Property Investment v Property Trading: Pitfalls & Challenges

When looking at property tax there are many different aspects to consider in the main differences between property investment and property trading activities, and their implications from a UK tax perspective. As this is a popular property tax subject, here at Tax Insider we have produced a comprehensive report which […]

Why more buyers than ever are choosing shared ownership

With many first-time buyer schemes out there, shared ownership is quickly becoming one the leading ways to get onto the property ladder at a faster and cheaper rate than simply getting a mortgage on a house. Having many benefits for first time buyers, shared ownership has become increasingly popular over […]

Why has Birmingham led UK house price growth since the Brexit vote?

Birmingham has enjoyed a 16% increase in house prices since the Brexit vote in June 2016, according to the latest UK Cities House Price Index from Hometrack. The December 2018 figures show that home values there have increased more than in any other UK city since the vote. Meanwhile, the […]

The UK’s strangest home maintenance problems

If you’ve ever wondered if your shower was making you ill, why your electrics smell of fish or why your toilet seat was turning purple, you’re not alone. Lots of people have the same questions. While they may sound like odd things to ponder, they’re actually some of the most […]

What landlords need to know about the Homes Act 2018

From March 20th, 2019, properties in the private rental sector will need to meet new standards under the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018. Andrew Turner, chief executive at specialist buy to let mortgage broker Commercial Trust Limited, looks at what the new legislation means for landlords. For most […]

What To Actually Look For When Buying A House

Buying a new home can be incredibly stressful. There’s so much to think about, it can be easy to forget to check everything you want in a new home. According to studies, 26% of people view their home once before buying it, while 43% viewed the property twice, 21% three […]