If there is one thing that has been a continual theme since the Brexit referendum on June 2, 2016 it is uncertainty – and that is not particularly good for housing market confidence. With withdrawal dates shifted on more than one occasion, not to mention a couple of changes of Prime Minister, it is surprising that market confidence has remained at the level it has. So, what does the future hold for housing prices and mortgage rates in the wake of Brexit? Yes, that still remains somewhat uncertain. The good news, however, is that popular opinion does appear to be moving away…Read more..
Once you’ve made an offer or accepted a sale on a property, then you’ll need to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced legal professional to handle the process on your behalf. It is an important job, and it makes sense to carefully consider your options before you proceed with one of the biggest investments in your life. So, how exactly do you find the right conveyancer and property lawyer? Legal titles explained Firstly, it might be helpful to define what is meant by a conveyancer and property lawyer, and the differences between the two. Put simply, a conveyancer and property lawyer are governed by different regulatory bodies.…Read more..
Despite Brexit uncertainty and a preceding period of relative stagnation, house prices rose at the end of 2019. That’s according to the latest figures from Nationwide, which showed values standing at 1.4% higher in December than at the start of the year. The report also revealed that the average UK house price was £215,282 - so it’s no surprise that many first-time buyers struggle to find the spare cash to put aside for even a 5% deposit. That’s where family members are often choosing to plug the gap. Those who are already on the property ladder or who have managed to accumulate significant savings, may be in a better…Read more..
Picture the scene. You’ve found your ideal home, you’re already emotionally invested in your future property and you’ve planned what colour you’re going to paint the walls. On the other hand, you might be a seller who simply wants to downsize, start a new chapter or release some much-needed equity from your property. Either way, if you’re already committing to moving, the last thing you’ll want is to be held up by unnecessary delay due to unforeseen complications or seemly finicky questions. So, what should you look for when choosing property conveyancing specialists? A network of contacts and years of experience Why? Property conveyancing…Read more..