October 24, 2018

End in sight for unfair new build leaseholds

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This October, the Communities Secretary James Brokenshire launched a government consultation aimed at ending the practice by some developers of selling houses on a leasehold rather than freehold basis in order to benefit financially from what many people judge to be excessive and unfair ground rents. What is a leasehold? Many UK flats are sold […]

October 9, 2018

Help to buy declared a huge success

Keys in home door

It’s a universally-agreed fact that buying a first home is a challenge for most people in 2018. However, a new report by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) has found that the government’s Help to Buy scheme has helped around 246, 000 buyers get on the property ladder, prompting the HBF’s executive chairman Stuart Baseley to […]

November 13, 2016

Top tips for first time buyers

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So, you’re thinking of getting on the property ladder. It can seem a daunting task, but in truth, it doesn’t have to be. If you prepare right and know what to expect it can be an easy and hassle-free move. Here are our top tips for first time buyers in Leicestershire: Save a deposit For […]

March 24, 2016

Data shows success of the Help to Buy scheme

The Help to Buy scheme has helped over 150,000 people achieve home ownership in the UK since it was launched two years ago. The new data has shown that 80% of those persons were first time buyers, with the average house prices reaching £188,380 – significantly below the national average. The figures confirm that it […]