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The price of larger homes on the up

The cost of three or four bedroom homes suitable for second steppers reached a record £291,618 in September, Rightmove’s house price index has found. The cost of those homes rose by 0.4%... Read more

The Airbnb honeymoon period is ending

The HMRC probe into the tax affairs of Airbnb landlords marks the end of the honeymoon period for short-term rentals. Despite warnings from Apropos, I still think the short-term lettings market will remain lively despite the extra costs some... Read more

Why are we waiting?

Today I published an article about lengthy lender wait times, which have become a frustrating part of Covid life. Potentially buyers can miss out on a property purchase if they leave it late to apply for a mortgage, given that it can cost well... Read more

Coping with working from home

Like many of you I’ve been working from home for some time now and the office has become a distant memory. Coping with the situation is quite a challenge for some, and based on some of the research I’ve seen some are better at working... Read more

A bad week for the government

Last week saw the government extend the tenant eviction ban by a further four weeks at the 11th hour – crowning a week of U-turns for Boris and co. after the A-Levels controversy. Perhaps the government was concerned that we’ll see a surge of... Read more