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Countrywide’s surveyors launch new property condition report for buyers

New HomeFact report aims to tell potential buyers what they really need to know about a property Click here to read the original content Author: Rosalind Renshaw Legal Notice: This content does not belong to Midlands Property...

Two beautiful country homes for sale, as seen in Country Life

We look at a pair of properties featured in Country Life in the past couple of weeks.For sale via Jackson-Stops is this place in Cookheam Dean, Berkshire. Berkshire – £2,950,000 An elegant Arts and...

Tuition fees 2012: Student fees hike is bursting a rental bubble

The great university bubble is deflating fast as one in ten A-level students say higher tuition fees next year have put them off the whole idea. Click here to read the original content Author: Legal Notice:...

MARKET WATCH: Young and poor hit as investors return

The one consistently good bit of news in the property market over the past few months has been the strong rental market. The real pain is being felt by the young and debt-laden. Click here...

UK property market watch: Mortgage rates dropping by the day

Government gilts are paying less than they have done for 50 years and fixed-rate mortgages are at an all-time low, defying all expectations and going down almost by the day. Click here to read the...

Market watch: Holiday lets may be hit by tax rise

South Hams District Council, Devon is petitioning the Government to end the ten per cent council tax rebate on second homes. This would affect 4,172 properties. Click here to read the original content Author: Legal Notice:...

Why flagpoles are the new leylandii

Sales of flagpoles, usually 15 to 20ft high, have soared in recent years, given a boost by football fervour and the flag-waving patriotism. Click here to read the original content Author: Legal Notice: This content does...

The £26m pleasuredomes… but can anyone really afford these vast mansions on St George’s...

Set in 964 acres with 450 houses, St George’s Hill was established as a private estate in 1911. By the Sixties the ‘popocracy’ had moved in, with The Beatles, Tom Jones and Cliff Richard...

Market watch: Hidden costs of the holding deposit

One in five households in London is a rental, and landlords seem to be having a very comfortable recession so far. Click here to read the original content Author: Legal Notice: This content does not belong...

Quality advice is worth paying for: Warning over ‘questionable standard’ of legal services from...

The manhole cover on festering grievances in the property business has been lifted, and there are lawyers damning estate agents, surveyors seething at mortgage lenders and even cleaners complaining about letting agents who demand...

Tax dodging is not just for the mega-rich…

‘It sounded a bit dodgy and morally dubious,’ said Craig- Wood, 34, founder of ‘cloud’ computing pioneers Memset.com. ‘And the sum, frankly, was not worth drawing down the attention of an HMRC inspection.’ Click here...

Will the Olympic boost ever arrive? Rental bookings for the sporting bonanza are thin...

All over London grasping homeowners are rubbing their hands in expectation of a slice of Olympics payola, renting out their unremarkable or downright dreary houses for thousands of pounds. Click here to read the original...

Market watch: Chelsea-by-Sea (nearly) for 900k

The Old Hall at Snettingham, a 27-bedroom Georgian house, is four miles from the Queen’s Sandringham estate on the north Norfolk coast. Click here to read the original content Author: Legal Notice: This content does...

Market watch: Super rich will still dodge stamp duty

How difficult is it to clamp down on rich stamp duty dodgers, who are often from overseas, keeping a virtually unused investment bolthole in London (and making a thoroughly unwelcome contribution to house price...

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