conveyancing

Properties Taking Longer To Sell In Sluggish Market Says RICS

According to surveyors, properties in the UK are taking longer to sell than a year ago owing to the “uninspiring” housing market. Last spring it typically took 16 weeks between a home being marketed and being sold, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) said. That has increased to around 18 weeks on average, the RICS survey found. Other surveys […]

Manchester House Prices Rise More Than Any Other City

As you may have read in previous articles London house prices have remained at a plateau.  House price growth is now at a nine-year low. however, up north in our very own city of of Manchester,  there is still time to invest in its growing housing market. Hometrack have produced a New UK Cities House Price index which has revealed […]

UK Yearly House Price Growth At Slowest Rate In 5 Years

UK house price growth has slowed to a five-year low, according to the latest research from Nationwide. The annual rate at which property prices are rising eased to 2% in June, the lowest level since June 2013. According to the figures from Nationwide, June saw prices dip by 0.4% compared to the previous month. In London, house prices fell for […]

The Starter Home Scheme

You may remember last year when the Government announced a new Starter Homes Initiative in England. Well here is the low down for those interested. The Starter Homes scheme aims to help  first-time buyers (between 23 and 40 years) purchase a home with a minimum 20% discount off the market price. The initiative aims to provide up to 200,000 affordable […]

Licenced Conveyancers To Publish Prices Online

  As the process of buying and selling properties is becoming more transparent, new regulations are evolving continuously. The most recent change is going to be that conveyancers will be required to publish their service standards and prices online. The Council for Licensed Conveyancers says this is to help consumers make informed choices when they need a lawyer, and to encourage CLC-regulated firms […]

New Home Sales Increase In England And Wales In April 2018

THE SALE OF NEWLY BUILT HOMES AND FREEHOLD PROPERTIES INCREASED IN ENGLAND AND WALES IN THE MONTH OF APRIL 2018, OFFICIAL FIGURES FROM THE LAND REGISTRY SHOW. 78,408 Sales were recorded in April 2018. Out of these, 11,758 were new builds, a 28.2% increase on April 2017. Of these, 57,657 were freehold. This is a 5.2% increase over the period. […]