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Do I need planning permission to make changes to my garden?

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With summer in full swing, many people are planning to make changes to their gardens. Some changes might be extensive, including decking, a garden office, fences or a total landscaping overhaul. While you generally won’t need permission to plant your...

Letting an Air B&B

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Aspiring property host? Check the small print! As the shutters lift on life, with shops and bars opening and holiday planning underway, property owners may be thinking of cashing in on the demand for UK trips by offering their home...

Equity release popularity increases by over 20% in 2021

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Equity release activity climbs 24% year-on-year to £4.8bn as market returns to growth. Summary • Record amounts of property wealth were accessed via equity release products in Q4 and across 2021 by more than 76,000 new and...

What factors put buyers off once they have made an offer on a property?

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A recent survey has given some insight as to reasons why a buyer withdraws from a transaction. The survey was carried out by a “quick buy” company that specialises in buying houses where transactions have recently fallen through. Almost...

Equity Release Lifetime Mortgage Popularity Soars - is it for everyone over 55?

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Over the past 12 months, I have dealt with more equity release lifetime mortgage cases than in the previous 5 years put together. There is no doubt that equity release is becoming a more popular product and this is likely to increase as house prices rise...

Can't afford to get on the property ladder?

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Shared ownership could be an option. The price of properties, even so-called ‘first-time homes’ is completely out of proportion to the average income. To save for a deposit on your first home is now taking house-hunters...

Airbnb landlords

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A bump in the night for Airbnb landlords! Rule changes on short term lets could see part-time landlords hit by a new tax bill from next year if they let out their whole property. Homeowners can earn up to £7,500 per year...