Never Own a Home

Young house buyers

The UK is in the midst of a housing crisis. There simply aren’t enough homes being built for the growing population. This is driving house prices up, and keeping millions of people from getting onto the first rung of the ownership ladder.  A recent survey revealed that a third of tenants in the UK are more

Are Utility Providers Slowing Down House Building in the UK?

Broadband and house prices

The UK needs more homes. A growing population demands them. But until very recently, builders weren’t delivering. But things are improving. In 2018, more than 190,000 homes were built outside London — within a few thousand of the UK Government’s target. But the capital only delivered half of its housebuilding target. There are many reasons more

Should I Rent or Buy Property?

Rent or buy property?

You’ve probably heard people say that renting a home is like throwing money down the drain. While buying a house is often the sensible economic decision, it’s not always the most practical. There are benefits and drawbacks to buying your own home. Consider them all before deciding which option is best for you. ‘Should I more

Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Second Home

Buying a second home

More people in the UK own a second home than ever before. In most cases, the second property is an investment opportunity — rented out for an additional income. But some are inherited, and some are bought as a holiday home away from urban sprawl. If you’re thinking about buying a second home, there are more

How to Sell a House Online Fast

Sell a house online fast

The internet is an excellent resource if you need to sell a house fast. You can stay in control of the process while reaching an enormous audience. But it’s not without its challenges. While there’s still a lot to be said for traditional estate agents, marketing your home on the internet can save you money more