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More Brits invest in holiday homes across UK

Brits are investing in their own staycation spaces at a record-breaking pace, ahead of the autumn and winter months, according to holiday home operator Park Leisure. YouGov data shows that over three quarters of Brits (77%) have no intention of travelling abroad this year. In fact, 43% say they intend to take more or the […] Read More

‘HMRC investigation into Airbnb landlords may be last straw for short-term letting growth’

The upcoming investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into Airbnb landlords could result in a significant exodus of landlords from the short term letting sector, property management firm Apropos has warned. Airbnb has passed on the financial transactions of 225,000 people who rent out homes and rooms through its site, which could potentially result […] Read More

ARLA: Landlords can serve Section 8 notice twice, if needed

A legal expert for ARLA Propertymark has said letting agents and landlords should consider serving a second Section 8 notice if rental arrears accrue to more than six months of missed payments, even if their original Section 8 has yet to come into force. This is because of a crucial change at the six months […] Read More

A quarter of home-owners are worried they will not be able to renew their mortgages

A quarter (23%) of home-owners are worried about renewing their mortgage during the pandemic, a poll from specialist broker Willow Private Finance has found. A third (32%) said their income was less secure now than before the pandemic, while more than one in 10 (12%) had to take a payment holiday during COVID. The proportion […] Read More

The Who and What of; Life insurance, Mortgage Protection, Critical Illness & Income Protection for Dummies!

Level Term Life Insurance This is the cheapest and most basic form of life insurance. A Type of insurance that only pays out a cash sum if you pass away before a specified time frame (the term) The amount paid out to your estate remains the same (level) whether you die at the start or […] Read More

Mortgage lenders explain sluggish application times

Lenders are taking longer than usual to handle mortgage applications, much to the frustration of potential homebuyers and their brokers. This has been blamed on strong demand, Covid-19 heightening application complexity and, with buy-to-let, a difficulty in scheduling surveyor visits to tenanted properties. At the time of writing Santander is taking 26.2 working days for […] Read More

The Property Pages is the Go-to website for consumers to find the best property portals and agents!

Website Link: The Property Pages is a genuine free top list of UK property pages – sorted by popularity! In their property directory you can find the best and most popular UK property sites. You can also list your relevant UK property site in their UK property directory for free. Submit page > HERE Property Pages wish to be helpful, and list all the relevant UK […] Read More

IMLA: 90% LTV will return…

The Intermediary Mortgage Lender Association has reassured potential residential buyers that 90% LTV mortgage lending will return. Lenders, including Virgin Money, have pulled their 90% LTV range after apparently receiving too much demand. Kate Davies, executive director of the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association, said: “There is a particularly high level of demand in the market […] Read More

Proptech will be essential for commercial real estate after COVID-19

Richard Morris is director of technologywithin The far-reaching effects of COVID-19 have had unprecedented impact on our daily lives, with enforced remote working one of the most significant changes we are living through. However short-term these measures may be, the effects of this pandemic are likely to have longer lasting effects on the way we […] Read More

30,000 participants take virtual training from NHBC during lockdown

NHBC, the warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, has delivered virtual training to 30,000 participants. Many of NHBC’s courses that were delivered in face-to-face classroom settings have now been adapted for virtual learning. Darryl Stewart, NHBC’s head of training and analysis, said: “We have been truly astounded by the success of […] Read More