A listed building is one that has been awarded special status due to its architectural or historical interest. A listed building is afforded certain protections from alterations that may cause the reason for its interest to be damaged in some way. The older a building is, the more likely it is to be listed. It
According to the TaxPayer’s Alliance, if house prices continue to rise at their current rate, stamp duty could be a real problem by 2018. It’s estimated that around two fifths of those looking to buy property will face stamp duty costs of up to a minimum of £7,500. If four out of five properties were
When it comes to buying a property, the easy part is finding the house of your dreams. It can get much more complicated when you put in an offer and negotiate on the price. Most of us aren’t that comfortable with trying to get a reduction, so where should you start when making an offer?
With the recession still fresh in everyone’s minds, we’ve become more conscious of house prices. Following a dramatic decline over the past few years, a number of recent figures have shown that the market is starting to pick up. Is this a continuing trend and what are the reasons behind the increases? What do the
With the cost of buying a house rising faster than salaries and rent, it can be confusing trying to decide which option is best for you. We weigh up the pros and cons of buying versus renting. Counting up the costs Whether you are renting or buying, you are still entering into a legal agreement
Choosing to buy a house will be the most important decision you ever make, so you need to consider all the details. This home buyers guide highlights what you should be thinking about before you make your purchase. Can you afford to buy? We all dream about owning our own home, but this shouldn’t be