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Navigating the tenant eviction bans

The UK currently enforces two tenant eviction bans, both of which were extended in June. For residential tenants the ban will last until the end of August after a two-month extension, while commercial tenants have seen the ban lengthened by three... Read more

How the market has changed after Covid-19

Now the market is emerging from the doldrums there are different patterns to before the lockdown. The early signs are there’s more competition for homes than flats. Meanwhile more people are hankering to live in a home with plenty of outdoor... Read more

Investing in capital growth or rental yields

Landlords have made substantial profits in the past decade, as today’s Hamptons International research highlights. The study reveals that investors who sold their property in 2019 typically made capital gains of £78,100 after holding onto the... Read more

When free isn’t free

The past few months has seen a rise in companies unveiling temporary promotions for landlords and builders, as they look to attract customers whose livelihoods have been impacted by COVID-19. Yourkeys got in touch, saying it was offering ‘free... Read more

Positive signs for the market – but will it last?

As the UK struggles to return to normality amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the early signs seem positive for the housing market. Mortgage brokers I’ve spoken to are upbeat about the number of enquiries they’re receiving now people are permitted... Read more

Stamp duty – the political football of our time

The stamp duty land tax has attracted numerous column inches since it was introduced in December 2003. Lately of course, companies like the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors have been calling for a stamp duty holiday to kick-start the... Read more

COVID-19 news fatigue has hit me

I read an interesting article on the BBC about suffering from fatigue when it comes to following COVID-19 coverage and, though as a journalist I have a responsibility to keep up with what’s happening, I have to admit I’m starting to feel it... Read more