Roof terraces strong enough to take a helicopter’s weight, squash courts in the basement and car galleries to display vehicle collections are among some of the most extravagant homebuyer requests fielded by Marsh & Parsons recently.
Social tenants who need to move for work will no longer be pushed to the back of the housing waiting list, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles announced yesterday (9 March 2015).
The government is pressing ahead with new regulations and statutory guidance to ensure town halls adopt a ‘Right to Move’ guarantee for all existing council or housing association tenants. Continue reading
Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles today (10 February 2015) welcomed the news that over 100 local authorities are set to freeze or lower their Council Tax this year.
New figures showed that 114 town halls and police authorities will take up the offer of the government’s freeze grant, with 8 set to reduce bills for taxpayers. Continue reading
The price of a typical home declined by 0.1% between March and April, but was 0.9% higher than April 2012, according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index.
The typical UK home is now worth £165,586. Continue reading
While most young people are struggling to get on the property ladder, some over 50s are clinging on to the last rung.
Research by The Saga Equity Release Advice Service shows that more than a million over 50s are set to face a shortfall when it comes to paying off their interest only mortgage. Continue reading
A new £6million competition aimed at getting renewable heating kit into the homes of social tenants across Great Britain has been launched by the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
This new competition, part of the extended Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme announced in March this year, will help registered providers of social housing to install heat pumps, solar thermal panels and biomass boilers. Continue reading
The average price of luxury homes in the world’s key cities fell by 0.4% in the first quarter of 2013 although the annual rate remained positive at 3.6%, according to the latest data from Knight Frank.
Cities in Europe remain the weakest performers, recording a fall of 2.3% on average, while Jakarta (up 38.1%) was the strongest performing prime residential market. Continue reading
Appetite for buying land among house builders, property companies and PLCs alike has increased this year, as housing market activity remains positive, new analysis from CBRE reveals.
Land buyers are seeking land with planning consent to add to their reserves, although good quality land in UK regions is of short supply. Land values in most regions have shown slight growth over the first Q1, mirrored by tentative signs of increased activity in the housing market. Continue reading