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    Has the Day of the Amateur Landlord Come to An End?

    Research suggests that more established landlords than ever before are opening limited companies to benefit from tax incentives when purchasing BTL homes and running their private lettings businesses. Elsewhere, some polls have indicated that economic pressures on the BTL landlord community are prompting many to consider liquidating their portfolios and exiting the market entirely. All […]

    Private Rental Costs Hit 14 Year High

    Private Rental Costs in the UK Hit a New 14-Year High

    UK rental prices have skyrocketed to a new 14-year high, achieving the fastest annual growth since the 2008 financial crisis. Coupled with the unprecedented cost of living increases, private tenants across the country are finding it more and more difficult to make ends meet. Data published by Zoopla this week indicates an 11% increase in […]

    Women in the Workplace Encounters With Inequality

    Women in the Workplace: Encounters With Inequality

    Today, let’s talk about the inequality women encounter in the workplace.  Did you know that studies show that in 2022 women in the UK are paid just 90p for £1 earned by men?  The results of the government’s latest gender pay gap report are unfortunately unsurprising to me. Amongst a cost of living crisis, it paints a […]

    20% of Brits Now Use Loans to Buy Gifts for Parties

    20% of Brits Now Use Loans to Buy Gifts for Parties and Events

    UK households may be feeling the pinch of unprecedented living cost increases, but it seems even record inflation cannot quell the country’s collective craving for good times. According to the latest data published by Forbes Advisor, around 20% of Brits are now using loans (and other financial products) to buy gifts for important events and […]

    Annual House Price Growth

    Annual House Price Growth Hits 17-Year High

    Record cost-of-living increases continue to have little to no impact on the UK’s collective appetite to get on the property ladder, as demand continues to outpace supply in all areas of the country. According to Nationwide, insatiable demand has propelled annual house price growth to its fastest pace in more than 17 years – an […]

    Rental Properties

    Searches for Rental Properties up 76%, Zoopla Reports

    Slowly but surely, some semblance of normality is creeping back into everyday life. Home working and hybrid working models look set to remain the norm for some, but millions are nonetheless finding themselves being summoned back to the office. The mass exodus from major towns and cities has ended, and is beginning to show signs […]

    Cost of Living

    Cost of Living Crisis: Homeowners Stretch Mortgages to 35 Years

    During the pandemic the governments incentive to remove stamp duty levy for all properties up to £500,000, sparked a rush for buyers to purchase larger and more expensive properties by taking out home loans for extended periods. There is a prediction from experts that the cost of living increases we are currently experiencing could have […]

    House Price Rise

    Average House Prices in Scotland Hit a New All-Time Record High

    First-time buyers looking to get on the Scottish property ladder could be facing an uphill struggle this year, as average property prices reach new record-highs.  For the seventh time within the past 12 months, the average market value of a home in Scotland has broken all previous records. New data from the Walker Fraser Steele […]

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    Landlords and Homeowners to Get Tax Relief to Improve Energy Efficiency

    Following the Spring Statement this month, by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, landlords and homeowners were given the good news that all materials used for improving energy efficiency in their properties would now be VAT free for the next 5 years, down from the previous figure of 5%. This reduction in tax represents […]

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